Discussion in 'DE Razors' started by nlMike, Monday July 17, 2017.
The advice from Personna:
I keep the blade in the razor, until its time to change - always felt that if you take the blade out and put this into contact with another surface area e.g. its wrapper that this would dull the blade.
I give a good rinse under running water, place razor on a stand and air dry.
I can't see there being a hard and fast rule - go for what works for you.
That's the thing about shaving.....no hard and fast rules, just what works for you.
After a shave, I dismantle the razor & remove the blade. I then gently pat the blade dry with an Egyptian towel. I then lightly smear the blade with a coating of 3 in 1 oil, preventing any corrosion. I then palm strop all 4 x sides, and examine under a microscope just to ensure the integrity of the edges are all intact. I then record all actions in an Excel spreadsheet so I can keep an eye on my blade use, and prevent me from overspending the 4p each blade costs.
Would I lie to you??
Rinse the razor after a shave and leave the blade in, only use it for two shaves then bin it.
Removing the blade seems a bit of a faff for how long I use them.
I just rinse and leave it in place in my well ventilated bathroom for 3 - 5 days depending on brand.
To me there is a higher risk of mishap to blade and / or fingers than that from oxidisation.
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Some blades I only use once. When re-using I just leave it in the razor. A couple of times now the blade has stayed in for a few days because I go away. On return there has been a rust-like sheen on the blade and on the razor. It goes, with a little effort. Not nice though.
I'll say this much... I have never even given the idea some thought that one could (should) take the blade out after use.. in my razors it stays installed until used up. Never had any problems with any razor, regardless of finish and material.
Same here. I flip the blade when I put it back in. I don't keep count of blade use - I change the blade every Sunday (weekly). I have no performance issues using a blade for week.
I always take my blades out just as an extra precaution, I like to look after my razors and keep everything dry, no opportunity to rust that way. There is no point in flipping a blade over as you shave using the edge not the bevel top and bottom
After every shave bar none, I rinse and towel dry my razor, pat the blade dry and pop it back in said razor. I do this at home and on the rare occasion I travel. I use a blade at least three times, sometimes four or five if I feel it's got enough oomph left in it. Turnover? Isn't that with apple and fresh cream?
Screw that, leave it in for 3 shaves and bin it
My thoughts. I now have a couple of razors with a blade in, I remember how many shaves have had with each and they will be there until replacement.
As for keeping the blade while travelling, my only concern would be affecting the edge... I think I'd take the blade out...
When I do use a DE, I wash off the blade, dry it and replace it into the razor. (Reverse side up)
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I use one razor for a week, Thursday night is new blade night and a razor change if I feel like it.
Yes, more or less here. When I had just one razor (cheap ol'times...) I used to change blades on Friday morning. Now it depends on the quality of the shave... some razors seem to wear blades away more... intensely...
Occasionally a blade goes off sooner and gets binned, but as I only use one type I can pretty reliably get a week out of one.
I keep the same blade in the razor until it's ready to be discarded. I only use stainless blades and razors and rinse and shake after each shave. Easy to ruin a good blade by messing around with it too much.