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    Question How many shaves to one blade?

    I use my blades once Perfect shave every time. 2 days off then 1 shaving session, two days off then again. my skin loves it.
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    I get 5 shaves from my Derbys and 5 from my Bluebirds. I cork them before using them but all 5 of those shaves are perfect. I only throw them out because I don't want to risk having a bad shave. However, I feel they could last longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KWyKJJ View Post
    I get 5 shaves from my Derbys and 5 from my Bluebirds. I cork them before using them but all 5 of those shaves are perfect. I only throw them out because I don't want to risk having a bad shave. However, I feel they could last longer.
    oh wow.. so I could use my blades at least twice and get a good shave out of them then. Right now I am using the Personna brand.
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    I have pretty much settled on Astras and Feathers. I find that I can get 4 good shaves from each brand. I don't push it, blades are cheap.

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    That's nice that you've found what works for you. Whatever blade I use gets canned after 4 shaves. Works for me, and of course YMMV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpmtherrien View Post
    whatever blade i use gets canned after 4 shaves. Works for me, and of course ymmv.
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    about 7 shaves to a feather blade usually the Professional blade experimenting with the light now. Supers last far longer but start off far more aggressive.
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    It all depends on which brand of blade I'm using and how thick the beard is at the time. Only 2 brands that I get a consistent 5-7 days out of are the Feather and the Dorco 300 stainless. All of the others I have tried have averaged 3-4 max. b4 tossing them.

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    Seven with my Derby's. The last two days are weekend days when I can spend a little more time. Sometimes my seventh shave is the best!?!

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    four shaves is the limit i have set myself, whether this be 4 x 1 day shaves or the more usual 2 days of twice a day shaving.

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    I get four good shaves out of the Red Pack Personnas, Gillette 7 O'Clock Yellow, and Super Iridium. That's three passes per shave usually with a little touch up. I've gone five shaves on all of them, and while adequate, not worth it. Sometimes I pitch the blade after 3 shaves so I can stay on a new blade every Sunday (and Thursday or so) routine.
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    Just finished 11 on a Kai using blade maintenance after the 3rd shave. Usually 4-5.

    The experiment continues . . .

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    Normally, around 5-6 shaves per blade. However, I may get 20 shaves out of this one blade I am using now, a Personna 74.
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    I only shave every other day so 2-3 shaves depending the blade.
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    Usually use Gillette 7 O'clocks (yellow). I get 4-5 shaves per blade.
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    I use Feather blades and i change every 2 shaves.
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    I use my 7 O'Clock Yellows 2 times. I have gone 3 times but I figure as inexpensive as they are twice is enough. I remember that my third shaves were not nearly as good. I use IPs in my old type and I do 2 with them as well. What I do is shave once, flip the blade over, then toss them after the second shave.
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    I generally get 5-6 shaves with red IP's and Derby's but can go to 7 if I'm careful with the IP's. Feathers ---5 or6 but I don't use them too often. Don't like to concentrate too much----especially first thing in the AM .
    Pete

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