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{POLL} Favorite Double Edge Razor Blade?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:39 am
by Karl
What is your favorite DE blade brand?

(Roughly based on sharpness, smoothness, price, and longevity)

Re: {POLL} Favorite Double Edge Razor Blade?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:37 am
by mrjediconsular
Gillette nacets are my favorite

Re: {POLL} Favorite Double Edge Razor Blade?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:24 pm
by brothers
Karl, I tried to pick 3 brands, but the poll rule doesn't allow it. I voted for Gillette because 3 of my favorite blades are the same brand - Gilletes (Swede, Super Stainless - The Spoiler - and the other of the brand Gillette is the Brazilian Platinum Plus). In addition, the second and third brands that are my favorites are Kai and Personna hospital use.

Re: {POLL} Favorite Double Edge Razor Blade?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:27 pm
by CMur12
I voted "Gillette" and "Personna." (I'm assuming "Gillette" to include all P&G brands, which I believe includes Astra.)

My favorite "Gillette" blade is the Perma Sharp Super. I also like the Gillette Rubie and the old Super Iridium. I'm sure I would like a lot of others if I tried them, also.

My favorite "Personna" blade is the Med Prep/Hospital Use blade.

Honorable mention goes to the Treet Dura Sharp blade, made of PTFE-coated carbon steel.

- Murray

Re: {POLL} Favorite Double Edge Razor Blade?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:00 pm
by blantyre
Other in my case is super iridium, second only to Feather in my rotation.

Re: {POLL} Favorite Double Edge Razor Blade?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:45 pm
by CMur12
We might need a definition of "Gillette" for the purposes of this poll. Under this heading, I include Perma Sharp Super, Super Iridium, Astra, Polsilver, etc, as do some vendors. These other name brands are all owned by Procter & Gamble, along with Gillette, and are made in the same St Petersburg plant in Russia.

- Murray

Re: {POLL} Favorite Double Edge Razor Blade?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:35 am
by fallingwickets
Rick, nice to see you out and about!! :D

Surprised to see feather topping the charts. I know a lot of gents love them, but most don't use them daily

clive

Re: {POLL} Favorite Double Edge Razor Blade?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:42 am
by fallingwickets
p.s. my 'real' favourite is the wilkinson 'light brigade' but only because of the packaging :D :D

Re: {POLL} Favorite Double Edge Razor Blade?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:42 pm
by gruffydd3
Vintage Wilkinsons are my favorite. I find the new ones terrible.

Rick

Re: {POLL} Favorite Double Edge Razor Blade?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:35 pm
by CMur12
MY favorite blade of all time is the Personna 74. Most decent blades suit me fine, but this one really stands out from the rest.

- Murray

Re: {POLL} Favorite Double Edge Razor Blade?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:02 pm
by blantyre
By favorite I put the ones I use the most - Feathers and Super Iridiums both of which I have a large stock. I also like Kais once in a while and Light Brigades. LBs are rather amazing - they last me for 25+ multipass shaves - almost a month of daily use. A Feather takes one shave to break in then is good for maybe 4-5 more days before it starts to pull. SI about the same. No wonder Wilkinson stopped making top quality blades - they couldn't have sold enough to make it profitable. Even at current ebay prices LB is not a bad deal on a per shave basis. Feathers probably win on a forum like this because they are sharp, reliable and predictable performers and readily available at a reasonable price.

Re: {POLL} Favorite Double Edge Razor Blade?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:57 pm
by CMur12
I still have three pillar packs of the last English production Wilkinson Sword blades that I bought some ten years ago. If memory serves me correctly, they were made in 2001. I used ten of them and moved on to other new blades that were becoming available. I should probably break out a fresh 10-pack of these and give them another try, these many years later.

- Murray

Re: {POLL} Favorite Double Edge Razor Blade?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:04 pm
by BeatlesFan
I posted "Other." My current favorite is the Polsilver Super Iridium.

Re: {POLL} Favorite Double Edge Razor Blade?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:23 am
by TommyDawg
Rapira Swedish steel.