04-03-2014, 10:54 AM
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Today I was in Family Dollar and noticed a pack of store brand de blades. They were only $1.00 for five blades. They also come in an easy slide dispenser like the vintage Gillettes. I had to buy a pack for just a dollar. Any used these before? If so are they any good?

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 04-03-2014, 11:31 AM
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Are they made in Korea? Probably Dorcos

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 04-03-2014, 11:33 AM
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  • Crag
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i did not like the Personna's I got from Dollar Tree. I got 2 packs because they were 2 for a dollar, but alas, they did not have good edges for me and were eventually pif'd off to my nephew who has a butter beard. These were red pack Personna's and reminded of the Personna Super Stainless, but they were neither super nor stainless...

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 04-04-2014, 07:12 AM
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I tried the blades last night and they were nothing to write home about. I would say they are IMO in the ballpark of an Astra blade but not quite as sharp. They did pull a bit(and I shave daily). I may be able to get a couple of shaves out of a single blade.Oh well I only spent a dollar...

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 04-04-2014, 07:48 AM
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i payed us$0.8 for 5 iridium super Rolleyes

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 04-04-2014, 08:06 AM
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(04-04-2014, 07:48 AM)tonsorius Wrote: i payed us$0.8 for 5 iridium super Rolleyes
Whoa!

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 04-04-2014, 09:23 AM
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at that price of course i acquired a lifetime supply Biggrin

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 04-04-2014, 06:04 PM
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(04-04-2014, 09:23 AM)tonsorius Wrote: at that price of course i acquired a lifetime supply Biggrin

Wow that is cheap. I've never used iridium super. What would you compare them to as far as sharpness? I normally use Feather, they work best for me. I get 5 to 7 shaves out of a blade.

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 04-04-2014, 11:15 PM
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i'm sure you would love kai blades then. lovely industrial looking blades. they have a superior finish and are void of print or glue/wax. i think they will last for more shaves than the feathers you are used to. try a packet from bullgoose Smile

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 04-05-2014, 04:04 AM
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Most likely Dorco ST-300 which are on the mild side.

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 04-08-2014, 05:10 AM
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I use the Family Dollar blades regularly. They work well for me. I get about 3 shaves out of them. I recently tried Feather Hi Stainless, which are sharper than the FD blades, but according to the chatter on the forums they're sharper than most anything, so I'm not sure that means much. I can say that I got the smoothest shaves I can ever remember from a Feather blade. I can also say that I'm not sure my face can handle a daily dose of Feather. Almost too sharp.
But the FD blades work well for me, with no pulling or tugging that I can detect. I plan to try a few other brands, but I'm not sure there's a blade out there that will make me super enthusiastic about them over others.
As long as a blade cuts well and smoothly, it's doing it's job. The FD blade does this just fine for me. YMMV.

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 04-18-2014, 05:50 AM
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I am not a fan of the Dorco blades.They usually tug and skip on my face.In fact I bought a shavette type razor with a Dorco blade included.I tossed the blade about a third way through the shave.
Although the FD blades may be made to a different spec.

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 04-18-2014, 06:17 AM
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+1 on the Dorcos, they did pull a little for me.I love Feather blades. I currently only use Feather with the occasional blade trial, usually a dissapointing and sometimes painful experience. I can use Wilkinson but they definately run in second place. I've heard that Kai blades are close to Feathers but haven't tried them yet.

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