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#1

Member
West Coast USA
I bought a hundred or two when BestShave had them for almost nothing.

I think my face has gotten used to better blades since then (7 O'Clock Blues, Silver Blues, etc.) Similar thing happen to Astras - bought a lot of them at one time and now they sit unused in my blade storage tackle box.

So what blades do you still have and not really care for anymore? I can't be the only one still hoarding. Angel
#2

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
That's quite a dilemma. Hahaha. Good that you found your blades! I too don't care for shark but they are ok. My son on the other hand loves them. I have no blades that a don't really like with the exception of a tuck of Merkurs. I keep em around for really bad days. Slap one in a razor and PROOVE things CAN get worse.

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#3
None, actually. I found my preferred DE blade (Wizamet Iridium Supers in blue package) eight years ago. For the first six months or so I experimented with quite a few of the well-know ones, such as the Gillette Yellows, Blacks, Green, vintage Swedes, GSB, Polsilvers, Perma Sharp Supers, vintage Wilkinson Swords, and many other brands such as Timor, Shark, Bolzano, etcetera. Nonetheless, I always returned to the Wizamets as I just found them to be very sharp, smooth and long-lasting. Smile

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#4
After using Lord Platinum, Rapira Platinum Lux, Polsilvers, Nacets, I don't like German Wilkinson Swords anymore. Strangely, the Indian Wilkinson Swords work really well.
#5
Interesting question. I started traditional wet shaving near the end of February and bought a tuck of all kinds of blades so that I could test out which ones work best for me. There are some that work well (GSB, Nacets, Polsilver SI, Rapira Platinum Lux, Astra SP) and when I find ones that do not work out so well, I make note and then pull them back out later on to retest them. I figure out that my technique is still Improving and something that may have not worked out well early on could be different in the future.

For the ones that I have in bulk - GSBs, Nacets, PolSilver, Personna Platinum (blue/red pack) and Battle Brothers - I am on the fence with the Personna Platinums and have not had a chance to try the Battle Brothers yet.
#6
And today, I used a German Wilkinson Sword(the same one I was dissatisfied with yesterday and the day before) in a different razor(the merkur futur) and got a bbs nick-free shave. That is weird.
#7
(11-13-2018, 07:11 AM)bkatbamna Wrote: After using Lord Platinum, Rapira Platinum Lux, Polsilvers, Nacets, I don't like German Wilkinson Swords anymore.  Strangely, the Indian Wilkinson Swords work really well.

(11-13-2018, 10:19 PM)bkatbamna Wrote: And today, I used a German Wilkinson Sword(the same one I was dissatisfied with yesterday and the day before) in a different razor(the merkur futur) and got a bbs nick-free shave.  That is weird.


The Gillette Wilkinson Sword made in Shanghai, China is even better. Wink
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