01-10-2016, 09:38 PM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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Hi All

I picked these blades up today, but I have no idea what they are going to be like, or what year they were in production. 

Anyone have any ideas/knowledge? I know they were made in England

Thank you, colleagues.

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 01-11-2016, 10:10 AM
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I'd love to know myself. The new ones have been such a pain for me. Not smooth or sharp at all.

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 01-11-2016, 10:20 AM
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  • Harvey
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  • North Hills CA
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Check with "churhillafemme"...he buys every one he can get...swears by them in fact....(so I have read)

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 01-11-2016, 11:32 AM
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  • Aleksey
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Coolest packaging I've seen on a blade! I hate modern Wilkis, though.

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 01-11-2016, 03:18 PM
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  • Shaun
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(01-11-2016, 10:20 AM)Harvey Wrote: Check with "churhillafemme"...he buys every one he can get...swears by them in fact....(so I have read)

I shall. I have done further research and still nothing (so far)

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 01-11-2016, 04:52 PM
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(01-11-2016, 10:20 AM)Harvey Wrote: Check with "churhillafemme"...he buys every one he can get...swears by them in fact....(so I have read)

I am not familiar with blades in that particular packaging.  And actually, the only ones I have bought for a good while now are the Light Brigades and London Bridges.

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 01-11-2016, 05:05 PM
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Cool blades. Good luck with those. I recently tried my first vintage blade with little success. "GAY" brand, BTW.

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 01-11-2016, 07:23 PM
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I still have quite a few English Wilkinsons in my stash (Light Brigades, Super Sword Edge), but I've never seen that particular pack. Regardless if they are anything like most of the old English Wilks they should shave pretty nice, enjoy!

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 01-11-2016, 09:06 PM
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Great find. I would love to find something similar just to hang up in my den. That's the coolest packaging I've seen.

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 01-12-2016, 05:03 PM
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  • Mouser
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(01-11-2016, 04:52 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote:
(01-11-2016, 10:20 AM)Harvey Wrote: Check with "churhillafemme"...he buys every one he can get...swears by them in fact....(so I have read)

I am not familiar with blades in that particular packaging.  And actually, the only ones I have bought for a good while now are the Light Brigades and London Bridges.

I can second that.Never seen them before and I scour for vintage blades, especially Wilkinsons.

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 01-12-2016, 05:04 PM
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  • Mouser
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(01-11-2016, 07:23 PM)ryno2292 Wrote: I still have quite a few English Wilkinsons in my stash (Light Brigades, Super Sword Edge), but I've never seen that particular pack. Regardless if they are anything like most of the old English Wilks they should shave pretty nice, enjoy!

And I'll second that thought too. Never had a bad vintage Wilkie, no matter what model.

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 01-13-2016, 02:27 AM
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  • Shaun
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(01-12-2016, 05:04 PM)Mouser Wrote:
(01-11-2016, 07:23 PM)ryno2292 Wrote: I still have quite a few English Wilkinsons in my stash (Light Brigades, Super Sword Edge), but I've never seen that particular pack. Regardless if they are anything like most of the old English Wilks they should shave pretty nice, enjoy!

And I'll second that thought too. Never had a bad vintage Wilkie, no matter what model.

Thanks for the interest, everyone. Look like we're stumped!

I will shave with one next week and report in.

I still have had no luck finding even an advertisement for these, noting the red script and 'groovy' font. Similar-ish ads place these in the late 70s, but I can't say with any certainty. I even researched the hole/slot in the card packaging at the top. Nothing. 

Let's calls them 'Wilkinson Reds"...

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 02-06-2016, 01:39 AM
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  • Shaun
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I am pleased to report that I have been shaving with one of these blades for a week and it's not just still going smooth and strong, but actually seems to be getting a little bit better. True. Better still, I acquired 225 more of exactly the same ones from a guy in Adelaide, so I have a really big stash of vintage Wilkies now: 265. I guess they must have been made and packaged for the Australian market? 

Either way, keep a look out for these ones. I reckon they are as good as any vintage Wilkie available.

I am going out on a limb here, but I am claiming that this is the best blade I have ever used. They knock my Gillette Russian Blue 7 O'Clock Super Platinums off the top perch.

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 02-21-2016, 12:43 PM
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Nice review.

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 02-21-2016, 01:07 PM
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