06-21-2012, 03:21 AM
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Found this English blades at an old drugstore. They look like discontinued blades or something - or there is an English plant producing DE blades nowadays? Huh

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What do you think? Have you ever heard of them before? Any thoughts?

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 06-21-2012, 03:23 AM
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I don't believe there are ANY blades produced in england anymore, which is a shame as some of the VERY best blades ever made were produced there. Its hard to comment on blades like this, as there are so many vintage brands I haven't tried. But being made in England, I suspect that they are worth trying and could very well be outstanding

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 06-21-2012, 03:26 AM
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It is hard to believe no blades are made in England any longer. I still have some Vintage Wilkies that I pull out every now and again which are great. Those look interesting!!

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 06-21-2012, 07:36 AM
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Emanuel, well it is settled. i am moving back to Portugal so that i can come shopping with you in Lisbon!
Great find, again, meu amigo.

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 02-25-2014, 09:39 PM
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 02-25-2014, 11:52 PM
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Interesting I have some of the earlier Minx carbon blades with the oval cut out. I thought they may be from Laurel blades made in Sheffield. They don't fit a Laurel razor I have so that rules them out as the maker (Laurel razors take a blade that's non standard).
Jewel blades is more likely the maker of these Minx blades from Sheffield. The Jewel blades are quite rough by all reports I haven't tried any.
Jewel blades are still in operation making industrial blades and are part of the Swann Morton company a leader in surgical scalpels.
I pass by their works regularly as it's quite close to where I live.

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 03-30-2014, 11:01 AM
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How did these shave?

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 03-30-2014, 02:35 PM
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Not bad. They could be sharper... They shave well, and get the job done... ant that's all.

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