Young Indian male might consider it to be his daddy’s device, but in reality, double-edged razor blades have always been in fashion. Due to heavy promotion from mighty brands on cartridge-based shaving system, Indian men consider operating double edge razor cumbersome, maybe non-aspirational too.
I am listing out Top-5 double edge razor blades that give tough competition in providing you close, comfortable shave, to any cartridge shaving system provided you make:
- The right selection of blade based on your beard type: Sharp edge vs Smooth Edge
- Skill level of using a double edge safety razor: Trust me its fun to learn and you enjoy more you shave
- Preparation for the shave: Do the ritual of Pre-Barba, wash your face and quick massage with pre-shave lotion
The below list is based on my experience and reviews from some dedicated men’s shaving websites:
1) POLSILVER SUPER IRIDIUM
Highly sharp edges but they have smooth character too. Due to this, I get close and comfortable shaves with reduced nicks and cuts. Very durable edges and I get 6-8 shaves out of one blade.
2) ASTRA SUPERIOR PLATINUM
Though extremely sharp and rated highest on some men’s shaving websites, I found it bit too aggressive even when my beard is very hard. It gives a number of nicks and cuts compared to Polsilver. Recommend using it if you are advanced in shaving skills.
3) FEATHER HI-STAINLESS
Sharp yet smooth, almost like Polsilver, but comparatively bit more expensive, hence ranked at no.3.
4) MERKUR SUPER
Sharp and durable, double-edged blades. One blade can give multiple smooth shaves hence though being the most expensive on this list, somehow manages to provide a good deal.
Teflon coated edges makes it smooth with less irritating edges. Excellent for men with less dense, soft beard. I have tried on my hard beard and it gives smooth and comfortable shave without too much burning sensation. Though a blade may not last multiple shaves for me, at <20 INR/each, this Russian is a worth try.
Thank you for reading the article, I am sure this will inspire you to try the old school charm and pick up that skilful razor again.
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