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Kai Captain Titan Mild "Pink" blades

Postby brothers » Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:12 am

Kai's website has some good information for those of us who are getting acquainted with the Kai blades in the Cobra Classic. Here's what they say about this blade:

"The Captain Titan Mild is a new razor blade with Kai's latest blade technology. "Plasma Ion New process by Kai", or PINK which significantly increases hardness of the blade and new titanium coating enable extraordinary cutting edge durability and skin-friendly sharpness. The blade is finished with PTFE coating for kindness to skin as well as super-smoothness of shaving. Thanks to the special dispense system, the blades can be safe and quickly inserted in the razor holder. The Captain Tital Mild can be also used for hair designing."

If you've had a chance to look at the edge of one of these blades, you can see a strip of color just above the edge. That is probably the titanium coating that is just beneath the PTFE coating.

Kai also offers these blades with a guard, if that is the preference of the user. Kai also lists their basic shaving blades, called the Captain Sharp Blade, and the Captain Blade. These are evidently free of any special coatings.

I've used the Kai Pink, and can attest to the fact that it shaves quite smoothly from the first shave. Smoother, in my experience, than the Feather Pro blade.
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Postby Pauldog » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:26 pm

Do they make them for double edge or injector razors?
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Postby GA Russell » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:47 pm

Gary, can you give a link where they can be found?
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Postby brothers » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:40 pm

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Postby brothers » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:58 pm

Pauldog wrote:Do they make them for double edge or injector razors?


I see that they make disposables and multiblade cartridges with the PINK technology, and they make regular razor blades, and (I think) injectors in carbon and stainless versions, but apparently not with the PINK feature. The regular double/single edge blades will be found in the industrial tab. Cobra blades are under the Beauty and professional tab, and the cartridges are under razors.

http://kai-ind.co.jp/en/products/grooming/top.html
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Postby GA Russell » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:59 pm

Thanks Gary!
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Postby vpayne » Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:58 pm

GARY,
I JUST SHAVED WITH THIS BLADE 3 HOURS AGO AND GOT ONE OF MY BEST SHAVES WITH THE LEAST EFFORT I'VE EXPERIENCED B4. I SHAVED WITH THE COBRA CLASSIC ON TOUR OFFERED BY CLASSIC SHAVING. I USUALLY SHAVE WITH A MERGRESS OR SLANT. I'M PRETTY IMPRESSED, BUT I'VE ONLY SHAVED WITH IT ONCE-SO FAR.

VIC


ps: if you run across someone wanting to sell a cobra classic at a (cheap) price, send them my way. Their price is rediculious…thnx.
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Postby brothers » Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:06 am

vpayne wrote:GARY,
I JUST SHAVED WITH THIS BLADE 3 HOURS AGO AND GOT ONE OF MY BEST SHAVES WITH THE LEAST EFFORT I'VE EXPERIENCED B4. I SHAVED WITH THE COBRA CLASSIC ON TOUR OFFERED BY CLASSIC SHAVING. I USUALLY SHAVE WITH A MERGRESS OR SLANT. I'M PRETTY IMPRESSED, BUT I'VE ONLY SHAVED WITH IT ONCE-SO FAR.

VIC


ps: if you run across someone wanting to sell a cobra classic at a (cheap) price, send them my way. Their price is rediculious…thnx.


Vic, the price is not cheap, but not out of line with other new razors, Feather Stainless and IKON, for example, and there are others. And, If there is anyone out there wanting to sell a Cobra, I hope they'll send me a PM, because I'm willing to pay a fair price for a backup razor in case something happens to mine (one never knows!). :lol:
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Guard or no guard

Postby Tucker » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:53 am

Brothers, do you get these with or without the guard?
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Re: Kai Captain Titan Mild "Pink" blades

Postby brothers » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:57 pm

Bringing up an old post of mine, I've been using a Kai Captain blade in The General razor for the past 16 shaves with little or no serious deterioration. It was very sharp at the beginning, but after about 2 or 3 break-in shaves, it just began to shine. I'm rotating the Kai and the Feather Pro blades. I'm not trying to set any world records, so at the first hint of deterioration, I'll dump it. Credit for this longevity should be shared equally with the General razor. I suspect the Feather Pro will do equally well when it gets a chance.
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Re: Kai Captain Titan Mild "Pink" blades

Postby Tucker » Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:37 pm

Good update Gary. I am glad you like the General. I tried the Kai Mild Pink blades in the General, and they were certainly adequate. However, I preferred the Feather Professionals in the General. I only use a SE Blade six times flipping it after three uses. However, I thought the Kais did shine in the Razorock Hawk. I would be gun shy to try Feather Pros in the Hawk, as I consider it a touch more aggressive, but nothing compared to the Ikon El Jefe!
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Re: Guard or no guard

Postby brothers » Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:24 pm

Tucker wrote:Brothers, do you get these with or without the guard?


Without the guard. Not necessary with the General. I just loaded a new Kai into it today, and the result was luxury.
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Re: Kai Captain Titan Mild "Pink" blades

Postby brothers » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:38 am

The Kai lasted through 16 great shaves, and today I rotated back to the Feather Pro. It seems the General brings out the best in both of these brands of blades.
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Re: Kai Captain Titan Mild "Pink" blades

Postby Sam » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:35 am

I used a Pink Titan mild today in the Hawk. Great shave. I have a Feather to compare it to. But I am pleased. I think I will get either the Hawk or the Maggards DE razor
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Re: Kai Captain Titan Mild "Pink" blades

Postby brothers » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:32 pm

These are some good blades. I'm glad there seems to be a new Cobra-inspired family of SE razors that use these blades.
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Re: Kai Captain Titan Mild "Pink" blades

Postby brothers » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:08 am

As time goes by it seems that the Kai and the Feather provide excellent results in the General razor, but the Feather AC Pro blade - in contrast to the Feather DE - provides somewhere between 15 to 20 very good shaves, while the Kai seems to hit the wall around 14 to 16 very good shaves before it gets replaced.
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Re: Kai Captain Titan Mild "Pink" blades

Postby brothers » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:50 am

The current Kai Captain in the General razor has lasted thirty (30) shaves. This was a lot more than I had expected.
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Re: Kai Captain Titan Mild "Pink" blades

Postby fallingwickets » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:14 am

Wow....sounds like a miracle blade :D

Way back when i got into the habit of just exchanging once a week.....i wouldnt ever imagine a blade lasting that long...kudo's to kai

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Re: Kai Captain Titan Mild "Pink" blades

Postby desertbadger » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:55 am

+1
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Re: Kai Captain Titan Mild "Pink" blades

Postby brothers » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:13 pm

Every day I expected it to get all draggy and pulling and failing to cut whiskers very good, but it just leveled out and held the edge. I finally decided it was deteriorating at a slow but deliberate rate.
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