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Top 5 Essential Blades.

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
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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.
1.Personna Lab
2.Personna Barber (white paper, no text on blades)
3.Rapira Swedish Supersteel
4.Perma Sharps
5.Gillette Black
  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
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.
1. Gillette Silver Blue
2. Polsilver Super Iridium
3. Gillette 7 O'Clock Super Platinum (Blue)
4. Astra Superior Platinum
5. Feather

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
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
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...


1. Personna Labs or Med prep blades.
2. Personna Reds
3. Astra
4. Gillette Russian Yellows
5. Lord SC
likely to change soon....at 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
1.Polsilver Super Iridium
2.Polsilver Super Iridium
3.Polsilver Super Iridium
4.Polsilver Super Iridium
5.Polsilver Super Iridium