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    I find that the Wilkinson stainless seem to perform similar to the RED IP. But Astra and gillette 7 oclock are top notch. If you want super sharp you got to go with feather. I can only get around 2 good shaves out of a feather though ? If you want a killer blade that performs you might want to try Voskhod. This is one of the best I've used so far. Of coarse with blades YMMV.

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    I've never used Wilkinson myself, but I have heard the original English version were among the best blades out there. Apparently they have since gone down hill, as you are not the first person who claims they are now garbage.

    Among the best blades (IMO) for your consideration: Feather, Crystal, French Gillettes (the "Bleue" pack), Iridium, Astra and Derby.

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    Israeli Personna! All the way!

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    Blackpool,

    Selection of a DE blade is a very personal choice; one mans 'super' blade is very much another mans 'crappy' blade !

    For me, the following DE blades shave the best:

    1) Feather
    2) Russian Gillette 7'o Clock
    3) Iridium Super
    4) Astra Superior Platimum & Astra Superior Stainless

    You need to get a blade sampler pack to make an informed choice (e.g. from ConnaughtShaving: Connaught DE Sample Packs )

    Good luck with your choice !

    Have fun !

    Best regards

    Russ

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleEdge23c View Post
    Wow, Jim connaughtshaving is much cheaper than the other sites I have ordered from in the past. Do you own this site?
    Goodness, no. Just a very happy customer.

    Quote Originally Posted by aroliver59 View Post
    Feather. Period. The best of the best. Universally accepted by all of the wet-shaving forums as the Gold standard all others wish they could be.

    100 FEATHER NEW Hi-Stainless Double Edge Razor Blades - eBay (item 250527119570 end time Feb-01-11 02:58:41 PST)
    Except for the people who find them irritating, and think the shave degrades after too few shaves.]

    Absolutes are a b***h...

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    Except for the people who find them irritating, and think the shave degrades after too few shaves.]

    Absolutes are a b***h...
    There are exceptions to every rule.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    Israeli Personna! All the way!
    I have just ventured back home from my local supermarket, Morrisons, and noticed that they were no longer selling Wilkinson Classic, (I don't suppose their ears were burning), replacing them with Personna manufactured in Israel. So we'll see.
    I never had a problem with the Wilkinson's initial sharpness out of its wrapper, I'm sorry if I gave that impression, but the fact that the number of shaves suddenly went from about four -- shaving every other day, maybe half a dozen shaving every day -- down to one alone.

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    I have come down to a handfull of blades that I am really happy with. My go to blade to try a new razor or for an aggressive razor is a Red Personna and for the really sharp comfortable blade you can't beat the feather.

    I also like the Wilkinson blades made in England and the 7 O'Clock Yellow package. Iridiums are a great blade as well.

    There are more, but these really work for me.

    Will N.

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    There are a lot of good DE blades available. I see several recommendations for the Feather. Personally I do not agree...I find that the blade degrades very quickly and I can only get one decent (and not so smooth) shave from a feather blade. My recommendations would be:

    Super Iridium -currently out of production but if it comes back, these are simply the best. Extremely sharp, smooth and durable.

    Gillette 7 O'Clock SharpEdge -nearly as sharp as a Feather but more forgiving and better durability

    Astra Superior Platinum -Similar to a Gillette SharpEdge at half the price

    Lord Platinum Class -very smooth and sharp

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    [QUOTE=BullGoose;735655]There are a lot of good DE blades available. I see several recommendations for the Feather. Personally I do not agree...


    Many thanks. I have actually just bought 100 Derby blades (a carton of 20 packs of 5) for 3.50/$5.65 inc p&p.
    Yet to be opened; (a) did I do well?; (b) are they any good?

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