Which SI did you try fin? The POL or Russian?
I bought two 10 packs of Crystals, which have been my favorite blades after trying Personna reds, Feather, and Derby. I also picked up a 5 pack each of 7oclock black and blue. Tried the black today. Wish I would have just bought a 100 pack of these.
I'm thinking the Crystals were the smoothest blade I had tried. I could tell they pulled a bit, but were very forgiving. The 7oclock blacks barely pulled at all on a 3 day beard (although a thin beard admittedly), yet seemed very forgiving. I went against the grain for a BBS shave and have no irritation, no burn from the alum application post shave.
Last edited by JonnyVain; 08-08-2012 at 07:36 PM.
although feathers are my favorite these blades are a very close 2nd.
I had my 3rd shave with SI today, though, and I am still impressed. They worked very well for me!
Luis -- not very good at this, so take all I say with a huge grain of salt
Happy that you discovered the 7OCBLK's. They're right near the top of my favorites. I fine the 7OCBLU's to be similar, not quite as sharp but a little smoother, a nice blade as well.
I just bought 100(+40) of the 7:00 Blacks the other day.
I like them very much, smooth and sharp.
But, $50.00 for 140?
I guess thats the price of top quality blades.
Last edited by shyrlock; 08-16-2012 at 05:08 AM.
These were in my mailbox today (ebay find)
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My current favorite are Lord Plats which are super smooth and very forgiving. The blacks are almost as smooth and sharper. While I felt maybe too comfortable with the Lords, the blacks remind me to pay a little more attention.
But being sharper, they are more efficient. I am now on my 2nd day on this blade and I want to see how many good shaves i can get out of it.
They are pricey but who cares, its my face after all.
Thanks for sharing your experience!
I must to the barber's, monsieur, for methinks I am marvellous hairy about the face
So what is the deal with the current Polsilver Super Iridium blades available?
Aren't these the same as the old SIs? A write up on a respected vendor's website claims that they are. Apparently the "disappearance" of the blades was related to a change in distribution to P&G Poland.
I did a PIF a while back where I gave a few of each blade to the winners for comparison.
Results thread and more info below.
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I'm going to use one of these "new" SI blades tomorrow. I already loaded it into my razor, and it looks identical to the old SIs. I am totally buying the change in distribution story and think these are the same.
There is some conversation that they may not be exactly alike, but I can't tell any difference. Which is a good thing. I have a few hundred of each. You can't go wrong even though they're a little pricey. I get 6-7 shaves from either one, with shave number 6 being indistinguishable from number 1.
Well it's true they aren't exactly alike - the packaging is different. I suspect that's where the differences end.
Another fan of the 7 O'Clock Blacks! I quit experimenting in favor of bulking up on these.
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