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    I can assure everyone that when you extend the life the Mach X razors, you are not getting the quality shave you were getting when they were new.

    The Mach 3 would give me ingrown pimples that would take 7-10 days to cure. These seemed to happen once every 14 days and I hated it. I also was getting fed up with their rise in prices.

    Since I switched to straight shaving, all those ingrown pimples are a thing of the past, and I get supervior shaves. My face looks better than ever and I am saving money in the long run.

    Pabster

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    In a word, no. The best I got was 12 shaves out of a vintage Schick Krona blade. I've got plent of blades for my DE's and plenty of straights to see me through.

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    My uncle tells a story about when he was in boot camp in the marines during WW ll. They were told "now your marines and you shave every day". They used DE's with plain steel blades. A couple guys didn't think they needed to shave every day. The DI marched them out to the garbage heap and picked out some well used rusty DE blades and made them go back and shave with them for a week. The guys never failed to shave every day after that.

    How many shaves do you think those blades gave? According to my uncle those guys had their faces totally torn up.
    No matter how many men you kill you can't kill your successor-Emperor Nero

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    Another idea could be..if the blade doesn't agree with your face..could be just as painful as if overusing it ;-) Iridium and Personna (american) only go for 1 use..they start to show rust for the most part

    pcdad

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    so i'm testing a u.s. personna now.. i have 5 shaves down.. i have to go over a few spots on my jawline.. but otherwise it's holding strong..

    i'll be testing a feather next.

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    I know at the low cost of blades it silly to try to sharpen them, but....I now have several DE hones that I use and finally got a glass hone for DE blades I can now get about 15 to 20 shaves per blade before disposing it.
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    Last edited by Razorburn; 08-25-2010 at 01:29 PM.

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