11-15-2015, 05:30 AM
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Anybody tried Merkur Super Platinum blades?

I noticed them on the Connaught website, but, oh man, are they expensive! Are they worth it? I never hear anything about them.

£40 for 100, or $61 US, or $81 for me in Canada, or €56 in Germany.

I think they must be about the most expensive blades available.

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 11-15-2015, 05:51 AM
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There are very mixed reports on these: some call them dull and unuseable.

p.s.: btw the prices are not as high in Europe, still three times as high as for other blades

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 11-15-2015, 06:54 AM
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£40 for 100?......
You can get 100 Gillette Rubies delivered for £15 ($23.00 US,posted),from a great Ebay seller in Russia,whom I use for all my Voskhod,Rubie,(and Sputnik,when he has them) purchases!
The Merkur blades are rubbish!,the only time I use Merkur blades is in my skiver for leatherwork!,and they are not even too good for that...They really are that bad.
BTW,Gillette Rubies are the premium blade in Russia,I cannot rate them highly enough.
By far one of the best modern blades available.
And unlike Feathers,you can get more than one decent shave from a blade!.

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 11-15-2015, 08:07 AM
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I had a pack of Merkur blades in my sampler when I started but I didn't use them for about 6 months.  I found them dull and rough.  No reason to spend that much on a blade even if it were better than it is.

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 11-15-2015, 08:23 AM
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They are decent blades, but they are expensive and there are good blades available for much less money.

Try a tuck to see if you like them. When I can get Rapira Swedish supersteel for roughly $9 per hundred delivered, I dont see much sense in spending for the Merkur blades.

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 11-16-2015, 12:03 PM
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(11-15-2015, 06:54 AM)DrTerror Wrote: £40 for 100?......
You can get 100 Gillette Rubies delivered for £15 ($23.00 US,posted),from a great Ebay seller in Russia,whom I use for all my Voskhod,Rubie,(and Sputnik,when he has them) purchases!
The Merkur blades are rubbish!,the only time I use Merkur blades is in my skiver for leatherwork!,and they are not even too good for that...They really are that bad.
BTW,Gillette Rubies are the premium blade in Russia,I cannot rate them highly enough.
By far one of the best modern blades available.
And unlike Feathers,you can get more than one decent shave from a blade!.

Never heard of Gillette Rubies.  Is that something only sold in Europe?

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 11-18-2015, 06:01 AM
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For me, Merkur didnt work.  They have been really rough on my skin.

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 11-18-2015, 08:50 AM
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I concour with most comments here in that Merkur doesn't make stellar blades. 
There are many better options and IMO more pricy blades don't perform better (can't speak of Kai's though). One I like a lot is the shark ss and its sometimes the cheapest. 

Note on the side: when I first read the title I thought Merkur Man developed an even better lathering technique  Pancarta

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 11-18-2015, 09:45 AM
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and he did! haha #1

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 11-18-2015, 10:33 AM
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(11-18-2015, 08:50 AM)lloydrm Wrote: Note on the side: when I first read the title I thought Merkur Man developed an even better lathering technique  Pancarta

Biggrin

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 11-19-2015, 02:50 AM
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(11-16-2015, 12:03 PM)Johnny Wrote:
(11-15-2015, 06:54 AM)DrTerror Wrote: £40 for 100?......
You can get 100 Gillette Rubies delivered for £15 ($23.00 US,posted),from a great Ebay seller in Russia,whom I use for all my Voskhod,Rubie,(and Sputnik,when he has them) purchases!
The Merkur blades are rubbish!,the only time I use Merkur blades is in my skiver for leatherwork!,and they are not even too good for that...They really are that bad.
BTW,Gillette Rubies are the premium blade in Russia,I cannot rate them highly enough.
By far one of the best modern blades available.
And unlike Feathers,you can get more than one decent shave from a blade!.

Never heard of Gillette Rubies.  Is that something only sold in Europe?

Sold all over buddy!,made in Russia.I used one in a Fatip Piccolo this very morning,Porasso red,Semogue boar,5-6 days growth (I been busy!),2 pass,buffing on the second,BBS.
Ill send you the link for them in a bit.
I cannot think of any better modern blades available...They really are 'All that'!...LOL!.
Shame I didnt see your post before I posted out your package,I would of thrown a tuck in.

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 11-19-2015, 05:18 AM
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(11-18-2015, 08:50 AM)lloydrm Wrote: Note on the side: when I first read the title I thought Merkur Man developed an even better lathering technique  Pancarta

(11-18-2015, 09:45 AM)lloydrm Wrote: and he did! haha #1


Laughing1

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 11-19-2015, 05:20 AM
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As far as Merkur Platinum's are concerned I agree with everyone else, I have only experienced less than stellar results with them, and I wouldn't even pay $5 for 100 of them, let alone $61.

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 11-22-2015, 05:20 PM
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Yes, I have tried them. My first DE setup included a tuck of 10. I got an impressive shave from them because, in general, DE delivers impressive results. 
Since then I have picked one out of the rotation from time to time. They seem to perform neither better nor worse then ones available at a fraction of the price. The only interesting occurrence with them happened during the humid summer. The blade, labeled "ROSTFREI", developed a patch of rust in one corner. Other than that, nothing especially good or bad stands out about them. When the 10-tuck is depleted, I do not plan on replacing it.
Yes, they are decent blades. No, there is nothing performance-wise that justifies their higher price.

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 11-24-2015, 09:19 AM
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Are these a better option than the regular Merkur blades? I ordered a pack of those thinking they would be good but I'm not liking them. I have another smapler pack of blades on it's way. I can't remember what's in it though.

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