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    Ladies and gentlemen:

    Do you have knowledge on the status of the Super Iridium blades? I have heard 37 different stories about why the blades are scarce. Suddenly no one has them. I take that back: I saw somewhere on eBay a 100 count for some $55. Oh, please, that's absurd. Talk about gouging.

    These are excellent blades, a notch below the Feather, I would say. I am down to my last two Super Iridium blades, although I will never pay an absurd amount of money to get them, even if they were gold plated — which would make them a lousy shave, probably. Anyway, it's good to know what's going on. Thanks.

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    I've not heard of them Obie, but I wish you luck on your search!

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    Hello, Stuart:

    The Super Iridium blades, as I understand, are made in Russia by the same manufacturer that makes other quality blades. I don't know that much about their production, or who makes them a subsidiary of Proctor and Gamble, I don't know but they are good blades. As I noted in my initial post, I put them a notch below the Feather in overall quality and sharpness. I am sure one of our experts will come up with some good answers.

    By the way, my friend, have a pint for me in London.

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    West Coast Shaving lists them as 100 blades for around $34.00.

    I thought they were made by Gillette in Russia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    West Coast Shaving lists them as 100 blades for around $34.00.

    I thought they were made by Gillette in Russia.
    Hello, thebigspendur:

    Yes, West Coast Shaving lists them for $34.00, which I think is reasonable, but they are out of stock and not sure if they will receive a new supply, unless I misunderstand them. This is as of yesterday, when I checked the West Coast Shaving site.

    I believe Gillette makes them, yes. Isn't Gillette owned by Proctor and Gamble? I think it is. Maybe? I don't who owns whom anymore.

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    Beware the Chinese Knock-off Iridiums recently sold on ebay.


    How to spot a fake Iridium Super Extra Stainless. - Badger & Blade

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    Quote Originally Posted by aroliver59 View Post
    Beware the Chinese Knock-off Iridiums recently sold on ebay.

    How to spot a fake Iridium Super Extra Stainless. - Badger & Blade
    Hello, Alan:

    Yes, yes, absolutely. I have come across several comments warning of that inevitable reality. Thanks for bringing it up again.

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    obie,

    i have read somewhere that they are no longer in production.. i am down to 6 blades.. want em?


    victor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vthomlinson View Post
    obie,

    i have read somewhere that they are no longer in production.. i am down to 6 blades.. want em? victor.
    Hello, Victor:

    Aha! that's the problem. They are no longer in production? That makes sense.

    Yes, I'd love to have the 6 in your stash, if you don't want them. That's kind of you, sir.

    Thanks much.

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    Obie,

    Yes, I agree that Iridiums are a great blade, and until you mentioned it I hadn't really realized that they have indeed disappeared. Rasage Poulin, until recently, stocked them but they I haven't seen them lately. Which is too bad for me, since RP is a local Canadian suppler

    I have not bothered to investigate further, but now my curiosity is piqued. Unfortunately we have have to look to "the other forum" to find the answer.

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