Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 40

Thread: Do you have a favorite DE Blade?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Elmwood Park, New Jersey, USA
    Posts
    140

    Default Do you have a favorite DE Blade?

    Do you have a favorite DE blade? Why?

    Do everyone try every blade and see if it work or not? Does it make a close shave. Are these sharp or not too sharp? I read a reviews at this forum, and seem that the Derby's and Crystal are very popular and Personna Platium, I don't know to spell it, so anyway, this also it very good bald.

    What do you think?

    Chris

  2. #2

    Default

    Feather.

    I find they last longer, are more consistent, are far sharper than anything else on the market. They are the only blade I don't get quite a bit of tugging from.

    However, this blade doesn't work for everyone, so YMMV, etc, etc, etc.
    Tim

    HELP SUPPORT B&B

    And malt does more than Milton can
    To justify God's ways to man.
    -A.E. Housman


    Have a question, PM a mod. That's why we're here!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Flanders, Belgium, Western Europe
    Posts
    3,433
    Images
    13

    Default

    Gillette silver blue. Czech made, very sharp and smooth blades. Consistent quality.

  4. #4

    Default

    I'm still enjoying the adventure of trying a sampler pack. But so far of the premium-priced blades I find the erroneously-nicknamed "Swedes" (Gillette Platinum) give me the best, most comfortable shaves. Of the rest, I find most blades by Treet, especially the Trig-branded ones, the easiest to work with.

    (As a counter, ones I won't be using again include Derbys, Dorcos and Merkurs, but YMMV as they say.)

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Cornwall - England
    Posts
    393

    Default

    Derbys for me and everyone I shave.

    I will not post that mileage acronym as it does my brian in

    So, the distance you travel may hem and haw in comparison to other board members. TDYTMHAHICTOBM

    Cheers

    Mat
    Due to lack of interest tomorrow is cancelled!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    13,711
    Images
    11

  7. #7

    Default

    I just got back from a 10-day trip. I took along a dispenser of Gillette Swedes. I thought it was full, but it contained only 2 blades. I decided to stretch the first one as long as I could. It went the whole 10 days; only on day 9 did it pull a little, but all 10 shaves were smooth. I'm sure I could have gotten at least 2 more shaves out of it.

    Feathers are sharper, but don't last nearly as long. From now on, I'm buying only these two brands unless something better comes along.
    I believe in getting into hot water. I think it makes you clean. --G.K. Chesterton

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Emden, Germany
    Posts
    99

    Default

    Gillette 7 o'clock Sharp Edge (yellow pack). Nearly as sharp as a Feather, but seems to be more resistant to the hard water around here.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    2,176

    Default

    Polsilver

    sharp like a Swede, but no weepers, ever.
    Gene

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    1,561
    Images
    6

    Default

    Kai is my favorite. They are sharp like a feather but smoother and they last for 6-7 shaves.
    Stephen
    P.O.G.
    |strop|lather|shave|smile|

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    The little farming town of Naperville, IL
    Posts
    958

    Default

    So far Crystals...they tend to bite me less.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    281

    Default

    Gillette Swede, tried different blades until I found these. They do the best job for me. Shame about the price.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    10,456
    Images
    3

    Default

    Crystals won out after my year-long blade testing extravaganza. That's for my face, though. YMMV. Feathers were sharpest, to be sure, but didn't last very long and, frankly, cost too much.
    Chad

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    DeLand, FL
    Posts
    5,661
    Images
    15

    Default

    I like all the blades that letterk offers, though I haven't tried the Dorco. Favorite is the Red-Pack Personnas, closely followed by the Derby and the Crystal. I was an 'early adopter' of the Red-Pack, pre-dating Letterk's offering of this fine blade.

    I also have a large quantity of NOS blades I regularly use, also.

    WRT the SE GEMS/ER's, Pella blades are the only blade I use any more.

    -- John Gehman

  15. #15

    Default

    My overall favorite is the red pack personna followed closely by dorco 301's.

    There are some higher priced blades that work great too, but for price / BBS shave I like those two.

  16. #16
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Dr. Bunsen Honeydew's Lab
    Posts
    5,291

    Default

    I have been none to pimp for my Red Personna Blade.
    It just does a fantastic job. Every part of the package and goods is recyclable.
    The 30 or so packs look good in my case.
    YMMV? I don't think so.
    Minister of Fuzziness and Science Adviser to the Cheddar Czardom

    Wish list: Enchante lime peppermint skin conditioner
    :batman:+ un:cool:= Ray

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Republic of Texas
    Posts
    2,052

    Default

    I used to prefer Crystals; now I favor the Gillettes. As my technique has improved, the Gillettes seem to work best for me. Feathers are good too, but a little harsh on the first shave day.
    --James

    [COLOR="Navy"]"Rich," the Old Man said dreamily, "is not baying after what you can't have. Rich is having the time to do what you want to do. Rich is a little whiskey to drink and some food to eat and a roof over your head and a fish pole and a boat and a gun and a dollar for a box of shells. Rich is not owing any money to anybody, and not spending what you haven't got." Robert Ruark[/COLOR]

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Grand Prairie, Texas
    Posts
    2,225

    Default

    Red Pack Personna's, then Derby's.
    "Well, if we took the bones out it wouldn't be crunchy, would it?

  19. #19

    Cool

    Yes, Feather. It is sharp and fairly long-lasting. I like Swedish Gillettes as well, but they are expensive and hard to find.

    Tim
    "Life is like this long line, except at the end there ain't no merry-go-round." - Arthur on The King of Queens
    [URL="http://wiki.badgerandblade.com/index.php/User:Ratcheer"]My Shaving Stuff[/URL]

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Buffalo, WY
    Posts
    1,723
    Images
    74

    Default

    I am a fan of the Astra Keramicks. Sharp and smooth for me.
    Tracy

Similar Threads

  1. Favorite Blade so far
    By Raithskar in forum Safety Razor Blades
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 09-12-2011, 07:57 PM
  2. New favorite blade
    By zano2 in forum General Shaving Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-11-2011, 10:24 PM
  3. Your favorite blade
    By icedoverfire in forum Shave Clinic & Newbie Check-In
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 05-14-2010, 12:16 PM
  4. Favorite Blade
    By bokaba in forum Shave Clinic & Newbie Check-In
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 11-22-2008, 09:47 AM
  5. Favorite DE blade
    By Martini in forum Double Edged Razors
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 11-03-2007, 06:48 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
By accessing Badger & Blade, you agree to abide by the Terms of Usage. You can find our Privacy Policy here.
Once submitted, any posts, images, or content become the property of Badger & Blade.
Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.