Gillette 7 O'clock Review

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Post by Gene » Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:21 am

Yeah - that's them!
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Post by dridiot » Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:21 am

Hi all,

The ones that I am selling (green packaging) could be different from Squire's one because mine says Super Stainless, but they are from the same factory. I believed these (green) to be stainless steel blades without any platinum or chrome coating. I am no expert in these and I also have not tried the Sharp Edge, so I will not know the difference.

FWIW, what fit one might not fit others. Take myself, for example, my face seems to prefer Wilkinson Sword Germans for some reason. Feathers Platinums and Gillette Platinums tore my face up as they are a tad too sharp. They seems to take a little too much skin off my face per shave.

Also, I have found KAI blades to be very good and sharp.
http://www.shavemyface.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28388

Those interested can contact me thru pm.

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Post by TRBeck » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:27 am

Jason, thanks for the post. I believe I saw in your thread that Squire either inquired about or ordered some of the Super Stainless 7 o'clocks. Squire?

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Post by Gene » Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:20 pm

Now THAT might be an interesting sampler pack:

5 of each style of the 7 O'clock
5 Feather
5 Kai

1 tourniquet
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Post by Squire » Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:52 pm

Guys I have to emphasize this, these are different brands made by different companies.

7 O'clock is made by Gillette in Russia and come in a yellow box.

7am are made in Bangladesh by a company whose name I can't pronounce and come in a green box.

The yellow box is world class and the green box is not.
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Post by TRBeck » Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:54 pm

Right, Squire, 7am is different, but we're talking about two different 7 O'Clocks. One is Super Stainless (http://www.shavemyface.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=27933) and the other is Sharp Edge (which you reviewed).

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Post by Squire » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:19 pm

Only here could such a discussion occur, shades of HMW and Manchurian, this is what I'm talking about.

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Gordon, Marc and others who tried a 7 O'clock in the green box be advised my glowing report is limited to the 7 O'clock in the yellow box.

7 am = passable blade

7 O'clock green box = ok blade

7 O'clock yellow box = superb blade

Now pardon me while I go look for some more fuel to toss on the fire.
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Post by Squire » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:22 pm

No I ordered some other brands from Jason, stuff not available here and I'm still trying to pay him. Paypal now tells me I have two separate accounts and will not let me use either one.
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Post by TRBeck » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:25 pm

Understood. Sort of.

7 O'Clock yellow box sharp edge it is.

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Post by dridiot » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:47 pm

Hi all,

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These Gillette 7 o'clock are made in St Petersburg, Russia.
If you look closely at the pic again, it says St Petersburg, Russia (same as with the Sharp Edge).

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Post by Squire » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:04 pm

And these,

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in the same factory by the same people on presumably much the same equipment. Yellow box blades are coated, green are not. I think.
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Post by Squire » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:06 pm

Well, I'm glad we got that cleared up. I couldn't figure out how the other guys could shave with a 7 O'clock blade and have a conclusion so different from mine.
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Post by dridiot » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:07 pm

Squire wrote:And these,

in the same factory by the same people on presumably much the same equipment. Yellow box blades are coated, green are not. I think.


Squire,

I would think so too, but I have not tried the Sharp Edge though.

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Post by Squire » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:10 pm

Try it Jason, it's almost the equal of the Feather platinum.

I sent you pm on other matters.
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Post by Gene » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:14 pm

Where can they be found? Is this another Gio product?
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Post by Squire » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:27 pm

Yes, Gio has the 7 O'clock and the 7 am in stock.
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Post by Straight Arrow » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:52 pm

Just for the hell of it I will now introduce a new contender for the top prize in this festival of confusion.

For your viewing pleasure, here is the 7 o'clock Permasharp Stainless. This one is made in India. I haven't tried one yet so I have no idea of quality.

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Post by Squire » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:59 pm

Ok, just to keep things straight, Green O'clocks from Russia are Green 1 and Green O'clocks from India are Green 2.

Now where can I get some of the India ones?
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Post by bernards66 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:09 pm

marc, My apologies, I didn't realize that you'd been at it that long. I must say that I have never tried these 7 O'clock 'Gillettes' that Squire and the others are discussing, but the experiance that you apparently had with them sounds alot like mine with two OTHER versions of Russian made Gillettes that I have used. So, again....I dunno. I hear you about occasionally getting on a kick to try something different, but I must say that that happens to me very infrequently anymore. And along with A/S, blades are the other thing that I'm most disinclined to mess around with. There are some out there that I would not try even if they were given to me, because I have no reason to believe that they would do. These 7 O'clock numbers I would try, but only because Squire seems so high on them. I doubt I'll order any though. I have plenty of Swedes, and LB NOS Wilkinsons around, and when it comes to actually spending money to replenish my supplies, I'll go with stuff that I know is the ticket. Then too, Squire is using Feathers as his bench mark, and I don't care for Feather blades, so, our 'tastes' may be a bit different.
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Post by Straight Arrow » Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:15 pm

Squire wrote:
Now where can I get some of the India ones?


Maybe a pack will just fall into your hands.
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