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.....Not entirely sure why but I find Carbon Steel blades to be some of the most comfortable blades in the shave.
Back in the 60's Gillette's head honcho in R&D stated that their sharpest blade was their then Super Gillette Blue Blade which was carbon steel (and coated starting in the late 50's, but not with Teflon). In the old days carbon steel could be honed to a sharper edge than stainless. Of course today everything has changed with modern steels, heat treatments, better sputtering processes, etc.
 
this thread has peaked my interest due to the fact that a few years ago i picked up an allegro model L razor blade sharpener.. so i have ordered some treet carbon steel blades to try , last year i tried a vintage gillette blue blade from a sealed pack , bloody awfull didn,t even manage a full pass, thus the idea of re honing/ re sharpening a DE blade was quashed . attemp no2 will commence when said treets arrive .
 
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No no Tobyc, you forget Balaka carbon DE blades, they are the worst, uncoated carbon blades ouch.
Yes, I tried one of those years ago on a whim. I would rather spend a night being interrogated in a Third World prison than use one again. Just simply brutal!! :cry:
 
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this thread has peaked my interest due to the fact that a few years ago i picked up an allegro model L razor blade sharpener.. so i have ordered some treet carbon steel blades to try , last year i tried a vintage gillette blue blade from a sealed pack , bloody awfull didn,t even manage a full pass, thus the idea of re honing/ re sharpening a DE blade was quashed . attemp no2 will commence when said treets arrive .
From my experience with the Treet Black Beauty carbon blades, they can be smoothed off and given a little more bite quite adequately with a gentle strop on denim. I know of the Allegro sharpener from the single edge side, where a chap I knew used one to keep his stash of historical as well as modern carbon blades running on and on ... yeah, give it a go!
 
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I love Carbon blades and have used Durasharp in the past. Treet Tez and Silver are not as sharp. I have just taken delivery of the Classics and have had a couple of amazing shaves with one. Ok that is not many....but I usually have to change a carbon steel blade after 2 shaves and this one has more to offer. Sharp and really smooth!
 
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