12-04-2012, 05:52 PM
  • urrlord
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A few weeks ago I noticed the DE blades in Dollar General looked different.So I took down a pack and inspected them.Made in South Korea.Hmm,probably Dorco's.No more ASR's. I thought and put them back on the peg.

Yesterday I picked up a pack out of curiosity.Today I gave them a try,with some trepidation.

I did a warm water face wash/massage,then some Noxzema skin cream as a preshave that I let soak in for about 5 minutes.I did a hot soak of the brush,bowl and razor.I face lathered w/VDH deluxe and attacked my two day stubble with my Star DE.The blade tugged at the whiskers and drug across my face.Not quite bouncing/skipping but definitely dragging.After 3 passes wtg,atg and diagonal. I ended up with an okay shave w/no irritation.If these are Dorco's they are better than the SE's that dorco puts out.But other than that compliment, I would place them in the category of a 4 use Derby or a 5 use Wilkinson blade.

Okay for emergency use I guess.I won't be buying another pack.

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 12-04-2012, 06:05 PM
  • Dave
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Dorco DE Blades are better than their SE blades but I agree with your assessment. Not a good blade for me.

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 12-04-2012, 06:44 PM
  • vuk
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  • Virginia
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Dorco is taking over, two local grocery stores in my area that carried ASR (Gem, Treet, Pal SE's and Personna DE's) have switched to these South Korea Dorcos as well. I wish I had know I would have stocked up on the SE blades.

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 12-05-2012, 09:56 AM
  • vferdman
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  • Western Massachusetts
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Dorco ST300 are an okay blade for me. Not super sharp, but very smooth. I rate them better than Derby in terms of smoothness and about as sharp. I get a very irritation-free shave from them, though not always the super BBS I get from sharper blades. I just picked up a 100 pack of them for $8 delivered. I figured for that price I can have a stash of them. I use them when my skin is feeling sensitive and I am not looking for BBS. They treat me well at those times. I think they are very good quality, just not super-sharp. I am not sure what they re-brand to put on dollar store shelves, but the ST300 is a pretty decent blade in a not-super-sharp category.

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 12-05-2012, 03:51 PM
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I get two pretty good shaves from them and then they get tossed. Not worth buying any more.

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 12-05-2012, 04:40 PM
  • Grumpy
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I used the ASR Blades and they are not bad.

But, I would rather order a 100 or so of other blades than get stuck with a super cheap blade from the store.

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