I have switched from SE shower shaving to DE wet shaving recently. I have been trying different blades to see what works for me. I have been using each blade for 3 complete shaves and the same brand of brand twice. I then make a note as to what I think about the blade. I have about 35 different brands and several of the brands have more than 1 style, but that is a different story. Need less to say my testing might take awhile. The good news is that when I am done trying blades I will pass the rest along to others. So far I have tried Merkur, Astra, Lord, and Wilkinson Sword.
I tried the first Wilkinson Sword blade and sort of liked the way it shaved and it gave me a very close shave. I tried the second blade and OMG cut my face off. It was not a very good experience. I shave at night and this night I had a couple of adult beverages in me and I was in a hurry. Looking back maybe not the best combination but live and learn right. The second night no beverages and took me time but the same results. I am thinking that the blade might be bad or am I regressing in shaving ability.
My questions are: How often do bad blades happen?
Also I assume that cheaper brands have more frequent bad blades?
Does my logic for testing blades make sense or am I being OCD?
This is my first post and I am looking forward member input.
I have learned a lot from the forums here and am making this a part of my daily routine. I think I am hooked.