Kai Blades

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Kai are well worth trying if you want something as sharp as a Feather but slightly smoother & longer lasting.
The only downside for me is the cost. 90 blades is going to set you back around £40, wherever you look.
I get 6x3 pass shaves per blade with these with no deterioration in the shave.
 
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I'm midway through a pack at the moment and i'm not that impressed, my benchmark blade is a Feather, and whilst the Kai's feel as sharp they are no where near as smooth for me, and they don't last me as long as a Feather either, just 2 shaves compared to 3 from a Feather. I'm also finding that they are suited to a mild razor better than an aggressive one comparing across 3 different razors, being an R41, Fatip Grande and the ES Braveheart. I'm going to try the last two that i have in a Gillette Tech and an old type, i think they may suit the Tech quite well, but i won't buy any more.
 

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No experience personally with any Kai DE blades, but the Kai Captain Titan Mild (Pinks) are great SE blades. Very forgiving and pretty smooth. I, personally, find Feather Pro's or Pro Super's preferable at the minute, but will definitely be cracking out my Claymore with a Kai Pink soon!
Absolutely on the Kai Captain for SE's. A wonderful blade.

As for their DE blades I found them a great edge which gave a great shave. A better useable life than a Feather. Very much liked here. And then someone introduced me to the Polsilver Lodz
 
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Absolutely on the Kai Captain for SE's. A wonderful blade.

As for their DE blades I found them a great edge which gave a great shave. A better useable life than a Feather. Very much liked here. And then someone introduced me to the Polsilver Lodz
Since I wrote that I did actually try out Kai Blades. Noted immediately that they're slightly wider and thus more noticeable in milder razors. A nice blade but I'm happy enough with Polsilver SI, Nacet, Ladas, Voskhod etc. to not warrant a purchase of the Kai.
 

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I also find they tend to be rather thicker than most blades out there which probably helps with their longevity and find they take to hand stropping kindly.

I also like the fact they have naff all written on them to say what they are. Minimalism which I like
 

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I'm midway through a pack at the moment and i'm not that impressed, my benchmark blade is a Feather, and whilst the Kai's feel as sharp they are no where near as smooth for me, and they don't last me as long as a Feather either, just 2 shaves compared to 3 from a Feather. I'm also finding that they are suited to a mild razor better than an aggressive one comparing across 3 different razors, being an R41, Fatip Grande and the ES Braveheart. I'm going to try the last two that i have in a Gillette Tech and an old type, i think they may suit the Tech quite well, but i won't buy any more.
Feather blades are great but found down the years they are very inconsistent in quality. Three shaves is about the max I can get on the useability stakes. I used to kid myself I could get more but in reality I wasn't doing my face any good.
 
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I bought a pack for evaluation, I normally use Polsilver Super Iridium. So far I've found that they shave as well as the Iridiums but are more than twice the price. If they gave more than twice as many good shaves, they would effectively be the same price. However I'm not finding that to be the case. There has been a lot written about what constitutes a good shave and how many a person can expect from a blade. I don't intend to add to it. I find them to be good but expensive blades, others may find them to be excellent and worth every penny. Blades are a very personal thing.
 
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