Derby DE (double edge) Blade Review...

These are the blades that came with my Edwin Jagger DE89 safety razor. The first use which I like to call the "break in" shave, the blade did a pretty decent job. It had trouble with the first pass but I also had 3 day's worth of beard growth. As I went along, the shave got a little better. The final pass was pretty good, but it had left quite a bit of stubble and I needed to perform an extra pass to clean up what was left. I have a beard that has a medium level of coarseness and it grows in all different directions along with sensitive skin. The post shave did not feel to good. This blade also had a lot of problems getting my trouble spots with the first shave. So I waited for 2 days before shaving again with the same blade. Once again I got the same results and the blade struggled through out the entire shave. Even short stubble proved to be difficult for this paticular DE blade. After this shave, I waited 2 days and tried again. The blade was virtually useless. It pulled and tugged even worse than it did before and I didn't even finish the first pass with this blade. So I tossed it and installed a new Feather DE blade and finished the shave with that. In my opinion the Derby brand of DE or double edge blades, would be good for those with soft hair that doesn't grow in all different directions and sensitive skin. The most shave you'll get from these blades is 3 or 4 at best. The price point of these blades are low at $1.75 dollars for 5 blades and if you decide to buy these blades in bulk, the costs are $20 bucks for 100 DE or double edge blades over at Westcoast Shaving Supplies. I won't be purchasing these blades because they are not sharp enough for my medium level beard and they snagged really bad in my trouble spots.

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