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    hmmm...well maybe I'm just a naysayer, but I've found the Gillette 7 O'clocks to be quite irritating and have only had marginal success with Feathers. Everyone's experience is different.

    For me:
    1. Astra SP
    2. Personna (Red Pack)
    3. Derby
    4. Dorco
    5. Merkur (for lack of any other options)

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    My top five..:

    1. Tesco own brand (Israeli)
    2. See above.
    3. See above.
    4. See above.
    5. See above.
    ~ Dave ~ ... back to lurking...

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    1. Medical Personna
    2. Astra SP
    3. Feather
    4. Gillette 7 o'Clock
    5. Derby


    Those might be the only five I have tried, and I've only tried the Gillette and Derby because some nice seller threw in a couple of packs with a DE razor purchase.

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    Gillette Swedes from a few years ago. I don't know if they still make them.

    Feather. All I have now is a bunch of Feathers I bought back in '06. Rarely shave with a DE so they ought to last awhile.

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    I only use a DE when I'm in a hurry. Normally it's loaded with Feathers or Gillette 7 o clock's
    We have assumed control !

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    1. Feather
    2. Crystal/Personna
    3. Gillette Bleue
    4. Astra
    5. Derby

    EDIT: uh-oh, I just read that the Bleues have been discontinued! They really are fantastic. Some reviews say they were comparable with the also defunct Swedes (which I was unfortunately not able to try ). At least I have a few left, which I'll have to use sparingly....

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    Hi guys. I have tried more than 5 different blades, but only two will be in my top :

    1. Astra SP
    2. Feather

    They suit my skin alike, but I like the Astra better because of its price which really is a steal. The Feather may be a little sharper, and I think this is the only reason why I like it at all. The other stainless steels I have tried felt really not nice to my skin. I guess the absolute sharpness of this one makes it suitable. I don't think a razor blade can be too sharp. The sharper, the more flawless the edge, leading, or so I believe, to less irritation (cuts hair without effort and in less passes = job done without need to bother your skin with more touch ups or more pressure).
    The Astra SP seems slightly less effective, but I feel like the coating makes up for it in terms of feel as I shave.

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