01-22-2013, 01:04 PM
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  • celar36
  • Enjoying Life 1 shave at time
  • London, UK
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Hi Guys,

While ago I asked on B/S/T for Swedes to buy, I was PIFed a pack of ten with some extras from one of the finest members. I promised him I will do review of them from my point of view.

As many know I have sensitive skin with heavy duty hair Firedevil so for me is hard to get shave without razor burn and irritation, not even mention achieving BBS!

MISSION:

Gillette Swedes are they chosen one?

Weapons:

Gillette Rocket first hit
Gillette No.58 double tap
Gillette No.66 British Aristocrat Nuke

Ammo:

Gillettes Swedes 3 shaves per blade (One blade one razor)

Supporting fire:

Simpson Duke 2 Best Face Lather
Glycerine Soap
Mitchell's Wool Fat Soap
Proraso After Shave Balm

Attack plan:

Shave every 48h, after hot shower.


Reckon 1:

Gillette Rocket handle just well. A good shave but far away from BBS. Irritation patch right side of neck. Whole face feel that had shave. Still can feel a lot hairs on chin line on neck (Right side) Works similar to my favourite blades Personna Med Preps.

Outcome:

Like it, we will see how it go. Thou Single Edge still winning this battle. Gives me zero irritation and smooth face. SWMBO love that.

Next update in approximately 48h. Roger Out

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 01-22-2013, 01:30 PM
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  • slantman
  • Expert Shaver
  • Leesburg, Florida
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I can't wait for round 2. Hopefully it will be better then round 1.

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 01-22-2013, 09:43 PM
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  • tgutc
  • Senior Member
  • Michigan
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Does any one have a picture of a pack of Swedes? I've never known which blades people are referring to when they mention Swedes.

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 01-24-2013, 12:27 PM
#4
  • celar36
  • Enjoying Life 1 shave at time
  • London, UK
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Round 2:

Better but is normal shave still everywhere you can feel hairs(especially right side of neck and cheek/neck border

Irritation less due I went for WTG and quick XTG no more.


Outcome: We getting there but still I prefer SE....

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 01-26-2013, 11:45 AM
#5
  • celar36
  • Enjoying Life 1 shave at time
  • London, UK
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Round 3:

No irritation, nice shave a still bit off BBS. SE wins but might stick still with DE.


Time for Gillette No.58 in next 48h....

Thou I used Kiss My Face cream with I think made the difference....

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 01-28-2013, 12:32 PM
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  • celar36
  • Enjoying Life 1 shave at time
  • London, UK
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Round No.4: The 58 Challenge

Cream :KMF Cool mint

The 58 gave me far better shave then rocket but still not BBS and I had two nick and slight irritation/Razor burn.

Believe second shave will be better but my KMF sample is finish so I am back to MWF, it might cause more irritation as I notice MWF dry my face to quickly.

Missing my SE.....(but still I enjoy my 58, it when for my top 1 Gillette)

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 01-28-2013, 01:30 PM
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Would love to see these compared to the Gillette SharpEdges!

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 01-28-2013, 02:03 PM
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  • celar36
  • Enjoying Life 1 shave at time
  • London, UK
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Sorry no SharpEdges Sad

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 01-28-2013, 02:11 PM
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Happy to send you a few!

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 01-29-2013, 09:56 AM
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  • celar36
  • Enjoying Life 1 shave at time
  • London, UK
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Why not that will be most generousSmile You wanna review how it works on all three razors dont uSmile

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 01-29-2013, 10:48 AM
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Yes! Shoot me a pm with your address.

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 01-29-2013, 11:30 AM
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  • celar36
  • Enjoying Life 1 shave at time
  • London, UK
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PM on the way. THX

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 01-30-2013, 03:41 PM
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  • TexBilly
  • Moderator Emeritus
  • Austin, TX
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Nice teamwork, guys! Jack, glad to see you experimenting. What DE blade were you using before?

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 02-02-2013, 02:09 AM
#14
  • celar36
  • Enjoying Life 1 shave at time
  • London, UK
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Sorry for lack of update bit busy and awaiting KMF to do Round No.5 but first I have need to take ER Streamline for spinSmile

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 10-18-2014, 01:08 AM
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  • dimitrof
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  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Great review! Informative and thorough!

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