Personna 74

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by brit, Dec 22, 2022.

  1. brit

    brit in a box

    Good day gents.a cool TSD member gifted me a new Personna 74 blade recently.Today i started a test to see how many shaves i get.If anyone would like to follow along and join in please do.more the merrier.any cool info,history,ads,thoughts or feelings about them are welcome also.cheers.:eatdrink047:

    thursday-shave #1
    brit hybrid tech
    personna 74
    semogue 830
    arko
    alt innsbruck

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    very smooth,effortless 2 passer,no issues.
    felt similar to a "spoiler" blade.
    :eatdrink047:
     
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  2. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    I'll also see how many shaves I get from a 74 blade..............​

    #1 - Gillette Red Tip
    #2 - Gillette Ranger Tech
    #3 - Gillette WW II Gold Tech
    #4 - Gillette New Short Comb (Canada)
    #5 - King C. Gillette
    #6 - Flat Bottom Tech (England)
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    #8 - '46-'47 Aristocrat
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  3. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome Jim.welcome aboard.;):eatdrink047:
     
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  4. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Always wanted to see how many shaves I get from one.
     
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  5. brit

    brit in a box

    cool opportunity.:)
     
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  6. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    Nice kit and pic. Enjoy.

    This is one of the vintage blades that unfortunately I never tried in DE. I had a couple injector blades but it was long enough ago that I don't remember how they shaved.
     
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  7. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you.should be a fun trial.:):eatdrink047:
     
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  8. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Eccentric Razor Collector Staff Member

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    For anyone new to this thread, Personna 74's were introduced in the 70's as a competitor to Gillette's stainless blades. Unlike any other blades before or since, they were made of tungsten steel and had titanium coated edges. The name "74," is a reference to Tungsten's atomic number, 74.

    They were made for only a couple of years because they had succeeded too well, and made a blade that lasted too long to profit from.
     
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  9. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool.:).imagine a "used blade return" policy in which the company could reuse the raw material to make new blades.far fetched i'm sure..;)
     
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  10. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    I've used them in the past, when they weren't so expensive. Got upwards of 30 shaves with them. Wish they were still around but, as mentioned, not profitable.
     
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  11. brit

    brit in a box

    shave #2.smooth 2 passer in the usual manner.no issue.blade feels the same.
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  12. brit

    brit in a box

    #3-smooth and sharp.pdp #63 gave a nice lather to glide on.may change the razor--or not,no practical reason to.
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  13. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    #2 - Gillette Ranger Tech
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  14. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    #3 - Gillette WW II Gold Tech
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  15. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    That's cool. Thanks for the info.
     
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  16. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Once, years ago, you said I was wrong to believe blade companies on purpose made blades that didn't last long, for that very reason, when they could have been made to last longer. Glad to see you came around!
     
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  17. brit

    brit in a box

    shave #4-swappped out the razor.nice combo.
    tuesday
    brit rocket/74
    tuxedo
    shoreditch
    burberry

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  18. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    #4 - Gillette Canadian New Short Comb
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  19. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Eccentric Razor Collector Staff Member

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    I did? Sounds plausible. I've changed my mind several times this year already about things I thought I knew about shaving.
     
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  20. brit

    brit in a box

    #5 arko work shave.nice combo with the 60's parat/rocket.smooth as silk.
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