I was just reading some reviews on various blades, and I noticed that in many of the older posts ~2007ish, there were lots of comparisons to being as sharp as derby's or feathers, and the smoothness of Derby's. While I know there are a lot of Derby fans out there, I just don't read the same types of comparisons being made today in regards to the Derby's. Derby's for me were not satisfactory as I didn't find them sharp or smooth, but maybe I need to revisit them, as it has been awhile since using them and I have greatly modified my shaving technique since joining this magnificent forum.
This is not intended to be a Derby bashing thread. To restate in different words, I was just reading old posts and noticing a somewhat different trend in Derby reference than I often see in more recent postings. I was just curious if this was in fact due to changes in the blades themselves, or could there be some other phenomenon going on; i.e. changing fashion, or the desire to use something different. Heaven knows that no one in this forum suffers from the need to buy different items
Has anyone else noticed this, or does anyone know the answer?