09-19-2016, 06:00 AM
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Have any of you used the Japanese Schick blades.  So far I've only used the Chinese Schick and I'm wondering if they are sharper or smoother and would warrant paying the premium since they are nearly twice to price of the Chinese Schicks.

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 09-19-2016, 06:35 AM
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Aaron, are they available somewhere?

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 09-19-2016, 07:57 AM
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I have some of these, both the Twin blade and single blade versions.

I find the single blades to be both sharper and smoother than the Chinese Schicks, more like a NOS Schick Platinum Plus or Super Chromium.

The Japanese blades don't seem to last any longer than the Chinese Schicks.

I'd call the difference noticeable but not huge. I'm undecided as to whether the difference is is significant enough to justify the cost and hassle of having them shipped from Japan.

The Twin Blades perform pretty much the same as the NOS Schick Twin blades.

@nikos.a: These blades can be found on eBay. There are several vendors selling them, all based in Japan. Just search for Schick Japan Injector Blade.

--Bob

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 09-19-2016, 08:00 AM
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Thanks, Bob!

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 09-19-2016, 10:17 AM
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Nick, I saw them on ebay as well, but they are twice the price of the Chicks.  Best price I see in USD is $12.68 + $2.00 shipping for 10 from a seller called jaipfe.

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 09-19-2016, 10:39 AM
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I found it, Aaron. Thanks. His feedback is not great, but he is the only one that sells them at that price. Maybe I'll order a package to try them.
The blades that come with the Lady Schick are awesome. I wish I could find these blades. Of course, I have some NOS Schicks left, but I'm not going to open them for the blades. They are super-smooth and sharp, just the way I like them. It must be very hard to find them anymore.

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 09-19-2016, 11:22 AM
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I just ordered them.  I'm hoping that they compare to the NOS blades.  For me, the sharper the better.  I can get about 10 shaves out of the NOS, so if these are close and give me 10 shaves, even at that price its they wouldn't be unreasonable.

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 09-19-2016, 11:26 AM
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You'll try them sooner than me, so make a review when you receive them! Wink

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 09-19-2016, 11:54 AM
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Are they actually made in Japan?


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 09-19-2016, 12:38 PM
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I believe that they are made in Japan, but I might be wrong.  I'll report back when they arrive, and I'll let you know how they compare to the Chicks.

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 09-19-2016, 12:58 PM
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That's the same vendor that I used and the blades arrived without incident a couple of weeks after I ordered them.

I think they're made in Japan. I can't say for certain, as all the writing on the packaging is in Japanese. They're definitely a different blade than the Chinese Schicks.

--Bob

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