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    So it's been long decided that Feather is the sharpest blade out there and is my blade of choice. I don't get the feeling there is a definitive number 2 sharpest blade. So I pose this question out of curiosity....
    Based on you guys experience what is the number 2 sharpest blade on the market?

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    Iridium Super Stainless
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    Iridiums!!!

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    Gillette Yellow tied with the Iridium Super.
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    Feathers #9 on a Fatboy
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    I will also chime in with Iridium Super as being a close second for sharpness. It beats out number of fine blades in doing so.

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    Gillette 7 O'clock SharpEdge (aka 'Yellow")!
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    +1 on Iridiums. They're my #1 blade because they're nearly Feather-sharp but don't cause as many Featherlacerations.



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    +1 on Iridiums, super sharp and more forgiving then Feathers.
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    Gonna be a black sheep and say KAI....Love Em'

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    +1

    I have also heard Kai blades are just as sharp; they are made in Japan.

    Quote Originally Posted by dwestenk View Post
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    Iridiums & Gillette 7:00 O'clock Yellows. Both are sharp enough for my tastes.

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    +1
    on Iridiums and Yellow 7's

    For me both are so smooth and I never bleed like I do when I use Feathers.

    In his Feather thread Will rated both Astra Platinum and Gillette Super Platinum 7 O'clock (Black) at 10 compared to Feathers.

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    http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=120996

    http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=134602
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    I would pick Kai and Astra...
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    More importantly," Who does number 2 work for?"

    Jason

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    I don't know if you're solely looking for the sharpest blade, or the best blade. There is a difference. Make mine a Shark.

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    I just thought of another contender for the second-sharpest blade: Personna medical grade blades. Limited reviews seem to indicate that it is very sharp, I think I'm going to order some up and see.
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    Super Iridium for me.

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    Iridiums, which are still a wee bit too aggressive for me (Feathers treat me like a blood donor).

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    Among blades currently produced, I'd agree with the yellow 7 o'clocks/Super Iridiums. I just used a fresh Personna 74 today, and it's up there with a Feather in terms of sharpness, although I'd say that the Feather is still the sharpest blade out there. However, a Personna 74 lasts forever, and for me, the Feather is signficantly duller on second use.

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