Voskhod blades.

#22
and after trying about nine different brands of blade i have decided to stick with Feathers across the board now, they just seem to suit me regardless of which razor i put them in.
I was very much the same but found too many inconsistencies in their quality. I still use Feather blades at times but a few other sample blades (in particular Polsilver Lodz and Kai) have relegated them to the back of the 'what I have' queue.
 
#23
I had my first try of a Voskhod earlier. The blade seemed sort-of blunt, certainly a very "dull" shave, and I even had to do a 4th pass which is unheard of... But the end result was extremely smooth with no irritation. I could see me going for these if I wanted a reliable, close, thoughtless shave - maybe one for hangovers or a day I absolutely couldn't risk any nicks.

I'll work my way through the tuck for sure, nothing at all to put me off as the end result was great.
 
#24
I had my first try of a Voskhod earlier. The blade seemed sort-of blunt, certainly a very "dull" shave, and I even had to do a 4th pass which is unheard of... But the end result was extremely smooth with no irritation. I could see me going for these if I wanted a reliable, close, thoughtless shave - maybe one for hangovers or a day I absolutely couldn't risk any nicks.

I'll work my way through the tuck for sure, nothing at all to put me off as the end result was great.
This does happen sometimes with Voskhod blades, the Teflon coating, makes the blade feel "dull" on the first shave, the next shave is normally noticeably better, this happens with chrome coated blades too..i normally get 3-4 good shaves from one blade...You could try "Hand Stropping" a fresh blade before using it, to take any hidden burrs or imaginary ones from the blade edges..The results as you say, are always good with a little bit of patience.
 
#26
I just had my first shave with a Voskhod blade in a Muhle R41, what an unbelievably awful experience it was for me, absolute agony and terrible to boot. In the end i gave up trying to get a decent shave out of it and stuck in a Gillette silver blue to do a fourth pass.

Now looking around the internet these blades seem quite highly regarded, so what the hell happened for me? I've only used four different types of blade so far, Personna (okay but not great), Feather (fantastic), Gillette silver blue (on par with a feather but slightly longer lasting) and the Voskhod (enough said already!).

Does anyone reckon it may be worth persavering and trying them again? maybe a duff blade? or just chalk it up to not for me and move on?
Just took a Gillette Silver Silver Blue out of my razor after trying it in both a Ming Shi and an Edwin Jagger. Got a very close shave but uncomfortable. Funnily enough a feather works great in both for me. Maybe it was a bad Gillette Silver Blue, but it has put me off.
 
#27
Just used a Voskhod in a pre war Canadian Tech, plenty sharp and smooth for me, near BBS after 3 passes, no irritation.

My only dissapointment with the shave was the TOBS soap i used, the cream is nicer.

I am really looking forward to trying them in the DLC Yaqi i have on order.
 
#28
Tried a new Voskhod in my 6C plate #4. Dull, had to keep re-passing on stubble, and tugged quite a bit. This is a failure for me - not interested in any more. My latest good shaves have been 7 o'clock Yellow, Nacet and Rapira PL and these were all sharp and altogether better blades.
 
#29
I have now got my new Yaqi with cobbled head and tried a Voskhod in it.

The first shave wasn't that spectacular, as many have experienced, the second shave was much better, felt smooth and as though the blade was sharper, i am very pleased with the combination, if i get 3 good shaves from this blade i will be more than happy.
 
#30
This does happen sometimes with Voskhod blades, the Teflon coating, makes the blade feel "dull" on the first shave, the next shave is normally noticeably better, this happens with chrome coated blades too..i normally get 3-4 good shaves from one blade...You could try "Hand Stropping" a fresh blade before using it, to take any hidden burrs or imaginary ones from the blade edges..The results as you say, are always good with a little bit of patience.
Actually, it's the coating(s) quality that is giving you the great shave & not the sharpness as silly as that sounds.
 
#33
I often find blades suit some razors better than others. Indon’t get the closest shave with these but I do get probably the most comfortable in a DE89. It depends on the individual skin and beard type. Some folk love Feathers but I find them so sharp they leave my skin red at best or a bloody mess at worst: horses for courses.
 
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