11-10-2012, 09:36 AM
  • biggiej42
  • Looney for Rooney
  • Stony Point, NY
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Firstly, I would like to thank Gary (Ecosse) for the PIF, and would like to apologize for the delay in the reviews.

I completed my first shave today with the Softi platinum blade.
[Image: 1538B423-AE1F-4909-B87D-FA0F61B110AE-357...FE2A74.jpg] (Gary's picture)

I prepped with a hot shower, and some conditioner on my beard of two days growth.

The cream of choice today was GFT Coconut Oil.
Razor used for this test was the Tradere SB, my favorite razor.

Pass 1, with the grain. I noticed a little tugging, and found that the blade was not very sharp, about a 5-6 on a scale of 10, 10 being the highest.

Pass 2, across the grain. I noticed less tugging, and more smoothness, overall, a nice pass.

Pass 3, against the grain. A little more tugging, but no irritation.

Final result: The shave was not BBS, but a very acceptable DFS shave. I noticed that even with the minor tugging, I felt zero irritation. I applied some floid blue, cringing before the application. To my surprise, no burn at all.

I think that it could have been a BBS with an abbreviated 4th pass for touch up.

I will continue tomorrow, with the second shave with the Softi platinum blade.

Day 2 11/11/12

Razor: Tradere SB
Blade: Softi Platinum
Cream: ADP
Prep: Hot shower, nivea face wash
Shave: Three pass, WTG, XTG, ATG

This shave really surprised me.
Sharpness remained the same: 5-6
Smoothness increased: 8
Zero irritation, BBS

I used my #1 detector of irritation, Aqua Velva Ice, and there was no burn, not a single hot spot.

I will update tomorrow with a third shave in the evening.

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 11-10-2012, 09:41 AM
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Thank you for picture and review. We look forward to your second shave review.

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 11-10-2012, 04:28 PM
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Justin, thanks for the review and continued success with the blades.

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 11-10-2012, 04:53 PM
  • tgutc
  • Senior Member
  • Michigan
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Thanks for the info. These blades interest me.

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 11-11-2012, 09:00 AM
  • biggiej42
  • Looney for Rooney
  • Stony Point, NY
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Updated with Day 2's shave.

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 11-11-2012, 11:08 AM
  • Howler
  • A calamophile and vintage razor lover
  • Fort Smith AR
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Great review of blades I was not aware of.
Interesting blade

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