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    Default What Blades Should I get???

    I just recently recieved a Vintage Adjustable Gilette DE razor as a gift from my brother. Its a very nice piece. I have shaved with it and had some very pleasing results. But I only have a few vintage blades that I had. What are some good brands of blades I can purchase and where can I find them. Any help would be much appreciated
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    I like the Gillette blades. Not pricey, smooth edges and they are good for about 5 shaves before they need to be changed.

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    Get a pack of everything. You'll never know what blade you'll like the most till you try it!

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    This may sound crazy, but I have tried about 5 or 6 different blades so far in my DE experience and I have actually liked all of them. In fact, I have been unable to distinguish between which ones I like and which ones I don't because it is hard for me to tell the difference between different blades.

    I think your best bet would be to order a sampler pack from West Coast Shaving and try out a few different ones.

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    If ever there was a YMMV situation this is it. Some find certain blades work best with certain razors and some find everything works well. Personally I get good results with all but a few I've tried. I've liked the Mercurs, the Feathers,Gillette Swedes and Israeli's, Wilkinson's. Buy a sampler pack and see how it goes.
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    Default What Blades . . . ?

    Hello, Brando:

    I must agree with my friend thebigspendur: start with a sampler pack. Double edge razor blades are personal. I have tried a large number of blades through the years and finally settled on Feather the the Gillette 7 O'Clock Sharp Edge (yellow packs) for now.

    Bull Goose and West Coast Shaving, among others, offer sampler packs. Give them a try. They are good people, too.

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    As stated above sampler packs are the way to go. A blade that may work for me may not work for you it is all about personal preference.

    Fendrihan, Classic Wet Shaving Store has some good sampler packs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stubear View Post
    I like the Gillette blades. Not pricey, smooth edges and they are good for about 5 shaves before they need to be changed.
    I have yet to find a blade that still shaves comfortably at 5 shaves. I have attempted it with a few different brands and while you can eck out a shave it ain't pretty. Due to different beard and skin types it is near impossible to say how long a blade should last.

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    I like Wilkinson sword blades. I've used them since about 1979. I tried a huge sample pack, but I still like Wilkinson sword the best.


    "Cheap Tools Is Misplaced Economy. Always buy the best and highest grade of razors, hones and strops. Then you are prepared to do the best work."
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    I have a 1960 Fatboy I use the Feathers in. I tried out a few different DE blades just gave up and went back to the Feathers.
    MIke

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