04-01-2021, 01:53 PM
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How do yall like these?

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 04-01-2021, 04:50 PM
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  • Garb
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Don't care for them at all.

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 04-01-2021, 05:12 PM
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  • RyznRio
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Not worth the money.

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 04-01-2021, 06:26 PM
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Tried them. Did not care for them. Timor for the same price or less are far superior imho.

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 04-02-2021, 07:15 PM
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(04-01-2021, 01:53 PM)FayizD Wrote: How do yall like these?

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I initially bought a pack of Bolzanos on a whim and was surprised how well I liked them.

Now Bolzano blades are among my three favorites (others are Feather and Persona Med Preps).  I find them to be both sharp and smooth; easy to obtain very close, irritation-free shaves.

Used mostly in Rocnel Elite M, Charcoal Goods and a 1956 Gillette Adjustable "Fatboy".

Obviously YMMV

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 04-03-2021, 08:18 AM
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Tried them - tossed them.  Didn't work for me.

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 04-03-2021, 08:21 AM
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I bought a small pack to sample so we'll see

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 04-03-2021, 08:32 AM
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Loved them at first, grew to hate them

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 04-04-2021, 10:52 AM
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I used one that came in a pass around and enjoyed it.  I bought 5 that I plan to check out soon.  I heard a rumour that the post holes are tighter and can help with the notorious Fatip blade alignment issue.  I plan to test that as well.

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 04-04-2021, 05:32 PM
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I thought they felt like I was using the lid from a soup can. Definitely rough.

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 04-04-2021, 07:59 PM
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I'm fascinated by the the negative opinion most posters have regarding Bolzano blades compared to my own excellent experience.

Well, I'm a numbers guy so I did a survey of 15 specialty online shaving sites which 1) sell Bolzanos and 2) had one or more customer reviews.

I did not include Amazon since it's my experience that many of their 5-star reviews are fake.  Looking over the reviews at the 15 sites - five international and ten U.S./Canada - they sounded legit.

Here are the results for 15 sites with a total of 58 review ratings:

5-star   40    69.0%
4-star    6    10.3%
3-star    7    12.1%
2-star    3      5.2%
1-star    2      3.4%

The average rating was 4.36

The international sites rated the Bolzanos higher (4.85) than the U.S./Canadian sites (4.22).

Turns out that Your "Mileage" really May Vary!

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 04-05-2021, 02:39 AM
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I don't care for them, dull and scratchy for me just like their Elios and Croma Diamant brethren from Feintechnik.

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 04-05-2021, 08:13 AM
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  • bullgoose
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I think part of the reason reviews are mixed is that they moved factories from Italy to Germany.  The old Italian blades are not the same as the newer German blades.

edit- i guess production moved longer ago than I thought so, that isn’t the explanation. Who knows? I see many people describe them as super sharp but, that has not been my experience at all.

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 04-09-2021, 05:14 AM
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I tried them. Theyre just ok. Not bad for me, like the gillette Wilkinson swords from India. But not great. I compared them side by side with gillette Platinum and the platinum was much smoother.

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