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Derby Extra Double Edge Razor Blades, 5 blades

2.90 out of 5 based on 21 customer ratings
(21 customer reviews)


Chromium Coated Super Stainless Steel

2653 in stock

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Product Description

Made in Turkey, Derby blades are platinum chrome coated and provide a very smooth shave, contains 5 blades.


21 reviews for Derby Extra Double Edge Razor Blades, 5 blades

  1. 2 out of 5


    Got my build your own sampler pack and tried the Derby blade after the Rockwell blades that came with my shaver and after the Astra Superior Platinum in my sampler pack. I must say the Derby hacked up my face and left me with a not so close shave and irritated face. They gave much louder audible feedback while shaving and I had to apply some pressure on the blade to get the hair cut. Not a problem so much on the first pass, but very irritating on subsequent across the grain, and really painful on against the grain. So far only the Astra shaves me without nicks and cuts. I’m new to wet shaving and somewhat surprised how different blades can be. I’m using the R3 plate on my Rockwell razor and the Derby blades just don’t cut it (pun intended), except for my facial skin.

  2. 2 out of 5


    Just finished a 5-pack of these blades. I was very disappointed in their sharpness and durability, after coming off several years of Feather blades. I’ll not recommend Derby blades to anyone, and certainly won’t buy them again.

  3. 5 out of 5


    When I put these in my 6S using plate 3 I get an easy BBS shave with no tugging or irritation in three passes 100% of the time. Once I learned how to properly prepare my face for shaving I’ve never had any issues with blade sharpness from any brand, but the gentleness of the blade still matters and Derby blades are quite gentle in my experience.

  4. 1 out of 5


    Easily the worst blades out of the 10 sample brands I have tried. They dragged and nicked my face on the second use, and the first use wasn’t great either. This was on 24-hour facial hair growth, not 4-day beard– it should have been an easy cleanup but all it did was aggravate my sore spots. As others have said, it could be my razor head affecting the blade– I use the Maggard V3 Standard head– but I have nothing else to compare them with. I did not finish the sample pack of 5 and would never buy these again.

  5. 5 out of 5


    It’s really a combination of the razor, blade, skin / beard, technique and soap. In other words, it really depends on many factors!

    I get a great shave using Derby Extras with my Merkur 25C, but look / feel shabby using them in the Merkur 34C. I think the 34C is a mild razor that needs a sharper blade, whereas the 25C is a medium razor and does fine (for me) using the mild Derby Extra blade. Smooth, no burn / irritation and low cost.

  6. 1 out of 5


    I bought the 100 count Derby Extra blades because it was cheaper to buy bulk. Each shave was a burden and resulted in too many ingrown hairs. My skin was left irritated so I would go back to my electric shaver. I am grateful for the opinions on Maggard’s web page: I now know that my problem was in using a cheap blade to save money rather than get a great shave. Think about this: “Do not be cheap” it ends up costing more when you get rid of those blades. You get what you pay for.

  7. 1 out of 5


    no stars they are that bad. Nothing but bad news here. Very delicate skin with coarse heavy very curly facial hair. Each shave resulted in 2-3 ingrown hairs per shave. gave up trying them after the 4th shave. At least for me, they don’t seem to cut the hair as much as they push the hair down against the skin and cut the skin around the hair. its taken roughly 3 weeks to get my skin almost back to its normal state of no ingrown hairs.

  8. 3 out of 5


    I’ve got a very course beard and have to shave daily for the military. These did the job decently enough but really were not the most comfortable shave for me on a day to day routine. Likely better for a light or thin beard, for the heavier and more coarse beards I’d look elsewhere. YMMV of course.

  9. 1 out of 5


    I suppose this is a perfect example of YMMV… These blades tugged, grabbed, and were like trying to mow down tree trunks with a boy scout pocket knife. In these past few years of DE shaving, i have never ever had so much blood on my face. Always remember, YMMV, but for me, if these were the last blades left on this earth, i would give up DE shaving. I have two other blades in my “i will not buy any more” list, that i do not hate, but simply will not use any more. (Merkur, and Lord Classic) The Derby is on my sanction and make sure there is witness to it’s melting at the recyclers list. No

    NOTE: I have only really shaved with adjustable razors, so keep in mind and don’t know how this will be with non adjustable razors.

  10. 4 out of 5


    Derby blades are real nice: good price and a smooth shave. I usually get three or four shave sessions out of each blade. I recommend Derby, give ’em a try.

  11. 3 out of 5


    In-between using my favorite two blades I try a derby once in awhile. My 5 pack is used up now and I don’t seem to have any luck with these. Had a hard time getting a close shave and after each shave my neck felt so itchy I couldn’t stand it. These blades aren’t for me.

  12. 3 out of 5


    These blades work OK with a Parker travel razor, closed comb. I got 2 good shaves and 2 so-so shaves from each blade; when I went beyond the 4th shave, irritation and nicking started.

  13. 3 out of 5


    These blades did not work so well with me. It takes four passes to get a smooth shave, after which I generally have moderate irritation. I have thick, coarse hair, so YMMV. Derbys are very forgiving, but my hair is too much for them. They would probably be great for someone with finer hair.

  14. 5 out of 5


    I love these blades. I have a pretty heavy 5 o’clock shadow, and Derby’s are perfect for fast, comfortable shaves at any time. These are not the blades to cut through 3 days of Brad Pitt-esque “I’m too sexy for my shirt” type growth, but if you need a fast shave in the morning and want to make sure you have no nicks or weepers, then Derby is your blade. It is definitely not the sharpest blade in my rotation (I use Crystals for that), but I keep Derby’s for the times I don’t want any razor burn, irritation or cuts.

  15. 4 out of 5


    These are pretty good blades, better than many of the reviews indicate IF you do not have a heavy beard. I can get 4 decent shaves per blade. I get a bit better shave from Astra SP, but have to toss those after 3 shaves. YMMV.

  16. 2 out of 5


    Got Derby blades with my Edwin Jagger De89lbl. They caught, dragged, snagged after just one use. Terrible. I then used Gillette Silver Blues … what a difference.

    I can only imagine Derby Extra blades might be good if your beard is not coarse. It might be that they work better in a more aggressive razor?

    They were bad. Although, Merkur blades were just as bad if not worse.

  17. 5 out of 5


    I only use one safety razor and always will for this reason, it takes forever to find the “perfect” blade, that’s too many nicks and septic sticks for me 🙂 After a year of shaving I found that the Derby razor is the perfect fit. It’s a clean shave in two passes, and the hard to clean areas are no longer an issue, the Derby is my only blade, and I by only buy from Maggard’s as they are persoanable, and quick to ship!

  18. 1 out of 5


    I have tried Derby blades in my MR18 and one, they are not sharp enough, they feel like they are dragging my stubble a bit before cutting it which feels awful. Second, they lose what edge they do have after one shave. I don’t think my beard is particularly heavy or thick. But I could stand one shave before I threw the Derby away.

  19. 2 out of 5


    These blades are not to good in terms of post shave results. They tend to snag really bad on trouble spots, and they also seem to struggle with removing facial hair through out a multi pass shave as well. You will also be doing good to get approximately 2 to 3 shaves out of a single blade. I can compare these blades to shaving with a cheese grater.

  20. 5 out of 5


    Derbys have a poor reputation online it seems. I didn’t try them for the longest time because of that…but I will say that I regret taking so long to try them! They definitely are not the sharpest blade I ever used, but they are the smoothest. Despite them not feeling as sharp, I still get a very smooth shave with zero irritation. Granted, everything is YMMV, but Derbys are definitely worth a shot.

  21. 3 out of 5


    It’s hard to review razor blades – I think this is one area where YMMV really applies.
    For me, the Derby just was not sharp enough to cope with my coarse, fast growing beard. Couple that with sensitive skin, and the result was significant burn and irritation, almost all on my neck. It seems like any blade will do a great job on my cheeks, so I tend to judge them by how they work on my neck instead.

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