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    That is a very mild razor and in my experience, sharper blades work best in the mild razors. From what I understand, the wilkinson swords available at Walmart and such are not the good ones. The good ones are in the European markets. That said, the Personna Labs or Med Preps are american made and are sharp and smooth for a lot of people. I preferred feathers.

    On recent study done on another forum, the feathers have a higher carbon content than all others on the market. Not that that means a whole lot.

    That said, blades respond differently for different people and in different razors. Slant 37c and late 50's Aristocrat are great with feathers, where Gillette old types and open comb razors work best with Swedish Rapira blades. These are my experiences and may not be yours.

    Get a sampler and find out for yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbillypick View Post
    That is a very mild razor and in my experience, sharper blades work best in the mild razors. From what I understand, the wilkinson swords available at Walmart and such are not the good ones. The good ones are in the European markets. That said, the Personna Labs or Med Preps are american made and are sharp and smooth for a lot of people. I preferred feathers.

    On recent study done on another forum, the feathers have a higher carbon content than all others on the market. Not that that means a whole lot.

    That said, blades respond differently for different people and in different razors. Slant 37c and late 50's Aristocrat are great with feathers, where Gillette old types and open comb razors work best with Swedish Rapira blades. These are my experiences and may not be yours.

    Get a sampler and find out for yourself.
    The carbon content has a lot to do with hardness, which might mean they retain their edge longer.
    And yeah, the razor is very mild, which I prefer. But I will probably try the Feathers soon, as I think you are right.

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    If you want PM me and I will send you some feathers to try.
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    I know a seller on e-Bay that was selling Wilkinson and had is auction pulled by e-Bay. He had a pile to sell and not sure if they were vintage or not. I bought some Dubl Duck blades from him which are very nice blades but you would have to have the money Bill Gates does to use them regularly :<0) If you want to chat with the seller send me a PM.
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