Gillette Perma-Sharp

Mike Smart

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Lol ! There's definitely a very large rabbit-hole for blades. I found the Voskhod pretty decent and Rapira Swedish Supersteel ok. Thats my lot from Moscow thus far. I'm not too fussy about exploring the others but I did just order some Sputnik, Minora and Blue Platinum. WTF ! ! :oops:
5976C4B5-7EA1-4AC0-83BA-F2ACECE2B7B9.jpeg I get all my blades here
 
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If you want to know what a real blade is then find some NOS Gillette Blue Blades (carbon steel) made after they started coating them in the late 50's and better yet from the late 60's - early 70's. I have never used a smoother (sharper) blade. (y) ;)

Then those damned Englishmen came along from the garden tool co. and ruined it all!! :mad:


;) :LOL::ROFLMAO:

I'm sure they're great blades @Bogeyman and I’d love to try one however I suspect they’re harder to find than rocking horse shit and more expensive than gold. o_O

Reminds me .......... the blade on the lawnmower needs sharpened ! :LOL:
 
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Many apologies guys, it appears I’ve been a twat and not done my due diligence before starting this thread. I assumed ( for whatever reason ) the Gillette Perma-Sharps were out of Russia. Maybe I just assumed this because of the similarity in how it shaved to the GSB and 7 O’Clock SS.
It seems they’re made in Turkey so in fact not from the same factory as the other 2 Gillettes I like so much.
In any case I found them to be superb and I appreciate all the comments and feedback.

They are made in St Petersburg, Gillette following it's usual strategy of buying the brand and then consolidating production to maximize economies of scale. The Turkey specific branding has been retained as the size of the core market makes it viable. The only blades sold by Gillette that are not made in its core production facilities are a few Indian brands e.g. the Winner, which are subcontracted.
 
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I'm also a big fan of the permasharp and they do seem to live upto their name and i got plenty of good shaves from each blade I used.

Just to throw another element in the mix, do we think the Permasharp SE blades are the same as the DEs. If so they are definitely one to look forward to using in my leaf.
 
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I'm also a big fan of the permasharp and they do seem to live upto their name and i got plenty of good shaves from each blade I used.

Just to throw another element in the mix, do we think the Permasharp SE blades are the same as the DEs. If so they are definitely one to look forward to using in my leaf.
Hi Max, I like the permasharp's as well. I'm not sure if there is a difference between SE and DE. Does anyone know?
 
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I've tried almost all of them.
nacet and rapira pink are my favorites even if in some sweet razors they seem almost similar to me.
I only adopt the rule: soft blades with slant razors , hard blades with flat head razors .
platinum razor blades with short beard and pure stainless steel with long beard.
Btw secret is all in the technique.
in some razors after several years of shaving I also find the Feather too delicate.


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I've tried almost all of them.
nacet and rapira pink are my favorites even if in some sweet razors they seem almost similar to me.
I only adopt the rule: soft blades with slant razors , hard blades with flat head razors .
platinum razor blades with short beard and pure stainless steel with long beard.
Btw secret is all in the technique.
in some razors after several years of shaving I also find the Feather too delicate.


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I like the Ladas and the Voskhod's out of those in the picture. Not sure if the Nacet's are the same as i have tried previously........ All good though. I hate feathers (way too sharp............).
 
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