01-14-2014, 05:55 AM
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What is the longest anyone has used a single DE blade before it slits your throat? I am going on 10 days with an Astra SP and I'm wondering when this one will expire.

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 01-14-2014, 07:02 AM
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I had a Feather that I pushed to nine shaves and still got good results. Normally a Feather lasts about 5-6 for me. Blades are so cheap I really never tried to push one very far. A few years ago there was a member on another forum who promoted hand stropping as a way to extend a blade and I believe he often got 20 or more shaves. I tried that a few times but don't really know if it works or not.

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 01-14-2014, 07:20 AM
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I use them 3 times and chuck them. It's important to me to have peace of mind that the blade is not holding back the quality of my shave, so I err on the conservative side in that sense. I'd rather not think about it and wonder.

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 01-14-2014, 07:43 AM
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(01-14-2014, 05:55 AM)EJaggerMan Wrote: What is the longest anyone has used a single DE blade before it slits your throat? I am going on 10 days with an Astra SP and I'm wondering when this one will expire.

i believe that the sharper the blade the more capable will it be to cut through your skin. on the other hand - a dull kitchen knife is much more dangerous than a sharp kitchen knife... Tongue

concerning the longevity of your astra blade: just continue using it and eventually you'll find out Smile some people use only 1 pass and others use 5 and yet others shave their head as well and a few even other body parts - so it is mighty individual Biggrin

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 01-14-2014, 08:15 AM
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  • celar36
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I use my Feather tops 2 times...

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 01-14-2014, 08:21 AM
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  • Alpha
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I usually don't take count as I always chuck the blade as soon as it feels uncomfortable and starts tugging.

I'm currently going on around 6-7 shaves with a Red Personna in my 37C...I'm going to see how far I can take it. I've always noticed that blades seem to last longer in slants.

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 01-14-2014, 10:18 AM
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With my coarse hair, 10 with a vintage Wilkinson Sword DE, but it started feeling a tad uncomfortable after 7 shaves.

I can't believe you can get 10 with the Astras! Biggrin

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 01-14-2014, 03:31 PM
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  • ischiapp
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I normally have a good week with entry-level Super-Max blade.
But now, after 75 days with one GFPGP cartridge, I'm going to think I've a rhino skin. Tongue

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 01-14-2014, 06:15 PM
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As an experiment, I was able to get 10 shaves from a Personna Lab, it was still good on the 10th shave but I didn't want to push it so chuck it, probably could have gotten a couple more shaves out of it. I normally use it for 5 shaves and chuck it.

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 01-15-2014, 04:15 AM
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Today was day 11 with the Astra and no nicks.

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 01-15-2014, 04:36 AM
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(01-14-2014, 03:31 PM)ischiapp Wrote: I normally have a good week with entry-level Super-Max blade.
But now, after 75 days with one GFPGP cartridge, I'm going to think I've a rhino skin. Tongue

if you really had i wouldn't think you needed to shave Biggrin

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 01-15-2014, 06:27 AM
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(01-14-2014, 03:31 PM)ischiapp Wrote: I normally have a good week with entry-level Super-Max blade.
But now, after 75 days with one GFPGP cartridge, I'm going to think I've a rhino skin. Tongue

Did you ever try stropping the cartridge on a pair of jeans? I hear that works and extends the life, though I haven't used a cart in almost a year.

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 01-15-2014, 02:35 PM
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  • ischiapp
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(01-15-2014, 06:27 AM)EJaggerMan Wrote: Did you ever try stropping the cartridge on a pair of jeans?
I daily strop it on leather. The new ProGlide are sharper than older blades ... more than a straight or DE blade!
Jeans is too rough. Wink

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 01-15-2014, 04:19 PM
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It all depends on the blade. Feathers are only good for 2 shaves for me.

My best blades I can after 7 shaves. I don't push a DE blade. Oh, and that 7 shave goal? It's not hard and fast. If at any time the blade indicates to me that it isn't aging nicely, I can it. A sudden increase in weepers is one indicator.

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 01-16-2014, 06:02 AM
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Day 12 with the Astra and no nicks, this blade won't die.

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 01-16-2014, 06:15 AM
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I've never used a blade past 4 days. I'm very prone to irritation and heard that when their time is up they cause irritation so I just never decided to go there. I'm curious to what a blade at the end of it's life feels like though. Lately i've been switching between blades a lot but when I was using the same one daily for an amount of time I'd just replace it on Mondays and Thursdays, no matter what.

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 01-16-2014, 06:23 AM
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(01-16-2014, 06:15 AM)ShaneN. Wrote: I've never used a blade past 4 days. I'm very prone to irritation and heard that when their time is up they cause irritation so I just never decided to go there. I'm curious to what a blade at the end of it's life feels like though. Lately i've been switching between blades a lot but when I was using the same one daily for an amount of time I'd just replace it on Mondays and Thursdays, no matter what.

I agree I'm waiting to find out with this blade what the end will be like. I'm sure it will either start tugging during a shave or I'll be bleeding. I'll let you know here when that happens.

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 01-16-2014, 06:28 AM
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With a Astra sp i get the same but with a derby or a murcur i get two

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 01-16-2014, 07:29 AM
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(01-16-2014, 06:28 AM)jkshave Wrote: With a Astra sp i get the same but with a derby or a murcur i get two

Enviado desde mi SGH-T999 mediante Tapatalk

I agree, I used a few Derbys and I thought someone attacked me when there time was up.

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 01-16-2014, 08:01 AM
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At the price... Why would you use the Derbys more than once!

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