Vintage blades for vintage shaves! The luxury of pairing a vintage blade with a vintage razor is one that won't befall many, and will always be remain an experience to be cherished and savored. Although most vintage blades will not be as good as modern blades, they offer something more important, namely nostalgia and exclusivity, not to mention bragging rights with friends and family! Do keep in mind that razor blades prior to 1960 were mostly carbon steel, and today's blades are mostly stainless steel, stainless is more resistant to corrosion and wear, and lasts much longer. Expect less shaves with your vintage blade and dry it immediately after use to get the maximum amount of uses out of it.
Don Juan razor blades must be one of the coolest packets of blades we have ever laid eyes on, they looked to have been made in the 50's and 60's at a time when blade technology was improved with stainless steel materials and different type of coatings. These blades are still carbon steel though, and shave comfort won't be the best, surprisingly, one user praised them for delivering an irritation free shave no modern blade could accomplish! Some beautiful Afrikaans snippets when googling this 'legend'; 'Don Juan is 'n legendariese fiktiewe pierewaaier' and 'Volgens die legende is Don Juan 'n vrygeestige skobbejak wat groot plesier daaruit put om vroue te verlei en dit geniet om teen hulle beskermhere te veg' In simple terms a 'Player' of note... this legendary character was created in Spain during the 'Spanish golden age' that loosely translates to 'Hollywood in Europe 400 years ago'.
Go on...be a 'badboy' just keep your antics reserved to the bathroom, in today's world, with our various 'justice systems' shaving with this blade publicly could implicate your twisted historic past and you might very lose all your earthly belongings to Lisa, your kindergarten crush from 1974.
Note* For obvious reasons vintage razor blades are a lot harder (and more expensive) to find than vintage razors, and such items will come and go on our website, grab more than one pack if you could, one to try out and one for your collection, soon enough they may not be available at all!
Stropping or honing your vintage blade will in all likeliness make it better to use and will allow you to use it longer, and even preserve for future use. Modern day blades don't strop well, and you are likely to decrease their performance using stropping and honing techniques.