{POLL} Favorite Double Edge Razor Blade?

Let's talk about single and double edged razors and the blades that they use.
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What is your favorite DE blade brand?

Astra Platinum
2
6%
Feather
8
24%
Gillette
9
27%
Schick
0
No votes
Derby
1
3%
Wilkinson
1
3%
Bic
0
No votes
Shark
1
3%
Dorco
0
No votes
Baili
0
No votes
Topaz
0
No votes
persona
6
18%
Lazer
0
No votes
SuperMax
0
No votes
Other (please share)
5
15%
 
Total votes: 33

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{POLL} Favorite Double Edge Razor Blade?

Post by Karl » Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:39 am

What is your favorite DE blade brand?

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

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Re: {POLL} Favorite Double Edge Razor Blade?

Post by mrjediconsular » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:37 am

Gillette nacets are my favorite
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Re: {POLL} Favorite Double Edge Razor Blade?

Post by brothers » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:24 pm

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.
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Re: {POLL} Favorite Double Edge Razor Blade?

Post by CMur12 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:27 pm

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.

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Re: {POLL} Favorite Double Edge Razor Blade?

Post by blantyre » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:00 pm

Other in my case is super iridium, second only to Feather in my rotation.
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Re: {POLL} Favorite Double Edge Razor Blade?

Post by CMur12 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:45 pm

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.

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Re: {POLL} Favorite Double Edge Razor Blade?

Post by fallingwickets » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:35 am

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

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Re: {POLL} Favorite Double Edge Razor Blade?

Post by fallingwickets » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:42 am

p.s. my 'real' favourite is the wilkinson 'light brigade' but only because of the packaging :D :D
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Re: {POLL} Favorite Double Edge Razor Blade?

Post by gruffydd3 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:42 pm

Vintage Wilkinsons are my favorite. I find the new ones terrible.

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Re: {POLL} Favorite Double Edge Razor Blade?

Post by CMur12 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:35 pm

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.

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Re: {POLL} Favorite Double Edge Razor Blade?

Post by blantyre » Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:02 pm

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.
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Re: {POLL} Favorite Double Edge Razor Blade?

Post by CMur12 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:57 pm

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.

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Re: {POLL} Favorite Double Edge Razor Blade?

Post by BeatlesFan » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:04 pm

I posted "Other." My current favorite is the Polsilver Super Iridium.

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Re: {POLL} Favorite Double Edge Razor Blade?

Post by TommyDawg » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:23 am

Rapira Swedish steel.

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