Now where should I get my blades?

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Now where should I get my blades?

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It's been a while since I have bought new blades. The last time I did, I bought a super huge sampler pack from Giovanni at razordandbrush.com, but just found out today that he's out of business (the website is still up, though).

What I liked from the pack most of all last time were the following:
  • Astra Keramic
    Feather
    Polsilver
I'd love to buy some more of each, as well as try some other high quality blades. Any recommendations on brands and where to buy from now? The last thread I see discussing shops was almost a year ago, so I'm not sure if anything has changed.

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Larry

(and, yes, it's been a LONG time since I've been on the board here...hey everyone)
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Phil @ www.bullgooseshaving.net has Feathers and Astras.
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Post by Aztecface »

Larry, the Polsilver's are no more. The Keramics are no more either but a few vendors still have them around. I know Paul at www.connaughtshaving.com does. He also sells Feathers. As a replacement for the Polsilver's you should check out the Iridium's. Good luck and have fun.
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Post by Reverend Jim »

I highly recommend westcoastshaving.com.
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Post by LGWapnitsky »

Thanks, all. I knew I'd get the quick responses I've always been able to count on.
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Post by Shave4Fun »

Ditto on Connaught and Iridium Supers. It's the favorite new DE blade for many of us on this forum. Contact Paul, on SMF as "Suffolksupplies", for special member pricing here.
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Post by GA Russell »

Larry, Giovanni's inventory was taken over by Gary at Shoebox Shaveshop. Since you like what you do, I recommend you try the Lord Platinum, which Giovanni effectively introduced to us here.

http://www.shoeboxshaveshop.com/lord-su ... squot.html
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+1 on the Iridium Supers Larry. A great sharp yet forgiving blade.

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Post by LGWapnitsky »

I think I'll post up my extras for sale and pick up some of the Iridums and Feathers. You're all a bit too convincing for me ;)
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Post by LGWapnitsky »

I just looked at the picture of the Iridiums, and I think I may have those from Giovanni. I really need to go through what I have left to see what I want to keep.
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Post by LookingGlass »

I think ntguys on Ebay has 25 Astras for $7.99 - free shipping. I've used him before with good results - quick shipping.

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