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  1. ace28539

    ace28539 Oakley Beginner

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    I've always been interested in the blades and the razorblades. They have that awesome retro vibe and some great customization with the earstems. Does anybody else like them as well? What about the re-issue? From what I've researched those reissues werent as well recieved as the Frogskins. Any thoughts on that?
     
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  2. Nyarlathotep

    Nyarlathotep The Crawling Chaos Premium Member

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    I love the blades, I have one of the newer pairs, and my original pair that I had since I was in high school.

    Any Love For Blades? - 6356495745_8586da4e4d_z.jpg
    Any Love For Blades? - 6098764340_45d8bdfbdb_z.jpg
     
  3. ace28539

    ace28539 Oakley Beginner

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    Nice! Those look pretty awesome! Hows the build of the newer ones? I've heard that the first-run models had some brittle frames/earstems.
     
  4. vettefan

    vettefan Oakley Beginner

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    Blades have always been a favorite of mine.
    Lost my last pair many years ago and never got a replacement.
    Still have a Lens but no frame :(
     
  5. Menendez1293

    Menendez1293 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Those clear with ice lenses look just like m-frame strikes. Very nice. Are the newer releases difficult to find? Never tried to find a pair
     
  6. RetinaBurn

    RetinaBurn Oakley Enthusiast

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    Love the Blades! I really love the re-release, the hinges are so much better, although you can't change the earstems. I have a few pairs and still wear them.
     
  7. wrist

    wrist Oakley Collector

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    I want a pair of Blades so bad.
     
  8. Nyarlathotep

    Nyarlathotep The Crawling Chaos Premium Member

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    It was a pain to change the lens on the originals and if you changed the ear stems too often or did it too quickly you could damage the hinge. I haven't had the newer ones long, but they seem to be a higher quality build.
     
  9. Nyarlathotep

    Nyarlathotep The Crawling Chaos Premium Member

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    I never went out looking for a pair either, the bike shop I go to was having a swap meet and their Oakley rep was there. I bought them from him. After that I've notice a few on ebay, most of them had very inflated prices in my opinion.
     
  10. xmetalmaniac

    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Since you guys are discussing them, I figured I would post a pix of a vintage pair from mid 80's. This is the crystal black with positive red iridium....

    Any Love For Blades? - img0595va.jpg