Gillette Winner Stainless

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I got a tuck on my recent order from here: https://www.razorbladesclub.com/shop/gillette-winner-stainless/

To be frank, it's a very good service grade blade and very well may be the same damn blade as the Winner Platinum for as far as I know. I paid a paltry $1.29 U.S. for a tuck so I didn't break the bank. Is it worth seeking out? No. It doesn't shave any better than the Gillette Wilkie (non-Brazilian) IMO. YMMV.
 
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I got a tuck on my recent order from here: https://www.razorbladesclub.com/shop/gillette-winner-stainless/

To be frank, it's a very good service grade blade and very well may be the same damn blade as the Winner Platinum for as far as I know. I paid a paltry $1.29 U.S. for a tuck so I didn't break the bank. Is it worth seeking out? No. It doesn't shave any better than the Gillette Wilkie (non-Brazilian) IMO. YMMV.
Thanks for the review, and I am looking forward to receiving my blades in the mail whenever they arrive.

It's very unlikely it is the same blade as the Winner Platinum. There's a thread on the B&B, the Winner Stainless is made by the Vertice factory, not the Gillette factories in India.

Received my blades today. It will be at least 6-7 days until I try them. But there is something interesting. The back of the pack says "Manufactured by Vertice Global Pvt." So these are only marketed by Gillette India, but manufactured by a subcontractor. Seems strange to me. And in that case I don't think these will be Permasharps or 365 in just another packaging.
 
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I am glad you enjoyed it.
I found it to be an excellent blade that ran smooth around my face with no fuss.
As for value for money, again excellent IMOP (y)
I have yet to still try the Black box Winners lol, at the moment I pop my hand in a box of untested blades and pull out my next carton to test at random.
 
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I just pulled my tuck for a gander and he is correct!! I don't know of Gillette ever doing something like this before and it has me wondering. :unsure:
Maybe Gillette can't meet the demand for DE blades in India and with issues of protectionism (eg with the war) it makes more sense to subcontract a third party?

I can only speculate.
 
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