The worst blade you have used

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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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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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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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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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Odio Barbillas wrote: There's no arguing over tastes.
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That would rather limit our discussions here Odio.
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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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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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Merkur.

Thats all.
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Dave_D wrote:Merkur.

Thats all.
+1, a rusty tuna can lid would work better.
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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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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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Merkur. They're consistently bad for me.
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Dorco. Doesn't make any difference if it's the 300s or 301s, they're both blades from hell.
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Bic Disposable ...althoug it has been over a decade since I have tried one-
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Post by Seamaster »

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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changabang wrote:Merkur. They're consistently bad for me.
+1 on Merkur followed closely by the Wallmart Wilkinson
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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.

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I haven't come across the Chinese Bluebirds but those made in Turkey are good blades.
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Post by Alebrewer »

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