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I've learned a valid lesson from my humble self and that is i should always go with my 'gut-feeling/judgement',and never be condescending towards a product by it's low price tag, or take notice of other peoples reviews until you've made your own.... You can't make a true judgement on DE blades or any shaving related product regardless of the price tag with just one or two shaves, you've got to give them a good run to see if it is suited to your skin type, test it's longevity & smoothness, and try it in different razors before you can make a true opinion.
Amen! In addition to that, I find it's really important to use the 'right' set up, an aggressive razor might be great for the needs of some but won't be for others. You're right about trying to judge a blade after a shave not being the best way to see how good it is, my favourite blades seem to be the ones which perform the best after a few shaves.

Over the past three weeks all of the blades i've re-aquainted & new blades i have tried in various razors have been absolutely fantastic all have performed admirably with each shave the dorco blades i've shaved with haven't been the sharpest blades that i have used over the last few weeks, but both the Prime platinum & ST300 have gave me some of the consistantly comfortable smooth shaves i've had since i started DE shaving especially the Prime Platinum.
The Lancet SP another have really surprised me,which are now another good inexpensive DE blade that perform superbly,that have gave me non-fuss smooth comfortable shaves...What more can i ask for.


As always, opinions reviews, are always personal thing and are very subjective to the reader..Enough said.

Next week i be trying out another two more blades i've had since the start of the year but have yet to try starting with the Gillette 'NOS' Super Silver & Tiger Platinum.
I think I read SeanC on ATG saying that he really rates the Dorco Prime Platinum, and that guy really knows his blades. Pleased you liked the Lancet SP though, I found it to be a really pleasant surprise. I'd be intrigued in what you think of the Tiger Platinum. I found it didn't really perform that well in my milder razors, but worked well in my slightly more aggressive razors.
 
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Amen! In addition to that, I find it's really important to use the 'right' set up, an aggressive razor might be great for the needs of some but won't be for others. You're right about trying to judge a blade after a shave not being the best way to see how good it is, my favourite blades seem to be the ones which perform the best after a few shaves.



I think I read SeanC on ATG saying that he really rates the Dorco Prime Platinum, and that guy really knows his blades. Pleased you liked the Lancet SP though, I found it to be a really pleasant surprise. I'd be intrigued in what you think of the Tiger Platinum. I found it didn't really perform that well in my milder razors, but worked well in my slightly more aggressive razors.
The Dorco Prime Platinum are exceptionally good..
 
Good evening, I hope you’re all well.

Hot Shower with Mr Rugged Face soap
Barts Lavender ASL as a Pre
Parker 22R
Astra SP #7
Omega Boar
Signature Soaps Condate
Osma Alum Block
Barts Balm Amber and Jasmine

Nice Shave this evening. Excellent soap, residual slickness is unreal. Hardly any stinging after a rub down with the Alum block.

Stay safe everyone and keep smiling.
 
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Good evening, I hope you’re all well.

Hot Shower with Mr Rugged Face soap
Barts Lavender ASL as a Pre
Parker 22R
Astra SP #7
Omega Boar
Signature Soaps Condate
Osma Alum Block
Barts Balm Amber and Jasmine

Nice Shave this evening. Excellent soap, residual slickness is unreal. Hardly any stinging after a rub down with the Alum block.

Stay safe everyone and keep smiling.
Thank you, it’s good to hear that. Take care, Regards Brian
 
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Ontario, Canada
Happy Thursday all! One day past mid-week yet not close enough to Friday and the weekend for my liking! Oh well angst aside we press on!

I am a fan of what have been called “aggressive” razors and own a few...Blackland Dart, Timeless Bronze OC .78, Muhle R41 and the iKon Standard/Tech to name a few. I love them for what they are, keen destroyers of stubble. However, with a nice blade, a simple Gillette Tech can get it done no muss and no fuss. So today, I decided to reach for said razor(s) as I have a few. This one was gifted to me from a friend down in Texas who I started my wet shaving journey with and have quite a few of his razors in my collection. A true gentleman and a knowledgeable proponent of the wet shaving world. This one dates to 1938-45 complete with triangular slots in the base plate and the like. Loaded up with a fresh GSB.

Today’s soap RazoRock Nomad which is a lovely mix of creamy woods, spices and musk. Quite nice really though not what you would call a summer scent. I love to grab it whenever because the scent is really In my wheelhouse.

Three passes with a little buffing and BBS achieved. Always amazed at how well a simple Tech can mow it down. I will be going on a run of Techs. Topped it off with the matching AS and some B&BW Noir which is a great match. Take care folks and enjoy your shaves.

Rating: 5 / 5

Razor: Gillette Tech - Fat Handle - Gold 1938-45
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue
Brush: Paladin 26mm Select Badger - Sumo
Lather: RazoRock Nomad
Aftershave: RazoRock Nomad
Additional Care:
B.I.G. Co. Alum Block
Bath & Body Works Noir
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The shaves all this week have been " Tried and tested".
Used the trusty and intuitive Gillette Slim adjustable 1962 on settings 7,5 and 4 for 3 passes with the excellent Gillette Rubie blade.
Used all the soaps pictured with the trusty Yaqi Sagrada Familia and post shave was Skin Bracer and L'Oréal Hydra Sensitive Birch Sap.
All 4 shaves were excellent, great lathers, smooth and close shaves as expected.
So the theme got me thinking into trying untried and untested blades and razors - just for something a little different over the next few weeks.
Stay safe people and enjoy your shaves.
 
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