Poll: Are these the same blade ?
 01-22-2014, 06:02 AM
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Some people find these to be the same. Others, Like myself, Do not. What is your opinion. Personna Reds Btw.

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 01-22-2014, 06:51 AM
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Near as I can tell, they are the same.

I've probably used four different packaging versions of Personna Platinum Chrome blades.

Three of them were Red Pack IP's. The first held 5 blades and had a picture of a diagonal blade on the package. The second held 5 blades and had a picture of a horizontal blade on the package. Most recently I bought some "2013" Red Personna blades that held 10 blades.

The UK packaging blades all seem the same as the various red packs. A very nice, moderately sharp, smooth blade. Works wonderfully in my Cadet OC razor.

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 02-03-2014, 11:54 AM
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These blades are Israel reds and they are great

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 02-03-2014, 01:38 PM
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(02-03-2014, 11:54 AM)BrotherCavefish Wrote: These blades are Israel reds and they are great

^^ What he said. ^^ Signs011

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 02-03-2014, 03:26 PM
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I didnt think of this before. The UK reds are now supossed to wrapped in the same red wrapper as the US ones aren't they? The ones I bought were in a white wrapper.

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 02-04-2014, 05:21 AM
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  • Coyote
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This is the new UK Israeli Red packaging.

[Image: RedPersonnaUKPKG-Razor_zps5805bfa1.jpg]

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 02-04-2014, 05:27 AM
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Mark, Personna has become famous for regularly making modest changes to there packaging. IMO, they are still terrific blades.

Bob, Great combination: a vintage Gillette Slim with a Personna Platinum Chrome.

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 02-04-2014, 07:50 AM
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(02-04-2014, 05:21 AM)Coyote Wrote: This is the new UK Israeli Red packaging.

[Image: RedPersonnaUKPKG-Razor_zps5805bfa1.jpg]

Yep. Those are the same that we get here in Portugal.

The outer package (200 pack) looks like this:

[Image: 17066943fm.jpg]

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 02-04-2014, 08:10 AM
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(02-04-2014, 05:21 AM)Coyote Wrote: This is the new UK Israeli Red packaging.

[Image: RedPersonnaUKPKG-Razor_zps5805bfa1.jpg]

That is exaclty what I got.

(02-04-2014, 05:27 AM)redrako Wrote: Mark, Personna has become famous for regularly making modest changes to there packaging. IMO, they are still terrific blades.

Bob, Great combination: a vintage Gillette Slim with a Personna Platinum Chrome.

So I have noticed. Hence the confusion. It would be great if they just left things alone.

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 02-04-2014, 12:14 PM
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  • Obie
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Gentlemen,
From what I understand, the Israeli Personna "reds" are the same blades but packaged differently from country to country. Either way, they are sweet blades.

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 02-04-2014, 06:21 PM
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(02-04-2014, 12:14 PM)Obie Wrote: Gentlemen,
From what I understand, the Israeli Personna "reds" are the same blades but packaged differently from country to country. Either way, they are sweet blades.

Which is why I do not understand why the American ones are smooth but the UK ones are like sandpaper for me. It doesn't make any sense. I was hoping the UKs were just as good so I could save $8. Oh well, I only shave every other day and I did the math, 100 blades at 3 shaves each should last me 20 months. That was the main reason I switched to a DE Razor anyway.

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