Lovely shave today with Apsley cream and Schick E2 with Pro-Line B blade.
Sorry to hear about the probable damage. On the bright side, that’s a really nice wall hanger!View attachment 1327697
Pre: Proraso white
Brush: Craving Shaving boss synth
Lather: MdC Agrumes
Blade: Schick (1st)
Razor: Schick F
Post: Thayer’s, PAA bay rum star jelly
As much as I’d like to report my first use of this razor on MdC Monday was pleasant I cannot tell a lie, it was not. I suspected there may have been some damage to the razor as I had significant difficulty loading the blade. Once I got started I was expecting something similar to my E type (which I love) but it was nothing like that. Absolutely no blade feel at all. And very poor in the efficiency department as well. After three passes and lots of buffing I was left with a close ish shave and some irritation almost everywhere. Looks like we got a wall hanger here folks.
My experience w Pellas is very, very bad. They are not nearly as sharp as the Chicks and the dispenser is a piece of sh-t. I PIF’d the last batch and the guy who received them ditched ‘em. Could not be worse, IMHO9-14-21
New blade in the G1.
Ted Pella SS PTFE (1)
This shave was outstanding!
I’d say top 2, maybe best. BBS. Absolutely no irritation.
To top it off, this was a quick shower shave with less prep than normal. I usually put on a base of shave oil, than my lather. Didn’t have time today, so I only used Creamo (I do hand lather it before rubbing into face). I also washed my face with Dove before lathering up.
Two passes (Against and Across) with some clean up.
I was a bit apprehensive, as I’ve heard mixed reports on these blades (if they are Personna - can someone verify? I’ve heard mixed info on that topic also). If they are Personna’s, they must be special runs if they are PTFE coated? Also, these came in a magazine/injector of 20 blades. The magazine and working parts are stainless, and it injected flawlessly, just like the sChicks.
Anyway, extremely smooth and close shave. I am cognizant of the fact that comparing a brand new blade to a blade with 11 shaves on it isn’t quite apples to apples, but this was a very, very good shave.
What are other’s experience with these blades?
For G razors, the Ted Pellas work very good and I recommend!
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Strange to have such wildly different experiences. The injector worked well for me, and is solid. The blade appeared as sharp as the sChick, at least through two shaves. We will see how long it lasts.My experience w Pellas is very, very bad. They are not nearly as sharp as the Chicks and the dispenser is a piece of sh-t. I PIF’d the last batch and the guy who received them ditched ‘em. Could not be worse, IMHO