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by Seamaster
Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: What is the leaflet with a Merkur Progress?
Replies: 13
Views: 1412

notthesharpest wrote:Sometimes when you put a blade into a Progress, it won't quite tighten all the way down to the number 1 on the scale.
Mine tightens past it. Way past it. :roll:
by Seamaster
Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Looking for New Razor - But I have concerns
Replies: 22
Views: 2131

Get a Progress and dial it down to 1.5

I started out with an HD too, and found it too aggressive. Switching to a Progress was the answer.

Now I can go back to the HD and get a decent shave, having got my technique to a better standard on the Progress.

As ever, YMMV.
by Seamaster
Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Just change the blade, man!
Replies: 33
Views: 3688

I shave three or four times a week, and always start the week with a fresh blade. I'm sure some of my blades could go another shave or two, but why compromise on comfort/quality for what amounts to a few pennies? I'm all for the economy of DE shaving, but you can take it too far, surely?
by Seamaster
Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Dura Sharp Blades, a Review
Replies: 11
Views: 6149

I find these slightly sharper than my benchmark Trigs, but slightly less comfortable in use. A good to very good shave in both my Progress and my HD. Decent longevity. Like all Treet blades, excellent value. The retro packaging is a nice touch.
by Seamaster
Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:53 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Trig Blades, a Review
Replies: 11
Views: 9640

I'm always surprised I don't see these excellent blades discussed more on the shave forums as I find their price to performance ratio hard to beat. They're sharp and smooth and above all, predictable. I rarely get an unexpected mishap shaving with these. While I find almost all the blades of the Tre...
by Seamaster
Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Tesco Blades, a Review
Replies: 22
Views: 11542

Re: Tesco Blades, a Review

Squire wrote:Produced in the UK for Tesco Stores Ltd, or so the cardboard backing says.
I was in my local Tesco today, and note that these now claim "Made in Israel for Tesco" on the back...
by Seamaster
Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Treet Classic Dura Sharp Coated Blades, a Review
Replies: 79
Views: 40993

Clarke, Treet makes a variety of blades and these are the good ones. Frankly, I think they are the best of the half dozen varieties I've tried. My experience, surprisingly, has been the opposite. I say surprisingly as I am almost always in agreement with your reviews. I generally like Treet blades ...
by Seamaster
Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Treet Black Beauties, a Review
Replies: 61
Views: 20080

You can add me to the pro-Treet Blue/Black contigent. I just had my smoothest, most irritation-free shave ever courtesy of these cheap-and-cheerful blades. To date, my best shaves have been with the erroneously nicknamed "Swedes" (Gillette Platinums), but as we all know, these are hugely more expen...
by Seamaster
Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:43 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Derby Quality declining?
Replies: 18
Views: 2548

Maybe I've just been unlucky, but on the basis of my experiences with Derby blades, they're never in contention any more when I'm picking a blade from my sampler pack.
by Seamaster
Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:15 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gentle Blades
Replies: 32
Views: 3387

Try a Trig.
by Seamaster
Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Treet Black Beauties, a Review
Replies: 61
Views: 20080

You can add me to the pro-Treet Blue/Black contigent. I just had my smoothest, most irritation-free shave ever courtesy of these cheap-and-cheerful blades. To date, my best shaves have been with the erroneously nicknamed "Swedes" (Gillette Platinums), but as we all know, these are hugely more expens...