07-05-2022, 06:43 AM
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I'm sure DE blades must vary a little in characteristics.
I've been using Derby, which I am happy with.  I'm curious if there is a blade out there that's a little more rigid than the Derby, but my R41 with the Derby has a lot of blade chatter

I'm curious about trying a firmer blade to see if that gives me an even better result.

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 07-05-2022, 06:55 AM
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  • chazt
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The most rigid DE blades in my stash are Med Preps, Kais and Crystals.

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 07-05-2022, 08:54 AM
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Of the ones I've tried, Kaï blade are a bit thicker and a bit wider then the others I've tried.

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 07-05-2022, 09:23 AM
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(07-05-2022, 06:55 AM)chazt Wrote: The most rigid DE blades in my stash are Med Preps, Kais and Crystals.

Just to clarify, the Med Preps I bought around 7 years ago, anecdotally feel stiffer compared to those purchased ~3 years ago.

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 07-05-2022, 06:00 PM
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I used to fight blade chatter a lot as it would irritate my skin so much.  You might try another blade as has been suggested especially a sharper blades as they cut cleaner with less hesitation going through the hair.  Also consider raising the handle up ever so slightly to "ride the cap" as they say.  Riding the cap increases the angle the blade cuts at and can improve your shave as it will cut cleaner.  I will do this sometimes if the blade just feels off or a little uncomfortable.

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 07-06-2022, 07:45 AM
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blade chatter remedied by a Pils razor
probably others but none coming to this mind

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 07-07-2022, 09:32 PM
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(07-06-2022, 07:45 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: blade chatter remedied by a Pils razor
probably others but none coming to this mind

I had not heard of Pils razor, so I Googled it.  Oh my.

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 07-08-2022, 05:30 AM
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If you like your blade and the blade gap of your razor, you can place a shim above the blade to add stiffness while maintaining the same blade gap.



Edit to add, my shims are somewhat crude but effective, Charlie may have a better way of making his.

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 07-08-2022, 06:11 AM
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Bill, all I did was use a sharp scissor and as carefully as possible clipped the edges off. Slowly of course. Those little edges have the potential to fly in unexpected directions when the scissor cuts through!

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 07-08-2022, 02:17 PM
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(07-08-2022, 06:11 AM)chazt Wrote: Bill, all I did was use a sharp scissor and as carefully as possible clipped the edges off. Slowly of course. Those little edges have the potential to fly in unexpected directions when the scissor cuts through!
Yup, that's my method too. It took me several tries to get a couple I'm happy with. Fortunately any old stainless blade will suffice. I just keep them in an old wrapper labeled. I pretty much only use one in a Pre War Tech under the blade.

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 07-08-2022, 07:21 PM
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Smiles, while looking at my single-edge razors

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