Proshave S AC type blades

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My 4th shave with a Proshave S today and unfortunately all was not 'sweetness and light'. I have been changing the razor with the blade each day. Shaves 1 to 3 were really really good ...with the 3rd shave exceptional in a Claymore V2. Today I moved it into an Ikon MR-SE and the edge seemed to have totally gone. It just did not cut. I moved the blade back into the |Claymore with the same result. A fresh blade in the Ikon and normal service was resumed. I don't normally move a blade from one razor to another so there is a chance I may have damaged the edge. So for now I will use the Ikon until the blade is finished.. Hopefully today was a one-off!
 

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I have just recently joined the AC blades world so cautiously only used the Feathers Pro Guards. One blade gives me 3 good shaves with a push 4 if I can put up with the tugging. (using an Yaqi Excalibur currently)
So for me Proshave S would make a much better choice cost wise even with your early findings @culcreuch
Thanks.

Will keep watching here and see other opinions/impressions whilst going through the rest of my Pro Guards
 
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Made by NIPPON RIKI KOGYO Co., LTD in Japan. They appear to only supply the domestic market in Japan. I found them to be very smooth, slightly less sharp than Feather Professional blades.
These were previously branded as the Kamisori brand.
 
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Used one for the first time in my ATT X1 today. The X1 has performed flawlessly with the Schick Proline and Feather Pro blades. Today's shave was quite rough on the first pass but smoothed out by the second. I'm not overly enamoured with the Proshaves based on first impression but we'll see how it goes over the next few shaves.
 

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Just 3 to 4? I usually get around 7+ good shaves and then another 5 or so acceptable from most AC blades. They tend to be off the boil by 12 to 15.
My thoughts exactly. I was dissapointed in the endurance of these blades. Particularly reading the experience of other like yours @Satanfriendly with more than 7 shaves per blade.
For me first shave they feel almost too sharp (always end up with couple of weepers), second and third perfect smooth shaves and then it all goes down hill from the fourth one.
I even tried stropping the blade on a razorpit but that made the blade totally unusable and had to ditch it.
It maybe be just me and technique? I only started using SE razors a month or so.
But definitely given how much they cost I would like to get more out of them. Anyways they're still better than the feather FHS-10 in the oneblade which were realistically good for only one shave.
 

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My thoughts exactly. I was dissapointed in the endurance of these blades. Particularly reading the experience of other like yours @Satanfriendly with more than 7 shaves per blade.
For me first shave they feel almost too sharp (always end up with couple of weepers), second and third perfect smooth shaves and then it all goes down hill from the fourth one.
I even tried stropping the blade on a razorpit but that made the blade totally unusable and had to ditch it.
It maybe be just me and technique? I only started using SE razors a month or so.
But definitely given how much they cost I would like to get more out of them. Anyways they're still better than the feather FHS-10 in the oneblade which were realistically good for only one shave.

Likewise the first shave is always a cautious move. After that always seems uphill. I never really count the shaves a blade gives but they just seem to go on until boredom sets in. And they get rough of course. My favorite blade for lasting are the Kai Captains, but I just prefer the Super Professionals.

Those One Blade things are dreadful for longevity. An amazing razor which gives amazing results but just doesn't equate to having value.
 
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