01-23-2013, 09:55 PM
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Has anyone used blade oil with their DE blades, reputed to extend the blade life significantly?
For example:
http://www.pacificshaving.com/products/Blade-Oil.html

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 01-23-2013, 10:18 PM
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(01-23-2013, 09:55 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: Has anyone used blade oil with their DE blades, reputed to extend the blade life significantly?
For example:
http://www.pacificshaving.com/products/Blade-Oil.html

No, but I'd be curious to see if that would keep my carbon steel SE blades from rusting.

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 01-23-2013, 10:26 PM
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  • Shaun
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Sounds like just that little bit of extra trouble to go to, but perhaps it's worth it? I don't know. Blades are cheap, no? How many more shaves is it claimed that blade oil will give to a blade? Surely it would also depend on the blade?

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 01-23-2013, 11:18 PM
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Sounds like something for the cartridge crowd in my opinion, but can't be no harm in trying.

Also got a chuckle out of their description of their Nick Stick: "...nicks are an inevitable consequence of shaving."... Uhm.. no face would say otherwise.

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 01-23-2013, 11:21 PM
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Maybe 50+ years ago, maybe. Todays stainless steel blades make that snake oil.

To keep carbon steel blades from rusting just put a few drops of ordinary mineral oil or Skin so Soft on the blade (top and bottom) and after the shave put some on again through the head to replenish the minor losses from the shave. No big deal, nothing fancy, yet it works.

Lather lubricates the skin and blade while it's operating.

I want to know how many more shaves I'm going to get if I use the product. I get 7 shaves from a SS DE blade now and an average of 14 shaves from a SE blade. How many more will I get? A definite number.

I bet it's only working for folks who never tried to get more shaves from their blades until they had the confidence that that oil gave them. Now they try to get more shaves per blade and Shazzamm!, more shaves per blade. The additional shaves were there the entire time. But they used the oil, gained confidence, tried for more shaves per blade and found them. IMO, snake oil.

But if someone needs that to get more shaves per blade, well, it worked didn't it?

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 01-23-2013, 11:49 PM
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There was something similar I saw years ago for carts. It was a system where the cart. was submerged in this bluish liquid that was supposed to prevent oxidation between uses. Looked a bit hokey to me.

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 01-24-2013, 07:16 AM
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  • slantman
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Maybe good on carbon blades but I am not sure with stainless or coated blades.

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 01-24-2013, 08:03 AM
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Not worth it or needed with modern blades. Besides, the Russian blades have enough tooling oil on them to last a few shaves. Smells good too! Rolleyes

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 01-24-2013, 08:40 AM
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(01-24-2013, 08:03 AM)TexBilly Wrote: Not worth it or needed with modern blades. Besides, the Russian blades have enough tooling oil on them to last a few shaves. Smells good too! Rolleyes

That's why they shave so well...they are prelubricated. Cool

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 01-24-2013, 03:45 PM
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  • savagejoerude
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+1 on the mineral oil. Just a little on my GEM blues keeps them nice and rust free. Don't think it's needed on modern DE blades... Never had one rust before except for a few spots on a Derby once. Just tossed it.

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 01-24-2013, 04:47 PM
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Mineral oil is the way to go for oiling razors (straights especially) - there is really no reason to spend $ on anything else, when you can get 100% mineral oil at just about any pharmacy in the USA for about $2 for a huge bottle.

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