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Pros: Lightweight
Cons: TTO
I really enjoy my Blue Tip. It shaves nice by being forgiving and offers good blade feel for me. I think it is more aggressive than what people say, not that it will eat your face off, but its not something to overlook.

It is lightweight, due to the aluminum handle, which could be good or bad depending on what you like.

I think the twist to open is a weak spot. Due to there being so many things that could break or be damages. You don't have to treat it like an egg but you do have to be mindful of them.
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Quality
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User Friendly
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Aggressiveness
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Ease of Blade Replacement
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Pros: Light
Cons: TTO
I really enjoy my Blue Tip. It shaves nice by being forgiving and offers good blade feel for me. I think it is more aggressive than what people say, not that it will eat your face off, but its not something to overlook.

It is lightweight, due to the aluminum handle, which could be good or bad depending on what you like.

I think the twist to open is a weak spot. Due to there being so many things that could break or be damages. You don't have to treat it like an egg but you do have to be mindful of them.
Grip
4.00 star(s)
Price
3.00 star(s)
Balance
4.00 star(s)
Quality
5.00 star(s)
Adjustability
1.00 star(s)
User Friendly
5.00 star(s)
Aggressiveness
4.00 star(s)
Ease of Blade Replacement
5.00 star(s)
Pros: Forgiving
Cons: Picky about what razor its in
I first tired one of these in a Merkur and hated it. I didn't touch another one for a while. I then tried one in my Gillette Blue Tip and it was great! I loved it and it gave me a great shave consistently. I loved it so much I decided to try it in my ball tech, and hated it! It pulls in both my tech and Merkur but is smooth as butter in the blue tip.

I don't know. "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" accurately describes my feelings toward Derby Extra.
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Longevity
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Sharpness
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Smoothness of Shave
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Pros: Sharp
Cons: Short life span
I try to go 6 shaves on one blade, but the feather just doesn't want to go there for me. It is a very sharp blade that can be unforgiving at times. You cant rush through a shave with these.

The first couple of shaves are great and worth it.
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Longevity
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Sharpness
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Smoothness of Shave
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Pros: Sharp
Cons: Not the smoothest blade out there
I really like these blades. They are sharp and stay sharp for about 5/6 shaves for me. I try to go 6 days on one blade. I use them in my Merkur and have been happy. They dont eat my face alive and by that I mean I don't have very much irritation after using them.

They can feel a little rough. Not bad enough to keep me from using them but just enough to notice.
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Pros: Price, sharpness, smoothness
Cons: Longevity
There are something like 15 different sorts of blades manufactured by Lord of Egypt. It is difficult to believe they actually make that many unique products, and easier to believe that they market the same products under different labels and boxes.

At any rate, most of these blades work fine for me, the only exception being the Shark Super Chromes.

This ASCO blade merely has "ASCO" and "Super Stainless" printed upon it, and it came in a single, orange, waxed wrapper. No glue.

This blade was a very pleasant surprise. It managed to hit that "sweet spot" between sharpness and smoothness. It took a bit more work to get a BBS than one could with a Med Prep, but it certainly came through.

It delivered three very very nice shaves, and laboured a bit to finish up a fourth.

Certainly worth a try when they are on sale.
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Smoothness of Shave
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Pros: Very good steel
Hones easily
Cons: Lighter than what I am normally use too
Scales are a bit too flexible
Balance point is a long way away from the pivot pin being very need the shoulder
I bought this SR new for USD 8 + 2 shipping from China on Lazada, Philippines. This is one of the few SR's that comes with the @Slash McCoy seal of approval - so it must be good!

As often is found with "factory" edges, this SR was supplied sharp but not shave-ready (to my standard) and had a double bevel on both sides. I reset the bevel on a 1k synthetic and ran the razor through my honing progression, finishing up on diamond pasted balsa at 0.1um. It took all of about 30 minutes so it was easily done.

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Being a relatively soft steel, this SR is easy to hone but will not hold its edge as long as some of the harder-steel SR's currently available.

My first shave with this razor was this morning and I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the edge. Where I did have difficulty was in getting use to the balance point of this SR being so close to the blade's shoulder. I am more use to the balance point being much closer to the pivot pin.

The blade is well made however the scales leave a lot to be desired. The blade is well centred in the scales. The scales are very flexible and, if you are not careful, the edge can catch on the upper inner edge of the scales when closing the blade. If this happens, you will need to go back to the hones.

Am I tempted to put together a matching seven-day set of these razors? No, because of the poor scale quality.
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Lasting Edge
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Craftsmanship
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Easy to Sharpen
5.00 star(s)
Easy to Maintain
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Shaving Smoothness
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Pros: Has a number of soothing/healing ingredients that help with post-shave. Scent is pleasant, but not overpowering nor lingering. Works as advertised.
Cons: None.
This product is unique in that it really fits the bill to help soothe post-shave problems. It's affordable and effective. The scent is a very faint citrus that isn't overpowering nor does it linger which is nice if you want to use an additional aftershave splash or cologne for scent reasons. This will always be in my shave rotation.
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Quality
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Efficacy
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Moisturizing Properties
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Pros: Nice scent and easy to lather.
Cons: Water hungry. Lather needs to be hit with some water halfway through the shave to keep it slick.
TOBS Coconut is a good cream, smells nice and is easy to lather. Provides good protection. As with all TOBS creams I find it needs water added to keep it slick. Overall, a good product.
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Pros: Scent is fantastic...like you have a fresh grapefruit sitting under your nose. Lather is easy to make and is very creamy. Provides good protection.
Cons: I find all TOBS creams to be a bit water hungry. By that I mean that, halfway through the shave, it's best to hit it with a shot of water and stir it into the lather in your bowl. Easy to do thankfully.
This is my personal favorite TOBS cream because the scent is so strong and so...grapefruit! You definitely can't fault them for the scent...it's advertised as grapefruit and it is. Overall, I feel like I'm spoiled and pampered when I use this cream. Very good product.
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Quality
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Latherability
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Moisturizing Properties
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Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
Well, I spent several years trying I don't know how many different types of blades. I daresay I've tried the majority of the current production. It was fun. Note on WAS.

I'll never try another type of blade again. I'll never USE another blade again. From the second stroke on the first shave, I knew this was something special>

Just finished the fifth very very close, irritation free shave with no signs to degradation of performance yet.

These blades are far and away the BEST I have ever tried, and I have tried most of them out there. And it isn't even CLOSE.


Can't believe it took me so much time (and money) to find my way here.

No more will I experiment. Research is complete
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Smoothness of Shave
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Pros: Sharp. Comfortable. Durability
Cons: None
I enjoy this blade and I recommend it. Made in the U.S.A.
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Longevity
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Smoothness of Shave
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Pros: None
Cons: Not smooth. Not sharp. Not effective.
I expected to like this blade, as I had read good things about it. I tried 4 or 5 blades before trashing the remainder. Overall, they were about as bad an experience I've had with blades. I generally get along well with the various brands of blades, but the Gillette Silver Blues were a surprising exception.
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Longevity
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Smoothness of Shave
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