Wilkinson Sword Blades

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Wilkinson Sword Blades

An old name in shaving, who offer a range of blades and other products.

1st blade > 1st shave
Proraso Eucalyptus & Menthol Shave Cream

It felt like it dragged and left me hacked to pieces, but that may have been from a bit too much pressure because I wasn’t getting a particularly close shave.

1st blade > 2nd shave
Groomed Shave Cream

No real nicks, but it left me patchy, with some smooth areas and some rougher. It wasn’t particularly close, but much better than the previous shave.

2nd blade > 1st shave
Taylor of Old Bond Street Jermyn Street Collection Shaving Cream

It tugged from the start, so wasn’t the most comfortable shave. I was left with a few nicks and some irritation. The end result was reasonable though, close in places, but patchy in others, and not as close as some blades.

2nd blade > 2nd shave
Edwin Jagger Sandlewood Soap

It didn’t seem to tug as much this time, though it wasn’t exactly smooth. I ended up with a couple of nicks and it took a lot of touching up, repeatedly going over certain areas. Even then ATG wasn’t the closest. Not the best, but not the worst shave I’ve had.

2nd blade > 3rd shave
Mitchell’s Wool Fat Shaving Soap

It didn’t seem to tug as much this time, at least going WTG, when I switched to ATG it was definitely more noticeable. I picked up several nicks and had to go over some areas several times. The end result was actually pretty good though, with some extremely smooth areas. It wasn’t like that all over, but even the rougher sections weren’t too bad.

2nd blade > 4th shave
The Real Shaving Co. Moisturising Shave Cream

It tugged a little from the start, but got much worse (more of a scrape) when I switched to ATG. I picked up a few nicks, some of which were because I had to go over several areas multiple times. The end result was quite patchy too, with nowhere particularly close.

Verdict

Better once my technique had improved, but still a fairly harsh blade to use (I found), so while fairly cheap, it’s probably best avoided, and there are certainly better blades out there.

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These reviews are updated based on ongoing experience, so ratings and opinions may change.

Last updated: May 14, 2014