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Schick Proline P-30 (Artist Club size) blades

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:56 am
by brothers
I've ordered 3 Schick Proline P-30 Artist Club blades from TryABlade. The reviews I have read regarding these blades are quite positive.

Re: Schick Proline P-30 (Artist Club size) blades

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:53 am
by pausted
I hope they work well for you, Gary. They didn’t for me but, of course, everyone’s face is different.

Re: Schick Proline P-30 (Artist Club size) blades

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:18 pm
by brothers
TryABlade serves a good purpose.

Re: Schick Proline P-30 (Artist Club size) blades

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:18 am
by Gene
Gary, may I assume these are for your General? I am very interested in your take on them - I have been tempted to buy some as well.

On a separate, but related note - is the General available in silver, but NOT the more expensive stainless steel? I have the black aluminum, curious if they did a silver aluminum, too.

Thanks!

Re: Schick Proline P-30 (Artist Club size) blades

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:39 am
by brothers
Gene, just now I took a look at Colonial Razors' website and evidently they are not currently listing any available razors. In my case I have an aluminum General head in the light gray finish.

The Schick Japan Proline Page

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:09 am
by Pauldog
https://www.schick-jp.com/proline

There's also an intriguing picture of a double edge blade pack.

And this no-longer-made Proline straight razor:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/323613924924

Re: Schick Proline P-30 (Artist Club size) blades

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:11 pm
by brothers
Now that I have sample P-30 blades I can begin my comparison.

Re: Schick Proline P-30 (Artist Club size) blades

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:13 pm
by Gene
Fingers crossed that they are good!!

Re: Schick Proline P-30 (Artist Club size) blades

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:01 am
by brothers
18 so far, and no complaints

Re: Schick Proline P-30 (Artist Club size) blades

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:10 am
by Gene
Morning Gary ... Good news! I was wondering how things were going. Thanks.

Re: Schick Proline P-30 (Artist Club size) blades

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:56 am
by Pauldog
I like having the smaller size in my Schick razors, and like the shaves, too - a very good combination of smooth and sharp.

Re: Schick Proline P-30 (Artist Club size) blades

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:45 am
by brothers
25 as of today and still going. Of course not as sharp as a month ago, but not bad. I'm going to toss it when it hits 30 or starts to drag and pull. Whichever happens first.

Re: Schick Proline P-30 (Artist Club size) blades

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:06 am
by Pauldog
How do you like it compared to the other blades?

Re: Schick Proline P-30 (Artist Club size) blades

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:08 pm
by brothers
Good question Paul. When I first started thinking about getting and trying the Schick blade I had serious doubts, and low expectations. A couple of days ago I ran my thumbnail along the edge, and there were no nicks. That's a bit unusual for a blade with almost a month of use.

Following that, I decided to compare it to a freshly honed straight razor blade. Shaving arm hair is always a good test for a straight razor. The Schick P-30 with 28 shaves wiped off the arm hair with no hesitation. Also no honing, no stropping, no stones, no pastes, zero effort and zero clock time spent getting and retaining that edge. In this regard the Schick performs for me at least as well as Feather and Kai blades - for me. Emphasis on for me. Also, it is extremely important to note the fact that this blade is used exclusively for shaving in the General razor by Colonial. This is probably why the blade performs so well for me, in my favorite razor.

Regarding DE blades. I have my favorite blades and razors in this area too, but the most shaves I ever got (as a stunt more than anything) was 25 for a vintage Gillette blade - The Spoiler. More commonly for everyone, I believe, would be somewhere between 4 and 10 comfortable shaves. There once was a guy who claimed that he never used his DE blades more than once before changing to a new one.

Re: Schick Proline P-30 (Artist Club size) blades

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:00 pm
by brothers
--- 30 --- darn good blade

Re: Schick Proline P-30 (Artist Club size) blades

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:00 pm
by Pauldog
So that's what the "30" means in P-30! I'll be happy if my Proline B-20 blades (regular injector size) get 20 shaves.

Re: Schick Proline P-30 (Artist Club size) blades

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:17 pm
by brothers
Right! That would be great! No idea why they package 30 blades in the P series, but only 20 blades in the B (old injector razors).

Re: Schick Proline P-30 (Artist Club size) blades

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:24 pm
by Pauldog
I've seen P-20 packs, too, but couldn't find B-30's.

And who knows what "P" and "B" mean... "P" can't mean "petite" and "B" can't mean "big," though that could be a reverse mnemonic to remember which code is for which size.

Re: Schick Proline P-30 (Artist Club size) blades

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:01 pm
by brothers
P is an easy one, it stands for Proline, which is the Schick razor that uses the P-sized blade. B is a puzzle yet to be solved.

Re: Schick Proline P-30 (Artist Club size) blades

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:53 am
by brothers
The Schick P series blades (in my experience) are sharpest during the first 10 shaves, then they gradually become less "sharp" and more "smooth". All of the whiskers are getting cut, but I can afford to apply just the smallest bit of pressure to get the job done. Still at the top of the game, and the result is predictably perfect every single day. Today marked day 17 on this blade and counting.