#31

Member
Traverse City, Mi
I have the General and to date have tried the Kai milds and the Feather Pro Guards. The Kai milds were ok but certainly not great. The Feather Pro Guards on the other hand have been fantastic. I got 14 nice smooth shaves on the first one and am now up to 5 shaves on the second one. It is a very smooth blade - no cuts, nicks or weepers. I have yet to try the Feather Pros I have as the Feather Pro Guards have been so great to shave with. Just my experience of course YMMV.
#32

That Bald Guy with the Big Beard
Bishop, CA
(06-19-2017, 02:39 PM)Freddy Wrote:
(06-19-2017, 06:14 AM)BadDad Wrote: This has been an interesting thread to read through. I have an AC-style shavette coming in a couple weeks, and while I realize it will be different than an SE safety razor, it's still helpful to read these experiences...

Looks like a trip to Try-a-Blade is in my very near future...

Chris, I just tried a Schick Proline P-30 blade in both my RazoRock aluminum HAWK and my iKon El Jefe artist club razors and, so far, this blade easily tops other blades of this type that I have tried.  I shall be on shave 4 this morning in my HAWK.  When you place that order with Try-A-Blade why not get one to give it a whirl?

So, I went to Try-A-Blade, and they have 11 different AC-style blades. So I ordered the "one of each sample pack". Now, hopefully they are individually marked so I can tell which is which...
-Chris~Head Shaver~
#33

Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
(06-19-2017, 04:23 PM)BadDad Wrote:
(06-19-2017, 02:39 PM)Freddy Wrote:
(06-19-2017, 06:14 AM)BadDad Wrote: This has been an interesting thread to read through. I have an AC-style shavette coming in a couple weeks, and while I realize it will be different than an SE safety razor, it's still helpful to read these experiences...

Looks like a trip to Try-a-Blade is in my very near future...

Chris, I just tried a Schick Proline P-30 blade in both my RazoRock aluminum HAWK and my iKon El Jefe artist club razors and, so far, this blade easily tops other blades of this type that I have tried.  I shall be on shave 4 this morning in my HAWK.  When you place that order with Try-A-Blade why not get one to give it a whirl?

So, I went to Try-A-Blade, and they have 11 different AC-style blades. So I ordered the "one of each sample pack". Now, hopefully they are individually marked so I can tell which is which...

I have ordered from TryABlade and each blade is stapled safely into a cardboard sleeve with the Try-A-Blade logo on one side and the name of the blade on the other.  You should have no problem, Chris.  Here is my setup from yesterday and you can clearly see the name of the blade.  I hope this helps. Smile https://damnfineshave.com/thread-what-ra...#pid145523
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#34
I never really gave it much thought until about 2 weeks ago that the Feather pros may not be the final blade. I have since ordered some Kia pinks and located some Schick's to swap in and out of various razors. Let's see how that goes.
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#35

Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
(06-20-2017, 02:05 PM)Hardtop01 Wrote: I never really gave it much thought until about 2 weeks ago that the Feather pros may not be the final blade.  I have since ordered some Kia pinks and located some Schick's to swap in and out of various razors.  Let's see how that goes.

I, for one, will be interested in your thoughts as I have been making the same journey.  Right now, the Schick Proline P-30s are definitely my go-to artist club blade.
#36
(06-20-2017, 02:47 PM)Freddy Wrote:
(06-20-2017, 02:05 PM)Hardtop01 Wrote: I never really gave it much thought until about 2 weeks ago that the Feather pros may not be the final blade.  I have since ordered some Kia pinks and located some Schick's to swap in and out of various razors.  Let's see how that goes.

I, for one, will be interested in your thoughts as I have been making the same journey.  Right now, the Schick Proline P-30s are definitely my go-to artist club blade.

Thanks for that, I will repost once I receive and have given them a try. I found a vendour somewhere in Japan that had an excellent price and so I wait. In addition to the blades he/she/they are offering to send me whatever I want?? Strange but I'm up for a platoon of Ninjas to do my bidding and a katana to seal the deal made by the oldest sword maker in Japan with the oldest steel he/she/they can find. Probably not what they had in mind, but never ask a 46 year old kid for anything he wants!
#37

Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
(This post was last modified: 06-20-2017, 04:28 PM by Freddy.)
(06-20-2017, 03:12 PM)Hardtop01 Wrote:
(06-20-2017, 02:47 PM)Freddy Wrote:
(06-20-2017, 02:05 PM)Hardtop01 Wrote: I never really gave it much thought until about 2 weeks ago that the Feather pros may not be the final blade.  I have since ordered some Kia pinks and located some Schick's to swap in and out of various razors.  Let's see how that goes.

I, for one, will be interested in your thoughts as I have been making the same journey.  Right now, the Schick Proline P-30s are definitely my go-to artist club blade.

Thanks for that, I will repost once I receive and have given them a try.  I found a vendour somewhere in Japan that had an excellent price and so I wait.  In addition to the blades he/she/they are offering to send me whatever I want??  Strange but I'm up for a platoon of Ninjas to do my bidding and a katana to seal the deal made by the oldest sword maker in Japan with the oldest steel he/she/they can find.  Probably not what they had in mind, but never ask a 46 year old kid for anything he wants!

Too funny (and I won't even tell you what a 71 year old kid might ask for Winking).

I only have a few of the Proline P-30s left and need to order. Would you be willing to say where you found the blades at a good price?
#38
(This post was last modified: 06-20-2017, 06:16 PM by Hardtop01.)
(06-20-2017, 04:27 PM)Freddy Wrote:
(06-20-2017, 03:12 PM)Hardtop01 Wrote:
(06-20-2017, 02:47 PM)Freddy Wrote: I, for one, will be interested in your thoughts as I have been making the same journey.  Right now, the Schick Proline P-30s are definitely my go-to artist club blade.

Thanks for that, I will repost once I receive and have given them a try.  I found a vendour somewhere in Japan that had an excellent price and so I wait.  In addition to the blades he/she/they are offering to send me whatever I want??  Strange but I'm up for a platoon of Ninjas to do my bidding and a katana to seal the deal made by the oldest sword maker in Japan with the oldest steel he/she/they can find.  Probably not what they had in mind, but never ask a 46 year old kid for anything he wants!

Too funny (and I won't even tell you what a 71 year old kid might ask for Winking).

I only have a few of the Proline P-30s left and need to order.  Would you be willing to say where you found the blades at a good price?

My pleasure! I hope I'm not breaking any rules and I actually have not received the order yet so I might just be sending you down the money rabbit hole!

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/ha-li...wsehist_en

WORD OF WARNING****if you do order, when picking shipping request the small package and not the default japan shipping. It's the difference between $5 shipping and $27 shipping.
#39

Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
(06-20-2017, 06:10 PM)Hardtop01 Wrote:
(06-20-2017, 04:27 PM)Freddy Wrote:
(06-20-2017, 03:12 PM)Hardtop01 Wrote: Thanks for that, I will repost once I receive and have given them a try.  I found a vendour somewhere in Japan that had an excellent price and so I wait.  In addition to the blades he/she/they are offering to send me whatever I want??  Strange but I'm up for a platoon of Ninjas to do my bidding and a katana to seal the deal made by the oldest sword maker in Japan with the oldest steel he/she/they can find.  Probably not what they had in mind, but never ask a 46 year old kid for anything he wants!

Too funny (and I won't even tell you what a 71 year old kid might ask for Winking).

I only have a few of the Proline P-30s left and need to order.  Would you be willing to say where you found the blades at a good price?

My pleasure!  I hope I'm not breaking any rules and I actually have not received the order yet so I might just be sending you down the money rabbit hole!

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/ha-li...wsehist_en

You have not broken any rules at all.  I shall take a look when I get home, and thanks. Smile


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