Squire's Blade Reviews

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Post by jk47 » Sun May 25, 2008 7:58 pm

Great work !! Sputnik's are missing.

Squire how about getting some swedish gillette's under your scope?

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Post by george » Mon May 26, 2008 6:55 am

jk47 wrote:Great work !! Sputnik's are missing.

Squire how about getting some swedish gillette's under your scope?
Added.
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Post by Squire » Mon May 26, 2008 1:52 pm

Swedish Gillettes just posted. Someone else will need to link them here as I am still learning how.
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Post by giammi » Mon May 26, 2008 2:02 pm

Squire wrote:Swedish Gillettes just posted. Someone else will need to link them here as I am still learning how.
I can't edit the sticky, but the link is here:

http://www.shavemyface.com/forum/viewto ... ht=#338632

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Post by CMur12 » Mon May 26, 2008 2:48 pm

Squire, these test reports are a great contribution to your fellow wetshavers, as you have established tangible benchmarks lacking heretofore.

I expect that your top picks will typically suit the largest number of users. Nevertheless, for those whose preference lies elsewhere, your reports could well help them to identify the blade characteristics that yield them the best shave.

Many thanks -

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Post by Squire » Mon May 26, 2008 3:07 pm

Thanks Murray, there are a few unique items in the pipeline.
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Post by GA Russell » Wed May 28, 2008 9:54 pm

Squire, you mentioned somewhere that you don't bother to review mediocre blades, but are willing to warn the group of a bad one.

I for one would enjoy seeing a simple list of those blades you thought were too mediocre to review.

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Post by george » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:34 am

Updated to add the Lord and Kai reviews
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Post by JohnInPeoria » Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:10 pm

GA Russell wrote:Squire, you mentioned somewhere that you don't bother to review mediocre blades, but are willing to warn the group of a bad one.

I for one would enjoy seeing a simple list of those blades you thought were too mediocre to review.
I was just going to ask the same question.
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Post by Squire » Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:37 pm

Guys, I don't have any such list.
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Post by JohnInPeoria » Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:37 pm

Ah, such is life.
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Post by Squire » Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:53 pm

But I have some I haven't yet tried that might be a candidate. Counterfeit Gillettes made in China, for example.
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Post by Straight Arrow » Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:33 pm

A big thanks to Squire for his succinct and helpful blade reviews. And Michael-- thanks for the compilation.
Rich

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Post by george » Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:32 am

Added the Bics from Greece
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Post by george » Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:38 am

Sharp Stainless added.
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Post by george » Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:16 am

Added Treet Dura-Sharp.

I was thinking that it might be useful to have some sort of price measure to go along with the blades. After all, a $0.12 blade that gives 3 par shaves may be better than a $0.45 blade that gives 6 par-to-good shaves.

My hesitation is that I don't like the idea of putting prices in the post, as the prices will change over time...

Thoughts?
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Post by dmikel » Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:33 am

You could use relative prices. A Dorco @ 9 cents per blade would be a category 1 price whereas a Swede @$1 would be a 10 or something like that.
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Post by Squire » Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:17 am

Guys, I avoid doing that except to say a blade works as well as one that costs more but that's a comparison rather than a mention of price. I really don't want price to enter into it because the most expensive blades made cost less per box of ten than a McMeal and the price of lunch over a week will buy enough blades to last six months.

The only thing that matters to me is how well it shaves.
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Post by george » Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:11 am

Good point Squire. I shall leave them off, then.
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Post by george » Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:27 am

added Treet Platinum Stainless
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