11-09-2013, 11:19 AM
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I was just surprised to find out that there is a top quality DE blade made here in the U.S.A. "Persona Lab Blue". I've read the reviews at Amazon and they are rated 4.5 stars. The price is good also, $12.12 for a 100. When I can buy a quality product made in America I will. I just order some and I can't wait to try them.

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 11-09-2013, 12:21 PM
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  • celar36
  • Enjoying Life 1 shave at time
  • London, UK
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Hi,

They are good blades, good choice. I also recommend Personna Hospital Use blades as they are superb

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 11-09-2013, 12:27 PM
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  • slantman
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  • Leesburg, Florida
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Its good to know that a quality product is still made in the USA. They are really great blades. Use them well.

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 11-09-2013, 03:23 PM
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Good luck with the blades and many gents like them very much.
Unfortunately, I have not had much luck with these blades. Blush

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 11-09-2013, 03:58 PM
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It's my favorite blade, smooth, sharp and inexpensive.

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 11-09-2013, 06:47 PM
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Many guys like this blade a lot. Some think it's the same blade as the more expensive Personna Meds, but this is an ongoing debate. I've tried them both and don't see a difference.

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 11-09-2013, 09:40 PM
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The difference between labs and the med preps, as I understand it, is that the med preps (aka hospital use) undergo additional washing. I find absolutely no difference between them for shaving. I haven't used them yet for self surgery.

Oh, yes, fantastic blades. A favorite of mine.

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 11-09-2013, 09:46 PM
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  • vuk
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  • Virginia
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The Personna American blue as well as the Israeli reds are both really nice blades.
Also Staunton where that ASR factory is located is a really beautiful part of Virginia, nestled in the Shenandoah Valley I used to drive by it all the time back in my college days.

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 11-10-2013, 08:25 AM
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(11-09-2013, 09:40 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: The difference between labs and the med preps, as I understand it, is that the med preps (aka hospital use) undergo additional washing. I find absolutely no difference between them for shaving. I haven't used them yet for self surgery.
Oh, yes, fantastic blades. A favorite of mine.

If you do use them self surgery, let us know how you make out!

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 11-10-2013, 05:40 PM
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I just got done shaving with this Personna Blue blade. I know others have said it but these are as smooth and as sharp as Feathers.
I will try these next in my R41. Maybe I can get a smooth shave out of it for a change with these blades.

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 11-10-2013, 05:45 PM
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These are my favorite blades. I don't think they shave any differently than Personna Med Preps, but I love those too.

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 11-18-2013, 11:49 AM
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The labs are solid! They work well in my R41. The only problem with the R41 is it goes through blades. I only get 2 shaves no matter what blade I use.

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 11-19-2013, 03:06 PM
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Kerrplunk, do you use a shallow angle (head close to the face) or a higher angle (head more toward the perpendicular compared the the skin)? Just curious.

I have a pet theory that SE blades last longer because of the shallow angle that the SE razor forces one to use.

If you're following me so far, and use a higher angle try the shallow angle and see if that lengthens blade life. I haven't found any difference in the shave with my '11 R41.

I haven't found any difference in blade life either, but I always get 7 shaves from my DE blades and then can them.

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 11-19-2013, 04:00 PM
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I just picked up a box of these on Amazon for under $12 shipped! Can't wait to try them out and see if I notice a difference between these and the Med Preps.

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 11-20-2013, 03:12 PM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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It may all be in my head but I prefer the Med Prep blades. As for as surgery, they will slice the tip of your finger off before you know it.

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 11-27-2013, 05:49 PM
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(11-20-2013, 03:12 PM)Johnny Wrote: It may all be in my head but I prefer the Med Prep blades. As for as surgery, they will slice the tip of your finger off before you know it.

I admit I have the same view. May be in my head as well but, the med preps seem smoother.

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 12-02-2013, 03:27 PM
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  • vpayne
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  • Missouri
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I use both, the Labs and Prep blades. They are both very good, but the Lab blades pull a little sometimes where the Prep blades never do. FWIW

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