Discussion started by Ferret619, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Member

    as we all know derby are a very prominent blade in wet shaving, often recommended to beginners in the hopes of scaring them off so we can keep the good blades for ourselves.just kidding.

    Over the years I've found myself always having a few tucks of derby around as I find them to be a suprisingly serviceable blade and not just at the price point (which is crazy low BTW) but the just work for me for some reason.

    How many of you have derbys around?
    Would you try them again?
  2. Not on your Nellie! Twice bitten......
  3. RustyBlade

    RustyBlade Member

    Not my cup of tea. Only tried the most common Derby Extra green (teal) and find that they don't last long with me or feel sharp to other similarly priced blades.
    Positive was they felt less chatty than a Astra SP to me.

    Since Derby produce the half de blade for Barbers I assumed my local man would use them. Last haircut I had he pulled out a large box of half DE Astra SPs and said these are better.

    Again YMMV :)
  4. Korbz

    Korbz Member

    The new derby blacks are actually quite ok blades.
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  5. Cris

    Cris Member

    Recently used my first derby and as a result have 100 on the way!
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  6. GregP

    GregP Member

    Not a fan of the Derby Extra. They're not bad, but they're pretty ordinary. The Derby Premium are a noticeably better blade for not much more cost.

    I'd still rate an Astra better than either of the Derbys though.
  7. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Member

    I'm totally the opposite, I Don't get on with the Astra SP, the stainless are fine however
  8. Cpt Bluebear

    Cpt Bluebear Member

    I found them perfectly serviceable. But then, I'm yet to find any blades I can't get along with.

    This is not an invitation to the smart arses out there to find one, BTW. :)
  9. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Member

    Graham field are the worst of the worst is the concenus.

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