I used to be able to buy the fabled Gillette Platinums - also known as the Swedish Gillettes - at a local store, untill they went out of stock about a mont ago.
Last time I visited the store I found these i place of the plastic cased Swedes:
For comparison, the well known packaging of the Swedes:
Offcourse I bought a pack. Upon examining the blades I discovered this:
Individually wrapped blades, nice
Two layers of wrapping! Haven't seen that before
Except from the glue spots (yuck!) this sure looks like a Swede
Some comparison shots:
Top; Swede, bottom; the "new" blade
Left; front of "new" card, right; front of Swede card
Left; back of "new" card, right; back of Swede card
Gillette Platinum/Swedes in a new package? From the looks of the blade it sure seems like it. I haven't tried the blade yet as I am personally no big fan of the Platinums/Swedes (too sharp/unforgiving) for me.
Anyone with a lot of experience with the Swedes willing to make a comparison? Send me a PM.