Wilkinson Economie made in Germany

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G'day TSR,

Has anybody every heard of Wilkinson Economie DE blade made in Germany supposed to be a platinum coated with Inossidabile / Inoxisable, what's your experience with these blades and have you ever used them during you're shaves are these still available on the market.



Cheers ;)
 
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G'day TSR,

Has anybody every heard of Wilkinson Economie DE blade made in Germany supposed to be a platinum coated with Inossidabile / Inoxisable, what's your experience with these blades and have you ever used them during you're shaves are these still available on the market.



Cheers ;)
i have a pack of these blades and I found them quite good, I never really got on well with the regular current Wilkinson blades (the NOS made in England variety are excellent). I must try the current Wilkinson blades again as these economie ones were fine and I can't imagine they are that different, I am guessing that the economie ones are just sold in bulk for barber shops etc.

PM me if you want a couple sent to you.

I am pretty sure these are still readily available. I got mine from here:

http://www.maguiresbarbershop.co.uk/wilkinson-sword-economie-stainless-steel-double-edge-de-razorblades/

Some have reported bad experiences with this supplier but I have never had any issues at all.
 
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Hello. You can find the Wilkinson economie in a few online stores in Italy, but honestly, amongst wetshavers i haven't seen anyone liking them and even barbers/hairdressers are more onto Astra, Elios or Derby than anything else. I have yet to see an italian wetshaver say "i 've bought 100 Wilkinson economie". They don't even make sense price-wise in the italian market.
 
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Thread necromancy.

Recently on a whim I ordered a single WS Economie blade that is purportedly made in Germany. I merely tossed it into the basket on the order just out of curiosity as I had tried one a few years back and I remember it as rough (see above). Well, I used this new one today in a Gillette English postwar Tech with P&B Spitfire soap and the resultant shave was simply without peer!!
:yikes:
Now I don't know if it was a fluke or what. Perhaps an experimental blade slipped out.
;)
Regardless, I am talking top tier Gillette type shave here, i.e., no resistance and perfect glide. Color me impressed, or was it the soap perhaps............
:whistling:
 
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