02-10-2013, 01:46 PM
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  • Blue line
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  • East Central Alabama
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Went to visit my parents this weekend. Took my new SABI T1. A marvelous shaving razor with an ASTRA Superior. Had a small assortment of blades in my travel kit. I grabbed a TREET. Now, I did have reservations about loading this blade inti my SABI. I should have listened to my gut. PI-TI-FULL said Jed Clampett! What a piece of junk! It was obvious from the first stroke this blade was pure, unadulterated crap! It pulled and tugged like a blade that I had shaved with for at least 5 or 6 times. I swear they ran the edge against a grind stone. Got a nasty nick near my lip, another on my neck and my cheek. i have never cut myself on my cheek EVER! It was so bad, i stopped a third of the way through and switched out to an ASTRA BLADE. Now, I'm a rookie to WETSHAVING, I've been doing this for four months. But my lather, razor and technique was good. The TREET blade wasn't. Give your face a TREAT and don't use a TREET.

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 02-10-2013, 02:16 PM
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  • vuk
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  • Virginia
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Sorry to hear it. What did the package look like? I think there are several variations of the Treet blades.

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 02-10-2013, 02:16 PM
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YMMV - I find that Treet Platinum Super Stainless works well in my 25C open comb and my 958CL and consider it well worth looking into.

Both of those are reasonable mild razors though - is it safe to assume that the T1 is not all that mild?

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 02-10-2013, 02:48 PM
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  • CMur12
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  • Moses Lake, Washington State, USA
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I, too, would be curious to know which Treet blade you were using. I even know of 3 different Dura Sharps that have been offered by Treet in recent years. Of course, YMMV rules here.

For me personally, the current Dura Sharp (PTFE-coated carbon steel, in the package with red letters and yellow/white stripes) is my "comfort blade" - a blade that I can always count on for a close, comfortable shave. It's the first blade I'll reach for to test a new razor. I also like the Treet Platinum Super Stainless.

I might note that my beard isn't dense, but it is very coarse and benfits from a sharp blade. I also have very sensitive skin.

- Murray

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 02-10-2013, 03:22 PM
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I also like the Treet Platinums, nice blade at a good price.

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 02-10-2013, 03:48 PM
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  • slantman
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  • Leesburg, Florida
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If you were using the Treet plan carbon they remind me of the old Gillette blades from the 50s. Very easy to cut yourself.
We are spoiled with the new technology of stainless steel, coated and platinum coated to name a few. Sorry to hear about your bad experience.

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 02-10-2013, 03:49 PM
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Durasharp carbons are awesome, but the black beauties have issues or so I've read.

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 02-10-2013, 04:24 PM
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  • Arcadies
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  • Greeneville, TN
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Every time I see TREET blades mentioned, I can't help but think of this stuff. Biggrin

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 02-10-2013, 04:29 PM
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  • slantman
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(02-10-2013, 04:24 PM)Arcadies Wrote: Every time I see TREET blades mentioned, I can't help but think of this stuff. Biggrin

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 02-10-2013, 04:30 PM
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  • Blue line
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  • East Central Alabama
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Funny that is what my wip, I mean my lip looked like! It was a TREET Platinum Super Stainless blade. Might have got a bad one but it definitely left a negative impression.

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 02-10-2013, 05:52 PM
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(02-10-2013, 04:30 PM)Blue line Wrote: Funny that is what my wip, I mean my lip looked like! It was a TREET Platinum Super Stainless blade. Might have got a bad one but it definitely left a negative impression.

Yes, I have tangled with those a time or two.

Look on this page at #27 for one of my run ins with that blade.

https://sites.google.com/site/gdcarringt...allenge-ii

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 02-10-2013, 06:01 PM
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  • Shaun
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(02-10-2013, 04:24 PM)Arcadies Wrote: Every time I see TREET blades mentioned, I can't help but think of this stuff. Biggrin

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I wonder if they make a splash from that? Biggrin

New TREET aftershave, for the Working Class Man!

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 02-10-2013, 07:46 PM
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i can empathize with you as i have never enjoyed them either.

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 02-13-2013, 11:05 AM
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I've used Treet Platinums that I wouldn't cut envelopes open with < shudder>.

On the other hand the Treet Durasharp Carbon blades ( yellow labels ) are among my very favorite blades. Smooth as butter. Unfortunately, unless I take care to dry them well they start to develop rust after about 4 shaves. A side effect of my lazy nature is the unwillingness to change blades very often so I tend not to use them as much as I would like.

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