05-01-2014, 11:29 AM
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  • Johnny
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There is a speciality design company in the UK by the name of Bolin Webb. At the present time they make these beautiful custom handles for the Gillette Mach 3 and Fusion cartridges. I do not like the Fusion cartridge so I thought I would try one of the Mach 3 designs. Not sure how the Mach 3 cartridge is going to work for me, but I just had to give one of these a try. They really are a thing of beauty, especially in person. The handle fits naturally and comfortable in the hand. Almost feels like an extension of the hand.

After I use this a few times and after the Cartridge Review Section gets up and running, I will post a full review. My shave tomorrow will be the bottom picture.

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 05-01-2014, 01:04 PM
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Wow, that is a sleek design! Biggrin

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 05-01-2014, 01:28 PM
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  • freddy
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I'm looking forward to your thoughts on this, Johnny.

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 05-01-2014, 04:21 PM
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this actually looks like a cart I'd use.

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 05-01-2014, 05:00 PM
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That's a very beautiful/sleek design, I really like that.

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 05-02-2014, 09:21 AM
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  • Johnny
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Well, I attempted my first shave with the Bolin Webb this morning using the Mach 3 cartridge. Started the first pass and stopped. I knew right then this was not for me. Washed my face off, went to the drug store and bought a pack of Mach 3 Sensitive cartridges.

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Don't know what the difference is other than they are green, but they work for me. Got a really nice close shave without any weepers or irritation in 3-passes.

I will use this for a week and we will see how it goes. I do like the contour handle of the Bolin Webb.

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 05-02-2014, 06:36 PM
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This razor appears to be identical to the Gillette "Body" razor I say this evening at the local AOS store.

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 05-02-2014, 06:39 PM
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  • Johnny
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It is the same handle, black version that is made for Gillette by Bolin Webb. The handle with one blade is $70.00 at Fendrihan.com in Canada.

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 05-07-2014, 07:15 AM
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I picked up a Bolin Webb handle for my son at Christmas last year. I really like the look of it and since he seems set on using a cartridge razor, I figured the Bolin Webb would look nice on his counter. He likes the handle, its looks, weight and extra grip he gets with it. I keep a cartridge razor around for my head shaves so I might have to look into picking up another Bolin Webb handle.

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 05-07-2014, 07:49 AM
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  • Johnny
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Chris,

Get the nifty little stand they make for that razor that is in my picture above. It works great for holding the razor and it looks good on the counter. Even my wife likes it.

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 05-07-2014, 11:26 AM
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Is that pictured in your last photo? If so, I'm always up for some more shaving stuff on the counter, even if my wife is not. Biggrin

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 05-07-2014, 11:42 AM
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  • Johnny
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Yes sir, in my last photo above. And you can get it HERE

Just like this:

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 05-07-2014, 11:55 AM
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  • Gago
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Oh bummer... this green cart. ruined the design =/

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 05-07-2014, 12:01 PM
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  • Johnny
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The green cart is mine, not theirs. I cannot use the regular black Mach 3 cart.

The design is still there, just the looks are different.

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 05-07-2014, 12:13 PM
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  • Gago
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(05-07-2014, 12:01 PM)Johnny Wrote: The green cart is mine, not theirs. I cannot use the regular black Mach 3 cart.

The design is still there, just the looks are different.

Yeah, i got that,Johnny. I'm sayin that its a pity that you had to change the cartridge and that ( IMO) ruined the looks of it.

The handle is very nice looking, though.

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 05-07-2014, 12:40 PM
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  • Johnny
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Well, I bought it to shave with, not look at. But I agree, it does look better with the black cartridge.

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