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GEM PTFE Coated Blades, Which Ones?

Alright, need a little help here. Everyone talks about GEM "PTFE" coated blades being the ones to use for GEM style razors. Personna and Ted Pella seem to be the two brands that come up over and over again. What does the packaging look like for these recommended blades? The only thing I can find that shows the packaging is the below Amazon link, but the package says uncoated. What am I supposed to be looking for and what is the best place to order them in the US?

 
Ted Pella isn't a manufacturer. The blades they sell are the the Personnas. PTFE-coated blades come in a box like that, but they say "coated" instead. I think Bullgoose and Connaught still sell them.
 

Thanks. I assumed the ones I linked were not correct but that looks like that packaging I've seen posted before, which is why I was confused.

Ted Pella isn't a manufacturer. The blades they sell are the the Personnas. PTFE-coated blades come in a box like that, but they say "coated" instead. I think Bullgoose and Connaught still sell them.

Thanks Shane, I was specifically looking for the ones you include with the Sabre. If that's what you're using that's what I'll go with.
 
I buy my Gem Personna SS PTFE blades from a Connaught shaving UK, you pay what the green price(NVAT) and it takes about 2-3 weeks to reach Northern Canada. With the strong USA dollar it is still is a bargain and shipping is very reasonable I found.
Always buy the Gem Personna 3 facet blades.
Hardware store scraper blades
will not work for shaving and will give a terrible shave because they are ground different and are not finished properly for shaving (avoid).
GEM blade grind angles.jpg This is a Gem Personna 3 facet blade looks like.
Connaught is a Good on line shaving supplier IMO.
 
^ This. I bought a bunch earlier this year for reasonable cost and shipping to US was faster than expected. I've purchased from PAA before but they were out of stock (as were many US suppliers) when I was looking earlier in the year. Of course now that I'm stocked up I decided to get into straights. :crazy:
 

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Sometime ago there was a group buy of SE GEM ss blades. The Code on those (which I've been using since whenever to shave with) is 62-0165, Pella's #121-3
 
I buy my Gem Personna SS PTFE blades from a Connaught shaving UK, you pay what the green price(NVAT) and it takes about 2-3 weeks to reach Northern Canada. With the strong USA dollar it is still is a bargain and shipping is very reasonable I found.
Always buy the Gem Personna 3 facet blades.
Hardware store scraper blades
will not work for shaving and will give a terrible shave because they are ground different and are not finished properly for shaving (avoid).
View attachment 1340513 This is a Gem Personna 3 facet blade looks like.
Connaught is a Good on line shaving supplier IMO.
I agree completely. Connaught is great and the blades came relatively quickly for me.
 
Sometime ago there was a group buy of SE GEM ss blades. The Code on those (which I've been using since whenever to shave with) is 62-0165, Pella's #121-3
I just purchased a pack of 100 of these for $21 plus shipping from razorbladeco.com. It’s the best deal I’ve found for these. They also have Personna DE blades and some other things as well I believe.
 
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