Double Edge Razor Blade Review #4 – Bluebird
So, after failing Trig, I moved onto Bluebird (made in Turkey by Derby), looking for double edge razor blade happiness.
I wasn’t disappointed. It was a huge improvement, and is currently my favorite blade to date.
*** UPDATE Blue bird Double Edge Razor Blade Review UPDATE ***
So, I’ve taken a break from trying new blades for a bit and gone back through some of the blades to experiment with some different razors (e.g. Merkur 38C vs. Edwin Jagger DE89 vs Merkur Futur, supplemented by Weishi for ATG pass). I’ve experimented with the Blue bird in the process. This is still one of my favorite blades. Very nice in the Merkur 38C and Futur and in the Edwin Jagger DE89. Nice and sharp, good durability, and the Alum Block factor (how much sting when using the Alum block) is very pleasant. One of my top 3 or 4 favorites!
*** UPDATE Bluebird Double Edge Razor Blade Review UPDATE ***
Double Edge Blade Ranking – Bluebird
1) User Interface – what does the shave feel like during the shave
The Bluebird blade glides across my skin, slicing those pesky whiskers off with ease.
Definitely smoother than the Merkur blade.
2) Quality of Service – how good of a shave did I get
Good shave. The Feather blade was probably closer…will have to run them head to head in round two.
3) Hack factor – did it seem to make me nick myself, or was it smooth sailing?
Nice. Felt good. No nicks except when I got in a hurry one morning.
4) Useful service life – how many shaves did I get out of the blade?
I’m at 5, and could probably go further, but I’m wanting to see what else lies on the safety razor cutting implement horizon.
What if there was an even better blade than the Blue bird just around the corner?
This time, I asked SWMBO to pick a blade for me. I showed her the remaining choices.
She said, “Oh yeah, that’s the one” when I got to the Lord Super Chrome double edge razor blade.