Squire's Blade Reviews

Let's talk about single and double edged razors and the blades that they use.
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Post by george » Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:19 am

added Treet DuraSharp Hi-Tech Steel
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Post by george » Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:32 pm

added Wilkinson Economie
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Post by Peppery John » Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:49 pm

I'm surprised that there has been no review of the Merkur blade yet.
I know it's not a popular blade however they are easy to get hold of
in Canada and I've never had any problems shaving with them.
I'm very interested to see how they rate on Squire's scale.

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Post by george » Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:02 pm

I'm sure he would review them if you send him a pack. :-)
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Post by george » Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:04 am

Added Treet Classic Dura Sharp Coated blade review
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Post by george » Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:14 am

Added Russian Green box 7 O'Clock review
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Post by george » Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:14 am

Added English Wilkinson review
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Post by george » Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:52 pm

Added 7 O'Clock Permasharp Stainless
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Post by george » Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:57 am

Added another 7 O'Clock blade.
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Links to Blade reviews

Post by harryo » Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:34 pm

New to these pages, but am greatly enjoing reading the posts of like-minded people! However, am unable to access the DE blade comparison via the links in the post here - I just get a xylophone-type 'bong' noise when I try, and can't get any further. I don't know how to contact anybody connected with the web-site, so can anybody here suggest whether I'm doing something wrong at my end, or whether the site isn't working properly? Regards to all - HarryO, Byron Bay, Australia

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Post by george » Sat Sep 13, 2008 5:00 pm

Added Minora
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Post by george » Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:11 am

Added Lord Big Ben Purple Box review
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Post by george » Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:42 am

Added review of the Shark blades.
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Squire's Blade Reviews

Post by Red Dragon » Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:28 pm

Hello all,
This is my first post on this forum, very glad to have found such an informative and supportive guide to everything a man needs to know about shaving with a DE razor. I have been shaving with a Merkur Futur for about a year and a half, what a difference it makes not using those hyped up multi blade options with cans of gel/cream.
Must say well done Squire for such an in-depth review of all these different blades. I have just ordered 100 Derby’s, 10 Feathers, 100 Russian 7 o’clock Gillette’s and 10 of those Israeli blades. Looking forward to trying out the Feathers after reading Squire’s review. Albeit I’m ready for a very close shave by all accounts.
Regards,

Red Dragon

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Post by PeterS » Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:07 am

Welcome Dragon

Good selection of blades, what blades have you been using so far?

cheers

Pete

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Top 10

Post by Zot! » Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:31 am

Top 10 Rated

1. Feather 8.0
2. 7 O'Clock Sharp Edge 7.5
2. Super Iridium 7.5
4. Wilkinson, The Blade, England 7.35
5. 7 O'Clock Permasharp Stainless, green box, India 7.25
5. Polsilver 7.25
7. Derby 7.0
7. Kai 7.0
7. Treet Classic Dura Sharp Coated 7.0
10. Wilkinson Sword, India 6.85
10. Shark 6.85
Ron

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Post by joe11002 » Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:32 pm

Thanks for all your hard work and time. This has helped me choose blades to try the sharper the better. :D
Was it 5 shots or 6? Do you feel lucky, PUNK!

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Post by Squire » Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:11 pm

Bit behind on the reviews, kb lost his camera in a corn field in SD during our recent hunting trip and the one I bought for E has a battery that has to be recharged and we keep forgetting to transfer that the cord back from the office to the house. Several hundred photos on mine during the holidays and it was too much work to scroll through just to post a couple. Got it sorted out.
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Squire

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Great Thanks

Post by melyus » Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:41 am

Thank you very much you spent your time. This is very useful information for me to choose blades without try . Also every face and skin is different but İ believe you. Also this site has Good Data storage and very good information for man...
Best Regards!

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Post by Red Dragon » Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:57 pm

PeterS wrote:Welcome Dragon

Good selection of blades, what blades have you been using so far?

cheers

Pete
Hi Pete,

I've tried quite a few, I bought a sample pack of the net. So far I have been quite impressed with the Feathers, Merkurs and the Russian Gillettes.
Believe it or not, I really liked a cheap brand called Elios, not sure where they are from but they sound Greek. Some of the Indian and Pakistani blades have been so so. They don't seem to be as sharp.
Regards,

Red Dragon

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