Shave of the day, 4th June 2021, Proraso Blue Mentholated

Pre-Shave : Cold Shower, PAA Cube
Bowl : Stainless Steel mixing bowl
Soap : Proraso Blue
Razor : Parker 87R w/Derby Extra (Blue)
Post Shave : Osage Rub
Others : Menthol in Salt Grinder

So shave 6 with Derby Extras. Morning I went with the Greens and Evening, the blues.
With the same razor.
This time with a Parker TTO, which is a little more aggressive and anyone who has used one will know, it has that distinctive audio feedback as long as your blade runs across any growth, so you know exactly when you are “clean” with nothing left for the blade to take off.

Also, although I have mentioned this before, evening shaves are when I sometimes do a “swimmer’s shave”, meaning underarms and “Speedo” ready lower body.
So yeah, if the blade tugs, I’ll know.

3rd use of the same Derby Blue blade and its starting the dull I think, face shave was good, not perfect, needed an extra pass or two to get true BBS, but wasn’t as much needed when using the Green Blade.

At this point I am just going to stop comparing the two.
I know they are the “same” blade, but the shaves I am getting is noticeably different.
To be fair, I do not have any new or recently manufactured Derby Extra Greens to compare with and its very likely my blades are more than a few years older, so processes and quality tweaks may have been made since when my Greens were made.

Long Story Short, give Derby Extra Blue a try if you can score a tuck or samples. Otherwise they come in a 200 blade stack.

Stay safe
Stay sane
Stay happy

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