09-16-2016, 07:13 AM
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  • beamon
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  • Greenville, SC USA
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It took a while, but I finally found "my blade" for the  ATT SE1 razor. It required going through all 5 of the easily available Artist Club type blades and proved to me what a devotee I am of mild razors and blades. Considering my affection for the Feather AS-D2 razor I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised. I also do well with Gillette TECH and NEW, both SC and LC.


The following blades were tried in this order using a very shallow angle for all:

1.  Feather Professional
2.  Feather Professional Super
3.  KAI Captain Titan Mild
4.  KAI Captain Blade
5.  Kai Captain Titan Mild PROTOUCH MG (with guard)

Numbers 1, 2 and 4 were just too aggressive for me. With my 'less than perfect' technique reduced by virtue of a stroke, they all produced numerous cuts, nicks and weepers. Good shave, but too much of the foregoing. 

Number 3 was an improvement with only a nick or two and allowing a much more comfortable and carefree shave. Shave was just as close with my normal passes and light touch-up.

Number 5 was the charm! Almost as carefree as the AS-D2 and still produced a near BBS shave with my normal passes. Now, all that remains is to see how many shaves number 5 will provide before degradation sets in. Judging from what I've read of others' SE1 experiences, treat the above with a healthy dose of YMMV!

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 09-16-2016, 07:20 AM
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  • RSP1
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  • Western NY
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I love the Kai Mild, but I've never tried the one with the guard. You'd think they would probably last the same, but keep us updated.


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 09-16-2016, 07:43 AM
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You missed one - the Kai Captain Sharps (my favorite).

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 09-16-2016, 07:45 AM
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  • Tokyospike
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Thanks, Beamon! In the earliest stage of what will someday be the same experiment with the Mongoose. What I read before I bought led me to start out with the Kai Captain Titan Mild - I'm on my fourth blade, and while I can get 10 shaves (maybe more) from each blade, I've settled on just replacing it after 7. In 30+ shaves I've had two nicks and a weeper, even with my beginner's technique.

I'm going to give the Feather Pro a shot at the next change (most people I've read have settled on this, barely edging out the Kai Mild in my super-unscientific review of the literature).

Yours is only the second mention of the Protouch I've seen, and it's likely to be my third model.

Thanks again,

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 09-16-2016, 09:01 AM
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  • gp569900
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I literally just got a pack of those yesterday.  I plan on trying them tomorrow.

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 09-16-2016, 12:41 PM
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  • beamon
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(09-16-2016, 07:43 AM)david1201 Wrote: You missed one - the Kai Captain Sharps (my favorite).
Didn't notice it where I was shopping. I'll look for it.

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 09-16-2016, 01:40 PM
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(09-16-2016, 12:41 PM)beamon Wrote:
(09-16-2016, 07:43 AM)david1201 Wrote: You missed one - the Kai Captain Sharps (my favorite).
Didn't notice it where I was shopping. I'll look for it.

Ebay is probably the best place to get them.

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 09-18-2016, 04:30 AM
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Thanks for the useful comments Roger.

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