Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 28

Thread: Personna red vs personna blue

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    50
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default Personna red vs personna blue

    I am only three months into wet shaving and I am experimenting with different blades. I have read in a few posts that Personna Reds are good. My question is are these the same blades or some kind of knock off? I found them on the shelf at a local store and they seem ok. I have seen these in both a red and blue package. Are these the same blades that are getting the good reviews on B&B? Also are the Personna reds = crystal blades?

    Thanks for all the help.

    http://www.amazon.com/Personna-Plati...5051937&sr=8-2

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    420
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    I don't think they are. The ones in your link look like the ones they used to sell at wal-mart. The Personna reds that a lot of people like are made in Israel (Isrealli Reds).

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Lost in the lather
    Posts
    22,976
    Images
    34
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)

    Default

    Nope, nope and nope.....

    what are called "Reds" are made in Israel. Personna super blues are made in Verona Virgina and come in 2 flavors, hospital prep, and commercial (both 100 pack bulk). The ones in the store are also from the Verona plant but not the same as the medical or commercial blades.

    A few pics for you:

    "Reds" 5 pack carton and 10 pack dispenser



    Super Blues: Meds and Labs:

    Mick - "getting through life one shave at a time"

    Steward of the Shave Clinic & Newbie Check-In Forum

    If you have enjoyed the time you have spent on B&B please suppot B&B by becoming a contributing member.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    HB, California
    Posts
    6,631
    Images
    4
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Default

    Below is some more info on the various US made Personna blades:

    Original thread: http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthr...onfusion-59353

    Quote Originally Posted by TheVez2 View Post
    Hopefully this clears up everything with regard to the American Personnas:


    ASR Makes their Personna blades in 4 different "grades".

    1) Stainless Steel
    Packaged as: CVS house brand

    2) Stainless Steel w/Comfort Coating* A.K.A. Super Stainless Steel**
    Packaged as: Personna 5 pack (from Sally Beauty or WCS), Walgreens house brand, Blue wrapped Super AKA ”Lab Blue”, Med Preps “Hospital Use”***

    3) Platinum Chrome****
    Packaged as: Personna 10 Pack (from Personna.com, Walmart.com), Exchange Select house brand (Military BX/PX)

    4) Platinum Chrome w/Comfort Coating A.K.A. Super Platinum Chrome**
    Packaged as: Personna 5 pack from Sally Beauty.com, Barber Personna (White wrapper)

    * Comfort Coating means PTFE “Teflon” coated, and provides a smoother edge.

    **”Super” on a blade just means that it has the comfort coating.

    *** Med Preps “Hospital Use” are the same blade as the Labs/Lab Blue, however they go through an extra cleansing/sterilization process prior to wrapping, making them safe for hospital operating rooms.

    **** Platinum Chrome blade is more durable and keeps its edge longer than Stainless Steel.




    Example Packaging:
    1) Stainless Steel


    2) Stainless Steel w/Comfort Coating


    3) Platinum Chrome


    4) Platinum Chrome w/Comfort Coating
    -Chris-
    "Fear is the mindkiller"

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Connecticut Shoreline
    Posts
    2,012
    Images
    35
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    If you are referring to Red IPs (red wrapper) vs. Crystals (blue wrapper), they are both from Israel, and both excellent, smooth blades perfect for new shavers. I personally found the Crystals more forgiving, but that's just me.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	4-21-2012 10-23-02 PM.jpg 
Views:	1323 
Size:	4.7 KB 
ID:	237872 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	4-21-2012 10-27-22 PM.jpg 
Views:	1324 
Size:	12.9 KB 
ID:	237873
    Last edited by Codfish; 04-21-2012 at 07:32 PM.
    Jim S.
    "You can always tell who the pioneers are. They're the ones with arrows in their backs." --Silicon Valley saying

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    211
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    go for the med's, they are damn nice blades.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Dunedin, New Zealand
    Posts
    63
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by lr11 View Post
    go for the med's, they are damn nice blades.
    I just ordered some labs today, from what I have read they are very nice blades.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    280
    Images
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    In the UK there's another strand to this. Tesco and Boots sell plain blades that are made in Isreal, with a black and silver cardboard insert. Morrisins sell "Persona" branded blades with the same insert in the box. No doubt there are others. The blades are unmarked when unwrapped.
    Fad has vanished but shave will be great forever. Thanks to lessons learned at B&B !

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!
    Posts
    17,130
    Images
    7
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Codfish View Post
    If you are referring to Red IPs (red wrapper) vs. Crystals (blue wrapper), they are both from Israel, and both excellent, smooth blades perfect for new shavers. I personally found the Crystals more forgiving, but that's just me.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	4-21-2012 10-23-02 PM.jpg 
Views:	1323 
Size:	4.7 KB 
ID:	237872 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	4-21-2012 10-27-22 PM.jpg 
Views:	1324 
Size:	12.9 KB 
ID:	237873
    This ^.

    Personally I prefer the reds, but as the man said, YM....
    -David

    Australia? Visit the Great Southern Land!

    WWHLD?

    Wake me up when Laphroaig releases an aftershave.
    Need help? PM a Mod!


  10. #10

    Default

    Personna manufactures its US blades in Knoxville, TN. Verona, VA is--or was, before ASR (American Safety Razor, Personna's parent company) went bankrupt in recent years and was bought up by Energizer--ASR's manufacturing headquarters.
    http://www.qualitymag.com/CDA/Articl...00000000558549
    Last edited by Mandina; 04-22-2012 at 03:18 PM.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Milan, Italy
    Posts
    131
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Another great post to understand Personna blade. Thank you to collect and share the information!
    Before I read it I couldn't understand because I bought a package of 10 blades that is mainly light blue coloured so I didn't understand it's defined red israeli personna. It's strange that the customer need to organize themselves to understand the products. In some countries there is a developed discipline called marketing that could help in these cases.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Utrecht, Netherlands
    Posts
    12,100
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by clango View Post
    It's strange that the customer need to organize themselves to understand the products. In some countries there is a developed discipline called marketing that could help in these cases.
    The confusion probably has to do with Personna "Red" being meaningless in a large part of the world, since they always were packed in white wrappers there.

    "Personna Red" is also an American unofficial product name, I believe, and not a name that Personna Israel use themselves.
    Pitralon forever - Real pens have a nib - If it doesn't tick, it's not a watch

  13. #13
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Chandler, AZ
    Posts
    29,100
    Images
    26
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)

    Default

    For some reason Personna makes a ton of blades under different labels and has never explained the differences.
    Jim P. - Chandler, Arizona

    ackvil (at) badgerandblade.com
    Arizona Retro Shave Enthusiast.
    Any questions? Just ask! Since I may not read all of the posts feel free to PM or Email me.

    "Winning is
    like shaving - do it every day or you wind up looking like a bum."
    Jack Kemp

    Be a gentleman at all times. Shine your shoes, shave every day, be considerate of others, and don't chew with your mouth open. Words of advice from my late mother.



  14. #14
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Bellaire, Texas
    Posts
    5,920
    Images
    2
    Mentioned
    30 Post(s)

    Default

    They certainly are not the same. Although I've not found a bad one, the Israeli "Reds" are far and away my favorite. In fact, that's my favorite blade of all I've tried and the first that I ordered 100 of. The med preps and lab blues are nice blades, but I've not found a more comfortable blade than my beloved Reds.
    Just killin' time until the next shave . . . . TL

    Doak~~FBF15--Order of the Fat--Fat February--One Blade in February Challenge--SEtember '15--BOTOC--OCtober '15--Doin' the Bingle

    Steward of General Shaving Discussion -- Steward? Whazzat???

    My Wiki

    B&B Forum Rules | Getting Started | Tutorials | Forum Etiquette | Pronunciation Guide | What is a PIF? | FAQ | Acronyms

    Contribute to B&B!


  15. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Athens Al
    Posts
    5,242
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    I prefer Red Personna

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Near Boot Hill.
    Posts
    583
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    I definitely love the Reds. Very forgiving and always in my blade rotation.
    Orb - F.O.R.T., LEMS , PAS , Order of Pinaud , teamTOBS , Voskhod Comrades Club, L.O.B.O.S

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Utrecht, Netherlands
    Posts
    12,100
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ackvil View Post
    For some reason Personna makes a ton of blades under different labels and has never explained the differences.
    Probably because many of those were already made before Personna (and later ASR) acquired the Israel company.

    Edit: when I started shaving, the "Made in Israel" blades were already sold at MIRO, a Dutch supermarket.
    Last edited by Eeyore; 04-05-2015 at 12:52 PM.
    Pitralon forever - Real pens have a nib - If it doesn't tick, it's not a watch

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    37,427
    Images
    3
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)

    Default

    Good info and insights from all.
    Shaving scenes in movies and TV shows
    "I can't hardly wait for tomorrow to come so I can shave again!"

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    West Coast
    Posts
    839
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Default

    Chiming in with my two cents - I think your result depends on a great many factors not least of which is your equipment. Reds work well for me with a Merkur 34 and OK with a Muhle R41 but they are a disaster in my Progress, however, the Med Preps are phenomenal in the Progress.
    C.O.L.D. (Founder), BOTOC, DKAD, HMW, Excalibur -- No matter where you go, there you are.

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    60
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    https://shavenation.com/collections/...l-200ct-sleeve so are these the "red" ones? Says made with Swedish steel
    Jon - R41-13 & DE89LBL. Personna & Feather. Imperial Barber & Kiehls

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 43
    Last Post: 08-27-2013, 06:12 AM
  2. Difference between Personna Blue and Personna Red
    By tchudson in forum Safety Razor Blades
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-04-2011, 10:45 AM
  3. Personna Super Super (Blue Personna)
    By michiganlover in forum Safety Razor Blades
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-27-2009, 12:27 PM

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 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.