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    I usually use a Feather in my EJ DE89.

    I decided to try a Derby today. The Derby was dull in comparison -- about as dull as a Feather when it's been through lots of shaves and I throw it out.

    But no cuts, no weepers. It might be a good choice as a "transitional blade" for somebody used to a cartridge, and learning to use a DE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnMajor View Post
    Thanks for the info OCD.
    Your post is actually quite timely. I just returned from a business trip to Los Angeles and forgot to pack blades in my checked luggage. When I arrived, I was only able to find Wilkinson Swords (black label) at a late night pharmacy. They were on my list of blades to try but I hadn't got to them yet. Mainly because I was dismissing them as a cheaper blade and thus, lower quality. Perhaps they are.
    After a good three pass BBS shave, I had absolutely no burn whatsoever! I was amazed!!
    Three shaves since and all is still great.
    I can now see how people get stuck on a certain blade. The difference was remarkable.
    I'm still going to look at other blades to see if I can get even better, but a least I feel like I'm finally getting somewhere.

    Thanks again everyone for all the suggestions! I've really appreciated it!!

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    One of the great things about DE shaving is that cheap blades are often as good as expensive ones. Don't dismiss them based on price. In fact, if you're lucky you'll find that the best blade for you is but a few cents per blade. Once you find a great blade that works for you, check eBay for a bulk order of 100 or more. You'll find great deals buying in bulk.

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    Great tip!

    Thanks again!!

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    I thought I would throw in one more variable, the razor. For me, Feather works in all my DEs, but I have other blades that are not as sharp (some are pretty close to a Feather) and I use them when I try a new razor I am unfamiliar with, or that is very aggressive. The thing I discovered is that blade A in razor A maybe a poor combination, but blade A in razor B works very well. I speculate that Feather blades are so sharp because the Feather AS is so mild a razor. Not very scientific I know, but that's part of the fun of DE shaving. I would keep any blades you have rejected and try them in a different razor, you maybe very surprised at the difference.
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    Very interesting. Thanks!

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