Gillette (Shanghai) Blades Now Available In The UK

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Well, 2nd shave on the LB blade and duplicated exactly everything from yesterday, i.e., same razor, brush, soap & prep to a "T". Great shave, but I am going to have to give a very slight nod to the Astra SP which was just a minute tad smoother. That is not to disparage the LB as it is the "bottom rung" blade for Gillette in Asia and priced accordingly. In that respect it beats the Astra SP economically. Just my opinion and worth what you were charged.
 
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Wales
My first London Bridge blade may have been a dud. I used a fresh blade with a P&B soap today and the results were excellent. I know that a good soap is important......but the change was too dramatic to be attributed solely to soap choice.
I returned to the Arko today and had a super shave which to my mind confirms that the first blade was a 'dud'.
 
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Old Kilpatrick, Scotland.
Used a London Bridge on Tuesday (head shave) in a Razorock German 37 slant and Hampshire Wool Fat soap. Was ok but a bit meh. I usually get a fantastic shave with this razor and a first use Gillette blade.
Used it again today for the 2nd time in a Rockwell 6s (plate 6), same soap and a perfect 3 pass BBS, no weepers and alum block didn't make a sound and only a very slight tingle!
So I've found a great combination, which is the whole point!
 
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Devon
So has anyone tried this blade yet?


I ask as I wonder if the ones I had years ago were fake. :unsure:
It's on the 'to try' list but I'm working my way through so many new razors that I need to use blades I'm familiar with.
 
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London
So has anyone tried this blade yet?


I ask as I wonder if the ones I had years ago were fake. :unsure:
There are a few SOTD posts with them of recently and they seem very highly rated.

It could have been a fake or a badly stored blade?
 
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