Gillette Perma-Sharp

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I used a Perma-Sharp for the first time today and it was fantastic.
Since getting into DE shaving about 6 years ago I've tried a lot of different blades and the Gillette Silver Blue and 7 O’Clock SS Russian blades were a couple of my first samples. They're stand out favourites from first use and until today remained unmatched by any other blades I’ve tried, however once again its a Russian blade from the same factory that I find hitting that sweet spot of smoothness and comfort. I now have 3 favourite blades from the same factory !?
This is quite an uncanny trend and IMHO they shave very similarly and any differences are subtle.
Are these really 3 different blades ? :unsure:
 
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As you say @Bogeyman I guess we’ll never know for sure.
I try new blades hoping for another gem to surface but in all fairness most of them fall into the “good” or “ok” category.
I’ve fortunately now found 3 to be “exceptional” and I feel its time to stop looking for some other Nirvana and just stock up on these great blades and be very content.
 

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Astras and Yellows were poor for me and I didn’t much like the Greens either. The Perma-Sharps are good, GSBs fine, Platinums excellent Sputniks and Minora too. Haven’t tried Rubies but am currently investigating Super Iridiums. Same factory and surely there’s ‘badge engineering’ going in? I don’t much care though as along as there’s a plethora of quality, reliable blades out there, I’m happy.
 
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At risk of confusing yourself further :) - have you tried the Nacet blades from the same factory? I find them excellent in pretty much any razor I've used them in. Cheers - I.
Fair comment @Digimonkey.
Apart from the 3 I mentioned I've tried Astra SP, Nacet and Rubie and from memory all were good. Its been a while since using the Astras or Nacets so I'll revisit them to re-evaluate.
Yep! Lovely, sharp blades and where, say, the Nacet might be just too sharp the Permasharp Super sits just behind it; sharp and safe. It's one of a very short list that I give a full five stars to.
I think the point of my thread was to convince myself to fine tune my inventory to only the blades in that five star category as you put it @pjgh
Sometimes I feel like I've cheated myself when I use an unknown blade thats "good" and I have those in the drawer that are "great".
Bloody FOMO !

Bugger it I might as well go through the full card from St Petersburg :p
 
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