Treet Platinum Super Stainless Razor Blade Review
I definitely had mixed feelings when it came time to test the Treet Platinum Super Stainless Razor Blade. My only experience with Treet razor blades has been using the Treet Black Beauty, and not liking that blade would be an understatement…
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.
- Treet Platinum made in Pakistan
Fresh out of the pack the sharpness measured 45. For information on what this means check out Razor Blade Sharpness Testing. You can click this link to see a Razor Blade Sharpness Comparison Chart with the other blades tested so far.
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.
Note that I shave my head as well as my face and have a pretty thick growth – except for the top of my head. This means that one of my shaves might equal two of someone that just shaves their face, or even more if they have a thinner beard.
Sometimes when I use a new DE blade, I find the first stroke to be very telling. It was a very smooth stroke that foreshadowed a very nice shave. I proceeded to have an extremely nice head and face shave with no issues whatsoever.
After the first shave, the sharpness measured 46, which for all intents and purposes is the same as 45. To me this is fantastic as I like a consistent blade. Many blades tend to sharpen up about 10% after the first shave which it fine, but others move too much in either direction which I find impacts the technique required for a consistent shave.
(The current hypothesis for a blade getting sharper with use is that the blade edge becomes more exposed as the coating wears off. This results in a sharper cutting edge, although the smoothness may decrease as the coating disappears.)
I was quite pleased that Treet was able to salvage its name with the Treet Platinum Super Stainless Razor Blade. I was quite looking forward to the second shave and very interested to see how it would go.
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.
After the second shave the sharpness measured 46, which for all intents and purposes is the same as both out of the wrapper (45) and after shave 1 (46). I give extra credit for the consistency of the sharpness throughout.
Initial Sharpness = 45
Average Sharpness = 46
Edge Retention = 1.02
Smoothness = 4/5
Overall Subjective Rating = 4/5
Every blade needs to be evaluated on it’s on merit, and not influenced based on past experiences of brand, country of origin, or what anyone else says for that matter. Blades will treat everyone differently, and can also be affected by personal variables such as your skin or how you’re feeling in general.
The main purpose for these reviews is to provide empirical data on sharpness that can be used to compare blades. I find personally that similar blades with similar properties tend to perform in similar ways.
I definitely think the Treet Platinum Super Stainless Razor Blade is worth a try if the price is right for you.
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- Treet Platinum made in Pakistan
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I’ve tried on different mild razor, and I always found it super smooth but not able to provide a super close shave. This morning I’ve put in my Fatic classic open comb. Super smooth and super close shave. Each blade wants its own face, beard and razor I guess. Thank you for your, as usual, in depth review.
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