Gillette 7 O’Clock Super Stainless Razor Blade Review

Gillette 7 O’Clock Super Stainless Razor Blade Review

The Gillette 7 O’clock series is made up of 4 different blades, and just to keep it confusing there are 2 that come in a green package. The Yellow packaging is the SharpEdge and the black packaging is the Super Platinum. This review will focus on the Gillette 7 O’clock Super Stainless Razor Blade, with the other green package being the Permasharp.

I’ve been really impressed with the Gillette blades so far, and specifically the 7 O’clock series. I still have quite a few Gillette blades to go and will continue to review blades in the order they are voted. (Click here to vote for the next blade to test)

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100 7 O'clock SharpEdge Double Edge Safety Razor Blades
  • Stainless steel blades - Made in Russia
  • One of the sharpest blades available
  • Sharp and Long Lasting - Excellent in all brands of double edge safety razors
  • 5 blades per tuck, 20 tucks on a display card for a total of 100 blades - an exceptional value

Fresh out of the pack the sharpness measured 45. For information on what this means check out Razor Blade Sharpness Testing. This is right about average, and really close to the yellow (46) and black (45). You can click this link to see a Razor Blade Sharpness Comparison Chart with the other blades tested so far.

I really enjoyed the first round. It was smooth, efficient, and I could not have asked for a better shave. Top marks.

Note that I shave my head as well as my face and have a pretty thick growth – except for the top of my head. This means that one of my shaves might equal two of someone that just shaves their face, or even more if they have a thinner beard.

After the first shave, the sharpness increased to 38. You will notice in the other razor blade reviews as well that most blades so far tend to sharpen up with use. This is a reasonable increase. Some blades increase in sharpness quite a bit which I tend not to prefer as I like consistency.

The second shave was also great, but I could notice towards the end that it was starting to lose a bit of smoothness for me. It was still a great shave, but I would not want to go for a third round – which is fine. With the price of DE blades I don’t mind even only being able to use a blade once (like a Derby or Feather), as long as that shave is great.

After the second shave the sharpness dropped to 40. While there was not a significant decrease in sharpness I did personally find the smoothness decreasing. Although I would not use the Gillette 7 O’clock Super Stainless for another shave, it still performed through my second full head and face shave well. I can see someone just shaving their face every other day easily getting a week out of this blade.

Initial Sharpness = 45
Average Sharpness = 41
Edge Retention = 0.89
Smoothness = 5/5

Overall Subjective Rating = 4/5

Stainless Steel. Made in Russia.

100 7 O'clock SharpEdge Double Edge Safety Razor Blades

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I really enjoyed using the Gillette 7 O’clock Super Stainless (green package). I feel like I got the maximum life out of this blade (for me) and am happy with the overall performance. I would definitely recommend trying this blade, especially when it is on sale.

Check out more Razor Blade Reviews or look into how the Razor Blade Sharpness Testing works.

Have you tried Gillette 7 O’clock Super Stainless (Green) Razor Blades? Be sure to leave your overall rating, the community appreciates your vote!

Sale
100 7 O'clock SharpEdge Double Edge Safety Razor Blades
  • Stainless steel blades - Made in Russia
  • One of the sharpest blades available
  • Sharp and Long Lasting - Excellent in all brands of double edge safety razors
  • 5 blades per tuck, 20 tucks on a display card for a total of 100 blades - an exceptional value
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