03-14-2021, 08:57 AM
  • Wayjr
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  • Dallas, GA
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I’ll be getting some more blades within the next couple of weeks and would like some help/ information. I don’t see any difference between personna lab blues and med preps, except the labeling.
Can you please educate me about these blades? Which do you prefer? What’s the difference, etc.? Thanks.

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 03-14-2021, 10:24 AM
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 03-14-2021, 11:13 AM
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No experience with Lab Blues but I really like Persona Med Preps.  Nearly as sharp as a Feather but much smoother, especially on the first shave.  I use them a lot.

They come in boxes of 100 or 250.  Be sure to shop around for price as it varies tremendously from one source to another.

I stockpiled mine awhile back at about $30 for 100 as I recall.  A quick Google check just now for "Persona medical prep razor blades" them offered as high as $45 for 100 at an online shaving retailer but only $25 for 100 or $45 for 250 from a medical supply house.  Didn't bother to check shipping and tax details but that's quite a spread.

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 03-14-2021, 07:13 PM
  • chazt
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  • Queens, NY
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I use and enjoy both. For me, the Med Preps are smoother and remain smoother for up to 3-4 shaves. The lab blues are good for 2-3 shaves, tops - often only 1-2 and then they’re banked. The Lab Blues are exceptional in my Asylum Evolution on 2-3 (or more) days’ growth. The med preps work great in my old techs. Fwiw, I find the Israeli Personnas combine some of the characteristics of the American made blades, and add a touch more smooth to the shave. They are my favorite of all. Robbins seems to have the sharpest price on Med preps. Last time I looked, Connaught still had IPs available.

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 03-16-2021, 09:52 AM
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I’ve only used the Lab Blue blades.
I’ve always believed that the Blues and Meds are the same blade, but the Blues are “comfort coated” and the Meds are not.

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 03-16-2021, 09:58 PM
  • SCOV
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  • Minnesota
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I have probably used 175 Med Preps and 10 Lab Blues.  I never really did a scientific comparison.

However, I felt the Med Preps were smoother, good for 5 shaves or more and possibly sharper.  I somehow thought there was an additional coating or process on the Med Preps.  Happy with the blades.

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