Derby Extra Double Edge Razor, 100 blades
Bulk Packcontains 20 individual packs of 5 blades for a total of 100 blades
Ah, the Derby Extra… I like you, but only as a friend. I finally finished off a 100 count of these blades which I bought for cheap probably ten years ago. It was the cheap that attracted me and they were okay. Seriously and predictably okay. Every shave from the first to the tenth was… okay. Slap a new blade in on Sunday morning and it was… okay. I even tried them with shims and that was okay, too. The Toyota Corolla of blades. The blades you put in the friend zone. And that’s really all I needed in my Merkur 38 which is used only when lack of time or interest precludes the use of my usual straight razors. I will ding these for being overly packaged. Every five blades is packed in a cellophane-wrapped little plastic doohickey. At least they were when I purchased them. Other than that, they’re okay.
Definitely one of the best.
A friend of mine introduced me to wet shaving and I found this site while looking for shave soaps. I got one of the sampler packs and let me tell you when my friend was talking about how different blades are and how much the razor will make a difference I honestly thought he was exaggerating, but after trying all the various blades in the pack I definitely have to say these blades work awesome. I think they are amazing. I told my friend about them, but like some of the other reviewers he does not like them at all. With as customize-able as this type of shaving is, much of it falls down to personal preference and how you like your shave.
These are a great blade for the DB89. They're terrible in my Micro Touch. It just proves that the blade never stands alone -- it has to work well with the razor. I cork my blades but it still seems like about one or two out of every ten is a bit rough. I'd guess it's a quality control issue. I recommend them if you use a DB89 but have reservations about recommending for any other razor. There's no disputing the tremendous value. Buy the hundred pack and replace your blades every three or four shaves.
I also tried the sampler routine over a few weeks where I had about a half dozen different brands of blades to try. The Astra Platinums, the Feather's I liked and these Derby's felt just as good but for the price AND IN MY MID-PRICED MERKUR RAZOR these Derby's were the way to go for me. So much so that I bought 100 of them. Price is not necessarily indicative of quality AND comfort, at least in my razor on my face. And I'd pay anything for the "right" blade. But I know what I like and these Derby blades work for me and feel great to my sensitive skin and work well in my Merkur razor. And that reasonable price is icing on the cake! Thumbs up!!