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    So which blade is the thickest DE blade available today?

    I came across a pack of 1940s Gillette Blue blades and to my surprise they are at least as thick as 2 modern DE blades. No chance of them ever flexing in any razor. I also have 1950s or 1960s Gillette Super Stainless "Spoiler pack" and blades out them are thicker than any modern blade I came across.

    I don't have a micrometer but just from feel the thickest ones I have are Voskhod and GSB.

    Which modern blade you ever used that you felt was the thickest you ever encountered?

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    There is only one blade I've measured so far that matches the original Gillette blade thickness of .006" and that is the Personna Super (aka "lab blue"). Not saying there isn't another out there somewhere that does also, but that is all I'm aware of to date.

    http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthr...lade-Thickness
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    I'm a day late, thanks Toby!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Highspeedlane View Post
    I'm a day late, thanks Toby!
    Only a minute!
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    Also I should add the Personna med prep is also a thin blade, coming in at .004".
    - Lane

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    From what I've seen, KAI blades from Japan are the thickest.
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    Blades have been made thinner over time. To return to thickness, go with a classic Gem SE.

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    Definitely KAI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Space_Cadet View Post
    Definitely KAI.
    How thick is a Kai?
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    I don't think I have calipers accurate enough to measure them. But there were threads with measurements of different blades.
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    I haven't used the following blades yet. But they're in my trial tin (courtesy of various sources, mainly TryABlade).
    So out they came (and my digital caliper too).

    Quote Originally Posted by play View Post
    I don't have a micrometer but just from feel the thickest ones I have are Voskhod and GSB.
    Gillette Silver Blue: 0.004"/0.1mm
    Voskhod: 0.004"/0.1mm

    Quote Originally Posted by Rory1262 View Post
    From what I've seen, KAI blades from Japan are the thickest.
    Quote Originally Posted by TobyC View Post
    How thick is a Kai?
    Kai: 0.004"/0.1mm

    From all the reports, rumours, and guesses I've seen... I was expecting the Kais to be 6 thou thick, but no, just the standard 4 thou.
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    Great input Cal. So far Personna Super is holding the high ground. My only curiosity is why they haven't thinned that one down to .004" yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Highspeedlane View Post
    Great input Cal. So far Personna Super is holding the high ground. My only curiosity is why they haven't thinned that one down to .004" yet.

    Another question about Personna to add to the confusion!
    Vintage for the win!

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