02-21-2015, 04:58 PM
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Don't know if anyone has seen these yet.

Chinese razor, German blades... Didn't look closely at the brush.  Kinda steep for 5 blades.  I guess "ice tempering" is expensive.  The razor looks familiar.  I'm sure someone will be able to identify the manufacturer.

I guess we're a bit closer to mainstream now, gentlemen.


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 02-21-2015, 05:02 PM
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The blades are not bad at all. The razor is probably a Weishi.

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 02-21-2015, 05:10 PM
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The razor looks like a Weishi.

The blades are made in Germany, they could be Croma, Bolazano, or Wilkinson's.

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 02-21-2015, 05:11 PM
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I've not seen this exact razor, but the MICRO TOUCH ONE was the knell for me. I saw it at MalWart and figured that our exclusivity was all un-done. Actually, I'm glad that there's a new option for us if we're entirely out of blades, and don't want to buy a multi-blade throw-away.

I will continue to source my shaving goods online for the present, but unless you're relatively close to Pasteurs in Manhatten, or Old Towne Shaving in Pasadena, you too will have to address your shaving wants via the internet.
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 02-21-2015, 07:17 PM
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  • chazt
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  • Bayside, NY
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If more folks develop an interest as a result that's a good thing imo.

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 02-21-2015, 07:44 PM
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  • jamesrobson5
  • Chubby Chaser... Big Brush is Best!
  • Sherwood Park AB Canada!
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Nice to see them expanding their selection Biggrin . To bad Target is on their way out of Canada.  Sad 

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 02-22-2015, 04:58 AM
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  • jtmke
  • Ex shaving hater
  • milwaukee
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I have started to see razors and blades, brushes and soaps in Wal-mart, Walgreens, Target and Osco drugs.  Over priced? yes, but if more guys decide to give it a try more guys will start looking for better products and that is a good thing indeed.  I look forward to having good creams, soaps and aftershaves in department stores.  Imagine being able to smell what you buy before buying.

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 02-22-2015, 06:18 AM
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  • v4257
  • Always chasing the perfect shave
  • Boston, USA
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First, I agree that the more people who get into wet shaving the better.

Second, I do not think that the move to wet shaving in NA (if it does happen) will include large scale adoption of DE. As data points:
  • I have spoken to a number of older gents (60+) who started on DE; none of them have any desire to go back to DE. Many of them still wet shave with brush+cream - but no DE. They associate DE's with more hassle & nick-prone shaves.
  • There are a number of countries which are still majority wet-shavers (south-asia, to some extent south europe, and others) - but even there - men prefer the disposable/cart format blade if they can afford it.
I look forward to a time where every drug store carries many shaving creams, soaps & brushes. I visited Italy last summer - and this was the case there. Every store had Proraso creams & soaps and many also had Figaro, Omega, 3P etc. Almost none had DEs

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 02-22-2015, 10:45 AM
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I don't think we'll see widespread DE adoption, but it looks like we will see more.  On a positive note, we should have more choice, but I wonder if prices will go higher.

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 02-22-2015, 02:47 PM
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(02-22-2015, 10:45 AM)Shannon Wrote: I don't think we'll see widespread DE adoption, but it looks like we will see more.  On a positive note, we should have more choice, but I wonder if prices will go higher.

Take a trip to a AOS store. Leave your wallet in the car.

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 02-22-2015, 10:25 PM
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I was curious about these items myself, as i always see them at Target. 

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 02-23-2015, 10:47 AM
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(02-22-2015, 10:25 PM)C-NoEviL Wrote: I was curious about these items myself, as i always see them at Target. 

Take the plunge, Bryan, and let us know how they work out. Smile

I imagine at some point I will at least try the blades...

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 02-23-2015, 12:36 PM
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As others have said, the razor is almost certainly a Weishi. 

I don't know anything about the blades.  I enjoyed the so-called WalMart Wilkie blades that Walmart used to sell 10 for 76 cents.  Those were actually nice blades.  These might be similar.  I'm glad they're not made in Korea--I hate Dorco blades. 

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 02-23-2015, 06:27 PM
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I have noticed this brand in my local grocery store. They also have a complete kit with mug fo $30.00

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 02-25-2015, 12:52 PM
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  • v4257
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(02-22-2015, 10:45 AM)Shannon Wrote: I don't think we'll see widespread DE adoption, but it looks like we will see more.  On a positive note, we should have more choice, but I wonder if prices will go higher.


I'm going to bet that prices will decline (although I can't be sure?).

Why? If wet-shaving changes from being super-niche to a larger segment - we should see wider availability & lower associated margins for mass market products.

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 02-25-2015, 01:07 PM
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I believe Target has been carrying these for a while now?

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 02-25-2015, 01:16 PM
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  • racebmx
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I just saw these in my Target.  They also now carry the Nick Stick.  

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 02-25-2015, 01:55 PM
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I think its great that more people are getting exposed to wet-shaving and that the movement is growing! I'm all for these products on the shelves and hope more people try it out! They always get more / better gear but getting started is the major hurtle. 

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 02-25-2015, 03:51 PM
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(02-25-2015, 01:07 PM)BlackHelmet Wrote: I believe Target has been carrying these for a while now?

I live near the "less fancy" Target in these parts, but I don't recall seeing the razor and blades at the nicer ones either.  Maybe there are regional differences in their shaving merchandising strategy...

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 03-01-2015, 08:16 AM
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(02-25-2015, 01:16 PM)racebmx Wrote: I just saw these in my Target.  They also now carry the Nick Stick.  

[Image: 9lDbb1L.jpg]The aftershave is actually quite nice, although very thick.  Scent is a mild mint.  I use it every day, but I cut it 1:1 with a Saint Charles Shave aftershave milk; this improves both the scent and the "spreadability" of the aftershave. 

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