One of the most popular razor blades used by beginners, Derby Extra double edge safety razor blades are an incredibly smooth shave that will almost liken the knee-jerk term of dull by some wet shaving enthusiasts.
Manufactured in Turkey, Derby Extra’s are one of the cheapest blades that you can get at roughly $.08 a blade.
Their rock bottom price makes them attractive for men who are still exploring the wet shaving world and all that it has to offer.
Unfortunately, given their wide prevalence among beginners everywhere oftentimes gives them an unnecessary bad reputation.
Since beginners are still learning the contours of their face and perfecting their technique, naturally they are incredibly susceptible to nicks and general irritation.
However, what we found time and time again, is that when experienced wet shavers revisited this blade, they found that it just simply wasn’t nearly as bad as they remembered it (i.e. their vastly improved technique made the blade shine).
While with any razor blade it’s a very much a ‘your mileage may vary’ scenario – these are definitely worth a shot. But before shoot off a bad review about them, make sure you have a perfect technique.