06-10-2012, 09:56 PM
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when a razor I bought from ebay came in the mail the other day, it also included some blades. here's the blades it came with: gillette blues, gillette super stainless steel, star, and monogram stainless steel blades. should I keep them for us or toss them? they all appear to be not used.

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 06-10-2012, 10:02 PM
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If you're sure they are unopened, then you might keep them - either for use or mementos. If you're not sure, you might keep them as keepsakes, but I wouldn't use them.

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 06-10-2012, 10:06 PM
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(06-10-2012, 10:02 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote: If you're sure they are unopened, then you might keep them - either for use or mementos. If you're not sure, you might keep them as keepsakes, but I wouldn't use them.

Good advice here.

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 06-10-2012, 10:20 PM
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(06-10-2012, 10:02 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote: If you're sure they are unopened, then you might keep them - either for use or mementos. If you're not sure, you might keep them as keepsakes, but I wouldn't use them.

I'm not 100% sure. I guess if people say they're decent blades, I could drop them in some alcohol before use to disinfect them, correct?

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 06-11-2012, 02:07 AM
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  • Dave
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Just make sure they have no rust or stains Andrew.

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 06-11-2012, 07:48 AM
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  • Obie
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Andrew,
I have used one or two of these old blades — sealed or unsealed — and find them rough. I keep them around only as collector items. There is something to be said about the modern double edge razor blade.

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 06-11-2012, 10:53 AM
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If you have any doubt if they're virgin, trash them.

I've tried ancient sealed carbon steel blades, but I never had a good experience with one. Stainless is an entirely different thing. Some very good SS blades were made 30-40 years ago.

I'm about to try some more ancient blades, soon. I'll report back.

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 06-11-2012, 11:05 AM
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If the blades are not wrapped in their original wrappers and unopened, trash them. If they are sealed, use them. The Gillette Blues are good blades.

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 06-11-2012, 11:45 AM
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(06-11-2012, 11:05 AM)Johnny Wrote: If the blades are not wrapped in their original wrappers and unopened, trash them. If they are sealed, use them. The Gillette Blues are good blades.

here's the blades:

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 06-11-2012, 11:55 AM
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I'ed try the Spoilers, and the blades in the paper wrappers. I'ed keep the Blue blades for display purposes and I wouldn't use them.

Clayton

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 06-15-2012, 06:01 AM
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What is to be gained by trying blades that are difficult or expensive (if not impossible) to obtain regularly? These aren't vintage wines, after all. I would keep them for display and shave with more current production.

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