Two blades, one razor, which is best?
I've been using the G bar for my face shaves only and have been getting excellent BBS shaves from it.
There's been a lot of chatter about the Oneblade razor using de-spine GEM blade. So I did a little research and the Feather FHS-10 blade can be used in the G bar as I don't have a Oneblade.
With my technique, no matter the razor or blade, my razor doesn't stop until I hit BBS. I basically rate efficiency on how long it takes to get to BBS, how many strokes.
Which blade is better?
This is my first shave with the Feather FHS-10 and it is not better or worse than the GEM blade. I got the same excellent BBS shave I get from the GEM SS PTFE blade. Both blades are smooth in the G bar and both seem to be equally efficient. I could use either one and be happy. I haven't tested longevity from either blade for face shaves. I got three shaves, head and face from a GEM SS PTFE, which I estimate be be around 20 or so face only shaves. I will be testing both to see how they compare.
Will I buy any more Feather FHS-10 blades?
Absolutely not... the FHS-10 blade cost $.66 a blade if bought in bulk while the GEM SS PTFE cost $.18 a blade if bought in bulk and perform the same.
Will I buy the "razor for dummies" Oneblade Core or Genesis?
Absolutely not, GEM razors work great for a fraction of the cost!
"Razor for dummies" Just kidding!
The same can be said about safety razors from the str8 razor boys!
There's a lot of new modern razors out and coming out, the few that I've bought are not better than vintage razors or don't even measure up so I going to just stick with vintage razors. In the end, it's the blade that's doing the work.