BIG BEN super chrome razor blades: Anybody used them?

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by tazorac, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. tazorac

    tazorac Member

    If so, how did they work? Were they awful like Dorco blades or good like Gillettes?
  2. brit

    brit in a box

    i have a pack but haven t tried them yet..
  3. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    My experience is they’re good middle of the road blades at a very affordable price point. Very consistent and predictable.
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  4. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Agreed, and also a very, very forgiving blade that's sharp enough not to hate. One of the only (maybe the only) hanger of blades I ever bought. I'm a fan.


    Opinions vary but several guys here find Dorcos quite effective for the price and availability.
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  5. tazorac

    tazorac Member

    I've see that...I don't really understand...they are cheap for reason....I get about 1 and 1/2 good shave with them. A good shave then one side of my face that next time
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  6. canoeroller

    canoeroller Well-Known Member

    I tried them quite a while ago. They were not the best of blades nor the worst of blades. I did not.purchase them again, as I found blades which I strongly prefered.
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  7. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

    I guess it depends on which Dorco blade you are using. The ST-300 felt tuggy and dull but I can get my usual four good shaves out of a ST-301 and Prime Platinum. On the other hand I don't get along with any Lord made blade.
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  8. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    I saw Tuggy and Dull open for Gallagher at the Pavillion in '77.
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  9. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

    Is that kinda like Puke & Snot ?
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  10. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    That was their original stage name.
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  11. ajc347

    ajc347 Well-Known Member

    I’ve not been able to find any reference to a Big Ben super chrome blade on the Lord website, but have used the Big Ben super stainless blades before.

    I found them to be okay blades and on a par with Asco’s and Shark’s (and very similar to Dorco ST-301’s).

    Of all the Lord blades, their Platinum blade is better, however, the pick of the bunch is the Lord Classic blade for me.

    Despite what some sources (such as Bruce on Shaving) say, the Big Ben’s do not appear to be the same blade as the Lord Classic both in terms of the smoothness of the shave and the dimensions of the blade (a Classic will fit a Rocnel Elite whereas a Big Ben and an Asco will not).

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