Any blades you won't buy again?

I had though that Sharks were on my don't buy again list when I used then im my Merkur 27C. But I tried them in another razor (Merkur 39C) and they were ok--not great, but ok. They were certainly as good as the Derbys that I'll use in that razor from time to time

So I suppose it's more of a razor+blade combo that one ought never to use again.

But perhaps I've got low standards ... .
 
I bought 100 Voskhods off ebay seller unuta77. I have had these blades from different vendors in the past and loved them but these are rough on the first shave and completely unusable for a second.
Wouldn't discount the Voskhods but would advise staying away from this seller.
 
I bought 100 Voskhods off ebay seller unuta77. I have had these blades from different vendors in the past and loved them but these are rough on the first shave and completely unusable for a second.
Wouldn't discount the Voskhods but would advise staying away from this seller.
Funny you say that. I bought a pack of Voskhods to try from eBay (but not from the seller you mentioned). Just shaved with them, in my Parker 97R DE razor, and I found them to be exactly how you say. Rough, not slicing through the hairs very efficiently. I still managed to get a BBS shave everywhere, apart from my chin, and no irritation whatsoever. But the shave wasn't the most comfortable for sure. I may try them again in my Braveheart or R41, but I'm not sure if it's worth it.
 
I bought 100 Voskhods off ebay seller unuta77. I have had these blades from different vendors in the past and loved them but these are rough on the first shave and completely unusable for a second.
Wouldn't discount the Voskhods but would advise staying away from this seller.
I find it somewhat frustrating that blades from eBay seem be such a crapshoot. I’ve used the same seller a few times and they have excellent feedback. I found the same as you with my first Voskhod blade though. So I’m still none the wiser as to if it was a duff blade or that my face just doesn’t like Voskhods. To make matters worse I used a Rapira Swedish Supersteel next and got similar results, as I understand them both to be mild blades. I won’t do that again, use one unknown blade after another, without returning to a known fave inbetween. I don’t plan on testing any more now really anyway as I’ve found a few that like my face.
 
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