Chicom Gillette Sword

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Chicom Gillette Sword

Post by BPman » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:58 pm

Recently, a blade vendor e-mailed me that he had some Gillette Sword blades made in China if I was interested. He sent me some free samples that arrived today and I am perplexed. There is nothing on the pkg. or blade that states Wilkinson whatsoever. As well, they appear to be CARBON steel blades!!! :shock:

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Re: Chicom Gillette Sword

Post by BPman » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:03 pm

I have no idea why these photos appear gigantic here. Website parameters changed? :?
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Re: Chicom Gillette Sword

Post by Tucker » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:06 pm

Interesting. I didn't think carbon steel blades were made anymore after the Treet Black Beauties went out of production. Let us know how they perform

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Re: Chicom Gillette Sword

Post by CMur12 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:19 pm

I'd be curious to know more about them.

Tucker, Treet still makes several carbon steel blades. One of my favorites among all blades is the Treet Dura-Sharp, which is PTFE-coated carbon steel.

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Re: Chicom Gillette Sword

Post by poppi » Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:28 am

I like the Treet Silver blades which are also carbon steel. I get 2 really fine shaves out of them and then they quit working for me. But those 2 shaves are really nice.

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Re: Chicom Gillette Sword

Post by BPman » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:45 pm

Well, these are clearly fake. I couldn't get farther than 1/2" on two attempts. Well, at least they were free.

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Re: Chicom Gillette Sword

Post by Squire » Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:12 pm

Yet the disillusionment of use remains long after the sweetness of easy acquisition is gone.
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Re: Chicom Gillette Sword

Post by BPman » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:42 pm

Squire wrote:Yet the disillusionment of use remains long after the sweetness of easy acquisition is gone.
That sounds like something a man says after a divorce. :lol: :wink: :wink:

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Re: Chicom Gillette Sword

Post by Squire » Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:28 am

Divorce is not easily acquired.
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Re: Chicom Gillette Sword

Post by blantyre » Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:24 pm

I actually think it's impressive that anyone would bother to counterfeit razor blades. $100 bills make sense, high end watches and expensive colognes but DE blades?
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Re: Chicom Gillette Sword

Post by Squire » Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:38 am

I suspect it's easier to get away with counterfeiting things like razor blades that don't draw the attention of the authorities like high end goods or money. All you need is a building, some equipment, cheap labor and absolutely no scruples.
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