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#1

Member
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Does anyone have experience with these blades?  Some have said they’re rebranded souplex (G&F) or Merkur.  Does anyone know anything about them?  Kamisori sells them on their site.  Has anyone used them?  What’s been your experience?

Enjoy your shaves,

Jeff
#2
I found them to be pretty average for the hype they get. There are better blades out there...ex Permasharp, kai etc


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#3
Very good blades, similar to German-made Wilkinsons or Croma Diamants.

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#4
They are pretty good. Not my favorite, especially for the cost. They are ice tempered and supposed to last longer. It's one of the more expensive options. I'm sure I have some. Shoot me a PM with an address if you are US based. I'll mail out some to you.

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#5

Super Moderator
Las Vegas, NV, USA
I’ve tried one of the Solingen Timor blades so far, and to be honest, it was pretty bad. I’ve had little luck with German-made blades. I do like the Wilkinsons, though. Bolzanos are OK, too.

I won’t make a final judgement regarding the Timors until I’ve used another one in a different razor, though. Very nice of LOOT to offer some for testing, good luck Jgreenepa and let us know how things go!

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#6
(This post was last modified: 10-09-2019, 06:20 PM by jags009.)
(09-14-2019, 06:41 AM)Matsilainen Wrote: I’ve tried one of the Solingen Timor blades so far, and to be honest, it was pretty bad. I’ve had little luck with German-made blades. I do like the Wilkinsons, though. Bolzanos are OK, too.

I won’t make a final judgement regarding the Timors until I’ve used another one in a different razor, though. Very nice of LOOT to offer some for testing, good luck Jgreenepa and let us know how things go!


I revisited Timor 2-3 days back. Felt little bit of tugging and uneasiness during the shave. In my opinion it's a below average blade with an above average packaging.


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#7

Member
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Sorry for the delay in not getting back to all. I took the blades with me on vacation, and thank God I had my faithful Voskhods with me. My experience with the blades was not positive. There was a lot of tugging I’m pulling indicative of a blade that was not as sharp as I am used to. So I’m not a fan, but I am very grateful to Loot for giving me the opportunity to try them. No that was just with one blade, and in fairness I will give it another try. Again,YMMV.

Enjoy your shapes,

Jeff

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(09-14-2019, 06:41 AM)Matsilainen Wrote: I’ve tried one of the Solingen Timor blades so far, and to be honest, it was pretty bad. I’ve had little luck with German-made blades. I do like the Wilkinsons, though. Bolzanos are OK, too...

Exactly my experiences. I have however had good luck recently with the little known Wilkinson Sword Economie made in Germany.

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#9

Super Moderator
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Judging by the comments here, it seems that the price of these blades is anything but justified. I still haven’t had a chance to use a second blade. After my experience with the first, I haven’t exactly been in a rush to try one again… Undecided

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Whenever I go to shave, I assume there’s someone else on the planet shaving, so I say “I’m gonna go shave, too.”
– Mitch Hedberg
#10

Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
I purchased a pack several years ago and have either finished them or have one more blade to go. My thoughts are “meh” and agree with others, there are better blades out there.

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