08-11-2013, 12:39 PM
#1
User Info
I hate to start one of those "where do people buy this" threads, but I have been looking for a bulk package of Kai blades, and I have found very few online vendors who stock them, and they can cost as much as 3x higher than other brands.

2 129
Reply
 08-11-2013, 12:40 PM
#2
  • bullgoose
  • The Enabler
  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
User Info
Razor blades and more

45 16,276
Reply
 08-11-2013, 06:41 PM
#3
User Info
Thanks, Phil. Those babies ain't cheap! Unfortunately, it's the only blade that makes me want to use my 40s Super Speed. After trying nearly 20 different blades in that thing and always being underwhelmed, it sat in a drawer for several months. I brought it out this week thinking I'd give it one more go before PIF-ing it or putting it on the B/S/T. I popped in a Kai that I got recently in a trade, and it was like all the stars aligned.

2 129
Reply
 08-13-2013, 10:11 PM
#4
  • LORDBISHOP
  • Lover of the Wet Shaving way of Life
  • Westchester, NY
User Info
Good Call...both on blade choice(kai in top 5) and resource(thanks B.G)!!!!

4 792
Reply
 08-14-2013, 06:34 AM
#5
User Info
That's a great combo for sure, Ronwell. The packs at Razor Blades and More are the way to go -- not cheap, but cheaper than buying that many a pack at a time.

9 166
Reply
 08-14-2013, 07:40 AM
#6
  • Johnny
  • Super Moderator
  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
User Info
My question is, for that price are they that much better then the Personna Med Prep or Polsilver Iridium blades?

173 23,483
Reply
 08-14-2013, 10:12 PM
#7
  • LORDBISHOP
  • Lover of the Wet Shaving way of Life
  • Westchester, NY
User Info
HHHmmm, IMHO I pay $3.49/5 pack of Kai's in NYC, I believe $2.49/5pack for Polsilver Iridiums...and I like them both for diff reasons...Iridiums are sharp and butter smooth, maybe smoothest for me...the Kai's have no glue/wax, are equivalent in sharpness to Feathers, but the price is the second most I've ever paid for blades next to Merkurs(Rip Off). I really like Personna Reds & Blues, but have never used the Med Preps...Probably the only currently produced blade I haven't tried are the Med Preps!?!?

4 792
Reply
 09-10-2013, 10:41 PM
#8
User Info
I never tried them bur intrigued, where are they made...Korea ?

40;s super speed is a in my rotation and I love the razor.


Marc

10 95
Reply
 09-11-2013, 03:25 AM
#9
User Info
 09-11-2013, 04:46 AM
#10
User Info
Kai DE blades are quite good...but as others have pointed out they are expensive relative to other top notch blades. Price aside, I prefer other blades though I will occasionally use a Kai blade.

0 3,341
Reply
 09-12-2013, 06:33 PM
#11
User Info
how do they compare to crystals? I lately have found that I love crystal blades.

4 179
Reply
 09-12-2013, 07:23 PM
#12
  • Triad
  • Triad Razor Handles
  • Texas
User Info
(09-12-2013, 06:33 PM)inspectoring Wrote: how do they compare to crystals? I lately have found that I love crystal blades.

The Kais seem sharper to me real close to a feather, crystals i believe are just like red personnas not quite as sharp but smooth IMO

115 1,692
Reply
 06-30-2014, 03:51 PM
#13
User Info
The Kai Company is based in the same prefecture where my wife grew up. Seki City has been the home to the Japanese cutlery industry since the 13th century. The company makes beautiful kitchen knives, among other things.

The name makes me smile because it is also my son's given name.

Next time we visit my wife's family, I will check out the prices.

6 721
Reply
 07-01-2014, 03:37 PM
#14
  • Mel S Meles
  • On the edge, ouch
  • 44.4899° south of the North Pole
User Info
(06-30-2014, 03:51 PM)Rory1262 Wrote: The Kai Company is based in the same prefecture where my wife grew up. Seki City has been the home to the Japanese cutlery industry since the 13th century. The company makes beautiful kitchen knives, among other things.

Seki-shi is to the Japanese blade industry what Solingen is to the German blade industry. It is located due north of Nagoya in Gifu Prefecture, and there are probably hundreds of knife makers there, many of them artisan specialty operations. If you were a samurai ronin in the 17th century, looking to make your mark by taking on Miyamoto Musashi, the place where you would go to get a suitable sword was Seki.

(Feather, on the other hand, is based in Ōsaka.)

0 820
Reply
 07-02-2014, 04:05 AM
#15
User Info
I meant to mention the area's sword heritage, Mel -- so I am glad you did, and in such colorful terms too. The extra detail on Gifu-ken is also appreciated.

6 721
Reply
 07-03-2014, 05:19 AM
#16
  • Mel S Meles
  • On the edge, ouch
  • 44.4899° south of the North Pole
User Info
(07-02-2014, 04:05 AM)Rory1262 Wrote: I meant to mention the area's sword heritage, Mel -- so I am glad you did, and in such colorful terms too. The extra detail on Gifu-ken is also appreciated.

Boku mo yamato nadesiko to kekkon-site-imasu. Thumbup

0 820
Reply
 07-03-2014, 08:07 AM
#17
User Info
Slightly on topic, i find the 40s super speed to love Gillette Platinum blades, both NOS and modern varieties, if you have not yet tried those. NOS last longer and are smoother without glue, modern are cheaper (dark blue and white box)

They've gotten more expensive recently, but still far cheaper than KAI Smile

2 85
Reply
Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)