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Personna Platinum (Israeli)

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First of all, I can't believe I'm the first to review these...

I'm calling these "Derby's Twin" because for me thats how they act. However, I get a slightly less irrritating shave on the first shave of the blade with the Derbys.

To date, I've shaved with American Personnas, Merkurs, Derbys, these, and Swedish Gillettes.

Price: The price is right on ebay, about 15 cents US a piece when bought in bulk. I'm giving them a 9 because I feel local access to US personnas at wal-mart for 15.6 cents a piece is a better value given the quantity.

Quality: Compared to thier american counterparts, these are excellent. They don't rust, are pretty consistent, and give a good shave.

Sharpness: I put the Derby slightly ahead of these, but they are no match for a fresh swede.

Longevity: I usually dispose of these after the third or fourth shave, but could probably get more out of it if I tried. I witheld the 10 because they do have a noticeable dropoff after day 2, then plateau through to day 5.

Smoothness: A lot of people swear by them, but I find the Derby smoother.

Packaging: Bulk wax paper and cardboard. No thanks. Derby, at the same price, at least gives you a plastic case to help prevent incidental bending in the supplies drawer.

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These left my skin irritated! The cut was rough for sure, especially on my neck. The blade had trouble cutting hair on my neck and I prepped very well. I had to use a lot of balm to fix my face after the cutting I received. My face is smooth but very irritated.. I like the RED IP's better.. Trying 7'oclock yellows and blacks next and the sputnik teflons after that..
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My favorite, after a year of globetrotting through manufacturers via teh interwebs searching, ever searching.

Less than U.S. $0.14 per blade delivered to my door. Great price for an all-round solid performer!

For me, the comfort factors all add up such that no other blade does for me what these do. These are generally accounted good middle of-the-road blades; for me they are top-shelf. Sure there are sharper brands, some last longer, but a sharp, forgiving blade is a treasure for me. A#1! :thumbup:
Worked just fine in my Rotbart with Cella. Nice clean shave, hardly any irritation. Give it a try.
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