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if you had to choose one de blade for the rest of your life, which one would it be?


The Lather Maestro
Well, I've sort of answered this hypothetical, I guess because I'm maybe halfway through a batch of 800 Gillette 7 O'Clock blacks I got from India several years ago. I still play with soaps/creams and aftershave products, but I have not played around with blades in years. The blacks work just great in my Merkur 34C HD, and I have not had any desire to try any other blades. Tried every blade there was around 5-6 years ago, and then lost interest in them.

All my packs are the 7-for-5 variety, I guess those are gone now?
Astra SP for me. I haven't done the super-extensive testing of some here, but I've gone through a dozen or more of the better regarded blades, and Astra gives me the combo of sharp, smooth, and long-lasting that makes them a clear winner.
Cheap is a bonus.
This is a tough question to answer. My favorite blade is Polsilver. Since they are no longer available, I've been on a hunt for a replacement once my 200 are gone. So far, of the blades I've tried I would say that Gillette 7 O'clock Super Platinum comes the closest in performance....sharp, smooth, and comfortable. I tried the Wizamet but don't find them as good as the Polsilver. The Wiz is not as smooth and it's very noticeable to me.

I own and have tried many excellent blades (and could probably be happy with any of these): Astra SP, Wilkinson Sword (German), Lord Platinum, Rapira Swedish Super Steel, Nacet, GSB, Personna Med Prep, and Bolzano to name my top performers.
For me it would be a toss up between Nacet and Polsilver ( unfortunately Polsilver's are harder to find and have a steep price)
I recently stocked up on the Nacets as I had good results from those in the past. The last time I was able to purchase the Polsilvers was in February 2019 from Razorbladesclub. I was able to get 100 blades at that time for like $24.99. Even though I have about 95 of the Polsilvers left, I'm kicking myself now since I didn't stock up on them even more in 2018 or 2019. Even if I had purchased 200 blades a month back then, that would've been a great investment and I would've been set for life. I'm sure I would've been able to make a profit off of them if I had stocked up on them early on.

I did purchase some of the Wizamat Super Iridiums recently, but I haven't tried those yet. I hope they are on par with the Polsilver blades.

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I could not stick with one! For me it would be my ‘top tier‘ in no particular order:
Astra SP
Personna lab
Personna red
How do the Personna Lab Blues compare in sharpness to the Personna Reds. Are the lab blues smoother?

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I love Nacet as well but used a King C Gillette that came with the new 3-piece razor and got two weeks worth of smooth, sharp, comfortable shaves. Very impressive.
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