03-22-2015, 09:48 PM
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There is already a thread for numbers of blades on hand, but this addresses the years of shaves on hand.

OK, the way I'm figuring for myself... I get approx' 20 shaves per GEM SS ptfe (or more, but I'm using 20 shaves for the math), and my DE blades yield 7 shaves per.

The last time I counted and did the math I figured that if I shaved every day I had 40 years worth of blades on hand. I decided years ago that I was never going back to cartridges or any other way to shave, and took steps toward insuring that. If I live longer than that they can turn me to ash with a beard on my about to be incinerated face.

That's me. Of course I can extend that by shaving every other day or so, but that doesn't count. Only ones present shave regimen counts - no changes. If you shave every other day or every third day go with that.

Shaving the way you shave today, and the number of blades on hand, if TEOTWAKI (The End Of The World As We Know It) were to come tomorrow how long could you shave? No changes to present regimen allowed. Shaving as you do today and assuming enough shave soap on hand.

So how long do you put off having a beard in the event of TEOTWAKI?

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 03-22-2015, 10:14 PM
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Ive got 17 grosses of 100 DE blades...i wont live that long, lol

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 03-22-2015, 10:21 PM
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DE: 13.5 years
Feather AC: 8
Disposable: 2.5

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 03-22-2015, 10:37 PM
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(03-22-2015, 09:48 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Shaving the way you shave today, and the number of blades on hand, if TEOTWAKI (The End Of The World As We Know It) were to come tomorrow how long could you shave?

Well if the end of the world is tomorrow then today would be my last shave I suppose

DE's: 25 years
SE"s 32 years
Feather AC 49 years

Maybe I have too many blades or I'm very optimistic about my life span  Biggrin

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 03-22-2015, 11:50 PM
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Maybe I have enough to last until the clowns the country has  elected are all out of office?   Shaving

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 03-23-2015, 03:03 AM
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(03-22-2015, 09:48 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Shaving the way you shave today, and the number of blades on hand, if TEOTWAKI (The End Of The World As We Know It) were to come tomorrow how long could you shave? No changes to present regimen allowed. Shaving as you do today and assuming enough shave soap on hand.

So how long do you put off having a beard in the event of TEOTWAKI?

Schick Hydro 3 cartridges (four in stock):  nine to twelve weeks

Feather MR3 neo cartridges (three in stock):  five or six weeks.

Various DE blades (18 in stock):  15 weeks.

Grand total:  about seven to eight months
But a planned trip to Japan later this spring -- assuming that the trip precedes the End Times -- will replenish the stock of Feather cartridges and KAI DE blades.


Orthographic quaere:  as the th at the beginning of  “the is a unitary theta, and differs from a tau, and both world and “we" start with W, shouldnt the acronym be:  ThEothWaWKI?

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 03-23-2015, 03:49 AM
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Way, way more then I'll ever use up. I don't have as many as a lot of guys here but at 58 I don't have as long either.

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 03-23-2015, 08:23 AM
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I shave with a straight 6 of 7 days a week. 
I use each DE blade twice. 
I have about 346 shaves worth. 
At 48 DE shaves per year I have 7.2083 years worth give or take a shave

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 03-23-2015, 09:52 AM
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Assuming 3 to 5 shaves each for modern blades, 5 to 10 for vintage blades, and 8 to 12 for injectors, I have somewhere between 30 and 45 years worth of blades if I shave every day and make little effort to extend a blade past the point when I feel some tugging or excessive roughness. Plus I have some multi-blade cartridges, a few SEs, and a couple of straights and shavettes for a change of pace.

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 03-23-2015, 09:57 AM
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I do know my age. And I see a lot of blades in the drawer.
Intuitively, I've got more blades than my remaining years of living will require.

But I'm not willing to count and calculate!

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 03-23-2015, 12:24 PM
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(03-23-2015, 03:03 AM)Mel S Meles Wrote:
(03-22-2015, 09:48 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Shaving the way you shave today, and the number of blades on hand, if TEOTWAKI (The End Of The World As We Know It) were to come tomorrow how long could you shave? No changes to present regimen allowed. Shaving as you do today and assuming enough shave soap on hand.

So how long do you put off having a beard in the event of TEOTWAKI?

Schick Hydro 3 cartridges (four in stock):  nine to twelve weeks

Feather MR3 neo cartridges (three in stock):  five or six weeks.

Various DE blades (18 in stock):  15 weeks.

Grand total:  about seven to eight months
But a planned trip to Japan later this spring -- assuming that the trip precedes the End Times -- will replenish the stock of Feather cartridges and KAI DE blades.


Orthographic quaere:  as the th at the beginning of  “the is a unitary theta, and differs from a tau, and both world and “we" start with W, shouldnt the acronym be:ThEothWaWKI  ?

You'll need to take that up with the person who I first heard it from. It was a e-novel more than a few years ago entitled TEOTWAKI. It wouldn't surprise me if he got it from someone else.

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 03-23-2015, 01:09 PM
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Cartridges (Mach 3, Sensor and Feather MR3 Neo): about 6-7 years...

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 03-23-2015, 01:41 PM
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I have over 800 blades at a use rate of two per week.  So I have enough for 7.5 years with 400 more on the way. Lol

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 03-23-2015, 04:20 PM
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I only have a just over pack and a half of Feather Pros, and use 1 blade a week, so roughly 35 weeks worth for my cobra which I currently use 99% of the time.
My son has been getting some of my DE Blades. So if I was using a DE daily I would have about a years worth, but since I am not, I might have 15-20 years worth. I think if I really rotated between SE and DE I would have 2 years worth.

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 03-23-2015, 04:50 PM
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Only enough for 7 years! GEM PTFE and Personna PTFE Injector blades.

Plus 50 Personna twin cartridges.

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 03-23-2015, 05:38 PM
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Figure I have about a year's worth today! who knows by next week..

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 03-23-2015, 10:14 PM
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At least 10 years worth of DE blades here.  

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 03-24-2015, 07:08 AM
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I am way behind everyone. I have about 50 blades. Slacker

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 03-24-2015, 08:48 AM
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35 years if I were to keep them all for myself, but I have two boys, one of whom is already shaving.  I'll be supplying him and his little brother for at least 8 years each, but the since the pups don't have to shave very often, they'll likely only knock a few years off my supply.

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 03-24-2015, 03:31 PM
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I have around 125-150 blades. Each blade gives 2 shaves, shave 6 days week. 3 blades per week = 156 so about 1 years worth. Guess I need to stock up!

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