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Post by Pauldog » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:57 am

Is there a review of Bluebird blades, by Squire or anyone else?

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Post by Odio Barbillas » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:08 am

None by Squire that I know of. Someone started a thread about Bluebird but I, er, I don't remember which forum has it. :oops:

The consensus, IIRC, was that they are a decent blade, very reminiscent of, if not OEMed by Derby.
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Post by zliv » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:44 am

I'd like to say there is no such consensus. There are opinions [one of them mine] that BlueBirds are NOT Derbys. Quite different as a matter of fact. Sharper than Derbys.

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Post by Odio Barbillas » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:51 am

And I'd like to say in my own defense there are other forums with many threads in them. It isn't of great import in any event.

Hell, you've got a good thing where you're located. I could get Derby or Bluebird any day. You've got access to blades and creams not available generally to the NorthAm market!

Do you have any domestic scents there that are not exported? I understand the finest lavender comes from Bulgaria.
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Post by zliv » Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:42 pm

Couldn't say anything about domestic scents. As for blades, I have to say there is no big choice of blades here. Though Turkey is a neighbour country Derbys are not sold in Bulgaria. There are 5-6 blades in shops here: Bic, Astor, SuperMax Super Platinum, Polsilver Super Iridium http://image.ceneo.pl/data/products/2235721/product.jpg and Gillette Stainless red pack http://cokupic.pl/i/c_big2742953.jpg And German Wilkinsons, which are rare.

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Post by Odio Barbillas » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:04 pm

Oh, I see. Well, you seem to have a bigger selection in shops than I have here locally in New Jersey. Here it's the store-brand Personna or the less-expensive German Wilkinsons. Various Personna single-edge blades are also available.

For the best selection, I have to go online. I am lucky to live in the States; I see something likely and I can have it in as few as three days. No customs officials to get between me and my RBAD. :twisted:
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Post by mur » Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:48 pm

Any interest in doing a review on the Gillette Thin Blades?

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Post by george » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:31 am

added review of Lord Racer Blue Box blades
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Post by george » Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:41 am

Added Astra Blue/White review
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Post by Squire » Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:36 am

Thanks Michael, your help is invaluable.
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Post by george » Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:55 am

'Tis my pleasure. I appreciate the time and effort you put into the reviews, my part is trivial.
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Post by george » Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:12 pm

Added review for Voskhod blades.
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Post by george » Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:30 am

Added entry for Ladas blades
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Post by brothers » Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:41 am

I'm sorry to be dense, but where does one locate these entries that are being added? Best regards,
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Post by george » Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:17 am

Added entry for Gillette Bleue Extra blades.
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Post by Short Round » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:25 am

Squire,

Have you reviewed the Personna Medical (Hospital Use), Lab, and Barber blades that have become all the rage?

I'm curious to see where they fall with the feathers and my standby Russian Gillette 7 o'clocks in the yellow box.

I need to get on the ball and order some myself.
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Post by brothers » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:57 am

I too would be interested in seeing what Squire thilnks about the Personna Prep (aka hospital use) blade. Opinions do vary, but Squire's is of value for someone who might be interested in a particular blade and hasn't had an opportunity to try it.

PS: I've got a few extra Personna Preps I'd gladly share with anyone interested in checking them out. Until the extras run out, I'll send a few of them to anyone that's interested, free gratis. PM me.
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Post by druphus » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:59 am

brothers wrote:I'm sorry to be dense, but where does one locate these entries that are being added? Best regards,
Gary, check the first post on page one of this thread.

Its nice because you can scan all the ratings, or click on the link to the full review.
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Post by Squire » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:07 am

No particular reason Tom, it's just that I have only seen them sold in bulk and was not curious enough to buy 100 when I only need 10 for a through review.
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Post by Short Round » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:26 pm

Well I'll order some and send some your way. I did see a site that had lots of 50. I think that was blades and more, or something along those lines.

ETA- In the name of SMF science, I'll send you 10 Personna Lab and 10 Personna medical if that would be sufficient. They're now ordered. :-)
Tom

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