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Thread: How many shaves do you get from one blade?

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    Hey Gents,

    How many shaves do you perform before trashing a blade?

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    Between 5 and 8 shaves for a DE blade for me. Each blade is different


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    five to six for me most blades
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    7 for me.

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    I usually change after five shaves. I can push an Iridium or a Med Prep a little further but it just isn't worth it.
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    You know..I was SO tempted to post some kind of flip reply here..........nah.
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    While every blade is different, I'll often change it after 4 shaves. Sometimes if the blade is feeling pretty good I'll stretch it to 5 shaves. But with the cost of blades its just not worth the risk of irritation to try for too many.
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    I always replace after my 4th shave. Could get more out of them, but enjoy fresh blades.
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    4 the answer is 4
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    I can't vote in your poll because for me it depends on the blade.

    Here is my score for the blades I am currently using or have used this past year.

    • Personna Reds: 4.
    • Feather: 2
    • Gillette Russian Yellows: 4
    • Personna Med or Lab Grade blades: 6 to 7.
    • Bolzano: 4
    • Lord (SS, platinum, or chrome): 4
    • Astra: 3
    • Derby: 3


    So as you can see my answer is from 2 to 7, depending upon the blade.
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    It really depneds on how many pass shave most are doing.
    I could probably load Tabac on a Q-tip and still get a decent lather

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    1 shave and then I toss it. I shave face and head too. Plus, the feel of a fresh blade in the morning is awesome.

    It ain't about the money IMHO, if it was I'd have just one razor, or I'd be using cheap drugstore disposables.

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    Two
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    DE blade = 4 shaves, depending on the blade
    SE blade = 5-15 depending on the blade (Feather SE blades usually last 10-15 shaves)
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    Till it feels dull, it stays in the razor.

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    I get two uses out of every blade. The only brand i can push to three is the Gillette Sharp Edge, but that third shave has questionable quality. Blades are cheap enough, so no need to treat them like carts.

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    4 shaves and then I toss it, but in a pinch I could get 5 to 6 out of almost every blade brand I use. The best shave is always the second day for me.
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    I only use Feathers. 4 for sure maybe 5.
    How are you fixed for blades?

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    I have no hesitation about changing blades if I detect a problem, but usually change them the first shave of the work week. Then I get 5-7 shaves out of each one, depending on whether I stay at the apartment or head home for the weekend.
    Paul A. Barker

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oblique Human View Post
    Till it feels dull, it stays in the razor.
    +1. This usually means around four shaves for me.
    James

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