Gillette Super Thin Platinum Blades

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Michael_W, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Michael_W

    Michael_W Well-Known Member

    I got sent a tuck of these as part of a care package or PIF. I'm using the last one this weekend. I have to say, I'm not too impressed with them. They get the job done the first day or two, but the shaves aren't as smooth nor do they go more than a couple of days without the irritation factor going way up. I find they're done after the third use. Fourth is a stretch and fifth is really pushing it.

    I don't end up with a bloody face like I do with the Dorco Prime Platinum, Feather, and Shark blades. Weepers are usually only one when shaving on the third day, but when using my alum block following my shave I get more of a sting. First day or two, not so much.

    Who else has used these? What's your experience been?
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  2. rbilly

    rbilly Well-Known Member

    I have the ones made in Thailand and they work really well. If they were easier to get in the states I would use them all of the time.
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  3. Archer

    Archer New Member

    Sorry for such a late reply. I joined the forum in February and am writing my first post now. It’s been a busy year. So, to get to the point, the super thin platinum were horrible for me. I didn’t even finish the first pass and chucked the blade. The regular super thins however were another story, but that gets a bit complicated. I ordered them from two different sources and got tucks that were slightly different in their labeling. I tried blades from 3 different tucks from batch one and had the same bad result as I had with the platinum version. The blades from the other source provided some of the smoothest and close shaves I have ever experienced. Ive seen on other forums the blades from Thailand are the good blades. The Vietnam blades were inferior. I haven’t any way to tell where my blades originated. I love these blades, but I’m afraid to take the gamble of ordering them in quantity just to throw them out.
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  4. Michael_W

    Michael_W Well-Known Member

    I got a tuck of Thin Gillette Blade, which as different packaging and wrappers from what I used previously. Coating is sort of coppery with the steel edges their normal color.

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