01-14-2022, 08:16 AM
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  • vferdman
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  • Western Massachusetts
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I recently tried a Supply razor. I like it a lot! I use #2 plate and their blades are fantastic, though they last about the same as my DE blades (I thought they would last longer). I have not seen much discussion of that razor, but I think it's pretty awesome. Very well made, minimalist and an excellent shaver. I am mostly a DE shaver, but I do have an older Schick injector that I rather like. However, the Pella blades I have for it are so-so and they are the best I've tried. Until Supply. The razor I received from Supply came preloaded with one of their blades and that was a problem. That blade was terrible! So bad was it that I contacted Supply and complained that their blades are terrible and are a rip-off. They replied back saying that I should try one of their new blades that came with the set and discard the one that came in the razor as those sometimes get damaged as they are inserted. Well, I followed their advice and was blown away by the fresh Supply SE blade. It was so much better than Pella. Smooth and sharp for at least 8 shaves. I think Supply are doing themselves a disservice by preloading the blades (and damaging the edge on them, evidently). That first impression was terrible. And it was totally due to a very bad decision to preload the first blade for the customer. I hope folks around here have tried this razor and those great blades of theirs. If, like myself, you had a disappointing experience with the preloaded blade, do yourself a favor and try a brand new blade from their pack. You will most likely be impressed. Again, I wonder why there is so little discussion about this razor on here. It's a good razor, well bade at a fairly ok price. I understand that the cheaper version is not stainless, but that is really not much of an issue, is it?

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 01-14-2022, 08:55 AM
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  • chazt
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  • Queens, NY
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I’d considered the Supply razor at one time, but for as much as I use an injector razor, opted to stick with my old Schick type I.

Re: blades. I was under the impression that what folks refer to as “Pella” blades are simply Personna made blades which are wholesaled/distributed by the Ted Pella company, and that the new Supply blades are “different” only in the sense of the dispenser in which they are housed.

My local pharmacy carries the Chinese made Schick blades. They’re pretty good actually. I much prefer them to the Personna made blades. Recently, BullGoose added some Japanese made Schick branded blades. They are excellent. Sharp and smooth, and provide a very comfortable shave.

It’s odd that Supply would pre-install a blade prior to shipping. Perhaps based on your observation / comments, they’ll rethink that practice?

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 01-14-2022, 09:24 AM
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  • vferdman
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  • Western Massachusetts
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(01-14-2022, 08:55 AM)chazt Wrote: I’d considered the Supply razor at one time, but for as much as I use an injector razor, opted to stick with my old Schick type I.

Re: blades. I was under the impression that what folks refer to as “Pella” blades are simply Personna made blades which are wholesaled/distributed by the Ted Pella company, and that the new Supply blades are “different” only in the sense of the dispenser in which they are housed.

My local pharmacy carries the Chinese made Schick blades. They’re pretty good actually. I much prefer them to the Personna made blades. Recently, BullGoose added some Japanese made Schick branded blades. They are excellent. Sharp and smooth, and provide a very comfortable shave.

It’s odd that Supply would pre-install a blade prior to shipping. Perhaps based on your observation / comments, they’ll rethink that practice?

From my experience, Ted Pella blades and the new Supply blades are worlds apart. Now, I must qualify this by saying that the Pella blades I got over 5 years ago (not a huge SE user) and the Supply blades I got with my razor a few months ago. Maybe they are the same now, but my 5 year old Pella blades are no match to today's Supply blades. Again, I have no idea where Supply gets their blades, my data point is one Pella pack and one Supply pack that came with my razor. I will definitely be replacing my SE blades with Supply or perhaps will try those Japanese Schick blades I think those are probably amazing. But I feel like I need to finish that Pella pack too. And I shave with DE a lot! Though since acquiring the Supple razor, I have been using that much more than the Schick injector I have. It just feels much better and heavier and shaves really well (the Supply razor, that is).

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 01-14-2022, 12:48 PM
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  • Chappy
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  • Oklahoma, OK, USA
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I personally have never tried the Supply razor or blades so really have no opinion on either.  I read several forums, YouTube, etc. and really haven't heard anything bad about this razor.  I just think for its' price point and features people just went a different route like I did.

If the razor works for you then I'm really glad to hear it and consider this a positive review for it.  Thanks for letting us know about the preloaded blade as it makes sense and I hadn't heard of it before.

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 01-14-2022, 01:30 PM
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  • garyg
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I bought the original Supply back when they were first hawking it as a Kickstarter, 5 or 6 years back.  A good razor with the heavy plate, but their blades were just Pella's in the plastic injectors which are widely seen as fussy, if not problematic.  I have used that razor happily since then in a rather large rotation, with other than their house blades.  Supply recently introduced a new line of injector blades which I've reveiewed elsewhere.  They aren't good blades, and also suffer the problematic plastic injectors  The price is about the same as the Chicks but the Supply Blacks don't last as long.

So to the OP, I'm not dissing the razor (version #1 anyway) but their blades fall short in comparison with any of the alternatives ..

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 01-14-2022, 01:42 PM
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  • vferdman
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  • Western Massachusetts
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(01-14-2022, 01:30 PM)garyg Wrote: I bought the original Supply back when they were first hawking it as a Kickstarter, 5 or 6 years back.  A good razor with the heavy plate, but their blades were just Pella's in the plastic injectors which are widely seen as fussy, if not problematic.  I have used that razor happily since then in a rather large rotation, with other than their house blades.  Supply recently introduced a new line of injector blades which I've reveiewed elsewhere.  They aren't good blades, and also suffer the problematic plastic injectors  The price is about the same as the Chicks but the Supply Blacks don't last as long.

So to the OP, I'm not dissing the razor (version #1 anyway) but their blades fall short in comparison with any of the alternatives ..

Interesting observations. As I said above, the blade that came loaded into the razor (presumably to ease the new user's experience) was totally non-functional. Horrible, in fact. After discarding it and loading a new one with the plastic injector pack, I was duly impressed. Smooth and sharp for at least 8 shaves, I can eek 10 shaves out if one, but the first 6 shaves are stellar. Smooth and close. I will have to try some other injector blades. Pella pack I have is not excellent, but serviceable and lasts a long time. I tried it in the Supply razor and it was the same underwhelming experience I had with this blade in the Schick injector razor.

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