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(03-27-2016, 03:14 AM)Blagoja Rajevski Wrote:
(03-26-2016, 08:56 PM)steeleshaves Wrote: Do you have to pre order and prepay for these? Get on a list first and then get them months later?  Big Grin

no lol and they cost $10 for 100 pack with free shipping to the US

with free shipping, that's a great price.
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#22
I bought a tuck for $1 and to be frank IMO these are German blades as made by Harry's Razors in Germany, the old maker of Croma blades. They sure shave like them, i.e., mediocre.  Dodgy
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(03-28-2016, 12:17 AM)BPman Wrote: I bought a tuck for $1 and to be frank IMO these are German blades as made by Harry's Razors in Germany, the old maker of Croma blades. They sure shave like them, i.e., mediocre.  Dodgy

Really? Despite the fact that the label clearly states these are Swedish?

It's unfortunate you don't like them, but I find them to be a very smooth, forgiving blade. As usual, YMMV, but in my experience they are anything but mediocre and in fact are as good as anything I've used,
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(03-28-2016, 03:45 AM)KellyS Wrote: ...Really?  Despite the fact that the label clearly states these are Swedish?

It's unfortunate you don't like them, but I find them to be a very smooth, forgiving blade.  As usual, YMMV,  but in my experience they are anything but mediocre and in fact are as good as anything I've used,


It says Swedish steel. I can buy Swedish meatballs at the grocery store. That doesn't mean they were made in Sweden.
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#25
They a tad bit sharper than the personna, not as sharp as the feathers but close to it, very forgiving and smooth
#26

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Austin, TX
I loaded a Rockwell blade this AM for the first time [Wolfman OC, normal blade gap].

I don't like to form an opinion until at least a few uses and with blades, several from a tuck, however would state that my shave this morning did not suck.

Smooth, no pulling/tugging. Didn't seem as sharp as some of my go to blades. Curious about follow up shaves and longevity but so far so good.

Didn't see anybody mention, but for those that don't like wax on the blade, these join Kai in the "wax off" camp. I don't have a huge preference myself but all things being equal, if I can get a decent shave don't mind its absence.
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(03-28-2016, 05:37 AM)BPman Wrote:
(03-28-2016, 03:45 AM)KellyS Wrote: ...Really?  Despite the fact that the label clearly states these are Swedish?

It's unfortunate you don't like them, but I find them to be a very smooth, forgiving blade.  As usual, YMMV,  but in my experience they are anything but mediocre and in fact are as good as anything I've used,


It says Swedish steel. I can buy Swedish meatballs at the grocery store. That doesn't mean they were made in Sweden.

I tried to find sources on whether "Swedish steel" is better and why - I wondered if it was just a name like German silver (not silver). It seems that Swedish steel has its reputation built from superior quality ore and processes dating from the 19th century. They were leaders at the time in the extraction and production of high quality steel. In the intervening 150+ years many steel manufacturers have managed to make high quality steel as well and the Swedish advantage appears now to be based more on tradition and marketing. Many other countries now manufacture high quality steel. It is also quite accurate that a blade maker in a country other than Sweden can purchase spools of Swedish made steel for their blades and claim that they are Swedish steel blades.
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#28
I wonder,


If this is possibly thicker, or just stiffer. Either way, it made me wonder, if these blades would perform better than other DE blades in my Old Types, that were designed for a stiffer, thicker blade. Maybe I wouldnt have too shim up with a new blade?
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#29

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I'm going to load half of this on my Rocnel tomorrow. If it is as rigid, it should work great with the Rocnel.
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#30
I've only had two shaves with them, so a bit early to form a full opinion, but VERY smooth as others have posted. In terms of sharpness, they seem to be slightly less sharp than Voshkods (current favorite blade) - for me the sharpness is slightly above Shark Chrome SS blades, which sometimes require a clean-up pass. (YMMV)

So far a great blade that will stay in my rotation - glad i picked up the 100 box.


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