Which is the best double edge blade in your opinion?

Let's talk about single and double edged razors and the blades that they use.

Which is the best double edge blade in your opinion?

Poll ended at Thu May 17, 2007 8:30 am

Bic
0
No votes
Merkur
8
9%
Wilkerson
9
10%
Feather
27
30%
Derby
15
16%
Gillette
19
21%
Crystal
5
5%
Astra
0
No votes
Dorco
1
1%
Treet
2
2%
ASR
2
2%
Dada
0
No votes
Lord
0
No votes
Coop
1
1%
Victor
0
No votes
Dinosaur
1
1%
Goldcow
1
1%
Panda
0
No votes
Luxor
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 91

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Post by DEwey » Fri May 11, 2007 10:06 pm

Steve wrote:JBC,

I don't have a best sourde for Feathers because I have never bought any. The place you mentioned is one and ClassicShaving is another. I knowone of the SMF members also is a Feather blade source.

Steve

www.CottonBlossomCrafts.com/shave_page_9.htm
has a great deal on Feathers. About $32 for 100 shipped!
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Post by stephen732 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:16 pm

derby
1907 Gillette model 102
Merkur long handle open comb
Wars cream (Poland)

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Post by brothers » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:23 pm

Four and a half years after the question was asked, mine isn't on the list, but it is Personna Prep (hospital use) made in USA.
Gary

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Post by GA Russell » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:06 pm

Gary, I've seen you refer to that a number of times recently, but I guess I missed the thread where it was actually discussed.

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Post by CMur12 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:44 pm

GA, there are a number of vendors who have them. I got mine from Robbins Instruments, where Gary got his. I've dug through the threads a couple of times to get the URL, so perhaps Gary has it handy.

Recently, someone verified with ASR that the lab blades are the same thing, with less rigorous sterilization and a much lower price. I bought the prep/for hospital use blades, myself, to be sure what I was getting. They are sharp and smooth.

I also still like the coated Treet Dura Sharps, which are also sharp and smooth, but the stainless Personna prep blades last a little longer than the carbon steel Treets (which cost considerably less).

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Post by ShadowsDad » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:11 pm

Lots of dust on this, first time I've seen it.

Yeah, I can't vote either.

Doesn't have Gillette Yellows (SharpEdge) or Med Preps, but the Yellows would be #1.

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Post by cryhavoc » Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:54 am

Its a Derby for me
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Post by LouisIII » Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:15 am

Yellow 7 O'Clock blades so far, for me.
Recently got a a few packs of Rapira blades free and they're pretty close if not equal.

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Post by brothers » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:00 am

Gary

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