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Thread: 70's Gillette Spoiler Super Stainless Blade

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    Default 70's Gillette Spoiler Super Stainless Blade

    I just finished my 10th excellent shave with one of my remaining 70ís Gillette Spoilers Super Stainless blades. I was using it in my Gillette NEW Short Comb. All ten shaves were smooth, close, and nick free. I never had even a hint of a tug. They did know how to make great blades that lasted. I believe they intended for them to last a full week. Prior to this run I had used them for 7 days.


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    When Wilkinson came out with the first stainless blades, probably in the 60s (I'm thinking) they advertised 10 shaves guaranteed. I remember my dad used them and he got way more than 10.
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    I've posted this before, but I started with Blue Blades. They were horrible AFAIC. When Gillette introduced the Super Stainless, and the Platinum Plus, they were more expensive, but worth every penny. I don't recall exactly when I found the Wilkinson blades, but IIRC they were as good, or better, and cheaper by a few cents than the GIllette. OTOH, it was a long time ago, and I may not be 100% accurate in my memories.
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    ...........and don't forget the Personna 74.
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    I, too remember the Gillette and Wilkinson blades I used in the 70s were IMO much better blades. Granted I was younger and my beard sparser, but that is the way I remember them.
    But I just finished my 6th shave on a Personna Med Prep, and it was wonderful. Not bad at all, really.
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    I can also easily get 7+ shaves from a Personna Med Prep in my NEW Short Comb. Great blade!
    Bob

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