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    Default Feather DE blades and thcknesses

    Hey all,

    So, thanks to digging up a thread on which JimmyHAD posted this helpful link in a thread about SE blades Dissection Tools, Scissors, Blades, Forceps, Scalpels, Spatulas , I notice that they also now carry Feather DE blades.

    So which ones are the "right" ones? The smallest thickness??

    Thanks Jimmy and all,

    Simon

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    Default AISI 1095 or 440 or neither

    The Feathers fall into different AISI categories. Anyone offer some insight about the AISI standard and the dynamics of shaving with a D/E?

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    Those are carbon steel, and not the shavers I use. These are what I think you want ....... Amazon.com: 100 Feather Razor Blades NEW Hi-stainless Double Edge: Health & Personal Care
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    Sold most frequently with TOBS Sandlewood

    Funny. I *am* running out of TOBS.

    Not much on the specs in the description, I'm afraid.

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    Dunno, I never looked at the specs, just shaved with them the past 7 years ........
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    Yeah. That's what I'm saying, just starting to look at them. I know there are carbon steel straight razors, obviously made of carbon. So, would that be a neutral factor or what?

    I was trying to draw out what difference the thickness made in terms of sharpness feeling and whether either of these two listed on the site could be used with a DE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siguy View Post
    Yeah. That's what I'm saying, just starting to look at them. I know there are carbon steel straight razors, obviously made of carbon. So, would that be a neutral factor or what?

    I was trying to draw out what difference the thickness made in terms of sharpness feeling and whether either of these two listed on the site could be used with a DE.
    IME, and it may differ from that of others, in DE blades the stainless coated/treated blades are worlds sharper/smoother than their carbon counterparts. One of the happiest days of my young life was when Gillette began selling Platinum Plus, or maybe it was Super Stainless, I don't recall which came first. Being able to give up shaving with the Gillette blue blades, and go to the then newly developed blades, was nirvana. The DE blades that guys rave about, that are labeled Feather, are the 'New Hi Stainless' in that link. If you intend to dissect frogs, or whatever, try the carbons on the Pella site ....
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    For shaving use the Feather blades Jimmy linked to. They are the same ones I am using in my DE. They definitely are sharp enough.

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    Do you remember or recall whether they were the AISI 1095 or 440 blades listed in the link?

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    Never heard of AISI 1095 or 440 when buying blades for my DE.

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