Razor Blade Review, Trig Silver Edge

Posted: December 4, 2015 in Shaving Articles

Razor Test – Feather AS-D2

Testing Protocols:

1) Feather AS-D2 Seki Edge All Stainless Razor
2) Proraso White Shave Soap; pre-shave treatment as needed
3) Escali Badger Hair Brush, soaked in warm water with 30 second load of soap
4) Three Pass shave
a) With the Grain
b) Across the grain from ear toward nose
c) Across/Against the grain (Cleanup as needed)
d) Lather after each pass
5) Comparative Baseline: Feather High-Stainless
6) All blades brand new
7) All grades assume the Feather is as stated below in subjective score
8) Grades (worst to best) Poor, Fair, Good, Great, Amazing

Feather High Stainless: (Baseline)

1) Sharpness: Amazing
2) Comfort: Great
3) Value: Good
4) Availability: Good
5) Country of Origin: Japan
6) Passes “First Shave Test?: You Betcha!
7) Longevity (# of shaves): 3 or more

Trig Silver Edge Stainless

1) Sharpness: Fair
2) Comfort: Good
3) Value: Good
4) Availability: Good (Essentially, if I can get the blade via Amazon in multiple pack sizes, it’s good. Great would be reserved for seeing it at the local drug store.)
5) Country of Origin: Pakistan
6) Passes “First Shave Test?: Yes
7) Longevity (# of shaves): 3 (just, palpable dulling by third shave)
8) Notes: I got a pretty decent shave from the first foray on this blade. A wee bit of irritation in the neck crease area, but not bad. What I would characterize as good smoothness was the result. There were still very small hints that hair grows on my face here and there. Initial feel of the sharpness is that the Trig is not on the sharp end of the spectrum. It gets the job done, certaintly, and doesn’t just tug and grind to do it, but I noticed on the first pass with somewhat significant stubble that it took a few extra moments to get the hair removed. Sharper blades tend to zip right down my face, regardless of the stubble they encounter. I gave this razor the best possible chance for success, as the lather on this first shave was perfect. The second two shaves with the Trig could best be described as “decent” or “adequate”. No pain, blood, or irritation, but somewhat disappointing closeness for a three pass shave, and a little more work/scrubbing than I experience with the sharper blades I’ve used. I would say that this blade would rank below the Treet blade, and would not be one I would seek out as anything special. It’s totally acceptable, but in no way exemplary.


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