11-27-2012, 11:43 AM
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  • Howler
  • A calamophile and vintage razor lover
  • Fort Smith AR
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I admit I like shaving products with unusual names. I picked up a Rainbow blade. Simply because of the name and the packaging.

I have not seen any talk of these blades. Nor do I know the origin of the blade.

For the past two days I have been using it in my Super Adjustable.
I was not sure what to expect from this blade. I have been pleasantly surprised with the blade.

I rate the sharpness an 8. (Comparable to Blue Gillette 7o'clock)
Comfort level 9 ( No drag, no razor burn)
Overall shave experience 10.
Very nice blade, very likable.

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 11-27-2012, 11:55 AM
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  • OldDog23
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  • BeanTown MetroWest
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where did you acquire them ? chromium, any coatings, etc ?

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 11-27-2012, 11:59 AM
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  • Howler
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It was a sample. The blade is super stainless, I do not believe there is any coatings.

I have not looked around for a vendor yet.

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 11-27-2012, 12:04 PM
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  • OldDog23
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let's hope they keep coming....blades of all persuasions have gone downhill over the years ! we have "artisan" soap, creams, razors, mugs, frags, etc., BUT NO ARTISAN BLADES ! thanks, Howler Smile

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 11-27-2012, 12:26 PM
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  • slantman
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  • Leesburg, Florida
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Nice review. The blades can be bought HERE

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 11-27-2012, 12:32 PM
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They are Lord Brand blades. Equivalent to their other Super Stainless brands

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 11-27-2012, 12:51 PM
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  • OldDog23
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Thanks for the link, Jerry, and the heads-up, Howler. I have a Lord sample in my box I haven't used yet, Dan. I'll load it up and give it a go. the page said teflon coated for the rainbow.

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 11-27-2012, 01:08 PM
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They probably are coated Steve. Most stainless blades now have some type of polymer coating on them to increase edge durability. The Super Stainless is just what Lord calls a tier in a lot of their lines. They usually have two or three blades in each line ( i.e. Lord Big Ben, Asco etc). What the differences are only Lord knows Smile

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 11-27-2012, 02:08 PM
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  • Howler
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Thanks for the link and further info.

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 11-28-2012, 10:06 PM
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Rainbow is one of the Lord brands and it falls into the middle quality range. I gave it a good try out with five different razors but haven't posted a review because I haven't figured out how to post photos from this stupid laptop.

I wouldn't get too excited about this one guys, it's not a patch on Rapira or similar brands, even Lord makes better blades.

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