Wilkinson sword classic TTO review

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by matthewoli98, May 6, 2019.

  1. matthewoli98

    matthewoli98 Well-Known Member

    I promised a whole lot of new reviews and coming up is the first one.

    What an absolutely gorgeous razor!
    A huge thanks to Sav for sending me this and the other products from the UK.

    The Wilkinson sword classic TTO is an extremely well made TTO razor. It has plenty of weight to it, a classic spiral/barber pole handle and it opens and closes tightly. The doors line up perfectly and its a nice mild shaver. If i could describe this razor I'd say its like a long handled aristocrat barber pole with a super speed head on, in fact the head is almost identical to my super speeds.

    The razor does rattle slightly when closed, but i discovered that this is caused by the cap on the very bottom of the TTO knob which can move, it doesnt affect the shave at all, just something i noticed. The last photo shows this cap.

    All in all, its an absolutely fantastic razor, perfect if you want to experience a shave extremely similar to a vintage gillette but cant get a hold of one, especially if you live in Europe this razor is an extremely solid option.

    This razor will definitely be in my rotation for a long time to come and thanks again to Sav for sending it to me!!!![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    very nice.. download (4).jpg images (3).jpg available in canada now as well..:)
     
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  3. matthewoli98

    matthewoli98 Well-Known Member

    Yep, a good friend of mine recently got one and he lives in Canada, an absolutely fantastic razor!

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  4. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    finally a recognised and well regarded blade company is supplying the masses with de razors again..bravo..
     
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  5. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    Oh, these aren't vintage? I've seen the "new" Wilkinson Sword blade in the Saloon pack. The old ones were German made if I recall correctly. Do you know where the DE razors are manufactured?
     
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  6. matthewoli98

    matthewoli98 Well-Known Member

    Nope these razors are brand new, they came out in December if i remember correctly, an absolutely beautiful razor.

    To answer you question, im actually not sure where its made, the box says distributed in Germany, so it could be made anywhere, even China or India, but the quality is top notch.

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  7. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    This is what I came up with.... Made in China by Edgewell Personal Care Manufacturing,
     
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  8. matthewoli98

    matthewoli98 Well-Known Member

    I suspected it would be made in China.
    I must say though, using it and looking at it you wouldnt be able to tell. Its great quality.

    Just goes to show that not everything made in China is necessarily bad.

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  9. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    From the reviews I've seen, they've been very positive about the razor.
     
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  10. basil

    basil Well-Known Member

    I picked up one of these here in Canada almost a month ago. Great razor for sure!
     
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  11. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Όχι!!!!
     
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  12. matthewoli98

    matthewoli98 Well-Known Member

    Nice!
    Hope you enjoy it!

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  13. basil

    basil Well-Known Member

    I have only used it a couple times since I usually use a straight razor but I like it!
     
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  14. Daywalker

    Daywalker New Member

    As pointed out on other message boards this looks a lot like a Weishi 9306-P (you can find it on aliexpress).
     
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  15. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    A Weishi can’t give a good shave unless you do at least five passes, especially if you have a tough beard like mine!
     
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  16. Daywalker

    Daywalker New Member

    So you're saying they are not the same (can't post links yet)?
    I get what you mean though - I own a (rebranded) Weishi 9306-F myself and considered it too mild. On the other hand it has its fans and I often saw mentioned that it has its special sweet spot so it's crucial to keep the angle. After I did that I got a BBS in 3 passes.
    Maybe Weishi did some modification for Wilkinson to make it more aggressive. I'm tempted to buy both just to find out.
     
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  17. DesertTime

    DesertTime Well-Known Member

    Well, there is Feather. I don't own a AS-D2 (yet), but I understand they're a terrific razor. They also make straights for their AC blades.

    Now. if they would make a safety razor for their AC blades...
     
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  18. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    If you do, please report back so we may have the information! TSD members profit from investigative comparisons. Linking to off site web pages should be available to you soon. About the only links not allowed are to Live Auctions. If it's (ebay or otherwise) listed as Buy It Now (BIN) with a fixed price, that's OK.

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  19. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    LINK
    Weishi 9306-P.gif
     
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  20. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    i haven't seen any feather products here in local shops..in the drug store/markets etc..maybe in the higher end stores ?
     
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