kai blade inquiry

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kai blade inquiry

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Gary was kind enough to include a kai blade for the general razor.....im not huge fan of the single edge razor experience, but on reflection the blade was rather decent. My question for those in the know: is the kai de of the same quality as the kai se?

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Clive, keeping in mind the differences inherent to a thin flexible DE vs a rigid non-flexible SE, if memory serves I think I had positive experiences with the Kai DE blades.
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Hi Clive and Gary.

I experienced the Kai DE blade as rough. As I recall, it was unusually sharp, similar to a Feather, but I didn't find it smooth.

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Murray thanks for the input. Many years ago I bought kai blades and your post rattled the memory....i didnt have positive experience, but i thought the se blade was good enough to revisit the de version. now having second thoughts about it. :lol:

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3 or 4 years ago (just before I started using the General and the SE blades) I sincerely considered the Kai DE one of my best DE blades alongside the Personna hospital use, Swedes, Spoilers, Super Iridiums, and Brazilian Platinum Plus.

Just another one of those crazy YMMV moments. 😁

I will venture to say that the razor in which the blade is used and the user's technique have as much to do with the quality of the shave as does the blade.
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Clive,
My experience was the same as Murray's. At the time I did (and still do) use Feather DE blades. I tried the Kai blades a few years ago and found them to be almost as sharp as the Feathers, but much rougher on my face. As always, your experience may be different.
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thanks gents. If i find a kai blade in my pseudo DrP closet I'll give it a whirl and report back

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