02-19-2013, 09:19 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Gentlemen, I ask your indulgence and in some cases forgiveness.

It is a known fact about my sensitive skin, my age, and my love for Schick Injector Razors. Well, here lately even my trusted Schick Injectors have been irritating my skin. For years when I traveled for a living I used the BIC single blade sensitive skin razors. Great little travel razor, cheap, 7-shaves, then throw away. They always gave me great close, two pass, irritation free shaves.

Well, since my travels of late I have been using those little darlings again, and again they have given me irritation free, close, two pass shaves.

So, I've purchased for the time being, 12 bags of 12 razors. That's 144 razors, good for 7 shaves each, for a total of 1,008 shaves.

So don't throw stones at me when you see these in my upcoming SOTD pictures.

   

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 02-19-2013, 09:25 AM
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  • Theido
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What's wrong with that? Whatever gets you the best results is all that matters.

When I travel I use a cheap disposable razor as it's hard for me to obtain blades once I get somewhere. If the board is going to stone you, I'll be going right along with you.

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 02-19-2013, 09:32 AM
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For a moment, I thought you had switch to electric razors, Johnny.

What a relief. Biggrin

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 02-19-2013, 09:38 AM
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I found that an injector with a vintage schick blade is an amazing potato peeler that made stop shaving for a good few days and only mild razors after that. I can't say the Chinese blades worked wonders for me before either.

The Schicks are getting a lot of attention lately and i am sure they work wonders for most people... not for me.. so off to bst they went where they got snatched in no time.

In fact, thank you for making us aware of a good TSA friendly razor.

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 02-19-2013, 09:53 AM
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  • bjorney
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I like the Bic Sensitives too as TSA-friendly razors. At least they have a single blade, so you get a DE/SE type cutting experience instead of the lift and cut/yank-below-the-surface
of the multi-blades. I always bring a Bic Sensitive and an unloaded DE with me on travel. If I find a place to buy a DE blade, great! If not, still not bad...

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 02-19-2013, 10:19 AM
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  • slantman
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Nothing wrong with disposables if you are travelling by air plane, but I drive most of the time or use Amtrak so I bring regular gear along.

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 02-19-2013, 10:23 AM
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  • beartrap
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My first thought was electric too Biggrin
If you like these, Johnny, you should try Gillette Guard. I use it for my short travels where I don't take any luggage, it is one great shaver.

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 02-19-2013, 10:42 AM
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  • Johnny
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I tried the Gillette Guard and it did not work well for me.

The 12 bags only cost me $30.00, so that is about $.21 per razor. Considering 7 shaves per razor, that's pretty cheap.

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 02-19-2013, 11:12 AM
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(02-19-2013, 10:42 AM)Johnny Wrote: The 12 bags only cost me $30.00, so that is about $.21 per razor. Considering 7 shaves per razor, that's pretty cheap.

Johnny- as long as it works for you is all that matters, we won't make you drink the Kool-Aid just yetWink. Looks like you got a great deal on those as well...$.21/ razor is cheaper than most DE or SE blades.

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 02-19-2013, 11:37 AM
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Sacrilege, but understandable. If it works that well for you, go for it. Now I'm expecting a bunch of confessional posts about using canned shaving foam....

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 02-19-2013, 11:47 AM
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hello johnny, no need to apologize, i just used a bic white handle regular shaver. i don't throw them away after 7 shaves, i bought a razor blade sharpener off ebay that works wonders. i can and do use the same bic for a year or longer. i do use the yellow sensitive bics and believe they are a little easier on your face. i rotate between the bics, gillette good news and the schick slim trim, all disposables. they work well for me and i like them! just my 2 cents worth. keep using those bics johhnny! have a great day! brian (kbh2o)Biggrin

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 02-19-2013, 11:50 AM
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Whatever works. My Dad loved those razors and switched to them in 1975 and never looked back.

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 02-19-2013, 12:07 PM
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  • Johnny
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(02-19-2013, 11:37 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: Sacrilege, but understandable. If it works that well for you, go for it. Now I'm expecting a bunch of confessional posts about using canned shaving foam....

NEVER!!! Nor will I give up my boars and Floid Blue. If you see someone using canned foam on me, his profession will be mortician.

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 02-19-2013, 12:14 PM
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believe it or not, I still use a disposable to touch up my sideburns...

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 02-19-2013, 12:16 PM
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  • Dave
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Whatever works is what I say. Those were my first razors.

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 02-19-2013, 12:47 PM
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  • Howler
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If you need take break for awhile, there is no shame in that.
First priority is healthy skin.

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 02-19-2013, 01:52 PM
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  • Exapno
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Nothing to forgive Johnny, we should all use whatever works, although I do have a question. Would a mild razor like a Schick Krona or EJ 89 with a Bic chrome platinum DE blade not give you a similar quality of shave?

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 02-19-2013, 01:53 PM
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  • Dave
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and Johnny if you need a Krona to try out, I'm but a PM away my friend. Whatever is mine is yours.

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 02-19-2013, 01:56 PM
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YMMV - at least it ain't cartridges Tongue

Then again, despite being plastic and disposable, they are a SE razor...

...half tempted to see if I can't get some over here for shaving at work in fact Undecided

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 02-19-2013, 02:06 PM
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  • Johnny
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(02-19-2013, 01:52 PM)Exapno Wrote: Nothing to forgive Johnny, we should all use whatever works, although I do have a question. Would a mild razor like a Schick Krona or EJ 89 with a Bic chrome platinum DE blade not give you a similar quality of shave?

No sir, most if not all DE razors are more aggressive than these and even my Schick Injectors.

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