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    What do you think for "wilkinson sword classic" for first shaving with DE ?

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    Not tried one myself but I understand them to be OK (very mild) and cheap enough that if you don't like DE shaving then not a great loss.

    Don't expect a great shave from one, for that you need to look at something with a bit more quality. I'm a fan of the Edwin Jagger DE89 and the Merkur 34C also has a great reputation.

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    I don't know about that specific blade. I've shaved with Wilkinson's blades for years off and on when I used a DE. My favorites were the Gillette Swede and the Feather. Your best bet is to order a sampler pack. Here is one source that I know of. There are probably others that I don't know of. Once I started straight razor shaving I have had no need of them.
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    I use them--when I shave with a DE. The ones I use are made in Germany. I like them a lot.

    IMHO they are a good blade for someone new to DE razor shaving, but they're not the sharpest. After you get used to using your DE you may want to try some Feather, Iridium or Gillette 7 O'Clock DE blades.
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    My experience with the Wilkinson Sword blades was very positive. I've had better shaves, but it worked quite well. Just like straights, really expensive DEs and blades are not required to get good results.

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    I could be wrong but I think the OP was talking The Wilkinson Sword Classic Razor

    If its the blades the ones in production now are made in Germany and don't have as good a reputation as the English ones did but they are still a decent blade. I like them almost as much as Red Personnas but as ever mileage varies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeltz View Post
    I could be wrong but I think the OP was talking The Wilkinson Sword Classic Razor

    If its the blades the ones in production now are made in Germany and don't have as good a reputation as the English ones did but they are still a decent blade. I like them almost as much as Red Personnas but as ever mileage varies.
    Yes, exactly

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    My error. I thought you were asking about the blades.

    I've never used that particular DE razor, but have used the blades.
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    I used that particular razor for a while when I first started with a DE. I prefer the Gillette Superspeed that I later bought (more satisfying heft, for one thing), but the Wilkinson shaves surprisingly well.

    Compared to a Gillette SS, the handle is quite a bit longer, and the Wilkinson feels much more handle-heavy, as there is a metal weight in the handle while the head is just plastic. Interestingly, the head is also noticeably wider than that of an SS, with the result that it's almost impossible to nick yourself with the corner of the blade. Overall, not a bad option for a DE beginner. In fact, it's the razor I'd feel most comfortable handing to someone who's never used a DE before.

    As for the included blades, the ones I got were okay, but not as good as others I found locally (e.g. Bics from Greece).

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    My first de razor was this as its sold in most shops here in the uk and i found it was ok, it is a mild razor but as a newbie i felt quite confident in using this razor and after a while started getting getting good shaves from it, just gave mine away to someone who wanted to try it stateside.

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