Treet Platinum Super Stainless Razor Blade Review
Even using the term hate might be an understatement, I tried it more than once and it did not work for me. That said, my desire for impartial tests using empirical data supersedes my emotion for the Treet Black Beauty, and the Treet Platinum Super Stainless Razor Blade would be getting a fair and impartial review.
A reading of 45 is pretty average. Remembering that a lower number is a sharper blade, under 40 has proven to be very sharp and over 50 has been not as sharp as I personally would like. We might be off to a good start.
The second shave started out great, I had an excellent head shave. When I got to my face a had a couple hurdles but I feel it is necessary to preface with a few disclaimers.
I was at a hockey game the night before and indulged in a few alcoholic beverages. “The dehydration associated with hangovers can make skin appear dull, dry and puffy.” (Credit). I was also pretty tired and my mind was wandering.
I very rarely cut myself, and I’m not sure I’ve even ever cut myself with the Merkur 34C. What I have noticed on the rare occasion that I get bit is that my mind is definitely elsewhere – in this case it was work. My lather was also a bit dry and as per above I think my face was a bit dry, so this all led to me getting clipped.
It was actually a pretty good one, and since it is a pretty rare occurrence I was more intrigued about how to deal with it over worrying too much. I finished up my shave (the red streak was an interesting touch on my neck lather) and grabbed my alum block during my post shave routine to disinfect and deal with the cut.
A couple deep breathes while cleaning the cut probably would have been sufficient, but I felt that some aggressive grunts would also be helpful (somewhat of a cross between an angry rhinoceros and Tim “The Toolman” Taylor.) While this all was very effective to manage the sting, it attracted my wife to “see if I was ok” aka tell me to shut up because our baby was sleeping.
I definitely think the Treet Platinum Super Stainless Razor Blade is worth a try if the price is right for you.