Discussion in 'DE Blades' started by Shemen Zait, Saturday May 13, 2017.
Here you go:
Yep, that's a Crystal. Give it another try and use your best soap is all I can add other than YMMV.
I used it with MdC. They've just never worked for me, and it's not a problem.
Three days on the Qball/Crystal/red Israeli or whatever and it's back to the Treet Carbon oh now that's feels nice, actually very nice.
Not bad shaves from the Personna blade but the smoothness is not on par with the Treet.
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Ironically, of my three Kronas I sold two this week that I never use. One was a gold plated one. I am trimming the "fat" on my razor collection (again) to a mere handful that I regularly use. At one time I enjoyed having an "arsenal" of razors to draw upon, but I discovered that I had gravitated to only three DE razors for 99% of DE shaving, the Krona, Tech & PAA Prismatic.
So Steve Bowles, how's the Krona working out?
I'm happy as Larry that I bought it. It's mild and gives a smooth shave with the blades I've put in it (Astra, Polsilver, Voskhod).
Steve, I can get a DFS bordering on BBS with a Krona every time I use it with a good blade & IMO it's superior to the DE89 and its bevy of clones. I was reminded of that today when using my broken Krona with a Platinum Plus Brazilian blade. If I have ever had a better/smoother DE shave then I cannot recall. Those silo door bevels really force one to concentrate on the perfect angle and the payoff is worth it. Simply the greatest TTO ever made. Remember the bevels.
One of my smoothest shavers as it rivals my HD 500 - no kidding. No in my rotation (should be) but I do pull her out 6 or 7 times a year just because.
Yeah, it is a great shaver...probably the equal of any razor I have. It's one I'll never part with.
Last week I've done something I rarely do now days called rotation.
Pulled out few of my favourite tools of past, the EJ, The 37c (of course), the 1970 Gillette Super adjustable and Mr Gillette New.
None is smooth as the Krona, the Super Adjustable is close at #4 and the New is more efficient but on average of smoothness plus Efficiency its back to the old daily mr Krona
Try it with Proraso Sandalwood soap its a superb glide.