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Offline Dragon

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what blades do you recommend?
« on: July 21, 2021, 09:36:49 AM »
what blades do you recommend?



Offline reddog

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Re: what blades do you recommend?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2021, 10:34:06 AM »
If you are asking about safety razor blades, I like the Astra platinum blades. I can get a box of100 for about $10 on Amazon.
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Re: what blades do you recommend?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2021, 12:42:48 PM »
I like the shick extreme 3 for shaving because of the handle but I also have a stash of Dorco ST301.  As for the Dorco, They're scary sharp and I tend to get nicks.  I like them both.  I think it's all in the prep but once any blade starts to chatter, I will nick myself.

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Re: what blades do you recommend?
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2021, 04:38:06 AM »
I still use a Mach3 to shave my noggin. I find that there is less nicking with 3 blades. Itís been several years since i used a 4 or 5 blade razor. Maybe I need to revisit using additional blades but if I recall correctly I didnít find the shaving experience to be much different.

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Re: what blades do you recommend?
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2021, 08:33:41 AM »
I started using a Gillette Fusion5 a couple of years ago.  It gives me a smooth shave and the blades last me 2-3 weeks

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Re: what blades do you recommend?
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2021, 06:18:23 AM »
After a number of years using a three blade cartridge razor and avoiding the high cost of the Fusion, I finally gave the Gillette Fusion a try a couple of year ago.  I am now sold on them.  The shave is great, and nicks are rare, and they do last a long time.  I typically use them for a month. So the high cost is really not that high considering the durability.
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Re: what blades do you recommend?
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2022, 02:03:55 PM »
I use Feather, Merkur, and Derby. They're all very good, IMO. I have a box of Gilette Stainless but I'm saving those for the ZA.
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Re: what blades do you recommend?
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2022, 08:17:05 AM »
It's not the sharpness of the blade but rather the preparation of the scalp that matters most.  No matter what blade I use, it's like cutting through butter.  I really sharp blade cause me razor burn and nicks for some reason.  I think the prep is the key to a good shave.

 



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