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09-23-2009, 02:01 PM
Hi. I read that Gillette 7 o'clock double edged blade works with double edge razors. Does this just apply to Gillette DE razors or all DE razors? I have a Merkur DE razor.
Also, does anyone have any experiences using these blades from Gillette?
09-23-2009, 02:27 PM
The Gillette 7 o'Clocks work well in any DE razor, doesn't have to be a Gillette razor. You have to experiment what razor/blade combo works for you. Any DE blade works in any DE razor.
There are currently 4 or 5 variations of the 7 o'Clock. The most popular is the SharpEdge (yellow wrapper color) made in Russia. My favorite is the Permasharp (green) from India, which I find is a markedly better blade, but others have a different opinion. There's also a Super Stainless (green) from Russia and a Super Platinum (black) from India, which I find too rough and harsh.
You can read several opinions on the various versions of the 7 o'Clock in the review section.
09-23-2009, 02:51 PM
+1 what Kevan said - each person will find their own blade and razor combo that works.
I have tried the Gillette Super Stainless green (from Russia) in a Gillette flare tip razor and my Feather portable razor and had horrible shaves both times.
09-23-2009, 05:43 PM
Black 7 O'Clock works like a charm for me. They can be hard to lay your hands on, though.
09-23-2009, 06:42 PM
I think the yellow SharpEdge are a great blade. Not my go-to, but one of the better ones I've tried.
Since this thread was your first post, let me welcome you to Badger and Blade!
09-24-2009, 01:47 AM
Thanks for all your replies! I'll give the Gillette 7'oclock blade a go :)
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