Any blades you won't buy again?

I've got a suspicion the Gillette Super Blue is the same blade as the Tian Li Super Blue and the Baili Super Blue, as the latter shaves like the one BladeMonkey & Nolisco describe.

The Tian Li Super Stainless seems to be the same as the Tian Li Super Blue.

Truly horrific razor blades. A shave with one of them will remind one how superb other razor blades are.
 
3 months into DE shaving and feel brave enough to try a Feather in the morning for the first time. Wish me luck!
Not really a fan of Feathers. Perhaps not quite as brutal as I'd expected, and I was very careful but got a few nicks (not been getting any with Polsilvers), the shave felt rough despite good prep & lather, and my face was very red afterwards. Slightly closer shave but not worth it for me. Won't be buying any.
 
Not really a fan of Feathers. Perhaps not quite as brutal as I'd expected, and I was very careful but got a few nicks (not been getting any with Polsilvers), the shave felt rough despite good prep & lather, and my face was very red afterwards. Slightly closer shave but not worth it for me. Won't be buying any.
Stay with the Polsilvers. They'll never let you down.
 
I've got a suspicion the Gillette Super Blue is the same blade as the Tian Li Super Blue and the Baili Super Blue, as the latter shaves like the one BladeMonkey & Nolisco describe.

The Tian Li Super Stainless seems to be the same as the Tian Li Super Blue.

Truly horrific razor blades. A shave with one of them will remind one how superb other razor blades are.
No, these two are not the same. The problem is the difficulty in getting BONAFIDE Super Gillette Blue Blades from China as the Internet is rife with counterfeit copies of these as well as other Gillette Chinese blades. I have some Tian Li Super Blue and they are absolutely wretched. Like shaving with a rusty bean can lid. BONAFIDE Super Gillette Blue Blades are at least as good as Astra SP if not a hair better IMO.

The Chinese economy is so dependent on fraudulent products that the CEO of Taobao said their economy would basically collapse if forced to stop it completely. Now there's a thought. ;)
 
No, these two are not the same.
Pleased to be corrected.

I'll amend my initial statement to my suspicion being the Gillette Super Blue that Nolisco & Blademonkey tried and the description of that particular blade seemed similar to the Tian Li SB I tried, which I believe was the same blade as the Baili Super Blue I tried as well.

With the China market being flooded with counterfeit goods, fakes of the Gillette Super Blue being sold seems a very likely occurrence.

Your experience of the Gillette Super Blue seems to lie close to another MIC blade I have used, the Rimei Platinum - which is one of my favourite blades. There seem to be a number of different MIC blades which I think all come from the same Shanghai factory and the blades they produce seem to fit into a couple of categories of either superb or awful - little in between.
 
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I think I will not buy anymore Gillette Wilkies from India, they last too long and I have about 150, by my calculations I will be pushing daisies by the time I'll finish these.

I do get around 15 fantastic shaves from each blade with a Krona.

The DE only comes out at the weekend (Contour during the week) and competitive healthy balance of yank Personnas it will see me off.
 
Pleased to be corrected.

I'll amend my initial statement to my suspicion being the Gillette Super Blue that Nolisco & Blademonkey tried and the description of that particular blade seemed similar to the Tian Li SB I tried, which I believe was the same blade as the Baili Super Blue I tried as well.

With the China market being flooded with counterfeit goods, fakes of the Gillette Super Blue being sold seems a very likely occurrence.

Your experience of the Gillette Super Blue seems to lie close to another MIC blade I have used, the Rimei Platinum - which is one of my favourite blades. There seem to be a number of different MIC blades which I think all come from the same Shanghai factory and the blades they produce seem to fit into a couple of categories of either superb or awful - little in between.
Life's too short mate,...just buy 250 Polsilver Lodz from shaving.ie and forget the rest.
 
I went halves with a mate who got some Dinosaur brand blades from China. Luckily they were dirt cheap, because they were absolutely useless. Worst blades evah. I mean, you know that magic trick where you pull a string of razor blades out of your mouth? They'd be great for that but not for actually cutting anything.

Anyway, I threw them all in the bin years ago. But recently I was checking my blade stash and found I'd accidentally kept some. Never mind, my wife kinda likes them to shave her legs with. One blade, even these jokey ones, will last her six months in her Feather Popular razor.
 
I bought sample packs and tried about ten different brands. I hated feathers, persona, treet most if all. Some were passable but the only brands I would buy packs of are Astra , Gillette silver blue and Gillette Nacet. If jyst one it would be Nacet.
 
I've got a suspicion the Gillette Super Blue is the same blade as the Tian Li Super Blue and the Baili Super Blue, as the latter shaves like the one BladeMonkey & Nolisco describe.

The Tian Li Super Stainless seems to be the same as the Tian Li Super Blue.

Truly horrific razor blades. A shave with one of them will remind one how superb other razor blades are.
The two Tian Li are entirely different formulations. The Super Blue are instant fail godawful, the Super Stainless in the dark blue pack I find just great, one of my regular blades.

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The two Tian Li are entirely different formulations. The Super Blue are instant fail godawful, the Super Stainless in the dark blue pack I find just great, one of my regular blades.

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Interesting. I was given a pack of a Tian Li SS with the carton of TianLI SB and in use I found both blades to be exactly the same.

There's a distinct possibility the TianLi SS blades you have are the 'real' ones whilst the ones that I have are either bum blades or counterfeit ones.

Something I found with both of them is they have wonky and uneven edges.
 
Interesting. I was given a pack of a Tian Li SS with the carton of TianLI SB and in use I found both blades to be exactly the same.

There's a distinct possibility the TianLi SS blades you have are the 'real' ones whilst the ones that I have are either bum blades or counterfeit ones.

Something I found with both of them is they have wonky and uneven edges.
Possible I guess. I shared the SS Tian Li with a couple of other board members who were also pleased with them. I tried the Super Blue twice and found them so bad I couldn't complete a shave with them.

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