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WHOA! Lots of people know how to produce quality steel, but the Japanese know how to produce a quality blade and KAI (the people who make Shun knives) DE stainless steel blades are no exception.

Don't be fooled by the plain looking box and the simple blade wrapped inside (no printing on the blade of any kind. Not even the standard 1,2,3,4 or company logo). These bad boys are on another level.

The flexibility of each blade makes them exceptional for the more contoured areas of the face while the sharpness gives the double whammy of a super close shave AND extra longevity. Just fumbling with the blade a little while loading one into my Merkur Progress was enough to leave a deep groove in the nail and prove the cutting power.

I've used many different blades, but none, not even the Astra's, can hang with the KAI's. Normally I like buying blade sample packs for the volume and selection, but this has become my go to blade and it will take A LOT to unseat it.

Can not suggest highly enough.

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Pros: Smooth and forgiving shaves
Cons: Pricey, not as sharp as typical Russian blades (GSB, 7OC green)
I didn't care for the Kai in my vintage Gillette's (Fatboy, late 40's Aristocrat) because they just didn't feel as sharp as my normal Russian blade choices. Moving to the Rockwell 6s with plate R3, they are perfect.

The Kai is a bit on the costly side compared to other blades but I can easily push a blade to a full week of daily shaving with no noticeable performance drop. When paired with my Rockwell, they offer such a smooth, forgiving shave they are worth the added expense.

My beard is what I would classify as medium density, and I have to shave daily, so I need a blade that can deliver a perfect shave early in the morning and not leave me nursing irritation or other shave defects as I'm trying to get out the door, and that is where the Kai is ideal for my razor, prep and beard.
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Pros: Good for with the grain shaves
Cons: Not as sharp or as firm as feather blades. Suck while going against the grain.
Bought them with Muhle open comb razor. Recommended by the sales person. Used them with three razors, Merkur adjustable, Edwin Jagger closed comb and the latest purchase Muhle open comb razors.
I have been using feathers mostly for last three years. I would keep buying other blades with shaving soaps and brushes buy end up going back to feather blades.
Kai I felt were not as sharp as feathers. Especially they would cause a lot of nicks and cuts while going against the grain. Nearly impossible to go against the grain while using an open razor with Kai blades.
I had restricted their use to 2 pass with the grain shaves when in hurry.
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Pros: Sharp, mid-priced, high quality
Cons: Not as good as Feather Blades but very close.
I bought some of these in a variety pack sale. I really like them. They are better than most but still they are not as sharp as Feather blades and they don't last quite as long. However, these blades would be in my top five blades. If you like a blade that is sharp but not too sharp, this one is for you. I personally prefer a blade like this one because it allows you to use a little more pressure thus allowing a better feel and control over those stubborn areas where too much pressure equals a cut or scrap.
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Longevity
4.00 star(s)
Packaging
3.00 star(s)
Sharpness
4.00 star(s)
Smoothness of Shave
5.00 star(s)

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