01-15-2013, 01:10 PM
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  • Howler
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Recently I had been using a Sharp blade. I paired it with my
Gillette Open Comb. I have seen very little mention of this blade.

Price:These blades were part of PIF, cost is unknown.

Quality: I would rate these as a high quality blade.

Sharpness:I was able to obtain two pass shaves from these blades, that were always near BBS. Sharpness is equal Gillette Black or Blue.

Longevity: I change blades every four days. The blade was still sharp for the fourth shave. The blade probably could have shaved for additional couple days.

Smoothness: The blades were smooth and provided comfortable shaves. No irritation from the blade. I'm unsure of any coating, the blade only said "stainless".

Summary: I love sampling blades, for myself that is one of the joys of wet shaving. Yes I come across blades that I totally dislike, 90% of the time I like the blades I try. Then there are the blades that fall into the 2% category. This blade is one that I put in the 2% because of their excellent performance.

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 01-15-2013, 01:24 PM
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I tried these blades early on and did not like them very much...actually I got horrible shaves with them. Maybe it was the blades...maybe it was technique. Might be worth giving them another shot. From what I remember they were pretty low cost.

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 01-15-2013, 02:25 PM
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Brad, are you sure you have the name of the blade correct? i have never heard of this blade, "Shark", yes, but not this one.

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 01-15-2013, 02:44 PM
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  • Howler
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The blade name Sharp is correct. Like you I have heard of it until I used it.

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 01-15-2013, 02:54 PM
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They are nice blades. I got a sample from Shoebox in an order. I think they are made by the same company that makes the 7 AM brand. If I did not already have so many blades they would be on the "would buy" list.

Here is the website of Samah the company that makes both http://durablade.trustpass.alibaba.com/

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 01-15-2013, 03:02 PM
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Brad, any pictures of the outer packaging?

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 01-15-2013, 03:34 PM
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Here are the packaging pictures.

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 01-15-2013, 03:53 PM
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  • TexBilly
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(Texbilly rummaging through his blade stash) "I know I have a sample pack of those blades somewhere!"

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 01-15-2013, 03:55 PM
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Thanks for the pictures, Brad. i have never seen that blade before.

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 01-15-2013, 04:19 PM
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Well, that's why we test blades on our own faces to evaluate them.

I had a different experience with them. Not bad, just not worth buying more.

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 01-15-2013, 04:55 PM
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West Coast Shaving (California) carries the Sharp brand blade:

5 for $2.25 - see http://www.westcoastshaving.com/Sharp-Do..._p_26.html

100 for $15.50 - see http://www.westcoastshaving.com/Sharp-Do..._p_27.html

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 01-15-2013, 09:16 PM
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Craig, thanks for the info! i have yet to try that blade.

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