Durablade razor blades, something you should consider

Lamette Durablade

In the universe of traditional shaving blades, it sometimes seems that everything has been said, that everything is now oriented towards what is known and that we have labeled as good or bad. We know from experience that this is not always true, on the contrary it sometimes reserves very pleasant surprises. Today we want to talk to you about a lesser-known company that has been working in the right direction for decades to carve out a respectable place in the Olympus of the best shaving blade companies in circulation.

We are talking about Durablade, a company with Swiss roots that makes high quality its hallmark. Widely widespread in the US market, in the African and Asian one, they offer different characteristics depending on what we are looking for in daily shaving, the type of razor we use and the type of beard to shave.

From the entry level Clifton Classic and Sharp Hi-Chromium, to the excellent Sharp Hi-Platinum and Sharp 7 am Super Platinum, up to the fearsome Loi and Sharp Titanium where the Titanium cover makes the smoothness and cutting capacity truly at the highest levels .

 

Sharp Titanium Razor Blades
Sharp Titanium Razor blades

Very neat packaging with razor blade wrapped in branded wax paper and the presence of four small dots of wax. Compact and elegant 100 blade cue.

We wanted to test with our customers what we already knew in part, sending them samplers with all the blades in question and asking after about two months of use, an honest and impartial opinion on their experience, giving a score on a maximum of five stars.

Well, on a sample of about eighty of our faithful buyers, the final judgment was 4.8 / 5.

But specifically, what are these blades different about?

According to the feedback received during and after the test, the judgment is always the same for almost all of the people interviewed: versatility.

Having the entire collection available reassures us that we can count on different shaving experiences, from daily and less demanding ones, to deeper ones, perhaps using a more aggressive razor.

In short, the Durablade amazed us for the great attention in creating a line of shaving blades that are really well made and with convincing characteristics that place it at the top next to the historical brands.

Were you looking for new blades to try this year? You found them!

Have Good shave

GILLETTE SILVER BLUE

Gillette silver blue box and blades

Introduction :
A reference blade for the DE blades. Silver blue is a well known industry standard blade with top quality.
Teflon coated sharp edge blade that offers repetitive results after each shaving.
The sharpness of the blade is above average with long durability.
Most suitable for expert users.

Manufacturer : Gillette

Country: Russia

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Packaging:

Cart box including 5 blades. Each blade has double paper card confection. See the photos below.

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Specifications :

  • Coating: Teflon (PTFE)
  • Angle: 14,9° – 15.5°
  • Bevel: Single
  • Weight: 0.52gr

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Sharpness:
We have tested with our custom sharpness test tool 4 new razor blades. Each blade side of has been tested 3 times.
So we have 24 total cuts (4*3*2).
Mean(average)=5346 dg
Standard deviation=261
Gillette Silver edge are very sharp blades with really constant results (small variations).
Download Gillette-Silver-Edge sharpness test

SMOOTHNESS: 9/10

DURATION: 4-5 times

QUALITY: 10/10

VALUE FOR MONEY: 8/10

BUY : www.razorbladesclub.com

Conclusions :
Overall, a sharp blade with repetitive excellent results. A must try for experienced users.

VOTE: 9/10

Vote 9 of 10
Vote 9 of 10

Gillette Rubie Platinum PLUS double edge razor blades

Gillette rubie platinum plus boxes

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Introduction :

A rare hidden gem in the double edge industry. An obscure and hard to find Russian Gillette blade.
Gillette Rubie Platinum PLUS offers a smooth shave without being extremely sharp. The quality of the blade edge is above average without any visible imperfections. A must for people with sensitive skin who wants a smooth shave.

Manufacturer : Gillette

Country: Russia

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Packaging:

Cart box including 5 blades. Each blade has it’s own singular paper card confection. See the photos below.

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Specifications :

  • Coating: Platinum
  • Angle: 15,6° – 17°
  • Bevel: Single
  • Weight: 0.52gr

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Sharpness:
We have tested with our custom sharpness test tool 4 new razor blades. Each blade side of has been tested 3 times.
So we have 24 total cuts (4*3*2).
Mean(average)=5781 dg
Standard deviation=310
The Gillette – Rubie Platinum Razor Blade is rather on the sooth type of blades. It is not sharp making ideal for starters.
Download Gillette-Rubie-Platinum-Plus sharpness test

SMOOTHNESS: 9/10

DURATION: 3-4 times

QUALITY: 10/10

VALUE FOR MONEY: 9/10

BUY : www.razorbladesclub.com

Conclusions :
Overall, an ideal blade for new comers as smoothness fans. Pretty forgiving blade with extreme polished edge.

VOTE: 8/10
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FEATHER New Hi STAINLESS double edge blades

Feather New Hi Stainless

Intoduction :

A super sharp double edge razor made by highest grade of stainless steel.
Feather Hi Stainless razor blades made for passionate and expert persons.
Might be on expensive side of blades but you can use them more times than other blades.

Manufacturer : Feather Safety Razor CO. Ltd

Country: Japan

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Packaging:

Plastic box including 10 platinum coated blades. The user should slide each blade from the top in order to extract it.

Each blade is wrapped with paper card.

The package also offers a deposit for the used blades.

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Specifications :

  • Coating: Platinum
  • Angle: 13.8° – 15°
  • Bevel: Single
  • Weight: 0.56gr

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Sharpness:
We have tested with our custom sharpness test tool 12 new razor blades.
Each blade was tested twice (24 cuts).
Mean(average)=4332 dg
Standard deviation=296
Notice the extremely low decigram average value of these blades !
Download Feather-NEW-Hi-STAINLESS sharpness test

SMOOTHNESS: 8/10

DURATION: 10/12 times

QUALITY: 9/10

VALUE FOR MONEY: 9/10

BUY : www.razorbladesclub.com

Conclusions :
A very very sharp blade for persons with high precision needs.

VOTE: 9/10

Vote 9 of 10
Vote 9 of 10

ASTRA – Superior Platinum double edge blades

ASTRA - Superior Platinum Box

Introduction :

Widely known double edge blades made by Gillette. Astra superior platinum is a relatively sharp blade but not aggressive.
It is ideal for anyone with sensitive skin. Each blade is different from the another and this impacts the overall sharpness level.

Manufacturer : Gillette

Country: Russia

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Packaging:

Cart box including 5 blades. Each blade has it’s own singular paper card confection. See the photos below.

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Specifications :

  • Coating: Platinum
  • Angle: 16,3° – 16,8°
  • Bevel: Single
  • Weight: 0.52gr

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Sharpness:
We have tested with our custom sharpness test tool 12 new razor blades.
Each blade was tested twice (24 cuts).
Mean(average)=5104 dg
Standard deviation=288
Notice the relative high standard deviation due to the heavy variation of each individual test.
Download ASTRA-Superior-Platinum sharpness test

SMOOTHNESS: 7/10

DURATION: 4-5 times

QUALITY: 9/10

VALUE FOR MONEY: 9/10

BUY : www.razorbladesclub.com

Conclusions :
Overall, a very good quality blade but with important variations.

VOTE: 7/10

Razor rating 7/10

KAI double edge blades

KAI Stainless Steel razor blades

The history is full of people that, despite their exceptional qualities, extraordinary feats, heroic acts of altruism and outstanding qualities, lived their life ignored and unrecognized by the masses. We also know so many people, instead, that just out of luck or a fortuitous sequence of events, ended up becoming famous, getting more recognition than they deserve and conquering the favour of the masses.

 

It is an old story, of which Nassim Taleb in his Black Swan, talks about.

 

What we call “talent” generally comes from success, rather than its opposite. A great deal of empiricism has been done on the subject, most notably by Art De Vany, an insightful and original thinker who singlemindedly studied wild uncertainty in the movies. He showed that, sadly, much of what we ascribe to skills is an after-the-fact attribution. The movie makes the actor, he claims – and a large dose of nonlinear luck makes the movie.

 

What happens for actors, happens also for writers, operative systems, world championships and ordinary mundane tools of our day to day life. It is no marvel then, that this should happen also for razor blades, right?

 

Without going to far, and keeping the discourse in the realm of double edge blades, there are some blades which, silently, have been doing a truly outstanding job years, yet without getting too much recognition to the point of being virtually unkown to most people in the wet shaving community.

 

Dare to guess the blade I am talking about? Am talking about KAI blades. Not the single edge, injector blades so well know to people in the single edge category. I am talking about the double edge KAI blades.

 

Maybe for the lack of aggressive marketing campaigns, or maybe for the apparently higher price required to make such a blade, until recently KAI blades didn’t get much attention.

 

And while the old advice of trying a variety of blades to find the ones that best work for us is always valid, a very warm recommendation is to give this outstanding blade a try.

 

Despite the fact that I have been shaving since a while and tried quite a lot of blades, this blade, since its first use, simply left me speechless (and happy :))

 

What does it have that makes it so different from the others? Provided that no words will ever be able to substitute the direct experience, I can say that it’s certainly a very sharp blade but that, at the same time, it is very forgiving. These two characteristics push it quite off the charts compared to many other blades.

 

Is that it? Of course not. Those are blades that last for quite a while. Personally I can get even to 7-8 shaves without the blade showing signs of aging.

 

Any defect? Well, I would say the the only one is represented by the price. It’s also true that spending 20 cents to shave with a blade that lasts only 2 shaves is less convenient than spending 60 cents for a blade that lasts for 8 shaves. And this does not take into account the pleasure that the blade can offer during the shave.

 

All of this is accompanied by charm and romance. This blade, indeed, is produced in Japan, the region where the millenary tradition of swords, knives and generally blade making is handed down from generation to generation. Just to be clear, the same tightly guarded tradition which once made the Katana per skilled samurai.

 

And from Japan it derives also all the elegance and minimalism that often goes together with extreme quality: an extreme and essential simplicity. The blade, indeed, is wrapped in simple white wax paper and it is entirely devoid of marks or engravings.

 

If you would like to satisfy your curiosity toward these blades just visit KAI Stainless Steel blades at our website.

 

You can buy even just one blade and the shipping costs, world-wide, amount to just 1 euro.

 

If, instead, you’d like to buy a larger amount, you will find them at the following link. You’ll be able to find sets of 20, 40 and 80 blades at very competitive prices.

 

Well, I have nothing left to say, except wishing you a pleasant shave 🙂

We Treet you well! :)

Treet Razor Blades

New blades have come to keep company to their sisters. Produced by Treet Corporation, they are experiencing rapid growth in all markets.

Many wet shavers felt they were good for their shaving and someone place them among their favorites.

Treet is one of the few companies that still produces, although with modern techniques, razor blades in carbon steel. A Must try for the fans of the genre.

At our store you can find:

 

Treet – Platinum

Treet – Dura Sharp

Trig – Silver Edge

Treet – Classic

Treet – Carbon Steel

 

And that’s not all. The Treet family will soon be joined by new members so stay tuned.

Have a good shave!

Like on the Star Trek Space Shuttle

which razor blade to choose

If you were to ask to a few wise men, naturally adept to traditional shaving, what is the most subjective element in one’s shaving ritual, they will all undoubtedly respond that such element is the shaving blade. Many, in fact, are the factors that contribute in the choice of the blade that works best for each of us. To mention but a few: the shaving technique, the razor used, the sensitivity of your skin, the characteristics of your beard, etc.

 

A blade that gives great results for one person might be entirely unsuitable for another, and vice versa. As such, the best piece of advice one could offer to the people who have just started their journey in the wet shaving world is to try different blades, possibly all of them, so as to find the one that best suits their needs. This is a continuous exploration, to be repeated as the shaving gears change and the technique gets refined. It is a bit like finding yourself inside Star Trek’s space shuttle, the USS Enterprise, set out to explore strange new worlds or like joining the Knights Templar in search of the Holy Grail. Does it sound hyperbolic? Well, once you find the blade or the blades the best work for you, you will understand what I mean.

 

Many people, I know for a fact, stick with the first blade they encounter, or maybe with the one that is more easily available in their nearby shop, even though such blade might give them nicks and razor burns. Some friends I talked to even thought this was the way wet shaving is supposed to be. Nothing could be further from truth. Just give yourself the pleasure and fun of trying and experimenting with new blades. It’s very cheap to do so and will provide you with a renewed joy for the rest of your wet shaving days.

 

To find out which blade works best for you is preferable to stick to one blade for a few shaves, before you move to the next one. My suggestion is always to compare two blades at the same time and only change blade once you have confidently established that one blade is better than the other. If you are wondering what I mean here by “better”, I simply refer to the possibility of producing strokes that are effective in reducing your beard, yet they leave you without nicks or razor burns.

 

Life is done of many small daily habits dotted by a few big events that often change your life in remarkable ways. Sometimes we don’t realize it, but the apparently tiny daily habits also have a profound impact in our life, simply because we repeat them every day. I don’t want to argue whether shaving belongs to this category or not (though I think that is the case). I do believe, though, that finding the right gears for this daily activity it’s a fun effort worth carrying out. After all shavers spend, in average, 1% to 2% of their life in shaving so better make it a pleasurable moment rather than a gruesome one.

 

If you are unsure about which blades to try, head over to our premade packs. It will be much easier to make up your mind. Alternatively choose the ones that you prefer by visiting our razor blades