Yup I'm sure this is the fault of labor unions. If only they would work for a dollar a day all our troubles would be over. Plus va and most probably tn where these blades might be made are right to work states anyway so thus is a rant based on nothing. If these are bad blades they are probably from the China mfg. Not all personas are made in the USA.I just had a pack arrive to me in the mail today. Worst ink job I have ever seen on a blade. They would have been better off to not put any ink at all. If this brand did not have such a good reputation and I saw a blade like that in a sampler pack I would not even dare to shave with it. I have read that the brand was purchased by the company that owns Shick and Edge. Apparently the new ownership is cutting costs (hence the plain white paper wrapping with no logo). But as far as I know the blades are the same quality as ever before but since I have never shaved with the old version I cant compare. In fact tomorrow will be my very first shave EVER with a Personna blade. I normally use Astra SP and Dorco ST-301
Regarding the manufacturing being sent overseas you can see why it is happening, because of the Labor Unions in USA make the cost of doing business too high. And since the blades are made by giant machines it doesnt matter so much which country the machine is located in. Its sad that USA is losing jobs but it is the fault of the greedy Labor Unions and their unreasonable requests. They have completely destroyed the manufacturing industries of the USA.
Regulations like minimum wage and workers compensation insurance to be sure .corporate profits have been more than fine over the last 20 years .It's not only the cost of wages that presents a problem but the additional payroll costs, regulations, taxes, etc. that companies have in the U.S. in contrast to companies in certain countries. Some years ago I represented a company that had two clothing factories in the U.S. They found the cost of producing the identical garments with the same quality of workmanship and materials was 30% cheaper in foreign factories even with extra shipping costs. After five years they closed both U.S. factories.
I’d argue that workers being able to collectively negotiate fair wages and benefits for themselves, or the labor or trade unions that represent them, are not the reason why jobs like this are being shipped outside of North America.Regarding the manufacturing being sent overseas you can see why it is happening, because of the Labor Unions in USA make the cost of doing business too high. And since the blades are made by giant machines it doesnt matter so much which country the machine is located in. Its sad that USA is losing jobs but it is the fault of the greedy Labor Unions and their unreasonable requests. They have completely destroyed the manufacturing industries of the USA.
Have you ever used a modern Schick blade? They’re made in Germany, just like the Wilkinsons are, but they’re not nearly as impressive. I’d take just about any Gillette blade over either, particularly a Russian, but I am a little biased.I think that Gillete and Schick are bitter rivals in the multi-blade cartridge razor market. They are like Coca Cola versus Pepsi.
Its interesting to me that Shick bought out Wilkinson Sword and Personna. I wonder what was the reason for them to acquire Personna?
How do you guys feel about wax paper wrapped blades compared to paper wrapped? Or redundantly wrapped blades like Volkshod that are wax paper and then another layer of paper on top of it? Or the ones that come in a plastic box like Feather? The plastic box ones are certainly the least environmentally sound
The ones I got from Try a Blade were German, at least according to Try a Blade. I believe they were Schick Premiums, which are made in Germany.pretty sure the Schick Super Chromium sold in south america are made in china, you are right about them being not impressive.
Oh, I got confused I thought you where talking about Shick multi cartridge blades such as the Schick Quattro. That is the last multi blade shaver that I have used: Shick Quatro and also Gillette Fusion 5 blade.The ones I got from Try a Blade were German, at least according to Try a Blade. I believe they were Schick Premiums, which are made in Germany.
These are the ones I have:
I hadn’t seen them available anywhere, but they’re available on many sites (including eBay) for $12-13. They might work great for some, but I don’t remember them leaving much of an impression on me.
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