The worst blade you have used

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Post by Gene » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:31 am

Squire wrote:Gene, Treet makes more than one carbon steel blade, do you remember the color of the box.
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I second the Gillette 365 as a bad blade, too.
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Post by SRD » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:14 am

Gene wrote:
Squire wrote:Gene, Treet makes more than one carbon steel blade, do you remember the color of the box.
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I second the Gillette 365 as a bad blade, too.
Man, talk about YMMV. That Treet blade is hands down my favorite blade. It is cheap and gives me two outstanding shaves. Then I toss them.

On the other hand I tried a NOS Damaskeene SE blade this morning in a Damaskeene 1912. While a gorgeous looking blade it did not do the job so I replaced it with a Treet SE blade to finish the job.
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Post by paddy » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:20 am

Man, talk about YMMV. That Treet blade is hands down my favorite blade. It is cheap and gives me two outstanding shaves. Then I toss them.
yes, this is my experience with this blade as well. 2 decent shaves or so, then it turns to poo.
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Post by Quarterstick » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:51 am

I do not have depth of experience, only trying a handfull of blades thus far. However, Family Dollar Korean made blades performed horribly for me. I cannot say I was particularly disappointed as I did not expect much to begin with, but I would not use them again.
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Post by franz » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:23 pm

Odio Barbillas wrote: There's no arguing over tastes.
Sage advice.

De laminis non est disputandum!

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Post by Squire » Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:46 pm

That would rather limit our discussions here Odio.
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Post by ateace » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:28 am

My vote goes to the Treet Dura Sharp in the nicely designed blue retro packaging (NOT the popular version in the yellow and red packs).

There was no carnage. There was no tugging.
In fact, there wasn't anything. It was like I hadn't shaved. This was in a Merkur HD.

There are other blades that I don't use because they are too sharp for everyday use, but I can't call those bad - just not for me.

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Post by mikey » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:46 am

The WORST blade I have ever used was some variety of Topaz. I couldn't even get through two stokes before tossing it. As a matter of fact, I haven't liked ANY blades made in third world countries. Go figure.

Conversely, my FAVORITE blades are English Wilkinsons. As these are NOS and I only have a precious few, I have been searching for a blade that is as sharp as a Feather but as smooth as a Crystal. The Gillette 7 O'clock Super Platinum 'Blues' look promising.

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Post by Dave_D » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:18 pm

Merkur.

Thats all.

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Post by OtherMoe » Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:31 pm

Dave_D wrote:Merkur.

Thats all.
+1, a rusty tuna can lid would work better.
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Post by nteeman » Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:49 pm

Well, I'm not sure if it was the worst but the most disappointing blade was the Bic. As an occasional user (when I travel sometimes) of the disposable Bic Sensitive single blade razor I thought I'd give their DE blades a go.

I found the Bic blades to be NFG.
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Post by rsp1202 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:35 pm

The BIC disposable single blades are a bloodsucking beast, fully the evil equal of the German Schick injector blades.

And not the worst, but a disappointment so far: the Schick FX Diamond cartridge two-blader. After three shaves, I'm still waiting for the magic to kick in. It's rough and pull-y, not smooth at all. Maybe a bad sample . . . or just me. I really wanted to like this.
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Post by changabang » Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:47 am

Merkur. They're consistently bad for me.
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Post by ShadowsDad » Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:09 pm

Dorco. Doesn't make any difference if it's the 300s or 301s, they're both blades from hell.

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Post by alcx77 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:42 am

Bic Disposable ...althoug it has been over a decade since I have tried one-

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Post by Seamaster » Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:13 am

Surprised to see so little love for the Bolzanos — I love that blade.

The worst I've ever used are two Chinese brands — Flagfish and Bluebird. Atrocious.

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Post by cryhavoc » Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:46 am

changabang wrote:Merkur. They're consistently bad for me.
+1 on Merkur followed closely by the Wallmart Wilkinson
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Post by fishgutmartyr » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:49 pm

Seamaster wrote:Surprised to see so little love for the Bolzanos — I love that blade.

The worst I've ever used are two Chinese brands — Flagfish and Bluebird. Atrocious.
+1 on Bluebirds. Even if I somehow manage to not cause lacerations, I get razor burns worse than some sunburns I've experienced.

Miserable things for me.
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Post by Squire » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:08 pm

I haven't come across the Chinese Bluebirds but those made in Turkey are good blades.
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Post by Alebrewer » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:54 pm

My Turkish Bluebirds are good to me - I'd say better than average.

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