Dr Shave's Guide to Blades

Dr Shave's Guide to Blades

First up, this is only my opinion; what works well for me may not necessarily work well for you. Blade choice is subjective, the golden rule is – Your Milage May Vary (YMMV).

Daily we get asked what blade is best? This is an impossible question to answer without information such as:

·         How heavy/light is your beard growth?

·         How often do you shave?

·         How old are you? (Your skin gets thinner as you get older.)

·         Do you have problems with post-shave skin irritation?

Additionally, it is important to note that you will get different results depending on the razor you use, a Muhle R106 with a Feather blade will deliver a very different outcome compared to a Parker 65R with a Feather blade.

I have used all of the blades in this totally unscientific experiment and here’s my findings:


Feather, Rapira


Tiger, Gillette (Silver Blue), Astra, Wilkinson Sword, Timor, Derby Extra, Muhle, Super Shave X


Blue Sword, Gillette 7 o'clock (yellow), Gillette 7 o'clock (green), Personna

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