Wonderful Blade - Smooth Shave
I tried several brands. I picked a sample of blades. Astra, Feather, Personna, Crystal, and Derby. This is one of my favorite blades. I really like the way they number the corners, so I can remember to flip the blade over. I have had 3 shaves so far and anticipate the 4th shave will be as smooth as the last 3. I really enjoy them.
Above average blade
I'm trying these because the Lord blades I love seem to have changed. This is good, not crazy aggressive, and allows a close shave. I'm a little prone to irritation, though, so I'm looking for an ultra-smooth edge. I will certainly use these but may continue to shop and compare.
Tough on facial hair, not your skin!
After trying the Feather double edge razor blades, because I heard they were the sharpest and longest lasting, I knew I needed to do some more careful research for purchasing the right blades for my sensitive skin. After a few minutes online between product reviews and YouTube tutorials and recommendations, I confidently decided to purchase the Derby Extras. What drew me to these were 1. Excellent price 2. Strict quality control standards from the Turkish manufacturer 3. Stated to be the best for sensitive skin 4. Several different coatings for longevity and performance. After only one shave with these, even with two weeks of beard growth, I had the most comfortable and closest shave ever! I was even able to go against the grain without irritation, nicks, or bumps! So these are now my permanent go to double edge blades. I'm stocking up for the long haul!! I highly recommend these for any guy who has even the slightest bit of skin sensitivity.
Twice is a Charm
I tried these blades when I first began wet shaving three years ago. They came with my EJ razor. I. Hated. Them. I tried Sharks, Gillette Silver Blue (which I remember liking), store brand Personna, Wilkinson Sword (which I love ��� bought a 100-pack), Merkur, And currently working on an Astra green 100-pack. I'm not having particularly good luck with the Astras; they have a good subjective feel, but it seems like I nick myself with them Every. Single. Day. (This isn't technique ��� I rarely cut myself with Wilkinsons or Gillettes.). So, I thought I'd try some other blades. My face is very sensitive, and I have light growth, so I was looking for something not as aggressive as Astras, and Wilkinsons are more than I want to pay for blades. I ordered a pack of Derbys, and I have to say I've completely changed my mind about them. They're not as subjectively smooth as wilkinsons, but they just don't irritate my face like Wilkinsons and Astras do. My loathing of Derbys early on was spurred by lack of technique, I believe. I don't think these blades are for everyone, but for a light beard and sensitive skin, they work wonders with a light touch. Still using them in the EJ 89, with either Palmolive cream or Ogallala soap. My face feels better post-shave than with sharper blades, and my wallet feels better with the cheaper price. I may have found a new daily blade...
Not buying these again
These blades are dull and jagged. Ripped my face to shreds. Threw the entire rest of pack in the trash can after the first use.