Poll: OneBlade vs Mongoose Stainless Steel
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 09-14-2016, 02:29 AM
#1
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Hi guys ... 

I have heard so much about the two. 

I am really looking for a OneBlade as I have heard good reviews about it. Also like the Mongooose. Which of the two would you choose?

I like a smooth shave without irritation. I have good skin but I think its a little sensitive. 

Your comments please.

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 09-14-2016, 02:31 AM
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  • nikos.a
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  • Athens, Greece
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If you have sensitive skin, then OneBlade is the answer.

I have both and I prefer the OneBlade. Smoother, less heavy, better shave.

Also, are you Greek?

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 09-14-2016, 02:52 AM
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(09-14-2016, 02:31 AM)nikos.a Wrote: If you have sensitive skin, then OneBlade is the answer.

I have both and I prefer the OneBlade. Smoother, less heavy, better shave.

Also, are you Greek?

Thanks mate for your reply. 

No I am not Greek. Just a nickname

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 09-14-2016, 02:59 AM
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  • RSP1
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  • Western NY
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If you go OneBlade make sure to either wait about a month or inquire about the smiling blade defect before you buy one.


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 09-14-2016, 03:00 AM
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(09-14-2016, 02:59 AM)RSP1 Wrote: If you go OneBlade make sure to either wait about a month or inquire about the smiling blade defect before you buy one.


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Whats the smiling blade defect?

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 09-14-2016, 03:09 AM
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  • gp569900
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  • Franklin, TN USA
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(09-14-2016, 03:00 AM)greekgod Wrote:
(09-14-2016, 02:59 AM)RSP1 Wrote: If you go OneBlade make sure to either wait about a month or inquire about the smiling blade defect before you buy one.


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Whats the smiling blade defect?

Many people found that when they inserted the blade in the OneBlade it didn't fully fit properly. When you looked at the blade from the front of the razor the blade seemed to be "smiling".  Basically, the blade gap on the sides was less that in the middle of the razor, causing the razor to not shave properly.

Mine doesn't have that issue. But, I hear that many did on a certain batch.

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 09-14-2016, 03:14 AM
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(09-14-2016, 03:09 AM)gp569900 Wrote:
(09-14-2016, 03:00 AM)greekgod Wrote:
(09-14-2016, 02:59 AM)RSP1 Wrote: If you go OneBlade make sure to either wait about a month or inquire about the smiling blade defect before you buy one.


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Whats the smiling blade defect?

Many people found that when they inserted the blade in the OneBlade it didn't fully fit properly. When you looked at the blade from the front of the razor the blade seemed to be "smiling".  Basically, the blade gap on the sides was less that in the middle of the razor, causing the razor to not shave properly.

Mine doesn't have that issue. But, I hear that many did on a certain batch.

Cheers, So basically you are saying the blade bends upwards from the sides once inserted? ...

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 09-14-2016, 03:27 AM
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  • gp569900
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(09-14-2016, 03:14 AM)greekgod Wrote:
(09-14-2016, 03:09 AM)gp569900 Wrote:
(09-14-2016, 03:00 AM)greekgod Wrote: Whats the smiling blade defect?

Many people found that when they inserted the blade in the OneBlade it didn't fully fit properly. When you looked at the blade from the front of the razor the blade seemed to be "smiling".  Basically, the blade gap on the sides was less that in the middle of the razor, causing the razor to not shave properly.

Mine doesn't have that issue. But, I hear that many did on a certain batch.

Cheers, So basically you are saying the blade bends upwards from the sides once inserted? ...
It does appear so. Again, I haven't had the issue, but the pics I've seen does appear that the outer sides of the blade are a bit higher than the center.

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 09-14-2016, 03:32 AM
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  • RSP1
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  • Western NY
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That is correct. The later serial numbers seem to be affected.


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 09-14-2016, 03:35 AM
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  • RSP1
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Here's a picture of mine I returned. [Image: cd04bd655987e81f23ad4eee92ce7606.jpg]


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 09-14-2016, 03:54 AM
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(09-14-2016, 03:35 AM)RSP1 Wrote: Here's a picture of mine I returned. [Image: cd04bd655987e81f23ad4eee92ce7606.jpg]


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Thanks so much for the picture mate..It helps. Are they willing to replace the defected razors?

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 09-14-2016, 06:22 AM
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  • RSP1
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  • Western NY
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It looks as if they are.  Mine won't be delivered back to them until tomorrow, and I'll update what happens after that.

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 09-14-2016, 06:36 AM
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I tried both thanks to the tours that poonjaji so kindly runs.
I liked the Mongoose, but not enough to buy it.
I liked the OneBlade more, but still not enough to buy it.

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 09-14-2016, 06:52 AM
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  • RSP1
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I should add that the couple of times I did use the OneBlade I wasn't a fan of the pressure needed to 'ride the pivot'.  It went against everything you learn from wet shaving.

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 09-14-2016, 06:54 AM
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  • RSP1
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  • Western NY
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I'm not saying the OneBlade is a bad razor - people that have the early ones seem to really like them.  It felt like it was built solidly even though it had the defect in it.  Had I gotten one of the earlier ones my thoughts might be completely reversed.

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 09-14-2016, 07:26 AM
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  • Barrylu
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  • Portland OR
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I had two Mongoose razors a V1 and an Aluminum. I sold both within 2 weeks of receiving my One Blade. For me there is no comparison between the two razors. As far as the pressure needed to use the pivot feature either it takes a few weeks use and practice  to fully appreciate it.  It maybe that the spring has to stretch a bit or one has to develop a feel for the razor. Of the razors I have now I would rate them in this order.
1. One Blade
2. Wolfman
3. ATT SE
I intend purchasing the Asylum once released. I hope this helps.

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 09-14-2016, 07:30 AM
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Jesus Barry.  Your last post makes me feel like we are twins conjoined at the hip.  Is it the water here in Oregon.  I do still love me Weber ph so maybe not totally conjoined.  Enjoy the sunny days my friend.

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 09-14-2016, 07:50 AM
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  • Tokyospike
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  • New York City
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When I started researching this whole wet shaving thing, (only two months ago? wow) I ended up picking the blade first. I was and am convinced the Feather AC type blade is what I wanted. The OneBlade, while (to me) insanely expensive, was tempting from all I read. But the blade won out. I have had exactly zero regrets with my satin Mongoose B3.

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 09-14-2016, 08:16 AM
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  • Barrylu
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  • Portland OR
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(09-14-2016, 07:30 AM)daveinsweethome Wrote: Jesus Barry.  Your last post makes me feel like we are twins conjoined at the hip.  Is it the water here in Oregon.  I do still love me Weber ph so maybe not totally conjoined.  Enjoy the sunny days my friend.

Sold my Weber early on and regretted it. Love the Kent BK8 you sold me. The sun hurts my eyes. Just back from Yellowstone. Too much sun missed my rain.

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 09-14-2016, 08:53 AM
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  • RSP1
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(09-14-2016, 07:50 AM)Tokyospike Wrote: When I started researching this whole wet shaving thing, (only two months ago? wow) I ended up picking the blade first. I was and am convinced the Feather AC type blade is what I wanted. The OneBlade, while (to me) insanely expensive, was tempting from all I read. But the blade won out. I have had exactly zero regrets with my satin Mongoose B3.

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I think the AC blades are miles ahead of the blades that OneBlade was built around.  I love the Kai Mild blades especially.

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