What is the Excalibur club?

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by matthewoli98, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. brit

    brit in a box

    on my 6th shave with my first gillette spoiler used..seems fine so far..blade a week usually for me..
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  2. RyX

    RyX DoH!

    Depends Charlie. Were you going for this? KING-ARTHUR-EXCALIBUR-.jpg
    Or this? Pulp Fiction Gimp.jpg

    Gary - Are you taking The Challenge? Good Luck! I'll be watching from the bleachers.
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    SHAVEWIZARD420 Well-Known Member

    I have gotten around 14-16 shaves with the same blade (Rapira SS) and was surprised how long it lasted. Some blades even get better after a few shaves and you may be surprised how long a blade could last.
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  4. brit

    brit in a box

    will play along with the gillette super stainless as they are expensive..people say they last awhile, i'll see.
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  5. matthewoli98

    matthewoli98 Well-Known Member

    As soon as the blade tugs or i feel my shaving experience is compromised in any way i bin the blade. But until then i just use it again and again

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  6. matthewoli98

    matthewoli98 Well-Known Member

    Lol my dad wins, he used the same blades in his rotary shaver since 1998 until the shavers charging circuit failed last year.

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  7. brit

    brit in a box

    10 shaves on my first spoiler...nice,
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  8. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Same here. I don't track shaves per blade. When it Tugs, Scrapes or otherwise causes Discomfort (my own TSD rule) it's gone.
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  9. matthewoli98

    matthewoli98 Well-Known Member


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  10. NTR

    NTR Well-Known Member

    Yeah. That’s been my method thus far, 6 months in. I love the concept of a blade getting better with age, or improving after a brief dull period (coating wearing off, etc.). Hell, that’s the story of my life! :happy108:

    But how many mediocre shaves will you endure waiting for the blade to get its second wind? Not sure I’m willing to find out. I’ve been getting 3 good shaves and a 4th decent shave out of my Astras lately. I haven’t pushed them to 5 because they’ve seemed a little tired during 4.
  11. brit

    brit in a box

    i ditched my first spoiler after the 11th shave as it was leaving more on the final pass , more pick ups..not uncomfortable though..some of my other blades just get tuggy or fall off quickly..if i push them,which i normally don't.i will try this with the vintage schick stainless blades..
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  12. BigMark83

    BigMark83 [...........] this space intentionally left blank

    I did a ballpark estimate and if I use a blade for just one week I'll have enough blades for 19-20 years. I only shave every other day, so max of 4 uses a blade. Maybe I'll try this just for the heck of it.
  13. matthewoli98

    matthewoli98 Well-Known Member

    I'm currently on 24 shaves with a feather, tomorrow will be 25, without any tugging.

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  14. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    I can beat that, Charlie, I have been cutting what's left of my hair with an Oster (original blades) since 1997. Hah!
  15. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    Most shaves from a DE blade: 30 (Wilkinson Light Brigade)
  16. matthewoli98

    matthewoli98 Well-Known Member

    At what point did you start to experience tugging?

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  17. 178-bplatoon

    178-bplatoon Well-Known Member

    While I don't keep track of longevity, I also dispose of my blades on a how they cut/feel basis rather than number of shaves basis. I've been doing it his way for many years now and it works well. When a blade no longer works/cuts well or it feels uncomfortable in use I ditch it be it one shave or ten. However I must admit to arm stropping between shaves.:happy088:
  18. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    Shave 30. Over and out. It VERY important to note that "riding the cap" (keeping the shallowest angle possible) will GREATLY increase blade longevity.
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  19. Preacher

    Preacher Well-Known Member

    I'm a fan of the GSB's. They have a coating on them that has to be worn off. For me, this means that the blade seems at its best at about the third shave. I'm another on that doesn't dispose of a blade until the shaving experience diminishes.
  20. Jesseix

    Jesseix Active Member

    I've seen a few people talking about going a crazy number of shaves with Nacet blades, which is a brand I haven't tried yet
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