On May 21st, 2014, I published an in-depth Paw Mane Fin article called Hairballs in Cats: Prevention, Safe Remedies, and Warnings. In it, I shared a video of Editor Cat (Kady) trying out five different grooming tools.
When it comes to hairballs (trichobezoars), prevention is key. It's like brushing your teeth.
It's been close to 20 years that I've relied on this tool – a shedding blade – for three rescue cats (so far). I'm pretty sure my man-servant purchased it from Wahl® Canada, but he can't be sure. (Shows you how much I rely on him to fetch me this and that).
Take a peek at this product in action:
Fortunately, I found several shedding blades on Amazon. Here is the link to the Wahl® Home Pet Double-sided Shedding Blade (which I believe is the closest match).
What impressed me about this Amazon product page is the handy chart (at the bottom) which shows six types of fur and the recommended grooming tool. I know shedding blades were designed for horses and dogs (initially) but they work wonders on long-haired cats too.