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Average number of Shaves on Artist Club Blades?

Postby cadfael_tex » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:54 pm

Recently got an RR Blackhawk version 2. Loaded a Kai mild P.i.n.k. Blade in it and have 3 shaves under my belt. Was wondering what is the average amount of shaves you get out of the Artist Club style blades? Difference in the durability between the blades?
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Re: Average number of Shaves on Artist Club Blades?

Postby jar » Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:55 pm

My rule has always been "Don't count the shaves. If it pulls, drags or hurts, change blades."
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Re: Average number of Shaves on Artist Club Blades?

Postby pausted » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:44 pm

I rountinly get 12 or more excellent 2 pass shaves from a Feather Pro blade. Slightly fewer from the KAI Pink blade. Maybe 10 or so. With your three shaves, you are just getting started.
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Re: Average number of Shaves on Artist Club Blades?

Postby brothers » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:39 pm

I have learned that the Kai and Feather AC blades will provide me with around 20 good shaves in daily use. I use them in the General razor. As we say - YMMV.
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Re: Average number of Shaves on Artist Club Blades?

Postby brothers » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:10 am

I was able to get 23 shaves from the Feather Pro blade that I changed out today. Went with another Feather Pro.
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Re: Average number of Shaves on Artist Club Blades?

Postby drmoss_ca » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:47 pm

I can go four weeks - 28 shaves with the Professional blade in the General. I change my technique for the changing sharpness. The first couple of shaves might be single pass downwards, moving to two passes, down then up, and by the last week adding some third pass touch ups. No tugging at any point in the process (I am very careful about proper beard prep) but simply diminishing returns. I could go longer and perhaps one of these days I will out of curiosity. I doubt I'll ever challenge my son's record of six months with a single blade (he used a Kriss Kross sharpener, and that probably has something to do with the length of his beard since hasn't shaved for the last ten years!)

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Re: Average number of Shaves on Artist Club Blades?

Postby Tucker » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:50 am

I use them for three shaves, then flip the blade for three more shaves, so a total of six shaves per blade. If I don't do this, I find that I get nicks on the fourth shave. This is just my observation, and experience. I don't bother flipping blades in DE Razors.
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