Poll: Preferred Cartridge Blade Pole
 01-21-2016, 05:52 PM
#81
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Dorco Pacer 3.  As good or better than Mach 3 or Schick Hydro, but less expensive.

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 01-21-2016, 08:03 PM
#82
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I have only used the Fusion blades that you find everywhere...I use a cart for travel sometimes and now I am doing research on the feather carts...looks promising

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 01-21-2016, 08:18 PM
#83
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I use carts for travel also, and the price of the Dorco Pacer 3 is great.

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 01-21-2016, 08:44 PM
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  • SRNewb
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When I used them, it was Mach 3. If I were to use them again, it would still be the Mach 3.

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 01-21-2016, 08:46 PM
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(01-21-2016, 08:44 PM)SRNewb Wrote: When I used them, it was Mach 3. If I were to use them again, it would still be the Mach 3.


The man loves what he loves

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 01-22-2016, 03:53 PM
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  • SCOV
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A few years ago, I bought a 8 or 9 pack of Mach 3 blades from Amazon to use with my much loved Edwin Jagger Chatsworth cartridge handle.  Mach 3 packaging looked unusual and not domestic.  After a few shaves, I purchased a Feather MR3, an Edwin Jagger DE87 safety razor and reading shaving forums.  

In slight defense of Amazon, good price and I normally used the Mach 3 Turbo.

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 04-01-2016, 08:13 AM
#87
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The Gillette Trac II. Nothing beats the simplicity and beauty in it's design, and that the shave is always perfect without any irritation. To me, the Trac II represents the pinnacle of Gillette's R&D in an era when they were REALLY driven to come up with a new solution, rather than the subsequent derivatives.

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 07-04-2016, 06:02 PM
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Gillette Sensor Excel (twin blades with lube strip and skin stretchers)
Haven't used anything but a DE since I started using one about three years ago, but my favorite cartridge was definitely the Gillette Sensor Excel.
Don't miss it though. Was comfy as you could ask for. But not as close as DE and prone to ingrowns once in a while, which I've had zero of with DE.

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 07-04-2016, 11:59 PM
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(12-19-2014, 07:24 AM)tonsorius Wrote: i will never find out which one to prefer because i have not and will not experiment with cartridges.


Beats me, why would a grown up man post in a thread about your preferred cartridge, when you clearly state you never had nor will ever experiment with cartridges

Only reason I can find is that you are so full of yourself, that you love to let other people know how much you dislike cartridges and how proud you are of the fact, that you use either a DE, SE or a Straight razor.....

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 07-05-2016, 12:02 AM
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My current favourite is:

1.st pass: Fusion
2.nd pass: Mach 3

This cartridge combo gives me the best shaves of my life. Beating all the DE and SE razors I have owned, and I have owned a lot since 2011.

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 07-05-2016, 02:01 AM
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(07-05-2016, 12:02 AM)CHSeifert Wrote: My current favourite is:

1.st pass: Fusion
2.nd pass: Mach 3

This cartridge combo gives me the best shaves of my life. Beating all the DE and SE razors I have owned, and I have owned a lot since 2011.
You should definitely try the OneBlade.

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 07-05-2016, 05:49 AM
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(07-05-2016, 02:01 AM)nikos.a Wrote:
(07-05-2016, 12:02 AM)CHSeifert Wrote: My current favourite is:

1.st pass: Fusion
2.nd pass: Mach 3

This cartridge combo gives me the best shaves of my life. Beating all the DE and SE razors I have owned, and I have owned a lot since 2011.
You should definitely try the OneBlade.

Nikos,

Already owned it, and sold it. Fantastic shaver, crappy handle. Even after 10 shaved I hated the handle. And did not give me the same quality shave I get from the combo I mentioned above. Too mild. And I exchanged blades after one shave. 

But definitely a great SE razor. The best so far for me. But I only shave 3-4 times a week and have stiff stubbles, and it had problems. Not like the Feather DE, but still problems removing my whiskers. 

Fusion first pass, Mach 3 second pass and the stumbles are 95% gone. Just need touch up to get BBS from there. Only Plisson, ATT H and R41 could do that, but they felt uncomfortable in the long run and did not improve the shaving quality.

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 07-05-2016, 06:09 AM
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(07-05-2016, 05:49 AM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(07-05-2016, 02:01 AM)nikos.a Wrote:
(07-05-2016, 12:02 AM)CHSeifert Wrote: My current favourite is:

1.st pass: Fusion
2.nd pass: Mach 3

This cartridge combo gives me the best shaves of my life. Beating all the DE and SE razors I have owned, and I have owned a lot since 2011.
You should definitely try the OneBlade.

Nikos,

Already owned it, and sold it. Fantastic shaver, crappy handle. Even after 10 shaved I hated the handle. And did not give me the same quality shave I get from the combo I mentioned above. Too mild. And I exchanged blades after one shave. 

But definitely a great SE razor. The best so far for me. But I only shave 3-4 times a week and have stiff stubbles, and it had problems. Not like the Feather DE, but still problems removing my whiskers. 

Fusion first pass, Mach 3 second pass and the stumbles are 95% gone. Just need touch up to get BBS from there. Only Plisson, ATT H and R41 could do that, but they felt uncomfortable in the long run and did not improve the shaving quality.

Claus, the handle feels a bit awkward, I agree with you.

Mach 3 is an extremely efficient razor, I was using it exclusively for many years. And I have a tough beard, like you.

I could still use my Mach 3 with no problem, but I prefer shaving with DE/SE razors now that I use shaving soaps. It's the whole procedure that makes me want to use something more traditional.

About the OneBlade, I really like the fact that is impossible to cut yourself, even an inexperienced shaver could have a great shave. Only a few razors can do that. The shave feeling is totally different than any other razor I've tried in the past.

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 07-19-2016, 12:44 PM
#94
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Love my Fusion.. Have a boar tusk handle and a deer antler handle.  Have a Mach 3 horn handle also but I get way more shaves and better shaves with the fusion.
Gillette got it right with the pivoting head.  I think its the One Blade Razor for $299 that has a pivoting head. 

Truthfully if you properly  prepare your beard before shaving any razor works.

Personaly I feel wetshaving is about getting your beard hydrated  - the brush and the lather.  Not the straight or the SE or DE razor.

I had a shave at Trumper's in London a while back and when he pulled out the Mach 3 I was surprised.  The barber said that the cartridge gave the best shave.

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 07-20-2016, 01:01 PM
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(07-19-2016, 12:44 PM)faceliftdr Wrote:   The barber said that the cartridge gave the best shave.

He knew what he speaks...

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 07-20-2016, 10:54 PM
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(07-20-2016, 01:01 PM)gargamel Wrote:
(07-19-2016, 12:44 PM)faceliftdr Wrote:   The barber said that the cartridge gave the best shave.

He knew what he speaks...

Counter to your belief, some of us have been all around the block (me since 2011, owning a LOT of high end DE razors and SE razors) and found Mach 3 and Fusion to give The Superior Shave.

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 08-18-2016, 10:53 AM
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Has anyone else tried the King of Shaves Hyperglide 5-blade razor?  It doesn't have a lube strip per se, instead the entire face of the razor is supposed to be immersed in water for a bit and then it is intended to supply lubrication.

After seeing some favorable reviews online, I bought one at Target a while back and have tried it a few times, but I can't say I like how it feels.  The head and handle geometry is unusual, if you're used to Gillette or Schick carts or any DE/SE I've used.  Because the blades are somewhat recessed into the head, for me, it takes a fair amount of pressure to get much stubble cut off, and then it tends to irritate my skin.  Even so, I always find I have several areas, such as the lower edges of my jaw, that I usually find still have stubble despite a lengthy session of buffing and touch up.

Also, I like the Gillette lube strips, which tend to be far too gooey for a couple of shaves, but at least the fading color makes it obvious at a glance which carts has been used a number of times.  With the KoS, the face is always white, so it becomes a guessing game if you have a random new cart or not.  I finally resorted to using a red Sharpie to flag used carts.

Terry

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 08-21-2016, 12:21 PM
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I voted "other." I only use a cart when I'm traveling with a carry-on and can't find any SE blades where I'm visiting. As a last resort, I always carry a couple of Gillette Guards. I can't stand the gunk that gathers with multi-blade cartridges, so I use a single-blade cart.

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 08-23-2016, 03:43 PM
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(05-02-2014, 09:23 AM)Johnny Wrote:
(05-01-2014, 08:26 PM)Johnny Wrote: Anyone ever use the Mach 3 Sensitive Blades? If so, could you tell a difference or is it just a green gimmick?

Well, I answered my own question this morning.  There is a difference other than the color.  Not sure what it is, but it is different.

I could not use the regular Mach 3 cartridge but got a great 3-pass shave with the Mach 3 Sensitive.

They should make a Mach 2 cartridge for us 2-blade lovers.

I've not tried the regular Mach 3, but use the Mach 3 Sensitive blades (with the battery powered handle) in my travel kit.  Always get great shaves, typically better than my DE shaves (but I attribute that more to my lack of experience with DE shaving than anything).

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 10-22-2016, 07:10 AM
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Sensor with my aftermarket ebony handle from Em's Shaving Place. Two blades work great for me when I have to shave at 3 am during the work week.

Clayton

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