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Squire's Blade Reviews

Postby george » Fri May 23, 2008 5:35 am

Here is a post with links to all of Squire's excellent blade reviews. As we all know, YMMV, but this still gives one a reference point. Hopefully you will all find this a useful post.

I'll try to add new reviews as Squire does them...

7am - 6.5 - Full Review

7 O'Clock Permasharp Stainless, green box, India - 7.25 - Full Review

7 O'Clock Sharp Edge (stainless), yellow box, Russia - 7.5 - Full Review

7 O'Clock Super Platinum, black box, India - 6.75 - Full Review

7 O'Clock Super Stainless, green box, Russia - 6.75 - Full Review

Asco Red Box - 6.25 - Full Review

Astra Blue/White - 6.5 - Full Review

Astra Keramic - 6.75 - Full Review

Astra Superior Platinum - 6.25 - Full Review

Bic from Greece - 6.75 - Full Review

Croma - 6.65 - Full Review

Crystal - 6.75 - Full Review

Derby - 7.0 - Full Review

Dorco 300 - 6.0 - Full Review

Dorco 301 - 6.5-6.75 - Full Review

Feather - 8.0 - Full Review
A comparison between two different Feather blades can be found here.

Gillette Bleue Extra - 6.75 - Full Review

Gillette Face-Guard - 1.0? - Full Review

Kai - 7.0 - Full Review

Ladas - 6.35 - Full Review

Lord - 6.35 - Full Review

Lord Big Ben Purple Box - 6.25 - Full Review

Lord Racer Blue Box - 6.35 - Full Review

Minora - 6.25 - Full Review

Polsilver - 7.25 - Full Review

Red Personna - 6.25 - Full Review

Shark - 6.85 - Full Review

Sharp Stainless - 6.0 - Full Review

Shogun - <6 - Full Review

Sputnik - 6.0 - Full Review

Super Iridium - 7.5 - Full Review

Super-Max Platinum - 6.75 - Full Review

Super-Max Super Stainless - 6.25 - Full Review

Swedish Gillettes - 6.75 - Full Review

Tesco - 6.35 - Full Review

Tiger - 6.0 - Full Review (broken images)

Treet Black Beauties - 6.5 - Full Review

Treet Classic Dura Sharp Coated - 7.0 - Full Review

Treet Dura Sharp Hi-Tech Steel - 6.0 - Full Review

Treet Dura Sharp Stainless - 6.25 - Full Review

Treet Platinum Stainless - 6.75 - Full Review

Trig - 6.25 - Full Review

Viking - 6.65 - Full Review

Voskhod - 6.35 - Full Review

Wilkinson Economie - 6.25 - Full Review

Wilkinson Sword, India - 6.85 - Full Review

Wilkinson, The Blade, England - 7.35 - Full Review

Zorrick - 6.5 - Full Review (broken images)

Edited to make into sticky. C.
Last edited by george on Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:15 am, edited 45 times in total.
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Postby DragonOptical » Fri May 23, 2008 6:17 am

Michael, thx for the post!
I am one of the people who asked for such a list, so thx for the effort! :)

As for the Tiger and Zorrick reviews: I don't mind the broken images, so as far as I'm concerned you can add them to the list ;)
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Postby george » Fri May 23, 2008 6:27 am

DragonOptical wrote:Michael, thx for the post!
I am one of the people who asked for such a list, so thx for the effort! :)

As for the Tiger and Zorrick reviews: I don't mind the broken images, so as far as I'm concerned you can add them to the list ;)


I added the Tiger and Zorrick entries. You're most welcome. This isn't exactly a completely magnanimous effort -- I needed them all in one place for my own use, anyway...

:)
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Postby buster » Fri May 23, 2008 6:31 am

Michael, thanks very much for this!
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Postby Tye » Fri May 23, 2008 7:41 am

Squire's reviews are what persuaded me to buy the Gillette sample pack from Giovanni. Thank, Squire.

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Postby GollyMrScience » Fri May 23, 2008 7:50 am

And so......
All those in favour of getting these reviews into a sticky please raise their shave brushes high and say Aye!
AYE!!
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Postby ateace » Fri May 23, 2008 7:53 am

I dare say that Squire is fast becoming the Walter Winchell of DE blades.

Thanks to Squire for the reviews and to Michael for compiling them.
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Postby Thalay Sagar » Fri May 23, 2008 8:41 am

Agreed. Thanks to both for excellent and well appreciated efforts.
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Postby ThePossum » Fri May 23, 2008 8:53 am

Michael,

Thank you so much for going to the trouble to search all the posts and find just these threads. They will come in handy for me and I know others who are looking for a good blade.

Thanks must also go out to Squire for doing all the research for the reviews. I wonder how many times Squire sacrificed his great shaves just so he could use a blade that he may not like. All in the name of helping guys like you and me choose a blade.
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Re: Squire's Reviews

Postby notthesharpest » Fri May 23, 2008 9:57 am

george wrote:I don't know how to change the text in the URL to read something nicer like "Full Review", but I will change them if someone will tell me how to do that.


Typing this:
Code: Select all
[url=http://www.shavemyface.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28772]7am Blade Review, rating 6.5[/url]

will give you this:
7am Blade Review, rating 6.5
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Postby Grate_Shave » Fri May 23, 2008 10:14 am

This is awesome...I have found Squire's reviews very enlightening and consistent with my limited experience with the blades in my possession.
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Re: Squire's Reviews

Postby george » Fri May 23, 2008 10:31 am

notthesharpest wrote:
george wrote:I don't know how to change the text in the URL to read something nicer like "Full Review", but I will change them if someone will tell me how to do that.


Typing this:
Code: Select all
[url=http://www.shavemyface.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28772]7am Blade Review, rating 6.5[/url]

will give you this:
7am Blade Review, rating 6.5


Cool! Thanks, NTS. Once again, you live up to your title! ;-)
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Postby giammi » Fri May 23, 2008 2:30 pm

Being quite new to the forum I never noticed Squire's reviews of blades. Very interesting. Thanks to both.

Agree should be a sticky.
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Postby drmoss_ca » Fri May 23, 2008 2:43 pm

Glue applied.

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Postby Squire » Fri May 23, 2008 3:11 pm

Thanks Chris.
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Postby fish » Fri May 23, 2008 5:58 pm

Hey, I just want to add that I am new here and Squire has been so incredibly helpful with his opinions and reviews - much to learn.

Squire makes me glad I have joined this group of good men who enjoy sharing their experiences about the richness of shaving.

Cheers! 8)
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Postby gagarin » Sat May 24, 2008 6:08 am

Methinks it may be time to consider a custom title for Squire. Given his chosen profession and affinity for blade evaluation, how about 'Blade Counselor'?
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Postby LeGaulois » Sat May 24, 2008 10:23 am

Thanks for this post but also thanks to Squire.
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Postby george » Sun May 25, 2008 5:25 am

LeGaulois wrote:Thanks for this post but also thanks to Squire.


Most certainly, the thanks go to Squire! It only took me about 15m to make the post, he's putting in real time and effort to review the blades so methodically.
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Postby DragonOptical » Sun May 25, 2008 6:47 am

Indeed, once again: much thanks to Squire for his great reviews! :D
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