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    I just finished my 7th shave with a Personna Med Prep. I was trying to finalize “The Blade” for my Gillette NEW Short Comb. I think I have found the right match. All 7 shaves were close, smooth, and nick free. These have been some of my best shaves with any razor or blade. YMMV

    ……..and yes, I am one of those that did, and continues to notice a difference between the Personna Med Preps and Personna Lab Blues, with the Med Prep being better and more consistent for me personally.

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    Interesting. I like the "red" better than either of the blues.

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    I just finished my 6th great shave with a Personna Med Prep. This time in my 40’s Style Super Speed. All 6 shaves were smooth, close, and nick free.

    Bob

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    I have read several posts on another board about whether Preps and Labs are the same. I decided to take things in my own hands.

    I did a blind test with 10 Preps and 10 Labs. I numbered the packaging randomly from 1-20. After noting the corresponding blade to its number, I shuffled them up and put them in a small tin.

    To keeps things somewhat consistent I used the same razor, brush and soap. After each shave I gave a numerical rating of the overall shave experience for that day.

    My conclusion: The med Prep came out on top by a small margin.

    Please note that I loaded the blade without peeking so there would be no subliminal bias. Outside packing for the blades are the same.

    I am Prep fan as well but recently switched back to the Feather.

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    I don't often shave with a DE.
    But when I do, or when I am getting someone started on the path of wet shaving - it's Persona Blue or Med Preps. I don't use them enough to be able to tell the diff.
    They are great blades and a great value.
    I save the Feathers for the Slant Bar...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lince View Post
    I just finished my 7th shave with a Personna Med Prep. I was trying to finalize “The Blade” for my Gillette NEW Short Comb. I think I have found the right match. All 7 shaves were close, smooth, and nick free. These have been some of my best shaves with any razor or blade. YMMV

    ……..and yes, I am one of those that did, and continues to notice a difference between the Personna Med Preps and Personna Lab Blues, with the Med Prep being better and more consistent for me personally.

    My favorite DE blade. I bought a safety razor from someone and he threw in a few Med Preps to sweeten the deal. They became my favorite.
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    I love the persona med preps, they are a little more expensive but when you get 9 shaves nick free who cares because they work out the same as many other cheaper blades.
    The only blade i have come across that is very similar for me in terms of sharpness/comfortable is the polsilver super iridium, I'm up to my 8th shave on one of these.

    I have not tried the persona lab blue so cannot comment, but the persona reds (israeli's) left much to be desired
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