Muhle R41 - Blades don't last long in it!!

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I am fond of my R41 but one thing i have notices is that blades only last a couple or three shaves max in it. I suppose the blades are more exposed and have to work harder than in other razors but i just wondered what you guys think and whether you have had similar experiences with the R41 and other 'beasts'.

Maybe a need a different technique - any views?
 

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Never used a 41 but it is on the list. However I do use Ikon B1's which lean towards very aggressive and depends very much which blade. A Feather probably 3 max but a Polsilver or Kai 5 to 6.

I find a gentle bit of hand stropping does add a little to the blade life
 
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Never used a 41 but it is on the list. However I do use Ikon B1's which lean towards very aggressive and depends very much which blade. A Feather probably 3 max but a Polsilver or Kai 5 to 6.

I find a gentle bit of hand stropping does add a little to the blade life
I can lend you a 2013 R41 if you want to give it a try?
 
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That would be great - thanks!
It's currently on its way to Chris (@Satanfriendly ). If you PM him your address, he can forward it on once he's given it a good run. I'll PM you my address to return it once you've tried it.

How old is your current R41 though as it may be the same head? The 2013 model is the latest version so will be the head you have if you've bought the razor recently. The 2011 model is slightly more aggressive (or so I've read).
 
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It's currently on its way to Chris (@Satanfriendly ). If you PM him your address, he can forward it on once he's given it a good run. I'll PM you my address to return it once you've tried it.

How old is your current R41 though as it may be the same head? The 2013 model is the latest version so will be the head you have if you've bought the razor recently. The 2011 model is slightly more aggressive (or so I've read).
Ah ok - so I already have the same head mine is from 2016 - thanks anyway
 
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