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    Question Next DE Blades?

    Gents, do you have some recommendations for my next DE blades. I have tried Dorco, Personna Platinum, Astra, and Polsilver. I am leaning toward Gillette 7 o'clock (yellow) or Silver Blue. Which ones do feel are smoother? or do you have another razor that you feel is better?

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    The Silver Blue's are awesome...I purchased those and some Platinum's, both are excellent, but I find the Silver Blue's provide a superior, sharp but buttery shave.

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    Leatherstocking,
    Give Perma Sharp Super a try.
    I don't know how many blade brands I have tried through the year before settling down with: Feather, Super Iridium (I still have a few left), Polsiver Iridium, Gillette 7 O'Clock SharpEdge (yellows), Perma Sharp Super and Red Personna. All good stuff.

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    Im not a fan of astra. I really like the derby extra.

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    Personna surgical blades or Feather. Nothing to be afraid of if you pay attention to your technique.

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    I can whole-heartedly recommend the Gillette 7'clock Sharp-Edge (yellow pack). I've tried the Astras and I'm not a big fan. I used to be a Feather guy, but since I've tried the Gillette Sharp Edges, I've been much happier. In my opinion, the Gillettes are every bit as sharp as feather, but much "smoother/softer" if that makes any sense?

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    I ended up going with the Gillette Silver Blue and Perma Sharp Super.
    About an hour ago I received an email that my order had already shipped.
    Thanks for your suggestions, gentlemen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcw View Post
    Personna surgical blades or Feather. Nothing to be afraid of if you pay attention to your technique.
    Funny - those are my two favorites as well. The Feather is a "second shave and on" blade for me. They are so sharp, that first shave is a bit keen... but after that - oh my - the hight of DE shaving for me lol.

    The Personna Reds are what I figure the most balanced of the ones I have tried. When traveling (shorter trips) I always pack them because I'll never get a "too keen" shave with them + they do a great job.

    That said - both blades see me have to shave every day. My DE's just don't get me as close as my straights. And that includes my newly acquired feather assist .

    Don't get me wrong - when busy, a quick DE shave in the shower is a life-saver for me when I sleep in lol.

    Anyway... Good luck Leatherstockiings!! I know that back in the day when I was trying to "discover" the blade for me, I got a little frustrated. Especially with one brand lol. The first shave felt like I was ripping my face off. Thought it would calm down on the second shave - nope. So I gave a fresh blade a try. Dude that's three shaves I'll never get back lol - man it was awful. But that's also why I am so passionate/pleased about those two blades referred to above. I really am loyal to those two now. You'll find yours.

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    IMO,,, Feather leads everyone I have tried so far.

    Some will not like this suggestion, but,, Sharks are my favorite, next to Feathers. Sharks are really cheap & in my vintage Gillettes, really do a nice job for me.

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    +1 Feather, only one I have used in a couple of years

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