Gillette Minora Stainless

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:unsure:..............Why don't you use them? Almost all Gillette DE blades are great and even their lowly Sputnik is a good "service" grade blade IMO. I can only think of one I didn't like: their Vietnam market Super Thin Platinum.
Super Thin's are one of my favorite blades :eek:

To be fair my shoebox of shame is mostly other brands that I've bought on a whim over the years. These days it's mainly Gillette blades that I still use, the Indian 7 o'clock blacks being my number one. I can't really think of any Gillette branded blade that hasn't been good overall.
 
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Super Thin's are one of my favorite blades :eek:...
There are two different modern versions of the Gillette Super Thin (as well as many older and discontinued lines) as made in Shanghai, the so called Thai market one and the Vietnam market Platinum one. There is a difference. Google is your friend.

Minora Update: I have shaved two other times with this blade utilizing a RR Game Changer .68 & an English flat bottom" Tech with Fine shaving soap as well as A&E Kaizen. (y)
 
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There are two different modern versions of the Gillette Super Thin (as well as many older and discontinued lines) as made in Shanghai, the so called Thai market one and the Vietnam market Platinum one. There is a difference. Google is your friend.

Minora Update: I have shaved two other times with this blade utilizing a RR Game Changer .68 & an English flat bottom" Tech with Fine shaving soap as well as A&E Kaizen. (y)
Thanks for the update.
How do you find your Flat Bottom Tech? Maybe it's confirmation bias but I find it's a little more efficient than my Fat Handle Tech. With my Ball End Tech, they are my 'holy trinity' of DE razors.
 
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Thanks for the update.
How do you find your Flat Bottom Tech? Maybe it's confirmation bias but I find it's a little more efficient than my Fat Handle Tech. With my Ball End Tech, they are my 'holy trinity' of DE razors.
I like it, but it shaves differently than other Techs. The leading edge on the guard bars is more pronounced. I like the "ball end" better. Just my 2 cents.
 
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Has anyone received their Minoras from that UK seller yet? Mine were dispatch last Monday but there's still no sign of them.
 
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Has anyone received their Minoras from that UK seller yet? Mine were dispatch last Monday but there's still no sign of them.
Same here. Said he'd send them again "plus a gift". He does have 100% ratings, and I don't often buy anything from eBay sellers with less. Plus they are still listed on his offerings, which presumes that he hasn't run out of them; but who knows these days?

I think Royal Mail is pretty chaotic in places. I ordered some horticultural stuff from Wales, the larger bits sent by courier and arrived a couple of days later, but other packets of seeds sent by RM last Monday still not arrived. Other important mail likewise, including my income tax bill.
 
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