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Top 5 Essential Blades.

Not in any order:
1. GSB
2. Polsilver SI
3. 7 O'Clock SS Green
4. Astra SP
5. Voskhod
6. German Wilkinson Sword
Plus some others - I like varity, and always YMMV.
1. Polsilver SI
2. Gilette Sliver Blue
3. 7OC Yellow
4. Permasharp
5. Nacet

Honorable Mention Rapira Platinum Lux
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These threads are hard to read. We need a poll somewhere where all (or nearly all) are listed and then people can pick as many from the list as they like. The one(s) with the most votes wins! But it would be a lot of work to create such a poll and not sure if B&B would allow one to create a poll with so many choices.

My list:

1. Kai <--- pretty much only use this
2. Feather
3. Gillette Black (India)
4. -
5. -
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<<--in consideration of this date. Could change tomorrow.

Polsilver Super Iridium
Astra Superior Platinum
Gillette Platinum*
Voshhok Teflon Coated
BIC Chrome Platinum

* could substitute any premium Gillette blade here. Gillette could easily move up the list considering Astra SP is P&G owned. I have had good shaves w/ the Gillettes DEs used so far.
1. Kai Stainless Steel.
2. Gillette Platinum.
3. Astra Superior Platinum, (Green).
4. Gillette 7 O´Clock Super Stainless.
5. Feather New Hi-Stainless.
My top 5

1)Polsilver S.I.
3)Treet Platinum
4)Wilkinson Sword Classic
5)7 O'clock Super Platinum
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BiC Chrome Platinum
German Wilkinson Sword
Personna Lab Blue/Comfort Coated

5th spot hasn't been won yet, possibly either Crystal or Rapira Swedish Supersteel.
1. Personna 74
2. Wilkinson Light Brigade
3. Wilkinson Medical Prep from 1982
4. Wilkinson London Bridge (Made in
5. Feather FHS-10 for my Oneblade Razors


No particular order:

Derby Extra
Personna Labs/Meds
Wilkinson Sword (Ger. or Eng.)
Gillette 7 O'Clock SS

Personna PTFE coated
There's only one blade I've found thus far that's worth using where it:

a) gives me a close shave after 2 passes
b) doesn't nick me or create weepers
c) leaves zero irritation

1. Voskhod
2. Voskhod
3. Voskhod
4. Voskhod
5. Voskhod
My updated Top Blades, roughly in order (for now)

1. Gillette Platinum
2. 7 O'Clock Yellow
3. Iridium Super / Polsilver
4. Silver Blue
5. PermaSharp Super
6. Nacet
Oh hell, who doesn't love to get sucked into a subjective DE blade poll...LOL . See below.
***Disclaimer - Your blade choices are dependent on beard thickness, coarseness, and skin sensitivity. Ultimately personal preferences are the priority.***

1> Personna Platinum (Israeli) Reds
2> PolSilver
3> Feather
4> KAI
5> Rapira Swedish
Honorable mention> Astra SP
Every 4 months or so this changes:

Gillette 7 O'Clock Green SS
Chroma Diamont Stainless
Rapira Platinum Lux
Voskhod Teflon

#6 and 7

Surprised at the lack of 7 O'Clock Yellow in peoples' Top 5's, given the occasional outbursts of support for it here. Personally, my list varies from time to time but the Yellow is always on it!