TATRA Platinum blades

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by DaltonGang, Jul 16, 2022.

  1. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    TATRA Platinum
    Czech Republic

    A couple of members have mentioned these, but not tried them. I broke down and bought 100 for $9.99, on Amazon.
    Being my heritage is half Czech, I had to do it. I was very very surprised with how smooth and sharp they are. Absolutely smooth, and no harshness at all. I used it in a Gillette Fatboy.
     
  2. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    These are what they look like,

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    BTW, I have heard to stay away from the Carbon Steel Tatra blades.

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  3. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Glad they work for you, didn't for me. It's the old YMMV thing
     
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  4. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    The wife tried them today. Her legs are very tough on blades. She said it was so smooth and sharp, she didn't even feel the blade. She liked Tatra a lot.
     
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  5. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    We ended up buying another 100 pack, because the wife and I like them so much.

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  6. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Eccentric Razor Collector

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    I might have to pick up some of those. My Shake Sharp likes carbon blades.
     
  7. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    I have heard bad things about their carbon blades, in the reviews.

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  8. StewB

    StewB Member

    Aren't these the same blades as the Tiger Platinums?
     
  9. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    Tatra Platinum and Tiger Platinum?
    Based on a comparison PIF on B&B back in 2020 ("Czech Out These Blades"), they're not the same.
    The Tatras were quite consistently good, while the Tigers had some issues, with some of the Tigers coming out of the tuck bent. Not a bad blade, but with the Tatras priced under $10/100, I found the choice clear, As apparently did WSC, since that's what they shipped with my Winning and 'Merica razors.
     
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  10. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    On other forums, and some comments here, most everyone seems to compare the TATRA Platinum to GSB(Gillette Silver Blues). They say they are very similar. That's a very good endorsement.
    I have yet to try the Tiger blades.
     
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  11. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    I'm 5 shaves into this blade, and it is still just as smooth and sharp feeling as it was on the first shave. Very very pleased.
     
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  12. brit

    brit in a box

    100 on the way.
     
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  13. brit

    brit in a box

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  14. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Shave #8 finished, with the TATRA blade. Not quite as smooth as new, but it still delivers a very good shave. No tugging.
     
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  15. TheBurgh

    TheBurgh Active Member

    Tried in 3 of my mild razors and an adjustable. At best, adequate.
    Another win for blade samplers.
     
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  16. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    10 shaves on this TATRA blade. It's time to replace. Not because it is tugging, just because it isn't as efficient as I like. It is still very usable.
     
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  17. brit

    brit in a box

  18. MoAllen

    MoAllen King of Unscented

    I'm liking these blades. I bought a single pack to try them out, and I've gotten pleasant smooth shaves from my Henson AL13 and from my vintage Gillette Red Tip. Seems like a winner -- there's probably a 100 pack in my future soon.
     
  19. brit

    brit in a box

    first shave went well,nice blade.felt like i was using one of gillettes 7 oclock blades.not nacet sharp.
     
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