Cadbury, get me my wilkinsons. I have an engagement at the club with Ms. Shroomshryer and need to be at my smoothest. Chop chop!
With a name like Wilkinson Sword Classic and such overwrought packaging (not shown) containing many words about the lineage and awesomeness of the triple coated edge, I expect this blade to give me a high society quality close shave. Whatever that means. All I know is that I can’t read Wilkinson Sword in anything but the stereotypical high-brow Richie Rich inflect.
Hopefully, the Wilkinson Sword (amazon search) blades will live up to their name.
Outside of the waste that is the card pack upon which the blade pack was attached (seen here), the Wilkinsons come in a plastic box with each blade wrapped in was paper. The box has a slot for used blades on the back.
I’m a little concerned by the glue splotches on the blade, though they are nowhere near as bad as the Astras nor are the splotches on the cutting edge itself.
Wow! I had inadvertently set up this blade for a bit of a first shave challenge, not having shaved the day prior (the Astras were just that meh).
Yet, the Wilkinson blade produced an excellent shave. Not only is it one of the smoothest shaves I have had, but the blade caused basically zero skin irritation at all (the Derby and Feather blades both produced a similar shave, but with just a tad of skin irritation).
Hopefully, the blade will prove to be durable, too.