08-28-2013, 06:41 PM
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I have found one that's on it's way, but now I just need to know more about the blades that fit it. I see Brian using terms like Pella, Feather spineless, etc when mentioning his I believe. Can anyone shed some light on the blades this bad boy can use and where they might be found? Thanks in advance.

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 08-28-2013, 08:01 PM
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Gary asked a similar question in the BOSS thread. Here's my answer copied to here...

"Gary,
Blades are quite easy with SE razors. There are only a few different ones to try.

Blades with a spine:
1. Carbon
2. Stainless Steel
3. Stainless Steel PTFE (Teflon) coated

Blades without a spine:
1. Vintage Valet (w/ cutouts)
2. Feather SE (w/ cutouts)"

A little extra info to clarify. Carbon is usually a Treet blade or a GEM Blue Star. The stainless steel blades are either Teflon coated or not. Most of these say GEM on the spine while the GEM carbon has a number on the spine (0069 or something similar). Pella is just a lab supply place where one can buy GEM blades in bulk. They (Pella) are not the cheapest currently; that would be Connaught Shaving.

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 08-28-2013, 08:10 PM
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You can usually find the CS blades at the likes of CVS or Rite Aide. I've found the stainless steel blades at Walmart and Walgreens. All of them can easily be found online as well.

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 08-29-2013, 04:44 AM
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Thanks for the replies Brian and Tom. Also, thanks Brian for feeding my addiction of this Streamline razorBiggrin I can't wait to get it and get some blades. Maybe this thing is here by the weekend so I can have a Sunday morning shave with it.

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 08-29-2013, 04:46 AM
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Streamline Sundays sure does have a nice ring to it! Winky

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 08-29-2013, 06:35 AM
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I think that I will Join the Streamline Sunday Club. As soon as I find out what a Streamline Razor is.

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 08-29-2013, 07:41 AM
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I might have more questions coming your way Brian and others. Like what's the stropping tool that comes with it, it looks like another razor to me in the case.

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 08-29-2013, 09:25 AM
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(08-29-2013, 06:35 AM)Grumpy Wrote: I think that I will Join the Streamline Sunday Club. As soon as I find out what a Streamline Razor is.

I'm dying to get one too, but they are extremely expensive for being vintage razors. I'd have a hard time sneaking a $100 purchase past SWMBO...

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 08-29-2013, 09:28 AM
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(08-29-2013, 07:41 AM)tsimmns Wrote: I might have more questions coming your way Brian and others. Like what's the stropping tool that comes with it, it looks like another razor to me in the case.

The stropping tool is not really necessary IMHO other than to have the complete set. It's very similar to the idea behind the Valet AutoStrop, except it's a separate tool and not built into the razor.

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 08-29-2013, 07:57 PM
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If anyone gets a stropper to do anything more than dull a modern disposable blade let me know. In fact I'd appreciate knowing of any results, even failures.

I think when stroppers were in vogue they had a much different idea of what sharp was. They probably didn't get as close a shave as we expect today.

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 08-30-2013, 06:54 PM
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So since my Sfreamline arrived today and I have no blades for it, I'm curious to hear which ingres I might try first? I must say it did come with some Ever Ready blades, but I think I will leave them alone.

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 08-30-2013, 06:57 PM
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Simply go to a local drugstore & pick up some GEM/ASR stainless steel blades & enjoy the experience.

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