05-16-2013, 01:28 PM
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I bought the Personna Reds from WCS with the UK packaging (clear white wrapper without a label) which are supposed to be the exact same razor as the Personna Reds (with the red wrapper and Personna labeling). Does anyone have both and can tell if they are the same razor or not?

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 05-16-2013, 01:32 PM
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  • beartrap
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I haD both and they are the same exact blade.

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 05-16-2013, 02:45 PM
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(05-16-2013, 01:32 PM)beartrap Wrote: I haD both and they are the same exact blade.

Okay thanks! It's just a bit weird that there is such a big price difference between the two for being the same blade.

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 05-16-2013, 03:11 PM
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Agree with above. I think they are the same blade in different packaging.

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 05-16-2013, 10:43 PM
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  • Lradke
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They are definitely the same blade. I have both and they both feel the same. (Personna reds are the only blade my face can handle)

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 11-02-2013, 07:58 AM
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  • Coyote
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OK-Let's muddy the water a bit on the "Red's". There is new packaging, both white and blue, and different red packs. Some say that one of the new red boxes are just packaged in Mexico but are the same Israeli Red blade. Another source says the red boxes with Spanish are actually made in Mexico now. There is also a new Red pack and a new White & Blue pack (UK?). Does anyone know for sure which are the same blade and if any are different. I have some of the "new" "white & blue" Reds on the way. Gotta love Personna marketing here in the USA and abroad.

[Image: RedPersonna3_zpsfa66d6d5.jpg]
[Image: RedPersonnas2_zps0df57af2.jpg]

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 11-02-2013, 12:14 PM
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  • LORDBISHOP
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The Plot Thickens...Great ???

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 11-02-2013, 02:36 PM
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(11-02-2013, 07:58 AM)Coyote Wrote: OK-Let's muddy the water a bit on the "Red's". There is new packaging, both white and blue, and different red packs. Some say that one of the new red boxes are just packaged in Mexico but are the same Israeli Red blade. Another source says the red boxes with Spanish are actually made in Mexico now. There is also a new Red pack and a new White & Blue pack (UK?). Does anyone know for sure which are the same blade and if any are different. I have some of the "new" "white & blue" Reds on the way. Gotta love Personna marketing here in the USA and abroad.

This question is often addressed at B&B. The consensus appears that despite the different packaging, they are all the same Personna Red blade. As always, YMMV.

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 11-03-2013, 05:04 AM
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  • Coyote
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Yep, but I am not looking for consensus or opinions.

Phil at Bullgoose stated a while back the one of the new Red box Personna's were indeed a different blade and now actually made in Mexico. I admit to being confused a bit. Phil, any updates or new information?

Personna marketing, labeling, and "information" is a mess...still.

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 11-03-2013, 06:23 AM
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  • Lradke
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  • Edmonton, Alberta
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The ones from the UK, in the white box with the blue/silver slip are the same blade as the Israeli persona red. If it isn't then it is a very good copy that is identical when it comes to shaving. I can't vouch for the other red box, it looks sketchy to me (personally).
Here is a shot of the ones from the UK.

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Cheers! Smile

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 11-04-2013, 12:32 PM
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  • MikeGJ
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The "made in Mexico" part is the packaging.

The blades come from Israel.

Word.

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 11-05-2013, 06:11 AM
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  • Coyote
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Phil-Did you find out if it was just the packaging or is that one Red now made in Mexico?

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 11-05-2013, 06:23 AM
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  • bullgoose
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(11-05-2013, 06:11 AM)Coyote Wrote: Phil-Did you find out if it was just the packaging or is that one Red now made in Mexico?

I have heard conflicting reports and really do not know. I do know that the ones in the plastic pack are made in Israel.

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 11-05-2013, 06:30 AM
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  • Coyote
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Thanks Phil....gotta love Personna marketing.

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 11-05-2013, 06:52 AM
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  • vuk
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I haven't used the blue plastic pack but have used both versions of the red box and they feel exactly the same to my face.

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 11-11-2013, 11:02 AM
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My two cents on this.

All blades that are in the red packing cardboard are made in Israel.

The blades that were packed in Mexico are also of Israel origin. These blades won't be available any longer.

The current production is the one that had the word personna with an oval logo. This one will be the one here for the US market from now on.

It will still have the red wax packing.

Hope this clears any confision,

David

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 11-13-2013, 05:49 AM
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  • Coyote
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Thanks David. I just got the Red's with the UK Blue/White packaging and am anxious to try them.

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 11-27-2013, 12:51 PM
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  • Teddyboy
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I just bought 200 red pack personna that say PLATINUM CHROME and MADE IN THE USA!

Personally, I think American Safety Razor is being inconsistent w/o a care in the world.

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 11-27-2013, 01:33 PM
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  • Coyote
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Go figure...........

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 11-27-2013, 01:44 PM
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  • Johnny
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I just buy my Personna Med Preps in the box with 100 blades. I'm a happy camper.

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