12-03-2016, 11:29 AM
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They warned me as a kid... "If you keep playing along the creek bank, you'll fall in".
I kept thinking about the Guard, reading and watching reviews.  I fell in this morning!  I broke down and ordered a couple of razors and cartridges from an ebay seller.
I have been a rabid DE shaver for just over a year now, but curiosity got the best of me.  Blush

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 12-19-2016, 04:00 PM
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I just used a Gillette Guard. I'd purchased a few a couple of years ago and never went to one. I'm an avid DE/SE guy, stricken with the trifecta of illnesses: SBAD, RAD, & SSAD.

So I was supposed to be flying to a meeting today, with a short connector. I decided to carry on, which I rarely do. I spoil myself by usually checking a bag loaded with the soap, razor, brush, and blade of the latest obsession.

So I packed a Guard and a Bic Metal, another favorite of mine. Also packed a tube of Speick, a small tub of grated Speick soap, my Stirling little Brudder synthetic.

At 12:30am last night, the phone rang and my first leg of my trip was cancelled by the airline. Not having another choice, I made a 6 1/2 hour drive today.

Last minute, I threw my injector into the bag, since I no longer had to deal with TSA.

Checked into my hotel after the looooong drive and decided to get my shave over with tonight. I decided to use the Guard after reading this thread last night.

Wow!!!!! I am stupefied!!!! The Guard is a wonderful option! I mowed down 2 days of growth in 3 passes and achieved solid BBS. Not cartridge BBS....solid BBS!

I'm probably going to get kicked out of the restaurant for public faceturbating.


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 01-15-2017, 05:58 PM
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Just ordered a Gillette Guard for head shaving.  Many head shavers swear by them.  (I use a DE for my face.)

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 01-27-2017, 08:14 AM
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I have been using the guard on my head for over 1 year---fabulous for head shaves,not so much for the face

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 01-29-2017, 04:09 AM
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(01-27-2017, 08:14 AM)beisler Wrote: I have been using the guard on my head for over 1 year---fabulous for head shaves,not so much for the face

How many head shaves do you get per cartridge?

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 01-30-2017, 01:02 PM
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Alot---I shave my head every day,so not alot of work---I guess each cartdrige lasts me 2 weeks and I bought 50 carts about 2 years ago.
(01-15-2017, 05:58 PM)GoHabs Wrote: Just ordered a Gillette Guard for head shaving.  Many head shavers swear by them.  (I use a DE for my face.)

(01-29-2017, 04:09 AM)GoHabs Wrote:
(01-27-2017, 08:14 AM)beisler Wrote: I have been using the guard on my head for over 1 year---fabulous for head shaves,not so much for the face

How many head shaves do you get per cartridge?
Alot---I shave my head every day,so not alot of work---I guess each cartdrige lasts me 2 weeks and I bought 50 carts about 2 years ago.

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 08-09-2017, 05:08 AM
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I have a couple of these Guard razors on the way. Really curious to see how well a 1-blade Gillette cartridge works. Pretty excited actually.

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 07-17-2018, 09:30 AM
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I bought this razor with a few replacement carts 2-3 years ago from Ebay. I thought it was an interesting design and said why not. When I received them, I chose not to use them for no actual reason. Now I'm on vacation and took it with me. Used it last night for the very first time. It's sharp, but I didn't get a close shave eventually. No cuts and irritation, thank god. I think it's a safe option for a trip. We'll see how it goes and probably I'll order a few just in case.

Forgot to mention that the shave experience reminded me of the OneBlade. Only that Gillette Guard is dirty cheap and most probably it lasts longer than the FHS... Guard costs $0,25 per cart, while FHS costs around $0,65 per blade...

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 07-17-2018, 12:40 PM
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I took the Guard with me on a trip of a few days last week. I've only ever used one cart and it must be on its 20th shave or so.

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