Gillette silver blue Vs. Gillette platinum

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A blade is a blade, as long as it's not dull or banged up. Get someone else to put blades in your razor and I bet you couldn't identify them without looking.
Even though i have only been using DE's for about 6 months, i'm sure i can identify all of the blades that i have tried in that time.
The blade is the most important part of my shave.
 
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Even though i have only been using DE's for about 6 months, i'm sure i can identify all of the blades that i have tried in that time.
The blade is the most important part of my shave.
That will change, a year from now the blade won't matter as much. Blade angle, good lather, and your skin are what matters, your skin will adapt to shaving close, especially if you shave daily.
 
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That will change, a year from now the blade won't matter as much. Blade angle, good lather, and your skin are what matters, your skin will adapt to shaving close, especially if you shave daily.
I guess YMMV then - because I don’t believe that all blades feel the same on my skin, and in different razors. if they all do the same job for you, that’s good - and you can probably save some bucks buying the cheapest out there
 
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I guess YMMV then - because I don’t believe that all blades feel the same on my skin, and in different razors. if they all do the same job for you, that’s good - and you can probably save some bucks buying the cheapest out there

If you become more proficient the disparity between blades decreases greatly if your prep & technique improve as well. I won't lie to you and say everyone figures this out as they don't. As well, a good soap/cream helps also.
 
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Was surprised with my first time trying a GSB. Not sharp at all, had to open my Merkur Progress up to 3.5 to get it close. Maybe just a dud blade or it's not the right combo with the Progress.
 
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Was surprised with my first time trying a GSB. Not sharp at all, had to open my Merkur Progress up to 3.5 to get it close. Maybe just a dud blade or it's not the right combo with the Progress.
I’ve been using Gillette Nacets in my Merkur Futur and getting very nice close shaves. Yesterday I put in a new GSB in it and found it very irritating ATG and I was left with weepers in the moustache area. I’ll give it another go to see if its second use is less rough. I know other people swear by GSB but as they say YMMV.
 
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I’ve been using Gillette Nacets in my Merkur Futur and getting very nice close shaves. Yesterday I put in a new GSB in it and found it very irritating ATG and I was left with weepers in the moustache area. I’ll give it another go to see if its second use is less rough. I know other people swear by GSB but as they say YMMV.
You're shaving ATG on your mustache area??!! :oops: Regardless, weepers are not caused by blades. They are almost always caused by one or a combo of these:

1. too aggressive of a razor for you

2. poor prep/technique

3. shaving ATG when you shouldn't
 
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You're shaving ATG on your mustache area??!! :oops: Regardless, weepers are not caused by blades. They are almost always caused by one or a combo of these:

1. too aggressive of a razor for you

2. poor prep/technique

3. shaving ATG when you shouldn't
I think it was that particular razor and blade combination.
Today I used my Mercur 37C slant with a new Permasharp blade and had a very comfortable and smooth 3 pass shave with no difficulty or irritation ATG in the moustache area.
 
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