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Gillette Rubie Double Edge Safety Razor Blades

Postby fallingwickets » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:23 am

Has anyone used these, and if so are they any good?

I saw an executive shaving post on g+ about them which piqued my interest, however shipping costs put a dent in my enthusiasm :D

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Re: Gillette Rubie Double Edge Safety Razor Blades

Postby BPman » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:37 pm

One of the best modern Gillette blades made IMO. Try a sample here:

https://www.maggardrazors.com/product/g ... -5-blades/

Or here:


http://www.tryablade.com/blade/gillette-rubie-platinum
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Re: Gillette Rubie Double Edge Safety Razor Blades

Postby fallingwickets » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:16 am

13 thumbs up on the links...thanks. I have a box on a truck as we speak...of course i had to buy some other stuff while i was there....NO WILLPOWER whatsoever....send help ASAP!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Gillette Rubie Double Edge Safety Razor Blades

Postby pausted » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:54 am

Clive, I think you will like the Rubies. They are a very good blade.
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Re: Gillette Rubie Double Edge Safety Razor Blades

Postby fallingwickets » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:53 am

I'm hoping they will be here by fri....I'll drop a short note once ive had a chance to try them. Looking more forward to trying the soap (la savonniere) i added to the basket :D

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Re: Gillette Rubie Double Edge Safety Razor Blades

Postby fallingwickets » Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:10 am

first shave: very impressed. Vs, the hospitals, just a tad smoother,,,,now if only they were as easy to buy :D

Ill revisit my initial thoughts after a few more shaves

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Re: Gillette Rubie Double Edge Safety Razor Blades

Postby brothers » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:54 pm

There was a time recently when I considered it among the top 7 double edge blades in the drawer alongside the Personna hospital use, Kai, Swedes, Spoilers, Super Iridiums, and Brazilian Platinum Plus. In no certain order.

Because my current best razor in the entire universe of near-perfect BBS every day is not a DE, I don't use any of the above listed DE blades. The Rubie was victim of a terrible Russian counterfeit scheme a year or so ago, which actually led me to buy a 100 pack of authentic Rubies from a reliable source in Russia. This was the first of my good blades to be sold off due to not being used for shaving by me anymore.
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Re: Gillette Rubie Double Edge Safety Razor Blades

Postby fallingwickets » Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:23 am

near-perfect BBS every day is not a DE,


:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

What razor are you using?

The Rubie was victim of a terrible Russian counterfeit


Im very concerned now. I just bought 200 packs. Is there a telltale sign of legitimacy?

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Re: Gillette Rubie Double Edge Safety Razor Blades

Postby brothers » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:41 pm

Clive, my razor is a General from Colonial razor. It uses the Feather (AC) Professional SE blades and the Kai Captain Titan blades.

Follow this link - viewtopic.php?f=6&t=55297&hilit=rubie&start=20 - and you can view some detailed photos of the fakes shown next to the authentic Rubies. That thread was around February of 2016. I think you'll remember it when you see it.
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Re: Gillette Rubie Double Edge Safety Razor Blades

Postby fallingwickets » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:00 am

thanks gary. I missed that thread, but it still makes for an interesting read today :) The pics you submitted and all the work you shared is just one of the reasons that you should be elected to the smf hall of fame !!!!!

thanks again Gary

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Re: Gillette Rubie Double Edge Safety Razor Blades

Postby fallingwickets » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:01 am

p.s. it seems the ones i ordered are authentic, For those reading this thread that have never tried a rubie, I highly recommend giving it a whirl

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