Sample packs

#1
I bought a sample pack of 50 blades from ebay as I was new to D E shaving, so I could find my go to blade in this sample pack, there was Wilkinson sword, shark ss, super-max ss, perma-sharp, derby extra ss, astra ss, astra sp, bluebird ss and prime platinum.
I have enjoyed shaving with the Wilkinson sword, super-max, perma-sharp, astra ss and sp, and prime platinum. But I haven't enjoyed using the derby extra or the shark ss.
Then I tried the bluebird ss and had some great bbs shaves, I looked on the Internet about them and some people are saying that they are re-branded derby's.
Is this true? And if so how can two blades be so different if they are the same blade?
 
#2
I bought a sample pack of 50 blades from ebay as I was new to D E shaving, so I could find my go to blade in this sample pack, there was Wilkinson sword, shark ss, super-max ss, perma-sharp, derby extra ss, astra ss, astra sp, bluebird ss and prime platinum.
I have enjoyed shaving with the Wilkinson sword, super-max, perma-sharp, astra ss and sp, and prime platinum. But I haven't enjoyed using the derby extra or the shark ss.
Then I tried the bluebird ss and had some great bbs shaves, I looked on the Internet about them and some people are saying that they are re-branded derby's.
Is this true? And if so how can two blades be so different if they are the same blade?
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#3
I bought a sample pack of 50 blades from ebay as I was new to D E shaving, so I could find my go to blade in this sample pack, there was Wilkinson sword, shark ss, super-max ss, perma-sharp, derby extra ss, astra ss, astra sp, bluebird ss and prime platinum.
I have enjoyed shaving with the Wilkinson sword, super-max, perma-sharp, astra ss and sp, and prime platinum. But I haven't enjoyed using the derby extra or the shark ss.
Then I tried the bluebird ss and had some great bbs shaves, I looked on the Internet about them and some people are saying that they are re-branded derby's.
Is this true? And if so how can two blades be so different if they are the same blade?
Even using all the same equipment and technique can give a different shave. Things such as skin condition, amount of water in lather etc. can make the difference in quality and comfort of shave using the same blade.
Experience helps with consistency, and ability to spot the issue.


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#4
Connaught do excellent sample packs.i liked the one which included feather and Gillette silver blue. Use the preferred razor when testing the blades. Derby and treet were the worst and I have never liked feather except once....sharp but uncomfortable. Best for me by far is Astra and Gillette Silver Blue. Comfortable and sharp. Do prepare a good lather.

Everyone is different with blades and reviews of blades are a guide only.
 
#5
Connaught do excellent sample packs.i liked the one which included feather and Gillette silver blue. Use the preferred razor when testing the blades. Derby and treet were the worst and I have never liked feather except once....sharp but uncomfortable. Best for me by far is Astra and Gillette Silver Blue. Comfortable and sharp. Do prepare a good lather.

Everyone is different with blades and reviews of blades are a guide only.
I’ve not tried Derby, but the rest of your feedback on blades matches my opinion as well. Probably why I have 100 GSB and only 1 feather in my blade selection.


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