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    Default grades of blades

    What's with the Wilkerson Sword 10 blades for $1.79 at Wal-Mart.............are they inferior to another Wilkerson blade? How many grades of blades does Wilkerson produce?

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    Sorry, Paul I don't have an exact answer for you, I have been using DE's about 7 months, with a large sample pack. If you get a sample pack, you can find a blade that suits you.

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    Please show me the way to the sample packs........

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    Well I would love to, but since I buy equipment from several different members here who are vendors, I do not want to promote one over the other.
    Put "sample pack' into the "Advanced Search" function key words, above right, this will show you the threads that have vendors mentioned.

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    I always thought those blades were 2 distinct grades with some made in Germany and others made in the east somewhere. I used to have a bunch and the vendor said they were German though they were not marked. I thought the were middle of the road quality wise.
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    if I remember Wilkerson blades are ruff on the first use but that the second and so they smooth out I am sure I read this some where on here I have used them and that's the way they seem to work for me now I just use feather

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    Nothing like face stropping a DE blade to be smooth. A DE blade may be crazy sharp but never feels as smooth as a well honed/finished razor; and with good reason! It's not like DE blade manufacturers finish each blade individually by hand/feel on super fine finishers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeLowett View Post
    Nothing like face stropping a DE blade to be smooth. A DE blade may be crazy sharp but never feels as smooth as a well honed/finished razor; and with good reason! It's not like DE blade manufacturers finish each blade individually by hand/feel on super fine finishers!
    Oh, I don't know about that. Take a feather blade as an example. With the coatings I find they are every bit as comfortable as the best straights and are in fact smoother than most. Notice I say smooth and comfortable not that they give a better result.
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    Paul, the English-made Wilkinson Sword blades of the olden days were superb. They are hard to find these days. Germany also produces the Wilkinson Sword blade and I don't find them as good. The Wilkinson Sword blades at Walmart I find inferior. As many have noted, order a sample pack and you'll be happy experimenting. My own regular blades are: Super Iridium and their current version Polsilver Iridium. The Super Iridium are celestial. My other regulars are: Feather, Perma Sharp Super, Gillette 7 O'Clock "SharpEdge" in the yellow packs, Astra and Israeli made Persona. All good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShavingPresentations View Post
    Are they at all Walmarts?
    Yes, that's were I purchased them.....WalMart

    I just check the two packages I purchased, "Made in Germany" on both.

    I'm waiting for my new EJ razor, R356rs, from The English Shaving Co. to arrive so I can test these blades. And according to EJ, the head is a DE89.
    Last edited by PaulA; 05-02-2013 at 11:56 PM.

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