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#1
do you guys find some blades to be thicker than others?  i was thinking that if i had a thicker blade it may work better for me on my neck and was wondering if there is one blade that is thicker than others

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#2

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San Diego, Cal., USA
The most obvious answer is that a single edge blade is thicker than a double edge one.  I'm not so sure that if there is a difference in DE thickness that it would be significant enough to matter but that is speculation on my part.  If you haven't yet, see if you can get something like a GEM 1912 on eBay and give SE shaving a go.

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#3
There is some thickness difference in DE blades. I specifically remember a blade marketed as being thin.

As Freddy said, to really experience a thick blade you will need to graduate up to a SE or straight.
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#4
thanks guys. as far as single edges i have only used a straight a few times didnt care for it and can remember using my dads schick injector
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San Diego, Cal., USA
(06-26-2015, 04:10 AM)cvandyke Wrote: thanks guys.  as far as single edges i have only used a straight a few times didnt care for it and can remember using my dads schick injector

I have a Schick Injector (Model E) and I get some amazing shaves from it. If you have access to one, definitely give it a go. I do find the E model more aggressive than later models so keep that in mind.
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Philadelphia, PA
I think a lot of people like the SE razors because they have thicker and stiffer blades than a DE.

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(06-26-2015, 05:26 AM)andrewjs18 Wrote: I think a lot of people like the SE razors because they have thicker and stiffer blades than a DE.

Precisely!
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#8
I have to agree with my colleagues. If you want a thicker blade, try an injector (which I haven't used) or a vintage EverReady, Star, or Gem, which I have used and which I love. I bought some Ted Pella blades from razorbladesandmore.com and they last forever and give a great, smooth shave. You can also get other brands elsewhere inexpensively. 

Also, the razors are not very expensive on ebay. I tried it thinking it would be like driving a Model A. I fell in love with it. It's my go-to for days when I don't use the Feather AC, though I still like my DE razors, but they're getting a sabbatical. 

The other thing to try if your neck is a tough area, as it is for most of us, is cold water shaving. Sounds unpleasant but it's actually not. There are some good videos on it on youtube. I find my neck easily irritated but tried the cold water shaving and think it might be a solution. Just started so will let you know.

Word of advice if you go with a single edge--the blades tend to get spots, even the stainless, and I suggest taking them out of the razor after each shave for a rinse and letting them dry or splashing them with rubbing alcohol. 

Let us know how it goes.
#9
I find that when you physically hold both an Egyptian blade and Russian razor blade in your hands, you notice an immediate weight difference. Russian blades for me tend to weigh more than Egyptians, which could add fuel to the blade thickness argument.


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