Wilkinson Sword DE Razor Blade Review

Wilkinson Sword DE Razor Blade Review

Four shaves with the Kroger store brand double edge razor blade was enough, so I dropped that DE blade in the blade bank and decided to try the Wilkinson Sword razor blade in my trusty Edwin Jagger DE89.  (Maybe I’ll swap it to the Wilkinson Sword Classic Double Edge Safety Razor after another day in the DE 89?)

Wilkinson Sword Double Edge Razor Blade Review - for wet shaving with a safety razor

Wilkinson Sword Double Edge Razor Blade - for wet shaving

Double Edge Razor Blade Review – Wilkinson Sword DE razor blade

0)   Initial impressions –

This thing makes a lot of scraping noises when you shave with it!

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

Not particularly smooth, but not terribly rough, either.  I don’t think this is a particularly sharp razor blade.

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

One pass wasn’t enough, but adding a quick XTG pass made for a pretty good shave.

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

No nicks, but boy did the Alum block sting after the XTG pass!  Especially down on the neck.

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

Three shaves and I was ready to move on…

Next up, the ultra-economical Dorco Stainless double edge 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.)

Comments

  1. Spot on with your review. I had much the same experience…not too smooth, kind of noisy, lots of passes to get it right. I was surprised by how Un-sharp this blade was…made me feel like I had to apply pressure just to get hair to cut. Tried a second blade just to confirm it wasn’t a defective first blade, but had the same results.

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