06-09-2012, 02:01 AM
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West Coast Shaving stopped selling them. Why? I wanted to try these blades out after hearing good reviews on them.

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 06-09-2012, 02:14 AM
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  • ben74
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A gentleman from Spain, by the name of Emilio sells them:

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/249464

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 06-09-2012, 06:11 AM
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  • bullgoose
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(06-09-2012, 02:01 AM)JonJones84 Wrote: West Coast Shaving stopped selling them. Why? I wanted to try these blades out after hearing good reviews on them.

Production was stopped about two years ago and we can no longer get them. Trust me, if John could find a source of Iridiums, he would carry them (as would I). They were my best selling blade, by far.

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 06-09-2012, 06:19 AM
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Such a shame. I'm trying one for the first time right now. 10 shaves and still going strong. To bad I only have one of them.

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 06-09-2012, 06:22 AM
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  • ben74
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They are a fantastic blade. They appear on the bay occasionally, but there has been issues with fakes!

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 06-09-2012, 06:48 AM
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  • slantman
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I don't think Gillette stopped making them only using a different wrapper. Possibly the Super Thins which are excellent. Maybe its the Iridiums in disguise.

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 06-09-2012, 08:00 AM
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Iridiums in disguise... ? Sherlock
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 06-09-2012, 08:17 AM
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Maybe it's just all in my head, but the Polsilvers didn't feel quite as smooth to me as the Super Iridiums.

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 06-09-2012, 08:37 AM
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Good afternoon!
I am receiving many positive reviews of Polsilvers Super Iridium, I just called a good friend who has a beard very thick and very hard and he says that the Polsilver Super Iridium he has used is great...

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 06-09-2012, 08:41 AM
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I have some Polsilver Super Iridiums en route from Emilio.

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 06-09-2012, 09:55 AM
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(06-09-2012, 06:11 AM)bullgoose Wrote:
(06-09-2012, 02:01 AM)JonJones84 Wrote: West Coast Shaving stopped selling them. Why? I wanted to try these blades out after hearing good reviews on them.

Production was stopped about two years ago and we can no longer get them. Trust me, if John could find a source of Iridiums, he would carry them (as would I). They were my best selling blade, by far.

Why? Why is everything that is awesome, being taken off the shelves?

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 06-09-2012, 10:19 AM
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  • Harvey
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I saw on E-Bay an old blade wrapper for sale which said " Polsilver/Irridium"...made in Poland..more than likely the blades are relabled to create shortages and then brought out with some new hybrid technology to excite everyone to think the new perfect blade has been invented...concentrate on technique and most any blade will work ...however for $25.00 for 10 blades I will sell you either Polsiver or Irridiums. (note name..I rid of them)abbreviated Irridium !!!!BiggrinTongue

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 06-09-2012, 10:21 AM
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(06-09-2012, 09:55 AM)JonJones84 Wrote:
(06-09-2012, 06:11 AM)bullgoose Wrote:
(06-09-2012, 02:01 AM)JonJones84 Wrote: West Coast Shaving stopped selling them. Why? I wanted to try these blades out after hearing good reviews on them.

Production was stopped about two years ago and we can no longer get them. Trust me, if John could find a source of Iridiums, he would carry them (as would I). They were my best selling blade, by far.

Why? Why is everything that is awesome, being taken off the shelves?

Supply and demand, plus a little bit of stupidity thrown in.

You should have stocked piled your blades like I'm stock piling Floid Blue.

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 06-09-2012, 10:36 AM
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(06-09-2012, 08:17 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: Maybe it's just all in my head, but the Polsilvers didn't feel quite as smooth to me as the Super Iridiums.

i do not think it is in your head, John, as i find the Iridiums smoother than the Polisilvers, also.

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 06-09-2012, 11:42 AM
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(06-09-2012, 10:21 AM)Johnny Wrote:
(06-09-2012, 09:55 AM)JonJones84 Wrote:
(06-09-2012, 06:11 AM)bullgoose Wrote: Production was stopped about two years ago and we can no longer get them. Trust me, if John could find a source of Iridiums, he would carry them (as would I). They were my best selling blade, by far.

Why? Why is everything that is awesome, being taken off the shelves?

Supply and demand, plus a little bit of stupidity thrown in.

You should have stocked piled your blades like I'm stock piling Floid Blue.

Supply and demand huh? Didn't know there was a high demand for these blades. I better stock pile on those feathers before they're gone too! I never got the chance to try them out, let alone stock pile them. It's one of those things that ever occurred to me would disappear.

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 06-12-2012, 10:49 AM
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It's actually a low demand that caused them to be discontinued.

Believe it or not, the wetshavers on the various forums made barely a dent in the worldwide blade purchasing market. Since DE blades are cheap, the profit per blade is low...........especially when compared to cartridges. So there's little motivation for the companies to keep several blade brands running.

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 06-12-2012, 02:36 PM
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(06-09-2012, 11:42 AM)JonJones84 Wrote:
(06-09-2012, 10:21 AM)Johnny Wrote:
(06-09-2012, 09:55 AM)JonJones84 Wrote: Why? Why is everything that is awesome, being taken off the shelves?

Supply and demand, plus a little bit of stupidity thrown in.

You should have stocked piled your blades like I'm stock piling Floid Blue.

Supply and demand huh? Didn't know there was a high demand for these blades. I better stock pile on those feathers before they're gone too! I never got the chance to try them out, let alone stock pile them. It's one of those things that ever occurred to me would disappear.


Shaveocalypse. Get ready. I am. Rolleyes

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 06-12-2012, 02:45 PM
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  • Harvey
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We all are...got the cave loaded with blades,razors, shave mugs and coffee mugs..even a few guns to protect me when the Shave apocolypse occurs......come and get us..that is what Bush said...we will smoke you out and shave you up !!!!BiggrinBiggrinBiggrin

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 06-12-2012, 02:51 PM
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Harvey, I just bought my 6th unopened bottle of Speick and backup Harris soaps, backup DEs and at last count was up to 2000+ blades. And I'm just getting started. Biggrin

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 06-12-2012, 02:56 PM
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  • Harvey
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We can set up an underground trading system where we look after each other....Shave nook brothers band together and stand up for shaving freedom.....we will not be stopped...we are one together for preserving our shaving products.....(however stay the hell out of MY cave)

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