04-06-2012, 07:20 AM
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I've experimented with a lot of blades in several different razors since I started traditional wet shaving and, honestly, all of them have been at least adequate. However, I have stumbled upon one that, for me, stands out above the rest. I find an EJ DE89 paired with a Personna med prep to be an almost magical combination. I consistently get remarkably smooth, efficient, irritation-free shaves with that set-up. I get very similar results with my flare-tip Gillette Rocket loaded with a Feather blade. I'm curious; what are your favorite razor/blade combos?

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 04-06-2012, 07:26 AM
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  • Dave
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Pretty much any razor with a Med Prep or Gillette Yellow works for me. I've given up on Feathers. I was big on them when I first started wet shaving, but not so much anymore. I've found a love now for Astra SP and just ordered 100 of them.

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 04-06-2012, 07:37 AM
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(04-06-2012, 07:26 AM)Dave Wrote: Pretty much any razor with a Med Prep or Gillette Yellow works for me. I've given up on Feathers. I was big on them when I first started wet shaving, but not so much anymore. I've found a love now for Astra SP and just ordered 100 of them.

I'm also a fan of the Astra's. They work very well with my Rocket.

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 04-06-2012, 07:53 AM
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  • Manticore
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  • Manchester, New Hampshire
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Now that I think about it I don't know if I've tried a med prep in my de89. I'll have to give it a try.

I like the med prep in my Feather AS-D1.

I also love an Astra SP in a 40's SS, a New long comb & in my de89.

I've been de wetshaving for a year now and there are so many razor/blade combinations I've yet to try. It's worth all the experimentation when you discover a magical combo. Biggrin

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 04-06-2012, 07:54 AM
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I can't really say I've run into a razor my Lab Prep didn't like. I even stuck it in a $2 plastic DE and it took care of business.

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 04-06-2012, 07:57 AM
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(04-06-2012, 07:54 AM)GeneAut Wrote: I can't really say I've run into a razor my Lab Prep didn't like. I even stuck it in a $2 plastic DE and it took care of business.

Same here. Though, for whatever reason, I find them to be particularly good in the DE89.

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 04-06-2012, 07:57 AM
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  • slantman
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The Personna medical blades are sharp and smooth and stay that way for multi shaves. They work great with any razor I own. And made in the U.S.

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 04-06-2012, 11:48 AM
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  • Teiste
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(04-06-2012, 07:57 AM)slantman Wrote: The Personna medical blades are sharp and smooth and stay that way for multi shaves. They work great with any razor I own. And made in the U.S.

Thanks to you I have now 25 of those blades and they perform great,I must admit,specially with the Muhle/Edwin Jagger razors.

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 04-06-2012, 04:32 PM
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  • Manticore
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  • Manchester, New Hampshire
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...all right, I've got to try a med prep in my de89...

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 04-06-2012, 08:54 PM
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The Med. Prep. was the first blade I used when I started TWS a year ago and remains one of only 4 blades I use today. They worked great in any razor; modern or vintage.

Super Iridiums are another favorite of mine and lately get the most playing time.

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 04-07-2012, 12:39 AM
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Those Med Preps works great in the Muhle / EJ handles indeed.
I found they gave a smooth yet effective shave, and they seem to last quite a while (even to my standards, I use blades for weeks).

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 04-07-2012, 02:48 AM
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  • tgutc
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I find Feather Blades work well with the Feather All Stainless Razor. Before using my Feather AS I never got along with the blades well. I don't know if it's the Feather Razors relatively mild aggression mixed with the blades hi aggression but they are a pair made in heaven.

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 04-07-2012, 05:33 AM
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(04-07-2012, 12:39 AM)wimbouman Wrote: Those Med Preps works great in the Muhle / EJ handles indeed.
I found they gave a smooth yet effective shave, and they seem to last quite a while (even to my standards, I use blades for weeks).

I also find them to be particularly long-lasting.

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 04-08-2012, 01:17 AM
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  • Teiste
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I will try them on my Edwin Jagger/Muhle razor this coming week,as soon as I finish with my test of the Feather All Stainless razor (maybe I should try them with that razor too).

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 04-08-2012, 07:02 AM
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Another effortless DFS this morning with this combo. A 100 blade order is imminent.

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 04-08-2012, 07:17 AM
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  • Dave
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I've gotten 9 shaves out of one Med Prep before. Just a great blade

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 04-09-2012, 09:40 AM
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You guys have made me very curious about the Personna Meds that i will have to order some.

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 04-09-2012, 12:54 PM
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what kind of packaging does the personna medical prep blades have? I have some personna blades left from when I first tried DE shaving, but not sure which variation they are.

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 04-09-2012, 08:49 PM
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(04-09-2012, 12:54 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote: what kind of packaging does the personna medical prep blades have? I have some personna blades left from when I first tried DE shaving, but not sure which variation they are.

You can see a pic of the packaging at this URL:

http://www.razorbladesandmore.com/conten...rep-blades

The blades themselves say "for hospital use made in U.S.A" on the bottom half.

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 04-09-2012, 09:11 PM
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Although I haven't shaved with a DE razor in quite a while, I remember the Personna Med Prep blades being very sharp and smooth. The best DE blades I had tried to date.

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