Any blades you won't buy again?

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Will never buy Gillette 7 O'clock Black and Gillette Wilkinson (those indian blades i think)
Both are very rough on my skin and always leave bumps. Tried them both in 3 razors and gave up on them.

Also, Rockwell blades - dull as a spoon.

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Think I’ll end up adding Astra SP to this list. Although I started off using it, since trialling other blades and then going back to it, today on my non-shaving day my face has been ridiculously itchy for most of the day. I’ve been resisting the urge to scratch it, as the last thing I need is a red raw face, but it’s like the feeling won’t go now until my next shave tomorrow. Could this be something to do with the platinum coating?
 
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Croma Diamant, Centwin Super Platinum, German Wilkinsons, Zaza (but I love them for the packaging), Indian SuperMax blades of all sorts.

I have dozens of these things, but not enough paint to scrape to use them all up.
 
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Feathers - harsh and die quickly. Best I've had out of a Feather was two decent shaves and it was unusable on the third. Some have been terrible straight out of the packet.

Wilkinson Sword - worst blade I've ever tried bar none, it was like trying to shave with a rusty tin lid. Godawful and I needed a day or two for my face to recover.
 
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I think I’d get a closer shave by smashing a raw egg on my face and hoping bits of the shell scraped past my stubble. It’s worth a go. Better than standing there, slapping on lather repeatedly, frantically chiseling away in vain, razor in one hand and a curious look on my face as my fingers rub over my cheeks in search of smoothly shaved skin.
Just read through the whole thread. That post (about Derby blades) is one of the funniest things I've read on any forum ever. :D

7 O'Clock Yellow and Black. Neither suited me for whatever reason. Gave me an uncomfortable shave with uncomfortable results.
I'm with you there on the 7 O'clock Yellows. Proper Freddy Krueger face after using those. Not tried the Blacks.
 
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Derby Extra.

Just not sharp and get irritation from trying too hard to get results other blades give easily.
Derby, along with Bic, Merkur and Shark are some blades that I’m not even remotely interested in trying based purely on the amount of negative comments I’ve seen on them. Some blades are Marmite blades, one man’s meat is another man’s poison, I’ll try those, but if a blade is virtually unanimously declared to be crap then I’ll stay well away from it
 
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Derby, along with Bic, Merkur and Shark are some blades that I’m not even remotely interested in trying based purely on the amount of negative comments I’ve seen on them. Some blades are Marmite blades, one man’s meat is another man’s poison, I’ll try those, but if a blade is virtually unanimously declared to be crap then I’ll stay well away from it
Yeh, I would maybe try the Derby Premium at some point, but the Derby Extra has made me feel no rush for that..

Is that the Bic Chrome Platinum? Seems it has some positive reviews over there.

No interest in the Merkur blade either, I recently received a single Shark blade so I guess I will force myself to try it!

Yes, there is somewhat of a general consensus on what is a "good" blade and a "bad" blade, but of course there is always differences from person to person, I guess that's the fun of it!
 
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Relatively new to DE shaving. Using an Edwin Jagger DE87 and working my way through an assorted pack of blades. Will definitely not use Lord Platinum or Shark SS again. Astra Platinum seem quite good and Derby seem ok if I am shaving every day.
 
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Relatively new to DE shaving. Using an Edwin Jagger DE87 and working my way through an assorted pack of blades. Will definitely not use Lord Platinum or Shark SS again. Astra Platinum seem quite good and Derby seem ok if I am shaving every day.

The blades you've mentioned (with the exception of Astra SP) aren't particularly well regarded anyway. Do you have the likes of Gillette Nacet or Gillette Silver Blue in your sampler? Polsilver SI are good too but aren't generally found in sampler packs.
 

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The blades mentioned by Dave are those you should try. Why anyone wastes their money and face with some found in sample packs puzzles me.
 
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