How many shaves do you get out of a feather blade

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Post by Racso_MS » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:55 pm

funkthulhu wrote:I'm glad I read this thread.

I've seen a lot of threads lately on SMF University, and the General boards about how certain oils and soaps are giving really rough shaves on the first try. I find the same happens to me, but I usually change my blade when I get new stuff (and new blades). I've been stretching blades to 9 or 10 shaves with no real problems until I switch out.

Then I bleed like a stuck hog.

Seems I push down harder and harder as the blade gets duller and duller, by the time I roll around to a new blade I take off everything down to the bone.

I've adjusted my shave technique based on this thread alone and I haven't bled out in 2 weeks. AND I'm still getting just as close a shave.

So, anyway, just my two cents, thanks for another great rule of thumb for great shaves! (And make damn sure to revisit your shave technique before you try any new products!)
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Post by Squire » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:16 pm

For me Feathers work very well then drop off quick. I toss them and all other blades as soon as they do less than their best work.
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Post by funkthulhu » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:47 am

I just gotta say, after following my own advice, I'm only getting 3 or 4 shaves out of a Feather. I'm actually getting more out of lesser blades, mostly because (I think) since they start not as sharp, they get duller slower, sometimes 5 shaves before I pitch 'em.

Anyway. I've now got an eye out for blades, as I'll be going through what I have a lot faster than I had thought at first.
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Post by glazer1972 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:01 am

I go three shaves.

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Post by Al Sapone » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:47 am

I shave once every 3 days, and I use a Feather blade in my Tech.I would not buy it again, I do not like it at all.I get about 5 shaves from each side of the blade, so 10 shaves, but my beard is light, so YMMV.

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Post by Racso_MS » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:49 am

glazer1972 wrote:I go three shaves.
Just noticed the number of your posts:

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Post by Racso_MS » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:51 am

Al Sapone wrote:I shave once every 3 days, and I use a Feather blade in my Tech.I would not buy it again, I do not like it at all.I get about 5 shaves from each side of the blade, so 10 shaves, but my beard is light, so YMMV.
You too Al

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Post by Al Sapone » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:53 am

I am flattered, Mr. Rasco_MS, this was a rather warm welcome for me.People like you should be more often on SMF.

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Post by scruffy » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:18 am

All these threads about "how many shaves with ?" always remind of the commercial with the owl when I was a kid asking "how many licks can you get out of a Tootsie Roll Pop?"

I think it was a Tootsie Roll Pop. My memory is not what it used to be.
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Post by jww » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:28 am

scruffy wrote:All these threads about "how many shaves with ?" always remind of the commercial with the owl when I was a kid asking "how many licks can you get out of a Tootsie Roll Pop?"

I think it was a Tootsie Roll Pop. My memory is not what it used to be.
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Post by alcx77 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:44 pm

Squire wrote:For me Feathers work very well then drop off quick. I toss them and all other blades as soon as they do less than their best work.
Squire,

Just curious- how often do you find that a blades best work is NOT the first shave?

Alan :idea:

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