06-06-2013, 01:01 PM
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I just got these vintage (?) Wilkinson Falcon DE blades, made in Brazil, from an eBay seller in England. I have no idea when they were made or how good they are. Anyone with knowledge, please chime in. I'll report when I get around to using one.
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 06-06-2013, 05:57 PM
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  • TexBilly
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Wow, John! No help here but I'm intrigued. I hope they work out.

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 06-06-2013, 09:28 PM
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Something tells me they are better than Wally World Wilkies!

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 06-07-2013, 03:54 AM
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I've never used these myself, but they are discussed fairly often in some older threads on another forum. There isn't much love for them, but a few folks seemed to like them so much that they actively sought them out. From what I gather they're fairly comparable to the Gillette Indian Wilkinson blades.

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 06-07-2013, 06:49 AM
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I'll ask about these blades on the Portuguese forum, there's a lot of Brazilian members there.

Meanwhile, there's a thread about them on the British forum TSR: http://www.theshavingroom.co.uk/forum/thread-2705.html

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 06-07-2013, 07:41 AM
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Thanks, guys.

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 06-07-2013, 10:59 AM
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I'm brazilian and I never see these blades before.

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 06-07-2013, 11:59 AM
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I believe that they are no longer in production, but they are/were Brazilian blades. There are a lot of products out there that you may never know about until someone else stumbles upon them. I know some folks who are wet shavers and live in the same state where Ogallala soaps are made, but had never heard of them until they found their way onto these forums. Sometimes you never know what you'll find lurking right in your own back yard.

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 06-08-2013, 08:19 AM
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A member of another forum said that he thinks current Proctor & Gamble Wilkinson blades are made in Brazil. So these Falcons actually may not be very old after all.

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 06-08-2013, 09:28 AM
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No help from me either, but this is definitely something I have never saw or heard of before. Interested to see how they work out for you.

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 06-10-2013, 08:32 AM
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After just one use it is too early to judge, but this blade was extremely smooth, giving me an easy BBS shave with 3 passes, even in a rather clunky old Tech. It seems to be very sharp but gentle, very much like the Light Brigades.

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 06-10-2013, 02:38 PM
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(06-10-2013, 08:32 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: After just one use it is too early to judge, but this blade was extremely smooth, giving me an easy BBS shave with 3 passes, even in a rather clunky old Tech. It seems to be very sharp but gentle, very much like the Light Brigades.

If they are similar to Light Brigades, you have yourself a winner.

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 06-12-2013, 08:06 AM
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After three shaves with a Falcon, I think that its quality is close to, but perhaps not quite equal to, that of a Light Brigade. It performs better than a Schick Plus Platinum, a Personna 74, or a Gillette Platinum Plus, which is pretty impressive. I doubt that it will have the longevity of a Light Brigade, which for me can last 6-10 shaves; I can already feel the Falcon slightly losing its edge, although still remaining quite smooth.

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 06-17-2013, 12:29 PM
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  • CMur12
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Now, John, nothing outperforms a Personna 74! Angry

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 06-17-2013, 07:33 PM
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Thanks for the update, John!Smile

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 06-17-2013, 07:36 PM
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Well, after 5 shaves, I thought the blade was probably equal to the Plus Platinums, 74s, and Platinum Pluses, but not better. In other words, a very good blade but not truly great. But that's just one blade - I still have 29 more to use eventually.

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