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    Cudarunner.....

    I'm sorry to say, but our commonality kinda ends with the DE shaving.......I'll be 75 next March.

    In 1953, as my father was leaving for Tripoli, Libya on assignment for the US Corps of Engineers, he pass me a one dollar bill. The next day I ran out and bought my first razor and blades.....yep, Gillette. I was 14 then with the beginnings of a mustache. Later when I joined him in Tripoli, I somehow acquired a straight razor and managed to do a fair job shaving despite the acne...many bloody bites. I then resorted back to the DE. I would unscrew the handle from the heard maybe a quarter of a turn to get a closer shave, but the cuts and irritation increased. I never did get a decent shave with Noreclo, Remington or Braun, always left my face burning. Now I'm back again with the DE EJ R356 and Wilkinson blades......thus far, best shave yet. Can't use a straight, neck surgery several years ago limits my movements, but i will continue to try.

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!!

    I'll take you up on your generous offer and send you a private message with my address....thanks.

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    Just my personal observation from using different blades. If you go to the DE forums, you'll find that most concur that Feathers are the sharpest. I'm not saying the best, they don't work for me, but most folks comment that they are the sharpest.

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    Here's quite a lengthy comparison of de blades that might help
    https://sites.google.com/site/gdcarrington1/home/de
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    Quote Originally Posted by tintin View Post
    Here's quite a lengthy comparison of de blades that might help
    https://sites.google.com/site/gdcarrington1/home/de
    That is a very interesting test. However, you cannot generalize the info beyond him and some of the blades he rated highest are now defunct. I do hand it for him for putting that test together.
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    There are too many variables involved. His test is only applicable to him.
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    Okay, just thought it might be helpful. Is there any way of measuring sharpness other than trying them all for yourself?

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    I seem to remember seeing that manufacturers QC blades by checking the amount of force required for a blade to cut a wet stack of paper to a certain depth. That could give you a scientific measure of sharpness I guess. There's more to it than sharpness though. Some really sharp blades feel really sharp (not that smooth) on your face. Really good blades are sharp and smooth. It's just hard to tell which ones will feel best to you though.

    IMO, the thing to do when beginning is buy a selection of some decent quality blades that lots of people like and very few say bad things about. If you have a really tough beard, there's nothing wrong with starting out on Feathers. Just be careful with them as you should with any blade. If they irritate your face even when you're using a really light touch, you may have to try something else.

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    Feather and Kai are the Top for me
    For example Bolzano is sharp too but only in the first shavings,after becomes like Chisel
    Feather and Kai (Personna follows) keep going the same way till the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doryferon View Post
    Feather and Kai are the Top for me
    For example Bolzano is sharp too but only in the first shavings,after becomes like Chisel
    Feather and Kai (Personna follows) keep going the same way till the end.
    I've been using Kai's for the past week and I really like them. I wish they weren't so hard to find and expensive when you can find them though. $.60 per blade is a bit steep but my first blade lasted 5 shaves so they're not ridiculously expensive. I like Personna Super Stainless (Labs/Meds) very much too. I have a pack of Feathers that I just haven't got around to trying yet.

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