10-22-2015, 04:22 PM
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Just tried my first one. Omg I love it no irritation did extremely well. Did 3 pass and touch up, usually irritates me nothing. Awesome blades.

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 10-22-2015, 04:46 PM
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I like the bright red and blue ones. Russian blades are very good indeed. Ladas, Sputnik, Voskhod...Astra and Gillette blades are made in St.Petersberg
How I cam in contact with Russian blades was this video on youtube, which is quite fun !




The guy doing these videos is not known well..yet. Entertaining stuff, check it out

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 10-22-2015, 04:55 PM
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I bought a from Russia with love sampler on eBay. Cheap so I figured not good. I love the Rapira the 7 o'clock sharpedge  no so much.

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 10-22-2015, 04:57 PM
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But talking to my Russian friends, most wet shave. Carthage not as available and pricy.

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 10-22-2015, 05:03 PM
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As you say, and -ceterum censeo,   Carthagem esse delendam  Wink

BTW the above made recommendations may be right in the circumstances done, I am not saying these are the way to judge them to the dot-the blade and gap geometry together with technique will  give the results...
Just love the data points and interesting topic

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 10-23-2015, 05:34 AM
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I use two Rapira's in my rotaion: Platinum Lux, Swedish Supersteel. Both are great blades for me.

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 10-23-2015, 12:40 PM
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I am very fond of the Platinum Lux. Right now I am trying out Gillette Nacet, and to tell you the truth, the Platinum Lux is a better blade, and half the price.

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 10-23-2015, 02:08 PM
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I also respect russian blades. Bullgoose carried several until another vendor undercut everybody on price. A lot of people bought big. The vendor vanished into the Siberian sunset in a bell ringing troika, Bullgoose hasn't restocked and it's das va da n'ya for me except  Super Iridium /Polsilvers spasiva camrade Phil.

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 10-23-2015, 05:21 PM
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Russian blade-wise, I found the old Gillette Platinum blues to be spectacular.  Rapiras and Voskhods are OK for me, but not great... Maybe I'd like them more in a more aggressive razor than I have right now.

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 10-27-2015, 02:41 AM
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Tried Rapira for the first time this week. Ended up buying a 100 pack of the super stainless on Amazon for $12 shipped. Better then my feather and Kai blades I have been using for half the cost. Only US seller I could find that sells the Rapira was Amazon and Italian barber. Got Platinum LUX coming. Seen many posts and reviews claiming that the super stainless and Swedish SuperSteel are the same blade, but personally have not tried the SuperSteel yet. [Image: a9344f655b679c5a21f59d5464bf3c42.jpg]


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 10-27-2015, 05:08 AM
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I concur.  Rapira is a real sleeper - so glad I heard about on this site.  I tried a few P-Lux and Voskhod from try-a-blade and hit pay dirt.  Ordered 100 of each from Russia.  Long wait for delivery but the price makes the wait allot easier.

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 10-27-2015, 10:23 AM
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I am 6 shaves deep on this one, and it's still amazing. My beard kills blades so I love this brand..... Still have 6 more blades I haven't tried in my sampler lol

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 10-27-2015, 11:03 AM
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(10-27-2015, 02:41 AM)Rlacrossjr Wrote: Only US seller I could find that sells the Rapira was Amazon and Italian barber.

The Rapira Swedish Supersteel blades that I purchased for my Farewell Tour (of untried interesting blades before I pare down to KAI only) were sourced from Maggard (link).  Maggard also sells Rapira Platinum Lux in 5-packs, but does not sell any variety of Rapira blades in bulk quantity.  ShaveNation sells Rapira Super Stainless (but not other kinds of Rapira blades) in quantity 100.

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 10-27-2015, 04:37 PM
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keep an eye on your lux's there has been a problem with many of them for a number of people including myself where the grinds are all off on one side. basically one side is like shaving with a jagged tin can. here is a link over on another forum where we are discussing it. (if this link is not allowed mods please remove it)

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread....-bad-batch

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 10-27-2015, 06:35 PM
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[Image: 1300_Voskhod_LadasS_zpsqwtlx1w1.jpg]
Enough said  Biggrin

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 10-27-2015, 10:27 PM
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Lol I apparently I need to try the Voskhod

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 10-27-2015, 10:42 PM
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Today I was using a Wilkison and it wasn'tl smooth so I swaped to a Rapira Swed and problem solved. Later I examined the Wilkie was nicked. At 12 Rapira is performing quite well. Will see how far it goes.

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 10-29-2015, 06:38 AM
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My lot is good. Both sides cut the was paper like butter. And wow first shave this morning. Found my one day use blades for $10 pack 100.


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 10-29-2015, 04:39 PM
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(10-27-2015, 06:35 PM)alfredus Wrote: [Image: 1300_Voskhod_LadasS_zpsqwtlx1w1.jpg]
Enough said  Biggrin

How are those Ladas compared to the Voskhod? I've been using strictly Voskhod since July and I honestly think I've found the perfect blade for me but I'm curious of any Russian blades.

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 10-31-2015, 09:27 AM
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Still using the same Rapira blade...think I found my go 2 blade. Cheap to boot!

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