07-11-2015, 08:13 AM
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The Gillette Trac II/GII/PII:

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 07-11-2015, 10:48 AM
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nice pic

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 07-11-2015, 11:05 AM
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I have a Deluxe Trac II and a GII - both used. I use the GII when away for more than one or two nights (in which case I grab a Bic 1 Sensitive). It's a well-built razor that shaves perfectly well. Cartridges are easily found for about 25p/unit so, really, the only slights drawbacks are the volume of plastic and the more functional aesthetic.

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 07-11-2015, 11:42 AM
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  • Leo K.
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[Image: fbiDvHu.jpg]I love my Deluxe Trac II, the color as well as the heft. I was surprised it had a little weight to it. Aces!

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 07-11-2015, 12:08 PM
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(07-11-2015, 11:42 AM)Leo K. Wrote: [Image: fbiDvHu.jpg]I love my Deluxe Trac II, the color as well as the heft. I was surprised it had a little weight to it. Aces!

Excellent painting, I thought it was software until I read your latest Sensor post...

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 07-11-2015, 12:10 PM
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Thank you! It's a digital painting, but each brush stroke is mine. Aces!

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 07-23-2015, 02:29 PM
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  • Leo K.
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Once again I'm impressed with the twin blade Personna cartridge on my Trac II handle. A DFS in one single pass. What a great system. The Trac II sports such a beautiful sleek design. I'm going to try to get a spare vintage handle. Aces!

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 07-23-2015, 03:00 PM
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I've had a Deluxe and just received a 7 O'Clock since I wanted to play cheap while experimenting again with Tracs. No comparison in quality between the two -- the 7 has a rough finish -- so I suppose I'll have to get another Deluxe and hang onto it this time. Besides, the brown handle and gold tone is almost decadent, which is not a common description when referring to cartridge razors.

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 07-27-2015, 10:00 AM
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Trac ll adjustable ?

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 07-27-2015, 05:12 PM
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(07-27-2015, 10:00 AM)SnafuJack Wrote: Trac ll adjustable ?

The Trac II adjustable is a version of the cartridge.

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 09-17-2015, 06:02 AM
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  • Leo K.
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I keep returning to my vintage Trac II Deluxe (1972). It is such a joy to shave with the Personna Twin Plus carts. My favorite shaving system is the double-blade cartridge. The original Trac II handle sports an aesthetically pleasing design, not to mention the nostalgia value I receive from it (it was my dad's main razor).  It's funny, after two years of shaving with DE's and Injectors I return to the double-blade cartridge (my old razor was the original Sensor).

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 10-04-2015, 06:46 AM
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The Trac II was my first cartridge razor and the one I always liked the best. I didn't care for the Atra when it came out or the multi-blade ones today. I don't like any of the ones with a pivot head. I feel I have more control and a better feel with the non-pivot head.
Here is a picture of my Trac II I bought around 1973 and a recent after market one with a metal handle. I like the weight of the metal handle one better but I keep my old Trac II for old time sake.

[Image: Bj8fAo3.jpg][Image: ip3mQRN.jpg]

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 10-04-2015, 08:12 AM
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An excellent cartridge razor.   With cartridges, IMHO, the less the better:  maximum two blades, no adjustments, springs, vibrators, etc.   I used the Trac II for many years, then the Atra.   It's been back to blades for a long time now.

Stanley

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 10-04-2015, 08:47 AM
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I find I can get a close shave with the Trac II. It is smooth and close. For me anyway. Some of the after market ones are really cool looking too.

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 10-04-2015, 08:53 AM
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(10-04-2015, 06:46 AM)shave/brush Wrote: . . . my Trac II I bought around 1973 . . .

[Image: WqC6JqA.jpg]

That's a rare bird. I had the European-made GII version.

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 10-04-2015, 09:33 AM
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(10-04-2015, 08:53 AM)rsp1202 Wrote:
(10-04-2015, 06:46 AM)shave/brush Wrote: . . . my Trac II I bought around 1973 . . .

[Image: WqC6JqA.jpg]

That's a rare bird. I had the European-made GII version.

It is one of the original ones. Always liked it.

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 10-04-2015, 10:06 AM
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  • Leo K.
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(10-04-2015, 06:46 AM)shave/brush Wrote: The Trac II was my first cartridge razor and the one I always liked the best. I didn't care for the Atra when it came out or the multi-blade ones today. I don't like any of the ones with a pivot head. I feel I have more control and a better feel with the non-pivot head.
Here is a picture of my Trac II I bought around 1973 and a recent after market one with a metal handle. I like the weight of the metal handle one better but I keep my old Trac II for old time sake.

[Image: Bj8fAo3.jpg][Image: ip3mQRN.jpg]
That's a beautiful Trac II. I'm fascinated by the variations in the handle design. I wish I had more history on the making of the Trac II.

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 10-04-2015, 01:58 PM
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I do believe the Trac II was the first cartridge razor. Someone correct me if I am wrong.

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 10-08-2015, 06:01 AM
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(10-04-2015, 01:58 PM)shave/brush Wrote: I do believe the Trac II was the first cartridge razor. Someone correct me if I am wrong.

No, the Wilkinson Sword Bonded Shaving System/T70 was the first. It was only a single blade.

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 10-08-2015, 06:06 AM
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(10-04-2015, 10:06 AM)Leo K. Wrote: That's a beautiful Trac II. I'm fascinated by the variations in the handle design. I wish I had more history on the making of the Trac II.

I have only seen two styles, apart from demonstrators.  Are you aware of any others?

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