Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 47

Thread: Walmart Wilkies

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Union, MS, USA
    Posts
    2,546
    Images
    1

    Default

    I've used them for several years. Or whatever blade Walmart sold. They changed recently I think. Or maybe they just changed the package. Anyway, I have always got a SAS from them. Sometimes better, seldom worse. I had no idea there was anything else or any difference in blades until I started coming here.
    Johnnie
    Single Malt Scotch and Extra Sharp Cheddar. Lifes perfect! Johnnie, BOTOC

  2. #22
    Thread Starter

    Default

    I may try them again later. I'm still in my first month of this. But at $1.75 for the pack, I just threw those out. I'll get my sampler and see what else I can find that works for me.
    Two months in and I haven't bled out yet.....

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    312
    Images
    4

    Default

    I have to agree with the folks saying that the Walmart black case Wilkinson's are crap. Yesterday I used a new Wilkinson with an Old type. I have used a long comb NEW and an Old with Astra SPs, red Personnas and Feathers over the last couple weeks. Those blades and razors gave me fine shaves.

    The Wilkinson ripped my face up. I had bad razor burn on my cheeks and neck that I could feel all day long. At first I thought I might have had an allergic reaction to the T&H 1805 cream I used (despite using it twice before without issue), but today I used VDH soap which I know I'm not allergic to. I started a first pass WTG and it was pulling very bad. I swapped out the Wilkie for a new red Personna and finished up the shave without issues.

    This is definitely my worst blade so far! Derby's don't work too well for me either, but the Wilkie was MUCH worse.
    -Eric

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Athens, OH
    Posts
    1,493

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Island Dreamer View Post
    Yeah but if you've found *the* blade, why switch? Even if you save 2/3 of the cost of the Feathers, what's your annual savings? But I'm getting sucked into the Feather black hole and recently ordered a hundred to add to my stash of Astra and Personna Lab blades.

    But back to German Wilkinsons. If they weren't from Walmart I bet people would love them.


    I disagree, I want to like them because they are so easily attainable.
    I could probably load Tabac on a Q-tip and still get a decent lather

  5. #25

    Default

    I suppose that is why we noobs are told to try as many blades as we can to find the one that works for them. I tried the Wilkinson Sword from Walmart after the Derbys and I found that they work well for me. But, I am looking for a "not too sharp" blade that is consistent throughout the week and that was what I got from the Wilkinson. I almost decided to stop my search but told myself that wouldn't be right since it was only my second blade. I liked the Derbys too, except for the first and second shave when the blade seems to be sharper and I'm more prone to making an error which results in bleeding.

    I hope you find that blade that works well for you, and find it quickly. Good luck.
    - Larry

  6. Default

    I will have to agree with most people here and say that the Wilkies Swords are decent blade. I am new to DE shaving and having fun trying different blades. The Walmart Wilkinson Swords gave me a decent shave when I tried one when I had just started DE shaving. I still have the rest of the pack to revisit and will get back to them. I am having too much fun trying different blades trying to figure out which ones work best. I think everyone should do this. Yes you may love your blade that you shave with every day and can't be bothered to try other blades. But what happens if you can no longer obtain them because they get pulled off the market?? You are stuck watching the F/S/T and ebay stocking up on your favorite blades.

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Las Vegas, NV
    Posts
    170

    Default

    I like the Wilks, I only restarted to DE shave recently. I started with a very inexpensive kit, $30 tops and this included TTO DE razor, boar brush, 3 pucks of VDH and 3 packs of the Wilks. My first shave left me with several weepers and plenty of irritation. Thankfully I persisted (technique is everything) and I now I get a DFS with the blades and toss after 3 uses (I get irritation on the 4th shave). I've won a couple of blade PIFs and have several blades to try and will post my findings on them soon. I will certainly use the Wilkys as my benchmark and continue to use them until I find "The One"

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    halfway between Memphis and Nashville
    Posts
    916
    Images
    2

    Default

    They were my first blade and I still keep them around. There are better blades out there but for price and availibility, they're good blades.
    Larry- In a 12 step program for RAD

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Phoenix
    Posts
    232

    Default

    As always, YMMV.
    I used a pack of them when WM first switched over from Personna, and they were pretty good. Not great, but pretty good. Certainly good enough.
    However, different blades have different "personalities," which can be influenced by choice of razor, one's technique, and the way God made one's face.
    I'd say if they work for you, cool. If they don't, don't waste time or mental/emotional energy hating them; just use a different brand.

    Pax, y'all!
    http://archives.wittenburgdoor.com/archives/lastword-164.html

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Calif.
    Posts
    234

    Default

    I keep the Wally Wilkinson Sword blades in mind for the day when I'll need to pick up blades after traveling, and I have a few left from a pack, but they're not my favorite. I recently tried one in my R41 and didn't like it in that razor, though it seemed to be much more workable in my other razors.

    The Astra SPs are my go-to blades.
    Chris 62 Slim, 60 FB, 49-50 SS, 46-50 Gold BET, Trvl Tech, Merkur 12c, 39c, Muhle 2011 R41

  11. #31
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Bonny Doon
    Posts
    9,663
    Images
    453

    Default

    Working fine for me, I'm not sure where your burn is coming from but you didn't mention what razor you are using. Consistent prep and technique have shown me that many different blades work just fine for me and I'm also using Gillette razors that I'm quite familiar with such as milder TTO Aristocrats and Super Speeds.
    --Doug

    Visit B&B's pen forum, The Nib

  12. #32
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    961

    Default

    They suck!
    Williams lover!

  13. #33
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    312
    Images
    4

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TimeWeaver View Post
    As always, YMMV.
    I used a pack of them when WM first switched over from Personna, and they were pretty good. Not great, but pretty good. Certainly good enough.
    However, different blades have different "personalities," which can be influenced by choice of razor, one's technique, and the way God made one's face.
    I'd say if they work for you, cool. If they don't, don't waste time or mental/emotional energy hating them; just use a different brand.

    Pax, y'all!
    I used an Old type and got bad results. Previously I had used a Wilkinson Sword in my Merkur HD and it was just ok. I'm not trying to convince anyone that they're crap, just agreeing with other posters who have had bad experiences with them. It's great it they work for you guys, but I'm staying away. I have a 100 blade sampler to go through and there are many brands I like much better already. Astra SPs and Feathers are my go to blades.
    -Eric

  14. #34

    Default

    Im sticking with the Personnas.I get them from my local Sally Beauty Supply for $2.19 with my club card.
    I may try the Wilkes,but so far the Personnas are working for me.

  15. #35

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleSparky View Post
    They suck!
    Brilliant analysis.

  16. #36
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    1,608

    Default

    I've resisted trying these, but for $1.75 I'm going to give them a try after seeing they get decent reviews overall.

    As others have said, after more than one year de shaving now, my technique and prep allow me to use pretty much any blade with good results.
    - Lucas

  17. #37

    Default

    You'll find posts saying "_______ sucks" for every brand of blade, razor, soap, cream, post shave product, brush, etc. The only way to *know* anything is to try them yourself. That's why the suggestion of sample packs for blades and samplers for soaps and creams is so often made. With regards to the German Wilkinsons, you will either hate them, feel meh about them, or love them. And it will have only cost you a couple bucks to know for yourself.

  18. #38
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Lake Zurich, IL
    Posts
    1,734

    Default

    These blades are being sold by Walmart. Did you expect top shelf? I've tried them and they're OK. They don't match up to my top shelf blades but they will work in a pinch. Someone once said, "you get what you pay for".
    Life is for the birds.

  19. #39

    Default

    Yep,

    Derbys suck.

    Thanks,
    Mike

    Quote Originally Posted by Island Dreamer View Post
    You'll find posts saying "_______ sucks" for every brand of blade...

  20. #40
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    North East USA
    Posts
    575

    Default

    Somebody around me must like them cause the slot is emptied most of the time at the Wal-Mart near me. I have seen it stocked on a few occasions.
    -Dave

Similar Threads

  1. Wilkies - A Pleasant Surprise
    By rhitee93 in forum Double Edged Razors
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-20-2012, 05:33 AM
  2. F/T 200 Wilkies Classic for 200 Red Personna's
    By redtide in forum Shaving Mall - Buy/Sell/Trade
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-31-2012, 06:23 PM
  3. English Wilkies
    By IronHammer in forum Safety Razor Blades
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 04-18-2011, 09:25 PM
  4. #*$&ing UK Wilkies...
    By Patrik in forum Safety Razor Blades
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-02-2010, 10:58 AM
  5. Walmart
    By Jimbo in forum General Shaving Discussion
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: 10-29-2008, 03:49 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
By accessing Badger & Blade, you agree to abide by the Terms of Usage. You can find our Privacy Policy here.
Once submitted, any posts, images, or content become the property of Badger & Blade.
Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.