Poll: Which do you like more?
 02-19-2016, 06:30 PM
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I have a 100 pack of both feather and persona blades.  The persona seem to be a little more forgiving than the feather and not as sharp.  Does anyone else have experience with these two blades?  I am trying to decide between the two but am not sure which way to go.

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 02-19-2016, 10:20 PM
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(02-19-2016, 06:30 PM)asiliski Wrote: I have a 100 pack of both feather and persona blades.  The persona seem to be a little more forgiving than the feather and not as sharp.  Does anyone else have experience with these two blades?  I am trying to decide between the two but am not sure which way to go.

Which Personna's are you talking about ?

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 02-20-2016, 01:02 PM
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blue box from bullgoose.  not the medical prep blades.

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 02-20-2016, 01:26 PM
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Depends on the razor. But generally lab blues are more forgiveing

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 02-20-2016, 02:03 PM
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I use my Pesonna Lab Blue/Med Prep (same same blade, just one extra cleaing of the Med Prep) in my aggressive razors, and used to use my Feather's in my mild razors.

Due to the large center wax spots on the Feather blades and because I find the KAI overall superior to the Feather in all terms, I now no longer use Feather blades.

The Feather blades IS a bit unforgiving and rough feeling during the first shave, but excels during the 2.nd and 3.rd shave IMHO
The KAI is great from first to last shave for me.

Personna Lab Blue is a very smotth blade, not that sharp, but easy going and smooth. Works perfect in my aggressive razors.

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 02-20-2016, 02:39 PM
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I agree with Claus on the Feather vs Kai. Seems the Kai is just as sharp but lasts longer. You find the same thing in knives. You can have a knife that the blade is set at a 30 degree angle. It is sharper but doesn't last as long as a sharp knife edge set at 40 degrees.

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 02-26-2016, 05:35 PM
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Not sure this helps, but I prefer the Personna Reds to the Feathers.  The Feathers are too aggressive for my tastes, but the Personnas are great..

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 02-28-2016, 07:56 PM
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thanks guys

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 02-28-2016, 08:15 PM
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I like the Lab Blues more than Feathers. They're also made in the US which is a plus.

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 02-29-2016, 12:00 AM
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I prefer all personna blades to feather.   I just do not get smooth shaves from feathers.  Love med preps and other sharp blades like kai, feathers just never feel good to me.

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 03-12-2016, 06:36 PM
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(02-28-2016, 08:15 PM)Blackland Razors Wrote: I like the Lab Blues more than Feathers. They're also made in the US which is a plus.

I agree with Blackland.

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 03-12-2016, 07:43 PM
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Tough call... Feathers and Lab Blues are two of my favorites.  I've been using up a stock of Feathers lately, and I'll probably rotate back to Lab Blues when I'm done for some variety, and to see how they respond to being cranked up in my Fatboy.  I can't go too high with Feathers... They get uncomfortable past 4.

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 06-03-2016, 06:25 PM
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I recently tried persona reds uk packaging & preferred the persona reds to feathers although I like the sharpness of the feather blades the personas seem smother to me & glide better across my face on atg passes the feathers seemed a little more forgiving for me in my slim than the personas the feathers felt very smooth dialed up to 5-6 while the persona dialed up to 4-5 give me a little bit of razor burn nothing to bad both are great blades I need to try some of the other persona blades how are the medical prep blades?

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 06-03-2016, 09:10 PM
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(06-03-2016, 06:25 PM)vonpohl1 Wrote: I recently tried persona reds uk packaging & preferred the persona reds to feathers although I like the sharpness of the feather blades the personas seem smother to me & glide better across my face on atg passes the feathers seemed a little more forgiving for me in my slim than the personas the feathers felt very smooth dialed up to 5-6 while the persona dialed up to 4-5 give me a little bit of razor burn nothing to bad both are great blades I need to try some of the other persona blades how are the medical prep blades?


The Med preps were certainly hyped a few years ago. I never cared for them all that much but, YMMV. You will not know if they work well for you until you try them.

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 06-03-2016, 11:09 PM
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(02-28-2016, 08:15 PM)Blackland Razors Wrote: I like the Lab Blues more than Feathers. They're also made in the US which is a plus.

I agree with this.

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 06-04-2016, 06:35 AM
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(06-03-2016, 11:09 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(02-28-2016, 08:15 PM)Blackland Razors Wrote: I like the Lab Blues more than Feathers. They're also made in the US which is a plus.

I agree with this.

Personna, the company, is gone — history.  Energizer bought ASR out of bankruptcy in 2010, lost interest in razor blades, and spun off the blade division as a new company.  The latest incarnation is AccuTec Blades.  AccuTec, the successor to Personna, possibly still makes Med Preps (though the company lists them only in its History page, not in its Products page); it lists only one kind of DE razor blade for Shaving:  see this link; (I have tried one of those, just one, and it was HORRIBLE).  So this thread’s topic line —  at least to the extent that it refers to the Virginia-made blades rather that the Israeli Red (Crystal) blades — appears to have been superseded by events.  

As to Feathers, my experience with them suggests that the love-hate reviews you see are determined by the geometry of the specific razor in which the reviewer has used the blades.  The Feathers are made from a very thin gauge of steel, and therefore they need a lot of underside support from the baseplate to keep from flapping like the Confederate flags on rednecks’ musclecars raging down the freeway.  The reason why you see paeans extolling the performance of Feather blades in Feather AS-D2 razors, IMHO, is that the AS-D2 clamps down like a vise very close to the cutting edge of any blade loaded in it; put the same Feather blade in a razor that has a baseplate that curves down and away from the blade, and it will bite on the snapback after being bent.


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