09-10-2016, 01:25 PM
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I am expanding the blades I use and am trying both vintage and unfamiliar blades. Someone recommended I try Bolzano Superinox Inossidabile blades. I had never heard of them. The limited reviews I have found are mixed.

Has anyone here used them? If so, please let me know your thoughts.

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 09-10-2016, 01:32 PM
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I heard good things about them but I find the price a little too steep for me.

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 09-10-2016, 01:46 PM
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If I had any suicidal friends this is the safest blade out there.

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 09-10-2016, 01:56 PM
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(09-10-2016, 01:46 PM)kav Wrote: If I had any suicidal friends this is the safest blade out there.

Just to clarify, are you saying that the sharpness would quickly allow your friends to accomplish their goal? Or are you saying that their lack thereof would inhibit your friends from achieving their goal, giving you time to get them their needed help?

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 09-10-2016, 02:04 PM
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(09-10-2016, 01:46 PM)kav Wrote: If I had any suicidal friends this is the safest blade out there.

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 09-10-2016, 02:11 PM
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I have some.

They're great I think. Sharp and smooth for me. Last the whole week too.

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 09-10-2016, 02:39 PM
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I really wanted to like the Bolzano and they do give me a nice shave but I have much better results with other blades.
The Bolzano might be better in milder razors, I only tried them in the R41,ATT H1-H2.
Blades are like hunting dogs... Sometimes the high priced dog sucks and the mixed breed bastard dog turns out to be a champion.


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 09-10-2016, 03:06 PM
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Maybe Bolzano upped their gameplan since I tried one.  They felt like MERUR rejects six years ago.

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 09-10-2016, 03:11 PM
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I find myself using a mildly aggressive razor with a much sharper blade, while I use a milder blade in a very aggressive razor. For reference, I shaved today with a Gillette Fatboy set on 7 with a Poland made Wizamet Polsilver. I should have moved it to an 8. 

Yesterday I shaved with the same blade in a Timeless OC with the larger blade gap. I received a beautiful shave. 

Given that, where would these blades fit?  I also use regular Polsilver, Personna Med Preps, Israeli Red Personnas, Astra SP, plus others.

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 09-10-2016, 03:14 PM
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(09-10-2016, 03:06 PM)kav Wrote: Maybe Bolzano upped their gameplan since I tried one.  They felt like MERUR rejects six years ago.

Egad! I place Merkur blades in the class of Derby's. I don't think I made it through a single shave with either of these. Ok, maybe one. But, they tugged too much.

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 09-10-2016, 03:31 PM
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My theory is many blades are outsourced to companies that produce  many name brands. It could be Bolzano is one and switched.

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 09-10-2016, 03:42 PM
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The reviews I've read up to now have been really positive. I thought they were OK... Not great.

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 09-10-2016, 04:05 PM
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(09-10-2016, 03:06 PM)kav Wrote: Maybe Bolzano upped their gameplan since I tried one.  They felt like MERUR rejects six years ago.


At that price??? nooooooo..

Good thing I didn't bite on the eBay deal I saw.

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 09-10-2016, 04:12 PM
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(09-10-2016, 04:05 PM)1Geralt Wrote:
(09-10-2016, 03:06 PM)kav Wrote: Maybe Bolzano upped their gameplan since I tried one.  They felt like MERUR rejects six years ago.


At that price??? nooooooo..

Good thing I didn't bite on the eBay deal I saw.
The price doesn't seem too bad if they are a performer. I found them from a reputable vendor for just over $15 per 100. If I include them in an order with other items I need, shipping isn't an issue. So, they aren't Astra prices, but they are in the range of other performers like Polsilver, many Gillettes, Feather, and even Med Preps.

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 09-10-2016, 06:22 PM
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They are nice blades. Feel is similar to my Med Preps, which I like very much.


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 09-10-2016, 06:23 PM
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I have a lot of them, not my favourite, but I do tend to use it with my Fatip Gentile. Get a pack and try it out.

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 09-11-2016, 12:45 AM
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Always been good for me. Just pricy and generally less available. Others are cheaper and easier to get, and work as well or better for me, e.g. Personas. Have fun!

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 09-11-2016, 12:58 AM
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They're just ok and not worth the premium price in my opinion

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 09-15-2016, 05:17 PM
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(09-10-2016, 03:06 PM)kav Wrote: Maybe Bolzano upped their gameplan since I tried one.  They felt like MERUR rejects six years ago.


... Wouldn't that make it a good blade since Merkur accepts all the bad ones!?

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 09-15-2016, 06:17 PM
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So, no one seems to be a big fan of them. If I stumble on a handful, I'll give them a try. Otherwise, I've got plenty of others to use. Thanks for the input.

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