Razor Review: Treet Platinum Super Stainless

Posted: November 12, 2015 in Shaving Articles
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Testing Protocols:

1) Feather AS-D2 Seki Edge All Stainless Razor
2) Proraso White Shave Soap; pre-shave treatment as needed
3) Escali Badger Hair Brush, soaked in warm water with 30 second load of soap
4) Three Pass shave
a) With the Grain
b) Across the grain from ear toward nose
c) Across/Against the grain (Cleanup as needed)
d) Lather after each pass
5) Comparative Baseline: Feather High-Stainless
6) All blades brand new
7) All grades assume the Feather is as stated below in subjective score
8) Grades (worst to best) Poor, Fair, Good, Great, Amazing

Feather High Stainless: (Baseline)

1) Sharpness: Amazing
2) Comfort: Great
3) Value: Good
4) Availability: Good
5) Country of Origin: Japan
6) Passes “First Shave Test?: You Betcha!
7) Longevity (# of shaves): 3 or more

Treet Platinum Super Stainless

1) Sharpness: Good
2) Comfort: Good
3) Value: Good
4) Availability: Good
5) Country of Origin: Pakistan
6) Passes “First Shave Test?: Yes
7) Longevity (# of shaves):
8) Notes: The Treet blade performed nicely in the first test shave. After having
some “adventurous” shaves over the last week or so, my face is a little tender, but
the Treet allowed me to get a close shave with comfort. One or two weepers, but
those are reflective of ongoing wear and tear that I had going on beforehand. So
far, pretty pleased. These blades feel like they’re in that nice sharp versus
comfortable zone that allows for predictable good shaves. The second shave was
essentially similar to the first, producing nice results. The third shave worked
out well. Another smooth shave, just a hint of irritation by the end. On balance, I
would say that the Treet blade is a solid value and a comfortable blade. I would
put it just below the Personna Blue blade for a few reasons. The first is that, as
a Pakistan-sourced blade, the possibility of getting the blade reliably may be iffy. The
second is that I think it isn’t *quite* as smooth as the Personna. Still, the Treet
blade impressed me. It is worth a try if you like a moderate blade.

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