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    i picked up a couple of 10 packs of the wilkinson sword blades at my local walmart tonight for $1.79 a pack. this was my first DE shave so my opinion my not be as well adjusted but i think for about 18-19 cents a blade all i can say is wow. these are made in germany and they arent real pretty, some discolored spots on the blade im not sure what from but they arent on the cutting edge so i didnt worry about it. im using a gilette super speed from the sixties i think. the wilkinson blades left my face and neck very smooth WTG. XTG and ATG went super BBS on my face no nicks or anything but on my neck i got a bit of burn trying to go against the grain. prolly me as much as the blades and my neck seems to be SUPER senstive to anything. all in all in my very inexperienced opinion these blades are worth the money if they are cheap as they were for me but there may be better out there.

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    I use Wilkinson's all the time. I get them at Walmart for under $2.00 a pack (10 blades). My next favorite DE blade is Feather, or Personna. The Feathers are actually my favorite, but they are hard to come by around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigmaster View Post
    I use Wilkinson's all the time. I get them at Walmart for under $2.00 a pack (10 blades). My next favorite DE blade is Feather, or Personna. The Feathers are actually my favorite, but they are hard to come by around here.
    +1, I use themtoo. Nice blades to use.
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    If anyone is interested I noticed that the Razor Emporium (Razor Emporium | A gentleman’s source for his vintage shaving needs.) sells what appears to be NOS Wilkinsons. I'm assuming those to be the good ones.

    BTW - They are also selling rebranded Gillette Swedes....

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    i order them by the 100 from amazon they are my go to de blade,ive recently found 120 gillett thins (which are vg also)for $18 on ebay,i also like derby xtras.i like to order in bulk because you can often get a better deal.wilkies will always be my fav though
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulCam View Post
    Does anyone here that uses a DE shaver use or had experience with Wilkinson Sword DE razor blades? A pharmacy nearby sells the 5 pack for about $1.40. Talk about inexpensive. But before I purchase them to give them a go I was wondering what kind of experience sone of you have had and your thoughts.

    Thanks.
    For a buck forty just try some!

    If they are not counterfeit or some
    odd thing going on you may well be pleased.
    Wilkinson Sword is a good brand for some
    faces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niftyshaving View Post
    For a buck forty just try some!

    If they are not counterfeit or some
    odd thing going on you may well be pleased.
    Wilkinson Sword is a good brand for some
    faces.
    Bought some and I don't believe they are counterfeits.
    They branded "Made in Germany" and I purchased in
    reputable pharmacy.

    Thanks for all the input.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    There are two types. One is made in Germany and the other in the East somewhere. The German ones are the better ones. I have a bunch of those and they aren't bad however I'd still prefer a feather any day.
    First shave is a bit harsh. I really have to watch the pressure. However, after shaving my wife's legs a few times I've gotten really good at the no pressure thing so it's improving. I can also shave both of her legs with half a blade if I start with a fresh one.

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    As mentioned here, the cheapest brick and mortar location for Wilk Swords is Wally World. I got my 10 pack of Germans for under $2. They were a bit harsh compared to my straights, but I didn't get burn...just wasn't super comfortable afterward for about an hour...then the discomfort faded. They were sharp and gave a good shave. Were I not so in love with my straights I'd certainly use Wilk's without hesitation, and keep some around with a fatboy for travel purposes, etc.

    Point of Fact: I do not have extensive experience, and have not tried other blades. I got into DE shaving because of a logistical issue with my straights and did not want to go back to cartridges. I'll never buy cartridges again.

    Peace,

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    They are OK blades for me. They work, but they just don't last very long. I can get 3-4 decent shaves out of one blade. I don't usually use them because I can get 5-7 shaves from a Derby, 7-10 shaves from a Shark, and 10-14 shaves from an Astra. My wife, however, loves them so I keep some on hand for her.

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