Top 5 Essential Blades.

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


    Shave rule #03 - keep the rest of the liittle box of blades -
  1. Wizamet Iridium Super
    Polsilver Super Iridium
    Gillette Silver Blue
    Feather Hi Stainless
    Personna Med Prep

    Tough call. Had to leave the Astra SPs out!
  2. TexLaw

    TexLaw Contributor

    In no real order:

    1. Polsilver SI
    2. Personna Red (Israeli)
    3. Feather
    4. Nacet
    5. Gillette Silver Blue

    Honorable mention to the Russian Gillette 7 o'Clock Blues that missed the last only because they are discontinued.
  3. Gillette Silver Blue (primary)
    Astra SP (secondary)

    I have one or two other blades, but these are what gets used. Right now I have an Astra in my razor.
  4. In no particular order:

    Astra SP
    Gillette 7 O'Clock Yellow
    Rapira Platinum Lux
  5. GSB
    Astra SP
    Polsilver SI
    Personna Lab Blue
  6. Depends on the razor a fair bit but ....

    1) Gillette Silver Blue
    2) Voskhod
    3) Personna Lab Blue/Barber/whatever you want to call 'em this week
    4) Personna Israeli "Red"
    5) Kai

    That list could change at the drop of a hat though :w00t:
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2016
  7. Personna Med Preps
    Perma Sharp
  8. 1-Polsilver SI
    2-Gillette 7 o clock Black
    3-Gillette Silver blue
    4-personna med prep / Lab blue
    5-Personna Reds
  9. Not in any order...

    1. Gillette Silver Blue
    2. Voskhod
    3. Crystal
    4. Personna Red (Israel)
    5. Personna Lab Blue (Verona VA)

    Honorable Mention to Treet Super Platinum although they seem to go dull quicker than the above five.
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2016
  10. 1. Gillette Silver Blue
    2. Astra SP
    3. Gillette 7 o'clock yellow
    4. Feather
    5. Personna Red (Israeli)
  11. Feather (japan)
    Personna blue (verona, va)
    I'd like to get my hands on some Personna med preps just to test

    Testing blades gets to be tiresome. However, if you still are, enjoy the recommendations, and keep testing---wetshaving can be fun!
  12. Aww geez. Here we go again. HAD to add the Kai's as they are like the 57 Les Paul burst of the blades I've tried so far.

    Kai SS
    PolSilver or anything with the words Iridium and Super on them
    Personna Med Prep
    Gillette Silver Blue
    Feather Hi Stainless
  13. After a decent 30 blades tried so far.

    Not in order.
    7 o'clock yellow
    Rapira Swedish supersteel
    Astra sp
  14. Astra SP
    Gillette 7 o'clock Super Platinum (black, India)
    Rapira Platinum Lux
    Indian Wilkies
  15. Currently my top blades are
    1. Personna Red
    2. Astra SP
    3. Derby Premium
    4. Crown

    Have many more to try, and a 100 of Asco's coming soon (damn postal strike is screwing that up).
  16. current tio 5- from smoothest to sharpest
    Derby extra
    Derby Premium
    Astra SP
    but I just got some Voskhods to try, they are reputed to be smoother than Derbys and sharper so the list may change shortly
  17. Everyone's face and beard are different, and choice of razor can be an influence too.

    That said, here's my top 5

    Wilkinson Sword Classic
    SuperMax Blue Diamond Titanium
    Gillette SharpEdge
    Astra SP
  18. I use vintage blades exclusively but in case you want to know
    Personna 74
    Wilkinson Light Brigades
    Gillette Platinum Plus
    Gillette Spoiler
    Personna Super Stainless
  19. Depending on razor, current favorites in no particular order are:

    Persona Red
    PolSilver SI
    Rapira Plat Lux

    Honorable mentions to Astra SP, Feather, & Wilkinson Classic.

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