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    (John Ayers in SRP Facebook Group) CaliforniaCajun's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Obie View Post
    Hello, DoubleEdge23c:

    Variables dictate when individual shavers should change blades. I have a heavy beard and like my blades sharp. The most I can get out of a blade, even a great one such as the Feather, is four days, by which time I feel the blade has lost some of its sharp edge. At three shaves, then, for me, the blade is still acceptably sharp. That's why I have adopted the general rule of changing blades every three shaves.

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    I don't have a heavy beard, but I use Personna Double Edge Prep Blades. I figure that using blades that prepare patients for surgery are about as good as it gets. Personna Double Edge Prep Blades - Robbins Instruments - Medical Instruments

    Straight razor shaver and loving it!
    40-year survivor of electric and multiblade razors

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    Good call on the baby oil, I didn't realize it was mineral oil however how do the Personna blades compare with the 7 O'clock yellow packs? Every day I'm becoming more and more convinced to pick up 100 of these.

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    For me, and YMMV, they are very smooth but not quite as sharp. They give a great shave without irritation, as much as I like them I find the 7 o'clocks can be a bit much for my skin if I use them every day.

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    Just a quick addition to letting blades air dry in the razor, what about hitting the whole lot with a blast of hot air from the lady's hairdryer.

    Is this likely to do damage or even bake soap residue into the razor?

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    I let my DE razors air dry.
    I found some old Gillette info on care of butterfly opening razors so Super speeds Rockets Ect and what Gillette was recommending to do with the razor after was to slighlty open the doors with the blade in and place under a running tap (faucet?) to rinse of any soap lather then close the doors and shake off excess water. So thats what I do when I'm cleaning up after a shave. though I would take more care to dry off a carbon steel straight.

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    The numbers on the blade have no significance for the user. They are placed on by the manufacturer to help identify which part of the blade making process is wrong if they start getting defective blades. Just makes it easier for them to identify what stage in the production process is wrong. I wish everybody could realize how much money they could save shaving if they just discovered the double edge razor. These prices for all these 12 blade razors are ridiculous.

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