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    Ok, instead of adding clutter with a new thread I'll just keep posting here about my experience with the various blades. I have gone ahead with the spreadsheet idea...made it public.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...k8xNEc5Q29yMHc

    I very much liked the Gillete 7 o'clock yellow. I was surprised that for being 'Super Sharp' it seemed to require more touch ups than I was used to with the Dorco's or Swords. However, I got a VERY close, safer feeling shave out of it, with less irritation despite the additional touch ups. I pretty much shave my head via touch, I don't even try to look at what I'm doing, and the end result today was definitely a closer shave on my scalp than anything I've ever used. Perhaps the needed touch ups were because I felt more confident, due to the smoothness, and moved at a little bit faster pace than I have been previously.
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    There are a lot of great comments on this thread, and I am just going to add that I am one of those that swears by the so called poor blades. I get a phenomenal shave out of the Wilkinson DEs. Now I am merely using them sometimes for touch up, but when I was using them as my every day shave, I thought they were phenomenal. I tried many of the other blades, to include the feathers, the Derby's, and I even found the Personnas stocked locally at "Sally Beauty Supply," and liked all of them, but none of them gave me the smoothness and comfort without razor burn that the STUPID CHEAP Wilkinson's did. The feathers were a one use and done, started cutting me every time I tried to use them on a second shave, the Derby's were actually about the same as the Wilkinsons in the feel on my skin, and the personnas pulled a lot and always gave me neck burn. I was able to get three to five shaves out of a Wilkinson and I still get BBS shaves everytime I use the Wilkinsons without a smidge of discomfort when rubbing my face with the alum block.

    Now I must admit, that I have not tried a lot of the other blades, but at less than $2 for ten, and a comfortable BBS, I ended up buying 8 packs of the Wilkinson's and have payed it forward with 3 of them. Now, will those people continue with the Wilkinsons'? I don't know, but I do know that it got them started and I am happy to have a few extra wet-shavers around here. I use straights every day now, but occasionally I like to clean up with my old DE's just for the nostalgia, Feathers are AWESOME for cleaning up! The Wilkinsons are also great for another reason, if you travel, you can pick them up at any Wally World!
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    Day 2 with the 7 o'clock yellow, and it was very unpleasant. After shaving my face yesterday, and then my head...the blade just didn't want to do the ATG pass on my face today...lots of tugging. Got a smooth shave on my face and head finally but it was very uncomfortable. The Alum afterwards was eye-poppingly painful. Don't think I'll try using them more than once in the Sheraton again. Gonna give a new one a go in my generic long handled DE tomorrow.

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