Top 5 Essential Blades.

Discussion in 'Safety Razor Blades' started by coyotewhisper, Sep 13, 2013.

    I want to do a project, complying a list of the top 25 blades. I need your help to list your top 5 essential blades that you use.

    I will start off;

    1. Gillette Silver Blue
    2. Voshkod
    3. Red Persona
    4. Gillette 7 o'clock Black
    5. Israeli Persona
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2013
  1. In no particular order:

    1. Personna Red
    2. Personna Blue (Israeli)
    3. Gillette 7 O'Clock Yellow
    4. Personna Blue (med prep)
    4. Astra SP

    This list could easily change as I still have over half a dozen brands of blades I haven't tried yet. This is what I came up with after a year of DE shaving.
  2. 1.Personna Lab
    2.Personna Barber (white paper, no text on blades)
    3.Rapira Swedish Supersteel
    4.Perma Sharps
    5.Gillette Black
  3. 1. Polsilver
    2. Voskhod
    3. Feather
    4. Gillette Silver Blue
    5. Lord Platinum
    2. Gillette 7 o'clock Super Platinum (black, made in India)
    3. Gillette 7 o'clock Super Platinum (blue, made in Russia)
    4. Wilkinson Sword (Solingen)
    5. Astra SP
  4. Silver Blue or something else?

    Nice list.
  5. My list -
    1) Feathers
    2) Gillette Silver Blue
    3) Personna Med Prep
    4) Gillette 7 O'clock Black
    5) Personna Reds

    Blades are arguably the most YMMV part of the DE experience, so take any list with a big grain of salt.
  6. 1. Gillette Silver Blue
    2. Polsilver Super Iridium
    3. Gillette 7 O'Clock Super Platinum (Blue)
    4. Astra Superior Platinum
    5. Feather

  7. 1. Feather
    2. Astra Superior Platinum
    3. Gillette 7 O'Clock SharpEdge (yellow)
    4. Gillette 7 O'Clock Super Stainless (green)
    5. Polsilver Super Iridium
  8. I haven't tried too many out yet but so far my top choices in no particular order are:

    Personna Reds

    Honorable Mention:
    Gillette 7'O Clock Black
    Astra SP
  9. I don't have a large variety, I mainly use 2 kinds.
    1. PolSI
    2. Feather
    3. Voskhod
    4. Gillette Black
    5. Personna red
  10. in no particular order:

    Derby Extra
    Gillette SB
    Astra SP
    Gillette 7 green
    Gillette 7 yellow
  11. Feather
    Astra SP
    Israeli Personna (not crystals)
    UK Wilkinson
  12. 1. Gillette Silver Blue
    1. 7 o'Clock black
    2. Feather
    2. Astra SP
    2. Astra SS

    These are 5 blade types out of only 11 I have tried so far.
    Also, next year my mileage may vary...
  13. ackvil

    ackvil Moderator

    1. Personna Labs or Med prep blades.
    2. Personna Reds
    3. Astra
    4. Gillette Russian Yellows
    5. Lord SC
  14. OOPs, I meant Silver
  15. likely to change this particular second

    1) Gillette Silver Blue
    2) Gillette 7'Clock Black
    3) Astra SP
    4) Gillette 7'OClock Green Permasharp
    5) Personna Lab Blue
  16. 1. Perma-sharp
    2. Perma-sharp
    3. Perma-sharp
    4. Perma-sharp
    5. Perma-sharp
  17. Super Iridium
    Gilette Super Blue
    Gillette Super Thin
    Perma Sharp
  18. dcc


    1.Polsilver Super Iridium
    2.Polsilver Super Iridium
    3.Polsilver Super Iridium
    4.Polsilver Super Iridium
    5.Polsilver Super Iridium

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