04-27-2015, 08:37 PM
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I am a newbie but have seen some vintage blue/black DE blades from Gillette and probably Wilkinson Sword. Does anyone know which companies have colored blades? Thanks

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 04-27-2015, 10:32 PM
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The blue-black colouring is hot salt bluing as on firearms. This is a stable form of oxidation ( rust) to protect high carbon steels VS stainless.

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 05-10-2015, 06:47 AM
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Apollo No 10 and Timor were recently blau/blue steel. Looking at the current Timor blades, they are no longer blue.

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 05-10-2015, 03:05 PM
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In current production? None that I know of.

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 05-11-2015, 09:14 PM
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Cool. So these are just vintage blades left I guess.

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 05-12-2015, 02:39 PM
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I believe you're correct -- the colored blades are vintage. I've seen them offered for sale on auction sites now & then.

I think that KAI blades are blank, un-marked steel; so maybe as close as you can get -- I think that's about it, as far as I know.

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By the way, KAIs are super sharp.
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 05-13-2015, 04:49 PM
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[Image: NYMMgca.jpg]Treet Classic "Black Beauty" blades are black or a very deep blue as they are carbon steel.  Still available from several online vendors.

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 05-14-2015, 05:07 AM
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Tiger blades still appear to black/blue:

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 05-14-2015, 05:13 AM
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(05-10-2015, 06:47 AM)Sabre Wrote: Apollo No 10 and Timor were recently blau/blue steel. Looking at the current Timor blades, they are no longer blue.

Apollo No 10:

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 05-15-2015, 09:24 AM
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Thanks guys. Anyone has experiences with these. Read through forums and not surprisingly it is a YMMV comment as is definitely true with blades. Just looking for more recent experiences. Thanks

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 05-15-2015, 11:36 AM
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I use the Treet carbon blades, called Black Beauties by their fans.

As with all blades, YMMV, but I've found them consistently sharp and smooth. They do take some extra care as they are prone to rusting easier because of the carbon. I only use once and toss so this isn't an issue for me.

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 05-18-2015, 12:58 PM
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(05-15-2015, 09:24 AM)kamalapuram Wrote: Thanks guys. Anyone has experiences with these. Read through forums and not surprisingly it is a YMMV comment as is definitely true with blades. Just looking for more recent experiences. Thanks

I have used the Apollo No 10, these were distributed by Hans Baier but I think they have been replaced by the similar looking Timor's. Apollo still manufacture them according to their website but I haven't seen any retailers. The Apollo No 10 blades were just as good as many other blades.

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 05-18-2015, 03:38 PM
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I have a bunch of Treet "Black Beauties."  I use them as a change-up blade.  They seem to feel a little different to me than stainless blades during the shave.  Not bad, just different.  I enjoy them, but I use them one and done, also.

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 05-18-2015, 08:00 PM
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Do these colored blades offer any advantages over the normal stainless steel? They look really interesting too.

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 05-18-2015, 08:06 PM
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Look cool. Not sure of performance so was checking before I buy some. I am also a bit weary as I bought a 100 of the GSBs and didn't like them at all. They just didn't suit me. 

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 11-27-2015, 03:52 PM
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more appropriate to use a blue or black blade with a truly vintage razor like an old type or new improved.

who has treet black beauties for sale?

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 11-27-2015, 04:03 PM
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(11-27-2015, 03:52 PM)topcatman Wrote: who has treet black beauties for sale?

Check out shoeboxshaveshop.com they have some in stock

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 12-02-2015, 09:49 AM
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(11-27-2015, 03:52 PM)topcatman Wrote: more appropriate to use a blue or black blade with a truly vintage razor like an old type or new improved.

who has treet black beauties for sale?

Tryablade.com also has them for a quarter a piece. They also have other carbon offerings from Treet for 20-25 cents each.


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 12-06-2015, 01:24 PM
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Apparently black beautirs are no longer made. According to retailer they havr a new nane and a grey coating.

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 12-13-2015, 12:41 PM
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Black Beauty is just a random name given to these Treet blades. 
They are not called BB's by the manufacturer. 
Also I don't think they are discontinued. 
I just got 200 from IB and I see they are available at other places also.

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