Bolzano Superinox Inossidabile Double Edge Razor Blade Review

Bolzano Superinox Inossidabile Double Edge Razor Blade Review

After 4 farily miserable days shaving with the Zorrik blade from Vidyut of India, I decided to try the Bolzano Superinox Inossidabile DE razor blade in my  Edwin Jagger DE89 safety razor.
The Bolzano blade is apparently very popular in Italy, though no longer manufactured there.  It’s now manufactured in eastern Germany, and has ‘and advanced titanium plating process’ that is supposed to make for a very sharp and smooth blade.  After my first try with it, I’d say there may be something to that claim.

Bolzano Superinox Inossidabile Double Edge Razor Blade Review - for wet shaving

Bolzano Superinox Inossidabile Double Edge Razor Blade Review

Double Edge Razor Blade Review – Bolzano Superinox Inossidabile DE Razor Blade

0)   Initial impressions –

This was a MUCH nicer blade than the Vidyut!  Sharper and a LOT smoother.

1) User Interface – what does the shave feel like during the shave

The Bolzano blade is a nice, smooth shaver!

2)   Quality of Service – how good of a shave did I get

I got a nice shave with this blade.

3)   Hack factor – did it seem to make me nick myself, or was it smooth sailing?

No nicks, no cuts, no weepers.  All good.

4)   Useful service life – how many shaves did I get out of the blade?

5 good shaves and the 6th was one more than I should’ve pushed it to…the only thing I’ve got against the Bolzano is that they’re hard to find in stock, and expensive when you find them ($0.50-$0.70/blade as of a quick search today).  I see why this is ‘Italy’s most popular blade’, but that’s a lot for a blade…even if it’s good for 5-6 shaves!

With some dissapointment, it was time to try another blade – on to the…

Solingen Timor DE Razor Blade 

About John Gluth

I'm an engineer-turned-salesman living in the valley of the sun.
In my spare time, I like to work on old MOPARs and I blog about my experiences shaving with safety razors and all the assorted acoutrements (various double edge razor blades, shaving brushes, shaving soaps/creams, after shaves, alum blocks, styptic pencils, shaving scuttles, etc.)

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