May be it’s in my head but last 3 shaves I used eddison blade which is supposedly also personna red. But they feel different then actual personna red in the red pack. Is it me or do you guys notice that difference too?
Royal, Tomy and Viking’s Sword are also made in Israel by Personna. I haven’t tried Royal or Tomy.Add to the confusion of personna. I recently saw Eddison blades for sale and passed on them. If they are not as good as the reds I’m probably justified.
Royal, Tomy and Viking’s Sword are also made in Israel by Personna. I haven’t tried Royal or Tomy.
Viking’s Sword aren’t as good as Personna Reds but Crystals are close.
Satinex 2000 are another one that American Safety Razor (Personna parent) makes in Israel.
They make a ton of different blades and it can be super confusing!
Correct. I should have made that clear. The Israeli blades I referred to are no longer being manufactured but are still available. Razorbladesclub and similar online retailers have most if not all of them.None of these blades are currently being made in Israel as the plant closed a couple of years ago. There may still be some Israeli made blades in the inventory pipeline. I know the Personna Platinum Chrome blades are now being made in Germany in the same plant that makes Wilkinson Sword Classic blades, but I have no idea whether any of the other blades are still being made.
American Safety Razor has not existed as a company since 2015 when the company was purchased by Edgewell Personal Care Products from Energizer Holdings. The industrial blade devision was spun off as AccuTech Blades in Verona, VA. This company still makes GEM blades, blades for utility razors and also makes blades under the Personna label for laboratory (Lab Blues) and hospital (Med Preps) use. I believe Edgewell may use AccuTec Blades to distribute Personna and Wilkinson Sword Classic blades in the USA.
Are these generally regarded well? I have used them for many years until I came here and now I realize that there is much better (for me) out there as I work through some samples.