09-17-2014, 02:51 PM
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Based on Gary's ranking in his DE challenge, I picked up a dispenser of these. I'll let you all know how they go when I get them but in the meantime I'm interested in hearing from anyone who's already tried them. I'm betting John has.

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 09-21-2014, 06:37 PM
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I have never, but I wish you luck. Smile

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 09-21-2014, 06:42 PM
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(09-17-2014, 02:51 PM)Mouser Wrote: I'm betting John has.

I think I may have tried some of these a long time ago, but I don't remember anything about them.

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 09-22-2014, 04:34 AM
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Well, today is vintage Monday and I have them so..................

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 09-22-2014, 12:16 PM
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Gary certainly knows whereof he speaks, these are superb blades. I used one in my Fat Boy set at 5, three ridiculously smooth passes for a BBS result.
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 09-24-2014, 04:29 AM
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This morning will be shave number three with this blade and the first two rank amongst the smoothest, closest I've ever had. I almost had to open the razor and check to see that the blade was in there, and I still wonder why so many, actually all, of the vintage blades I've tried are so damn good. An occasional individual blade gives me trouble but every "model" ranks high whereas there are plenty of current ones that are dogs. Is it where they were made? I know there seems to have been far fewer different ones made back then compared to today. This is great, it means there are more I can search for on Ebay.

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 12-28-2014, 08:49 PM
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I took a chance on a lot of 100 on Ebay. They are great blades for me. They shave as well as vintage Wilkinson and Gillette blades and smoother than Personna 74. They last me for 10 shaves. I use them in a double shimmed Gillette NEW. They are sharp, smooth and never give me any weepers.

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 12-30-2014, 10:51 AM
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Bought some after I read Gary's rankings too. Mine have a Teflon type coating called Glydex. Haven't used them yet, and will pull some out next week

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 01-01-2015, 10:11 AM
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(09-24-2014, 04:29 AM)Mouser Wrote: I still wonder why so many, actually all, of the vintage blades I've tried are so damn good. An occasional individual blade gives me trouble but every "model" ranks high whereas there are plenty of current ones that are dogs. Is it where they were made? I know there seems to have been far fewer different ones made back then compared to today. This is great, it means there are more I can search for on Ebay.

Blades sold for between $1 and $2 a pack of 5 or so in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The average wage was only around $6000 a year in 1970 -- one seventh of what it is today. If Personna were guaranteed that a few million men would buy ten packs of blades each year at $10 a pack, I think that they'd work pretty hard to make really good blades today. In contrast, some of the best blades -- like the 7 O'Clock Blacks or various Russian blades -- are produced for the poor in India and Russia who pay pennies per blade.

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