01-14-2016, 04:41 AM
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  • Wrathen
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In one of my last trades the Nooker sent along a few of each of these Personna blades. I'm just not sure which is which. Guessing would say the one in blue paper would be Labs and the ones in white with no sealing material would be Ames Preps. Haven't ever used Personnas so be nice to give them a go.

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 01-14-2016, 05:02 AM
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  • Aleksey
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I had the exact same blue package, awful blades. I suppose they are Labs.

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 01-14-2016, 08:04 AM
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(01-14-2016, 05:02 AM)Aleksey Wrote: I had the exact same blue package, awful blades. I suppose they are Labs.

I agree

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 01-14-2016, 08:29 AM
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They look like Labs to me.

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 01-14-2016, 09:11 AM
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I believe the blue is the med prep blade.

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 01-14-2016, 09:18 AM
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I'm pretty sure the blue could be either lab or med prep. The difference being that med prep goes through additional sterilization. At least that's what I've been told. A lot of people really like them.

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 01-14-2016, 09:28 AM
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they aren't that bad

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 01-14-2016, 10:06 AM
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Both of those are lab blues, one is old box ,the white is the new packaging.

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 01-14-2016, 10:12 AM
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(01-14-2016, 10:06 AM)John Wayne Wrote: Both of those are lab blues, one is old box ,the white is the new packaging.

Oh that makes me sad, only thing I liked about the blades was the packaging.

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 01-14-2016, 10:25 AM
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I was told he sent me both Personna Labs & Med Preps to try.... 

so White is Labs and Blue is Med Preps?

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 01-14-2016, 10:30 AM
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(01-14-2016, 10:25 AM)Wrathen Wrote: I was told he sent me both Personna Labs & Med Preps to try.... 

so White is Labs and Blue is Med Preps?

This would be my guess. The med preps say for hospital use printed on the blade itself.

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 01-14-2016, 10:32 AM
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(01-14-2016, 10:30 AM)GloryUprising Wrote:
(01-14-2016, 10:25 AM)Wrathen Wrote: I was told he sent me both Personna Labs & Med Preps to try.... 

so White is Labs and Blue is Med Preps?

This would be my guess. The med preps say for hospital use printed on the blade itself.

SOLVES!!! Thanks didn't know it was printed on the blade

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 01-14-2016, 10:37 AM
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I love these Med Prep blades

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 01-14-2016, 11:42 AM
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(01-14-2016, 10:37 AM)amaro5211 Wrote: I love these Med Prep blades
+1 I've gone through quite a few of them.

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 01-14-2016, 11:56 AM
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(01-14-2016, 10:37 AM)amaro5211 Wrote: I love these Med Prep blades

(01-14-2016, 11:42 AM)chance Wrote:
(01-14-2016, 10:37 AM)amaro5211 Wrote: I love these Med Prep blades
 +1 I've gone through quite a few of them.

Going to be my first one tonight on my head shave.

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 01-14-2016, 12:01 PM
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(01-14-2016, 11:56 AM)Wrathen Wrote:
(01-14-2016, 10:37 AM)amaro5211 Wrote: I love these Med Prep blades

(01-14-2016, 11:42 AM)chance Wrote:
(01-14-2016, 10:37 AM)amaro5211 Wrote: I love these Med Prep blades
 +1 I've gone through quite a few of them.

Going to be my first one tonight on my head shave.
Awesome. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

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 01-14-2016, 03:19 PM
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(01-14-2016, 10:32 AM)Wrathen Wrote:
(01-14-2016, 10:30 AM)GloryUprising Wrote:
(01-14-2016, 10:25 AM)Wrathen Wrote: I was told he sent me both Personna Labs & Med Preps to try.... 

so White is Labs and Blue is Med Preps?

This would be my guess. The med preps say for hospital use printed on the blade itself.

SOLVES!!! Thanks didn't know it was printed on the blade

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A fantastic blade. One of my go to blades. Enjoy in good health.

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 01-14-2016, 03:24 PM
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Both are labs, one is old packaging, and the white is new. I have notices more inconsistent blade smoothness since using the white packed blades

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 01-20-2016, 10:11 AM
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There used to be a blue wrapped blade that was labeled as Super. Sally Beauty sold them as "Barber's" blades.

They were not Labs. You might have that on the left.

They were pretty rough. I think part of the reason the debate about Labs vs. Med Preps started in the first place was due to this confusion.

Guys were getting unboxed "samples" that someone was calling Labs and they were very unhappy with them.

Labs say Super on the blade now too but are very good. Ted Pella used to sell them by the box of I think 250. Not sure if they still do. 

Med Preps absolutely say "Hospital Use" on them. They can be found in many different wrappers. Even inside out blue wrappers. There are a few people, including myself, who have found Personna 74 blades mixed into Med Prep blade boxes from the 70s.

I'm sure the main distinction at the time was extra sterilization. I even have a small case of plastic disposable razors with Med Prep blades preloaded in them. They're open comb razors. Absolutely ghastly to shave with. Not worth the trouble to get the blade out either...

I have a few long box sleeves of Labs, vintage Med Preps, and even some weird Blue Blades.

For a time the Lab blades were unprinted on the blade themselves at all. The boxes said USA and had reorder part numbers. They started printing Super on the Lab blades shortly after that. 

I'm not sure if the "Barber's" blades are still bouncing around, but I'd avoid them.

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 01-20-2016, 10:59 AM
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https://www.emsdiasum.com/microscopy/pro...lades.aspx

Half way down. Never used this website. Wonder what shipping would be?

http://www.tedpella.com/dissect_html/blades.htm#_121_9

Seems they don't list the brand name of the DE PTFE blades anymore... Halfway down or so.

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