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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan82 View Post
    That's funny, I thought most people swear AT them lol....
    I'm still waiting for someone to stand up and say they are a Merkur fan...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan82 View Post
    That's funny, I thought most people swear AT them lol....
    Lol, I know I was swearing at mine! I cut myself more times with the Merkur than I did with my straights when I started out... It was like some kind of horror movie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 650Stew View Post
    Lol, I know I was swearing at mine! I cut myself more times with the Merkur than I did with my straights when I started out... It was like some kind of horror movie!
    I call them the camp saw of DE blades....
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    I have only used 2 merkur blades that came as a sample when I bought the 34c, and again with the Futur. Not a fan of them, also looking forward for someone to stand up for them...

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    Today was my first shave with an Astra blade, I was delayed because I was using straights and also I did not wanted to have 2 DE blades opened, so I first had to "finish" the Merkur I was previously talking about. I must say that I'm am impressed with the quality of the blade, smooth and sharp at a time. My favorites are the Derby blades, but this ones had me confused. I guess I'll have to shave with them a few (lot) more times in order to make up my mind.

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    i find Astras better than Derbys, but YMMV! i also don't use the Astras at all, now, as i have found my preferred blade, but if i had to, i would choose the Astras. Good luck.

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    I wasn't sold on the Astra. I am kind of a Feather and Personna Red whore though .
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    I just used 1 tonight. I tried to smooth out the edge on the W.Greaves that I just restored. I screwed it up. So I tossed an Astra Superior Platinum into the 1956 Gillette that I got from ZeroCool, what a nice shave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcavazos1922 View Post
    Astra + Edwin Jagger DE89 =
    Could not have said it better myself.
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    Astra Platinum's are my favorite blade also. Smooth and forgiving, sharp enough to do the job. Cheap and easy to find. Lasts awhile before they need to be replaced.

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