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Where do you get DE blades?

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:06 am
by teamccloud
I know I can get the cheap versions at the grocery store or at CVS, and I can order the other name brands (Merkur etc.) online. But is there a retail location for those name brands? I seem to remember hearing that you can get some blades at a knife shop or something like that.

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:21 am
by notthesharpest
Knife shops in my area carry Merkur products. But I'm on the west coast and in Canada, so that doesn't mean much to you. :(

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:22 am
by nteeman
I get my Israeli blades from my barber. He uses them in his shavette and buys them by the case. $10 a box of 100. Ask your barber what he uses and see if he will sell them to you.

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:23 am
by Leisureguy
Feather blades(This one's in my post on shaving where I talk about blades.)

Derby blades

Israeli blades

Swedish Gillette

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:13 am
by teamccloud
nteeman wrote:I get my Israeli blades from my barber. He uses them in his shavette and buys them by the case. $10 a box of 100. Ask your barber what he uses and see if he will sell them to you.
My barber, who really is a barber, is a cute 30-something chick who doesn't use blades. Or at least not to my knowledge. I'll ask the next time I'm in for a cut.

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:20 am
by vespergo
you can pick up israeli blades really cheap from ebay. feather's are a good buy from pauldog (on this forum) and cottonblossumcrafts (can't remember the full name).

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:23 am
by texasPI
Or you can look in the Selling and Trading Forum and get a great deal from Leisureguy (Michael) on a box of blades used by the Israeli Special Forces. :lol:

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 12:46 pm
by rahul325
teamccloud wrote:
nteeman wrote:I get my Israeli blades from my barber. He uses them in his shavette and buys them by the case. $10 a box of 100. Ask your barber what he uses and see if he will sell them to you.
My barber, who really is a barber, is a cute 30-something chick who doesn't use blades. Or at least not to my knowledge. I'll ask the next time I'm in for a cut.
i think Neal was talking about a "real" barber shop, not one of the chains(supercuts, etc).

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 1:23 pm
by Pauldog
You can also see if there are any local barber and beautician supply shops that sell to the general public. Some of them will have regular razor blades.

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 5:55 pm
by wenestvedt
My barber gets his Israeli Personna straight blades at the local Sally Beauty Supply -- which I believe is a chain with pretty good coverage:

www.sallybeauty.com/mapquest/locator.asp

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:36 pm
by Bargepole
Given the range of stuff you Ameddicans can get hold of (I am having to have a Plisson brush shipped from Atkinsons to LA and brought over to London by a friend -- this is a brush which comes from our nearest Eruopean neighbour!) it is a pleasant relief to say that I can get Swede Gillettes at miy local chemist, Tesco blades 5 minutes' walk away from that, and Merkur at TGS, not half an hour's drive away from my SO's place.

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Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:52 pm
by tonyespo
Pauldog wrote:You can also see if there are any local barber and beautician supply shops that sell to the general public. Some of them will have regular razor blades.
Pauldog is being modest and didn't mention that he has the best deal on Feathers.

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:26 pm
by AACJ
Bargepole wrote:Given the range of stuff you Ameddicans can get hold of snip.......

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What is an Ameddican?

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 2:51 am
by Bargepole
It's an American with the "r" pronounced like people from Chicago think that strangulated upper-class people from England pronounce their 'r's. I first encountered it in a marvellous, savage, funny book: "Tony", Patrick Dennis (1966).

It's not actually true. The English upper-classes don't pronounce their 'r's at all. In fact they pronounce very little at all (or, as they would pronounce that clause: "Airchy, i pnahnz eh-ee 'il torl")

The ones who say Ameddican are the ones who parody what Nancy Mitford called "U" speech. Noël Coward is the greatest example.

Teddibly soddy for any confusion.

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Michael

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 4:09 am
by drmoss_ca
I think the myth of the upper crust D for R consonant shift is a way of trying to describe the trill given to an R by the very tip of the tongue on the hard palate just behind the top teeth. You can practice it, if so inclined, by first rolling an R the way a Scotsman does - note that you are making that sound with the part of your tongue that is about halfway back? Now try it again but try to make the vibration further forward, and when you get to the tip you will have mastered the crisp R typical of 1930's upper class English. The stereotyped military mode of speech uses this extensively.
The less intelligible, but accurate, example given next by Michael is more of the Sloane Ranger style - for a simple example next time you would like to say 'Oh no', substitute 'Air nair'.

Chris
Cunning Linguist

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:37 am
by Gatorade
drmoss_ca wrote:I think the myth of the upper crust D for R consonant shift is a way of trying to describe the trill given to an R by the very tip of the tongue on the hard palate just behind the top teeth. You can practice it, if so inclined, by first rolling an R the way a Scotsman does - not that you are making that sound with the part of your tongue that is about halfway back? Now try it again but try to make the vibration further forward, and when you get to the tip you will have mastered the crisp R typical of 1930's upper class English. The stereotyped military mode of speech uses this extensively.
The less intelligible, but accurate, example given next by Michael is more of the Sloane Ranger style - for a simple example next time you would like to say 'Oh no', substitute 'Air nair'.

Chris
Cunning Linguist
Speaking of which I trained Theodore Bikel when he was in Miami doing some stage work. :wink: