Swede's - I had forgotten

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Gene
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Swede's - I had forgotten

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I have been using my General razor for quite some time. But - a comment from Dr Moss about the blades being for a different purpose than face shaving has stuck with me. Last night I decided to perform an experiment. I have an older Tech razor (the kind with the rounded triangle-shaped slots in the base - a bit more aggressive than other Tech razors). I paired this with a heavy handle to change the way the razor felt in my hand - all the weight in my hand. So far so good. Now - for a blade. As I rummaged around I came across an opened 5-pack of Swede's that had to have been opened a couple of years ago. So I put one in the razor - ready for the shave this morning.

I typically shave in the shower - and it was no different today. Same technique as usual - currently up in the rotation is a tube of Nivea shave cream (purchased at a Canadian market on the recommendation of Wendell) and my reliable ancient Tweezarman $11 badger brush.

The results? Nothing short of amazing. I had forgotten how smooth these blades really are. Even from an old open pack. Frankly it felt like I was just moving the razor over my face without a blade in it - it was that smooth. Excellent performance. Wish they still made them.

Or, I wish there was a blade this good for the General since the Swede's will eventually be gone.
Gene

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fallingwickets
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Re: Swede's - I had forgotten

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a 'perfect' shave is one of the best ways to brighten up a day :lol:

enjoy the blades while they last

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Re: Swede's - I had forgotten

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Try the Schick Proline P-30 blades, from Japan. That's the size that fits the Artist Club razor, and the B-20 is the standard injector size.

They shouldn't be too hard to find online.
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