A DE Blade can actually last a lot longer than what most of us run them for. In most foreign countries where DE still rules the market, they don't just throw these out after 3 shaves. Basically, if you pop in a blade and a shave is bad even though your prep was top notch, throw it out, and pop in a new blade. If the shave was good, keep it for next time. That's the rule to follow. Some blades last longer in some razors than in others. Some blades of the same brand exhibit super whisker slicing power than the others right beside them. It all varies. I've been using a Supermax Stainless blade now since Saturday. It's still going!
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