07-25-2021, 12:18 PM
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  • bullgoose
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It has been quite awhile since I have used an injector razor. What are the current blade options? Besides Persona and Schick (the Chinese version) are there any other current production blades?

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 07-25-2021, 12:22 PM
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Phil,

The pro line b20 and twin are still on the market available from Japan.

There is also the Japanese single in packaging similar to the twins.

These are the only versions other than what you mention still being manufactured.

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 07-25-2021, 12:28 PM
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  • bullgoose
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(07-25-2021, 12:22 PM)hillbillyreverend Wrote: Phil,

The pro line b20 and twin are still on the market available from Japan.

There is also the Japanese single in packaging similar to the twins.

These are the only versions other than what you mention still being manufactured.

Thank you. The proline blades have gotten really hard to source. The place that I used to order them from no longer ships to the United States. I need to do some searching...if the B20 are similar to the artist club version, that's definitely the blade for me.

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 11-23-2021, 07:21 AM
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I am new to this forum but have enjoyed transitioning back to using de safety razors as the cartridge style razors have just gotten too expensive. One of the razors that I use is the injector style shaver from Supply. They use a standard Shick injector blade and Supply has their own blades as well. Just in the last day or so they have come out with a blade made by a Japanese company that has been in buisness for over a hundred years. I suspect that the company is Feather although that is only a guess. I plan on ordring some and see how they work. I will say this, shaving has become much more enjoyable since transitioning away from the cartridge style shavers back to the old school razors. I even have my dads old Gillette fatboy adjustable that I believe is a 1960 model and it works great.

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 11-23-2021, 08:19 AM
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(11-23-2021, 07:21 AM)Captleemo Wrote: I am new to this forum but have enjoyed transitioning back to using de safety razors as the cartridge style razors have just gotten too expensive. One of the razors that I use is the injector style shaver from Supply. They use a standard Shick injector blade and Supply has their own blades as well. Just in the last day or so they have come out with a blade made by a Japanese company that has been in buisness for over a hundred years. I suspect that the company is Feather although that is only a guess. I plan on ordring some and see how they work. I will say this, shaving has become much more enjoyable since transitioning away from the cartridge style shavers back to the old school razors. I even have my dads old Gillette fatboy adjustable that I believe is a 1960 model and it works great.

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 11-23-2021, 11:42 AM
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  • garyg
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The best injectors available are the vintage Plus Platinums from Schick, or Personna 74's.  The latter are near unobtainable these days, but you can find lots of the Plus Plats floating in the 'Bay at any given time, usually for around the same cost per blade as the so-called Chicks.  The PP blades last twice as long for me ..

I got an email from Supply announcing their new "Black Label" blades .. so I ordered some.  Speculation is they are the Feather B20's loaded into a Supply proprietary cartridge ..

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 11-24-2021, 05:47 PM
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(11-23-2021, 11:42 AM)garyg Wrote: The best injectors available are the vintage Plus Platinums from Schick, or Personna 74's.  The latter are near unobtainable these days, but you can find lots of the Plus Plats floating in the 'Bay at any given time, usually for around the same cost per blade as the so-called Chicks.  The PP blades last twice as long for me ..

I got an email from Supply announcing their new "Black Label" blades .. so I ordered some.  Speculation is they are the Feather B20's loaded into a Supply proprietary cartridge ..

My guess was that these blades are made by feather so I ordered some as well.

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 11-25-2021, 07:13 AM
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  • Asafiev
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The Proline B20 are the most comfortable injector blade for me. I ordered direct from Ted Pella and those blades are harsh in my view.

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 11-30-2021, 06:25 PM
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Just fyi - I posted an exhaustive review elsewhere, but the thumbnail version is the Suppy's come in a plastic injector (even the key is molded) that in my case only operated on one of the two packs received.  Supply made a refund promptly.  The blades were said originally to be just rebranded B-20's but they have a different hole pattern from the latter ..

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 12-11-2021, 09:19 AM
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Last update - I wrote a review of the Black Labels at Supply's website - 3 stars of 5.  They saw fit to remove the review (only 5 star reviews need apply?).  I won't be recommending Supply

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 12-12-2021, 06:29 PM
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  • RyznRio
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I used a blackie a while ago. The plastic injector worked fine in my I2 shick. The shave was mild and smooth, similar to a Gillette tech shave. A nice DFS but the first blade was not sharp enough to get to a BBS after 3 passes and a buff. so I agree 3 to 4 stars. not terrible nor amazing.

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 12-13-2021, 03:40 AM
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Well, the disappointment with Supply continues .. the initial blade used has gone from pretty good to unusably dull in just a couple shaves - the longevity is way less than the other injector blades available.  My initial, and only order was for two packs of the Blacks and one did function as it was supposed to - so the 50% of my plastic injectors were defective.  Can't update my online rating as it was deleted

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