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Working through my West Coast Shaving

2024-03-22 06:10:02.623157+01 by Dan Lyke 6 comments

Working through my West Coast Shaving sampler pack: Derby blades were nice, but didn't last super long. The Barco ones were better on that. Opened a pack of Personna, and first shave was super smooth. We'll see how that lasts, but I may prefer these to the Barco.

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#Comment Re: Working through my West Coast Shaving made: 2024-03-22 13:06:51.765756+01 by: DaveP

Be interested to hear more. I’m currently testing Merkur MK- 911 blades, which are lasting longer than the Shark blades I previously used.

#Comment Re: Working through my West Coast Shaving made: 2024-03-25 18:04:12.813446+01 by: Dan Lyke

Second use of that Personna blade this morning, after 3 days of growth, and I'm super impressed.

#Comment Re: Working through my West Coast Shaving made: 2024-03-26 13:26:21.330029+01 by: DaveP

Which Personna? Regular, Platinum, or Red?

I’m getting about 6 days use on the Merkurs, and then they kind of fall off a cliff. It’s very obvious when I’m trying to use a blade that’s had enough.

On the shark blades, I could get an extra day by flipping the blade, but on these Merkurs, done is done.

#Comment Re: Working through my West Coast Shaving made: 2024-03-26 21:53:27.978349+01 by: Dan Lyke

I think it's the regular.

#Comment Re: Working through my West Coast Shaving made: 2024-03-27 16:42:57.900782+01 by: Dan Lyke [edit history]

Day 3, still happy. Might not make it to 6, though. On the other hand that I only shave every other day or so (yay work from home!) probably means there's more time for rust or whatever to happen while they're sitting out. Also, I'm shaving my head, so that's a lot of surface area.

#Comment Re: Working through my West Coast Shaving made: 2024-03-28 13:18:18.186384+01 by: DaveP

Yeah, I figured the added surface area would adjust things, and I’d probably get more days out of a blade than you would. Haven’t ordered some of the Personnas to try yet, since I’ll wait to see more of your experience, and which one it is. The regular appear to be a blue label, the platinum, also blue, but saying “platinum” pretty prominently, and the red being, red.

Plus, I’ve still got 20-some of the Merkurs remaining from the 30-pack I bought, plus over a dozen sharks and probably 30-some Astras (which aren’t bad, and gave me a week or so per blade - but they always felt a little bit duller than the Shark blades)

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