DFS AMA with Chatillon Lux on June 4th, 2017. Read more here.

#1

Administrator
Philadelphia, PA
Hi all,


First I'd like to thank Jason of Try A Blade for taking the time to do an AMA (ask me anything) with the Damn Fine Shave community. Jason has said that he'll be popping in and out of the forum throughout the day to answer questions that we have for him.

Please keep in mind that the questions that are asked NEED to follow our site rules. Failure to follow our rules will result in the removal of your post(s).

Check out Jason and his offerings at: http://tryablade.com/




Thanks,

Andrew
Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.
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#2

Merchant
Janesville, WI
Good morning everyone! I am Jason from TryABlade.com with the largest selection of double edge razor blades available in any quanitity. Feel free to ask me anything. I'll do my best. Thank you all for stopping by and checking out the site.
TryABlade - Choose from over 100 DE blades and many other SE blades in any quantity you choose
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#3

Merchant
Charleston, South Carolina
Hi Jason.

Your service is, in my opinion, one of the biggest assets to wet shaving! To me, finding the right blade for your face is nearly the most important part.

A couple of questions,

1) Without giving away any of your secrets, where do you even begin to source that many?! I've not even heard of most.

2) Are there any issues with counterfeit or odd re-naming/branding of blades?
Paolo

Sapone Di Paolo - American soap with Italian roots.

www.saponedipaolo.com

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#4

Merchant
Janesville, WI
(08-28-2016, 02:10 PM)Sapone Di Paolo Wrote: 1) Without giving away any of your secrets, where do you even begin to source that many?! I've not even heard of most.

2) Are there any issues with counterfeit or odd re-naming/branding of blades?

Good morning, Paolo! Thank you for the kind words. I also believe that finding blades that work for you is an important part of the wet shaving journey.

1. I have a few regular suppliers, but get blades from everywhere. If I find a blade that I do not have yet, I try to buy a fairly large amount, just in case I can't get it again. That being said, I have a handful of blades that will be unavailable since I can't source them anymore.

2. I did have an issue with the MEM blades being Chinese knockoffs. I was excited to find, what I thought, was a NOS cache of the MEM blades which were the Serbia produced blades, so I scooped up a bunch. Turns out they are junk. I put a disclaimer on the product page that they are Chinese made, and that I am selling them for what I got them for, just to get rid of them.

Have a great day!
Jason
TryABlade - Choose from over 100 DE blades and many other SE blades in any quantity you choose
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#5
Hello, Jason. I think try a blade is a great idea, how did you come up with it?[Image: WeTpYIc.jpg]
Jeff -L.O.S.E.R.
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#6

Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
Hi Jason. I love the Try A Blade concept and was delighted when I used your service. My question to you is, do you ever find blades that you never knew existed and, when you take a chance on them for your shop do you test them out on yourself or have others try them before actually putting them up for sale?
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#7

That Bald Guy with the Big Beard
Bishop, CA
Not a question, but an acknowledgment and statement of appreciation.

What you offer is a fantastic service. The hardest thing for a new wet shaver to do is wade through the options and find what works without making a lot of wasted investments. Giving folks the ability to buy 1 of each blade is just an incredible way to give people that opportunity. Thank you so much for providing that service to the community.

To keep in line with the topic... Do you have any pets?


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#8

Merchant
Janesville, WI
(08-28-2016, 04:12 PM)Polishaver Wrote: Hello, Jason.  I think try a blade is a great idea, how did you come up with it?[Image: WeTpYIc.jpg]

Hello! Thanks for the question. A few years ago, I decided to take up wet shaving. I picked out a razor, brush, and a soap. I didn't know anything about blades so, like many others, I bought a sampler. Through the course of trial and error with the blades, I had a bunch left over that I would certainly, not use again. It seemed wasteful. So, I had to learn a new PHP framework for my day job and decided to develop a web site that would allow people to select only what they wanted for blades. It took on a life of it's own and it's still going strong.
TryABlade - Choose from over 100 DE blades and many other SE blades in any quantity you choose
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#9

Merchant
Janesville, WI
(08-28-2016, 05:17 PM)Freddy Wrote: Hi Jason.  I love the Try A Blade concept and was delighted when I used your service.  My question to you is, do you ever find blades that you never knew existed and, when you take a chance on them for your shop do you test them out on yourself or have others try them before actually putting them up for sale?

Glad you were happy with my service! I often find blades that I have never knew existed. My dirty secret is that I haven't tried ever blade that I carry. I make an attempt by using the blade once and then trying a different blade, but I usually come back to my favorites. When I receive blades, I usually put them live in the store the same day if possible.
TryABlade - Choose from over 100 DE blades and many other SE blades in any quantity you choose
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#10

Merchant
Janesville, WI
(This post was last modified: 08-28-2016, 06:38 PM by TryABlade.)
(08-28-2016, 05:21 PM)BadDad Wrote: Not a question, but an acknowledgment and statement of appreciation.

What you offer is a fantastic service. The hardest thing for a new wet shaver to do is wade through the options and find what works without making a lot of wasted investments. Giving folks the ability to buy 1 of each blade is just an incredible way to give people that opportunity. Thank you so much for providing that service to the community.

To keep in line with the topic... Do you have any pets?

Thank you for finding value in the web site. The hard part is getting to the new wet shaver before they make a blind 100 pack or full pack purchase.

I do have a pet!  She's a 3yo Lionhead rabbit named Lenny.  

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She's litter box trained and lives for the most part in the kitchen.  She isn't allowed in the blade area which is in the basement.
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