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so I was wondering with de blades there's loads of brands out there but why are there like only so many of them that offer pre cut SE blades?
 
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@saj1985 My guess is that it's brands that have a strong presence with professional Barbers that continue to generate demand for halved DE blades for their shaper razors. Turkish Barbers are the first that come to mind, hence Derby & PermaSharp. Lord from Egypt, Treet from Pakistan and SuperMax from India. Vertice, too (also from India) producing EuroMax. Those brands have strong market presence in those regions.

Demand ... they're not making them that way for fun!
 
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@saj1985 My guess is that it's brands that have a strong presence with professional Barbers that continue to generate demand for halved DE blades for their shaper razors. Turkish Barbers are the first that come to mind, hence Derby & PermaSharp. Lord from Egypt, Treet from Pakistan and SuperMax from India. Vertice, too (also from India) producing EuroMax. Those brands have strong market presence in those regions.

Demand ... they're not making them that way for fun!
What's experience do you have with SE produced blades? Do you find they work the same as their double edge counter parts?

I was thinking of grabbing some SE blades but part of me is like I got so many de blades it's not exactly difficult to snap one in half lol
 
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What's experience do you have with SE produced blades? Do you find they work the same as their double edge counter parts?

I was thinking of grabbing some SE blades but part of me is like I got so many de blades it's not exactly difficult to snap one in half lol
They're the same blade edges. So, the same ...
But, because they're not the full blade, the razor itself might not bend/twist them as it would with a full blade. You can try this with any DE razor by just putting a half blade in and comparing the shave.
 
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I've been thinking about it a lot but one day these razors belonged to someone else now they're long gone but there razors are still around today, did get me thinking that someone will one day use my shaving gear when I won't be here
 
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I'm a user, if I happened to get new old stock razors or whatever I would take great pleasure in using them.
That's what they were made for. :)
Yea I feel the same too, unless I've got a couple of those razors which are brand new packed then I'd keep one the way it is
 
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Anyone ever tried using two de blades in any of the de razors you got?

I was thinking of cutting a spare de blade to act as the insert in between two de blades, bit like the insert you put in between the saiver 2.0 de razor (number 3 in the pic and look at the vid below to understand what I mean)

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