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Gillette 7 O'clock Permasharp Stainless

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Very similar to the Russian yellows, so I'll alter my review of those a bit where necessary:

These are darn near as sharp as I ever remember a feather being, and it was SMOOTH. Whereas the feather is a bit rough, and can easily bite unpredictable, the yellow 7 o'clock glides across my face smooth and easy, and these Indian greens are at least as smooth (if anything, maybe a bit smoother). If you like the yellows, or the swedes, you'll probably like these.

At $26(ish) for 100 they are very reasonable in price for the 10-15+ shaves I can get from them (very careful to dry the blade post-shave, so as to prohibit any rust/oxidation from lingering water). Highly recommended, give them a try if you get the chance.

I also feel the need to add, for any new wetshavers that may try either the 7 o'clock blades once or twice and end up with a bad shave: these sharper blades do not tolerate bad technique well, the "zero pressure" rule is extra important with these.

What I mean is, if you grab a Dorco ST-301, you can easily press too hard on your face and still not get cut. With a 7 o'clock, it's too sharp for this.

It's utterly smooth, but if you err and use pressure, or a wrong angle, you may well get cut. No pressure, proper angles, and you'll do fine. At least that's been my experience (full disclosure: I've yet to cut myself with a 7 o'clock). That combination of sharp + smooth is what allows these to cut like lasers, without being rough at all on the face.

The only minor negative? Those FOUR stinking glue spots on the blade. FOUR?! Sheesh. Someone shoot me a PM if you find an easy way to get rid of that glue.

Regards.

J

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Pros: very little irritation
Cons: everything else
This blade is just not very good. It does offer little irritation, but at the cost of a very poor shave. I typically get a week out of my regular blade (Personna blue). I got 2 not very good shaves from this blade. It left behind a lot of stubble and there just didn't seem to be any number of passes that would cure it. After I was done with my typical 3 pass shave I had to go over the same areas with a cheap Personna twin blade throw-a-way razor to remove the stubble. You know, the grey ones you buy at the dollar tree? I should have just shaved with it instead. I cannot recommend this blade on any level.
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Pros: Inexpensive
Cons: Not smooth
I didn't really care for these blades. The shave they give me is actually pretty good, maybe even great. It's the getting there that is not so pleasant. These blades seem rough to me, always tugging and pulling on my coarse hair. They do retain this sharpness for a number of shaves, but I've never gotten to their ending point before I get tired of using them.

If you have a less coarse beard than most, feel free to give these a try. They may suit you.
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Pros: can get 4 shaves per blade
Cons: Not smooth at all
All the same till this point I've never disliked a blade up to now.
Blade was like shaveing with blunt carbon. Im sure out in India better blades are
Made. I can see this being as that included a permasharp Black in every package.
Some may like this blade, just not for me.
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