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    Unhappy Decent Double Edge Blades, Please.

    At home I only use a straight edge, but I don't ever fly anywhere with one: the idea of having it found in my case, let alone my jacket pocket(!) and getting hauled off for questioning, is way too much of a risk. I travel a 1960's "butterfly" Gillette, at least I did until I noticed the only double edge blades I can buy locally --Wilkinson stainless -- had gone seriously downhill. I used to get plently of shaves per blade, and even if I got stuck without a spare, I could then put the blade into the head upside down and use the other side of the edge. However I think they must have changed their production venue, because now they won't stay sharp at all, no matter how carefully I dry them. So please can you recommend a trustworthy product (that doesn't break the bank) -- at least one that outlasts the plastic disposables that for the moment have had to replaces those stupid Wilkinsons?

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    Gillette 7 O'Clock. Sharpedges. Awesome.

    Gillette 7 O'CLOCK Sharp Edge

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    I like the Astra superior platinum blades. Sharp and smooth without being too expensive. You'll probably have to buy them online, though. I don't think they're in stores in most places.

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    Wow, Jim connaughtshaving is much cheaper than the other sites I have ordered from in the past. Do you own this site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimR View Post
    Gillette 7 O'Clock. Sharpedges. Awesome.

    Gillette 7 O'CLOCK Sharp Edge
    Definitely my favorites as well!
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    Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me over all these years....


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    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)

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    I am happy with the Feather Stainless. I think you will find them the same.

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    Default Decent Double Edge Blades . . .

    Hello, Blackpool:

    Of the double edge razor blades I have used through the years, I like and recommend the following:

    Feather, Gillette 7 O'Clock Sharp Edge (yellow packs), Super Iridium, Persona (red packs) and Derby.

    For me, nothing comes anywhere near Feather blades.

    I have bought many products from Connought, because their prices are reasonable and their service excellent.

    Regards,

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    I gotta agree on the feather they are the top. I'm using Wilkinson now and they aren't bad but I'm not sure where they are made or which batch they are. The super Iridiums aren't bad either. The mercur give a good shave but don't last very long. One shave for me.
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    I use Wilkinson's of the German variety. Haven't had any problems with them.

    If you are looking for an alternative to the Wilkinson, however, try the Gillette 7 O'clock or the Lord Platinum Stainless. I've gotten excellent shaves from them too.

    Of course, there are always the Feather blades, which have an awesome reputation as the sharpest darn blade around.

    They're all available online. If you want the names of the online vendors I purchase de blades from, pm me.
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