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Great new blade

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A new Best Blade

A new Best Blade

I tried the blade above, which Giovanni calls “Treet Classic” (scroll down at the link). As explained at the link (and in this detailed review, which includes microphotographs), this is the same blade as my beloved “Black Beauty” (Treet Blue Special), but without the bluing and with a coating of some type. The result is a blade that somehow surpasses the Black Beauty in smoothness without losing any of the sharpness. For me, a truly amazing blade (on the scale of Amazing, Good, Meh, Ugh!).

I used it in the Merkur Futur, which provides a lovely shave at the setting 2.0, and I used Tabac soap, worked into a wonderful lather with the Sabini ebony-handled brush. Tabac soap really does produce one of the best lathers around.

Gessato for the oil pass, and Tabac aftershave for the finish. A truly wonderful shave this morning. Give these blades a go sometime.

Written by Leisureguy

6 August 2008 at 8:38 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. After using these, do you think they are better than Treet Blue Special?



    28 August 2008 at 7:27 am

  2. It’s very very close. These may be a bit better. But, of course, that’s just my reaction—it may be different for you. But it would make sense for the coating to improve the action. Still, the difference (for me) is not great.



    28 August 2008 at 8:27 am

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