Lord Super Stainless Blades

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Lord Super Stainless

Lord are an Egyptian manufacturer that were established in 1930 and who sell blades under a multitude of names, including their own.

1st blade > 1st shave
RazoRock King of the Castle Lavender Artisan Shaving Soap

It felt like it was tugging initially, possibly indicating it wasn’t the sharpest, and that seems to have been borne out by the amount of touching up I had to do. For all that, I only picked up a solitary nick though. Anywhere I didn’t go over was some zeal was left patchy. Even where I did, it wasn’t the closest shave I’ve had. So not a bad shave, but not a great one either.

1st blade > 2nd shave
MÜHLE Sea Buckthorn Shaving Soap

I used a synthetic brush for this shave, and I really struggled to get a good lather. That said, slickness was generally above average. The blade felt fine, but I had to go over many areas numerous times, especially around my mouth. That resulted in a few nicks, one a weeper. The end result was generally smooth, though a little patchy. BBS in places. Not perfect, but a very good shave.

2nd blade > 1st shave
RazoRock King of the Castle Lavender Artisan Shaving Soap

I loaded up with my boar and got plenty of lather, but less slickness than with previous uses. The blade was smooth though, and I didn’t get any nicks or irritation. Despite doing plenty of work during the touch-up phase, the finish was very patchy. Not a good shave at all.

2nd blade > 2nd shave
RazorRock XX Artisan Shaving Soap

Same process to load as usual, and got a good lather (as usual with RR). The blade wasn’t quite so smooth this time, not rough, but I could feel it a bit more, especially on the first pass, which didn’t have quite the same slickness I’m used to. No nicks or irritation though, despite having to do a lot of work during the touch-up phase (almost a whole other pass). The finish was generally smooth, in fact it was close to BBS, though had a few patches, especially around my jawline. Pretty good though.

2nd blade > 3rd shave
Speick Men Shave Cream

The lather took a bit of work to build, but was good and dense, although slickness wasn’t as good as with some. That said, I didn’t pick up any nicks or irritation, although that could be down to the blade lacking sharpness. I had to do almost a third pass to clear up the majority of my face, but was still left with rough patches. I did manage some areas that were BBS though, and where it was smooth it felt nice and soft. A good shave, but not very consistent.

2nd blade > 4th shave
Haslinger Sheep’s Milk Shaving Soap

I dry-lathered this time, building it slowly on my face, and managed a good coating for both passes. Once again I was without nicks or irritation. I did require plenty of touching up though, that seems to be the trade off. I was left pretty smooth though, with the odd rougher area counterbalanced by a BBS patch. Post shave was fantastic. All in all a very good shave.

Verdict

I had to do a lot more work in order to get a close shave with this blade. Even then the end result was sometimes patchy. It also meant I picked up some nicks if I tried too hard, although it was better with the second blade. With the right software you can get a good shave, if you’re prepared to spend some time to achieve it. Looking back at my results, I also wonder if consistency between blades may be an issue, even from the same pack. While it slowly changed my mind, I think there are better blades available.

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Last updated: November 22, 2014