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(This post was last modified: 02-07-2019, 04:13 AM by gLet.)
This came to me from a DFS member Tbone
Is Gillette finally waking up in the USA???

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I hope they release DE razors soon!

https://gillette.com/en-us/products/razo...edge-blade

Why are they using a Muhle DE razor.

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#2

Member
Seattle
Question 1) Does anyone know where this new Gillette blade is manufactured?

Question 2) Has anyone seen these in USA drug stores or online? If so, where?
#3
These were made in Brazil by Gillette and discontinued years ago. I think Gillette was testing the waters perhaps in the USA as well as taking advantage of NAFTA by boxing them up and shipping them to the USA (by passing through a NAFTA country). They have long since disappeared from retail stores here in the USA. Walgreens had them on closeout back in Spring 2017. They are available still on Ebay and are simply superb blades. I bought over 200 on closeout back then.
“...As I use a Rim Fire Winchester Rifle, I would like to have one of your .44 pistols that would fire the same cartridge, as carrying two sizes of or kinds of cartridges in this Indian country is a nonsense.”


George D. Merriam letter to Smith & Wesson 9 June 1873.
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(02-07-2019, 01:22 PM)BPman Wrote: These were made in Brazil by Gillette and discontinued years ago. I think Gillette was testing the waters perhaps in the USA as well as taking advantage of NAFTA by boxing them up and shipping them to the USA (by passing through a NAFTA country). They have long since disappeared from retail stores here in the USA. Walgreens had them on closeout back in Spring 2017. They are available still on Ebay and are simply superb blades. I bought over 200 on closeout back then.


Oh darn, nothing lasts


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#5
(This post was last modified: 02-07-2019, 11:32 PM by Tbone.)
(02-07-2019, 03:56 AM)gLet Wrote: This came to me from a DFS member Tbone
Is Gillette finally waking up in the USA???

[Image: a59084c29fbc9bcfaa2428438cf782eb.jpg]

I hope they release DE razors soon!

https://gillette.com/en-us/products/razo...edge-blade

Why are they using a Muhle DE razor.

(02-07-2019, 01:36 PM)gLet Wrote: Oh darn, nothing lasts
Why not google on Gillette Platinum Plus? They are still available, although apparently not in quantity. You could always try the Gillette Platinum blades. They are widely available, made in Russia, and an excellent blade.

https://gemstonetrading.co.uk/5-10-25-50...or-blades/

The Muhle safety razor was probably used because P&G sells it in their Art of Shaving stores. They sell the Gillette Platinums there, too, although at a premium.
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(This post was last modified: 02-08-2019, 04:03 AM by gLet.)
(02-07-2019, 11:31 PM)Tbone Wrote:
(02-07-2019, 03:56 AM)gLet Wrote: This came to me from a DFS member Tbone
Is Gillette finally waking up in the USA???

[Image: a59084c29fbc9bcfaa2428438cf782eb.jpg]

I hope they release DE razors soon!

https://gillette.com/en-us/products/razo...edge-blade

Why are they using a Muhle DE razor.

(02-07-2019, 01:36 PM)gLet Wrote: Oh darn, nothing lasts
Why not google on Gillette Platinum Plus? They are still available, although apparently not in quantity. You could always try the Gillette Platinum blades. They are widely available, made in Russia, and an excellent blade.

https://gemstonetrading.co.uk/5-10-25-50...or-blades/

The Muhle safety razor was probably used because P&G sells it in their Art of Shaving stores. They sell the Gillette Platinums there, too, although at a premium.


Are the platinums the same as the platinum plus? If so, then I’ll give the platinum a try. I use the silver blue currently


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(This post was last modified: 02-08-2019, 03:48 PM by BPman.)
(02-08-2019, 04:02 AM)gLet Wrote: Are the platinums the same as the platinum plus? If so, then I’ll give the platinum a try...


No one knows for sure as that is obviously proprietary info on Gillette's part. Buy a few of each and test them on your face. Wink
“...As I use a Rim Fire Winchester Rifle, I would like to have one of your .44 pistols that would fire the same cartridge, as carrying two sizes of or kinds of cartridges in this Indian country is a nonsense.”


George D. Merriam letter to Smith & Wesson 9 June 1873.
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One of the best!!
#9

Soothseeker
(This post was last modified: 05-13-2019, 05:13 AM by Nero.)
The Platinum Plus (made in Brazil) is definitely not the same as the Platinum (made in Russia).
The latter is great, the former is no good (IMO).
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(05-13-2019, 05:11 AM)Nero Wrote: The Platinum Plus (made in Brazil) is definitely not the same as the Platinum (made in Russia).
The latter is great, the former is no good (IMO).


You are the first person I have read of not liking the Plat Plus. They are both very similar IMO, i.e., great. I cannot help but think there was some other factor that skewed your test. Try it again with a top tier soap and good prep.

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“...As I use a Rim Fire Winchester Rifle, I would like to have one of your .44 pistols that would fire the same cartridge, as carrying two sizes of or kinds of cartridges in this Indian country is a nonsense.”


George D. Merriam letter to Smith & Wesson 9 June 1873.


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