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by refinedshave
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Razor Blade Sharpness Testing
Replies: 20
Views: 1933

Re: Razor Blade Sharpness Testing

brothers wrote:I've had good performance from Kai blades. This is another clear example of different experiences for different users. YMMV! :)
I also enjoyed the Kai blades. I hope to be able to find a 100 pack for a good deal soon!
by refinedshave
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Razor Blade Sharpness Testing
Replies: 20
Views: 1933

Re: Razor Blade Sharpness Testing

What you are feeling is the coating(s) wearing away. The coatings are what impart smoothness & not sharpness.[/quote] This is true however un-coated blades can have this effect as well. For example, the Kai DE blade significantly increased in Sharpness with use and I confirmed with the Kai group tha...
by refinedshave
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Razor Blade Sharpness Testing
Replies: 20
Views: 1933

Re: Razor Blade Sharpness Testing

Well, I used to think that sharpness was the end-all and be-all of a blade, but sometimes, I feel that has no correlation to how it will shave. Sure, the first couple of shaves on a super sharp blade may be great, but it seems as though they may degrade faster and be done by shave 4, whereas a midd...
by refinedshave
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Razor Blade Sharpness Testing
Replies: 20
Views: 1933

Re: Razor Blade Sharpness Testing

Sounds ambitious, best of luck. One caveat though, you may find the same blade shaves differently in other razors. Thanks Squire. I agree the blades shave differently in different razors. The main purpose of these tests is to create an initial baseline of how all the DE razor blades compare to each...
by refinedshave
Thu May 25, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Oily Face!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2467

Re: Oily Face!!!

I've found that products like lime shave cream and aftershave don't work that well for my sensitive skin/dry skin, and read later that they are better for oily skin. It made sense based on my experience, maybe worth a shot.
by refinedshave
Sat May 20, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: New Derby Premium Blade
Replies: 11
Views: 3149

Re: New Derby Premium Blade

I've completed testing on the original green Derby Extra blades and what I found interested (that I am finding with all coated blades) is that they actually get a little sharper as you use them initially as the coating wears off. I shave my full head and face and found that I really only get one goo...
by refinedshave
Sat May 20, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: my blade testing journey is done for now
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Re: my blade testing journey is done for now

I have a couple of the Nacet's in my den and am looking forward to trying them!
by refinedshave
Sat May 20, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Your Favorite DE Blade Currently Available
Replies: 26
Views: 4133

Re: Your Favorite DE Blade Currently Available

It's tough to pick just one but I would have to go with Voskhod. They are sharp, they are consistent, and they are extremely smooth. They are also surprisingly very cheap, ebay has some good deals and I actually found some on the internet from some guy selling 5 min minutes from my house. I bought 1...
by refinedshave
Sat May 20, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Razor Blade Sharpness Testing
Replies: 20
Views: 1933

Re: Razor Blade Sharpness Testing

Interesting and worth a try. You might take a look at Squire's thread that shows some magnified images of the blade grind/ hone. Oddly I usually find the Feathers are at their best for shaves 2-5 then they start to dull. The first shave is rarely the best with a Feather IMO. Thanks for the tip! You...
by refinedshave
Sat May 20, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Razor Blade Sharpness Testing
Replies: 20
Views: 1933

Re: Razor Blade Sharpness Testing

This can only be objectively tested in a controlled laboratory setting using advanced calibrated eqpmt. Anything less is merely subjective conjecture & therefore meaningless other than a crude barometer for a neophyte. Did you check out the website? I purchased calibrated equipment. The scale is de...
by refinedshave
Sat May 20, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Razor Blade Sharpness Testing
Replies: 20
Views: 1933

Re: Razor Blade Sharpness Testing

Sounds interesting. I might sign up for the results. There are so many brands of blades current and past that I imagine it is/will be a daunting task to round them all up. Is sharpness the only criteria? Are you also looking into such inherent blade characteristics as longevity of the edge, cost pe...
by refinedshave
Mon May 15, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Razor Blade Sharpness Testing
Replies: 20
Views: 1933

Razor Blade Sharpness Testing

Hi Everyone; It seems we are all very interested in how the sharpness of different DE Razor Blades compare to one another. I have been working on a site for a bit now which reviews shaving products with a primary focus on Razor Blade Sharpness. With the permission of the forum Admin I would like to ...