Product summary

Kai Stainless Steel Double Edge Blades

draebeard ·01-14-2018, 08:42 PM

Product price


General thoughts
Kai blades are not as sharp as Feathers, but they are longer lasting. They are a thicker blade, and not as flexible. This is noticeable in the Blackbird and in some slant razors. They do not have any soft sticky wax on them, to gum up your razor. I like Kai blades, but I like Feathers better.

More than reasonably sharp, but not as sharp as Feather.

Long lasting. A thicker blade than Feather or Astra.

Shaving Smoothness
Smooth shaving.

More expensive than Feather, and harder to come by outside of Japan. There are other equally good blades available at lower prices.

Very good quality.

Very good packaging. No sticky wax on the blades, like Feather and Astra have.


Marko · 01-18-2018, 04:37 PM · in reply to #110
I like Kai blades second only to Feathers. I find them sharp and long lasting. When I initially tried them in a EJ DE-89 I found them to be really unpleasant and dangerous. This might have had something to do with my lack of experience and developing technique at the time. I've since found them to be awesome in the Rockwell 6s. I find them to be a bit pricey and sometimes dicey to buy. By dicey I mean depending on the vendor they might not be actual Kai blades. I bought 50 from Amazon and the vendor said they'd be loose, i.e., not in the boxes of 5 - why? They showed up loose wrapped in plain white paper and as you know Kai have no markings on the blade to indicate brand. These particular "Kai" blades were rough and I believe they were counterfeit . I now will only buy Kai from trusted vendors in branded boxes even if I have to pay a little more. I have 49 paint scraper blades on hand now.