The cutting edge

This is just some one line reviews of a few blades I've been trying out, in no particular order. This will be updated as I'm trying new blades, and old blades in new razors.
  • Racer Super Stainless: A middle to good blade, depending on the razor. Worked better in my Parker 22R TTO and in my Racer razor than in my Merkur 39C Slant, no tugging but not the smoothest blades out there.
  • Shark Super Chrome: A middle of the road blade in my 22R and 39C - but gives a very good shave in my Merkur 985CL open comb travel razor. Also works well in the cheap YUMA razor.
  • BiC Chrome Platinum: Okayish for the first shave, horrible on the second go. Firmly off my list.
  • Gillette Goal Stainless: Works rather well in my 22R and 39C - four shaves and still smooth.
  • Lord Platinum: Works very well in my 39C, my 985CL and my 22R.
  • Feather Hi Stainless: A wicked sharp blade that performs well in any razor, but is best tamed by a mild razor like the Feather Popular or the '58 TV Special.
  • Willikins Sword: Shaves well in any razor, especially so in my 39C slant.
  • Treet Platinum Super Stainless: A Pakistani made blade that works well in my 25C open comb and my 958CL. Well worth looking into.
  • Astra Superior Platinum: A blade with a well deserved reputation, smooth and sharp and suited for every razor I've tried it in.
  • Zorrik Super Stainless: A pretty decent blade, works fine in my Yuma and 985CL.
  • Laser Super Platinum: Middle to bad blade - sharp enough, but not very smooth. A decent choice if no better blade is available.
  • Derby Extra: A good, but not spectacular, blade. A decent choice if no better blade is available.
  • Perma-Sharp Super: Sharp, but not smooth. Not a blade I'll buy again.
  • Rapira Super Stainless: Not the smoothest, but gives a DFS in my 39C and 22R
  • Gillette Yellow 7 O'Clock: Not the smoothest, but more than good enough in my '58 TV Special - not a blade for the Bakelite Slant though
  • Flying Eagle: Trading a bit of smoothness for the ability to stay sharp for a long time - works better in a mild razor though
  • Laser Super Stainless w/chromium coated edges: Pretty decent blade, four shaves with no trouble - one to consider, 
  • ASCO Super Stainless: Not the smoothest or sharpest, but a decent performer with little to no change from first to last shave.
  • Zaza Super / Supreme Stainless Steel: Not the smoothest in the world, not the sharpest either - but a very nice blend of smoothness, sharpness and longevity. A solid, if uninspired, contender for a fall-back blade

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