07-12-2015, 04:49 PM
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First generation twin blade handles have long disappeared. The best source is a good condition or mint version from eBay. There are alternatives. However, the modern versions of the Gillette Atra, branded as the Vector, Slalom, and Contour are very light and flimsy. The latest incarnations of the Schick Ultrex are a little better, the Exacta2/Extra2/Super II.  A Wilkinson Sword Contact Plus razor is still available in Japan and Australia as the Ultra/Ultrex Plus and only recently disappeared in Germany. These are attractive razors. Supermarkets and drugstore own brand twin razors are limited or also have been discontinued. The Dorco TGII Plus is probably going to be withdrawn shortly, but is a good alternative to a Vector. It is still a lightweight razor, but so were a few of the original twin blade cart systems such as the Profile v2:

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Modern versions of the Atra and Ultrex, with the 90's designed Contact/Ultra/Ultrex Plus...

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Boots/Personna, Lord and Superdrug Dorco TGII.

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The current twin blade cart systems from Dorco, Schick Exacta2,  Gillette Vector, and original Schick Ultrex and Gillette Atra, Wilkinson Sword Profile v1 and Profile v2. And finally the packaged Schick Ultra Plus

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 07-12-2015, 04:51 PM
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It appears you can never have too many Dorco TG II's:

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 09-07-2017, 09:14 PM
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Are any of the Schick handles rubber? I have an all-metal Atra, but I'm looking for a good rubber Atra compatible handle to use for travel. I had a Vector but it was shoddy and quit working.

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 09-14-2017, 01:15 PM
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(09-07-2017, 09:14 PM)LSUfanBR Wrote: Are any of the Schick handles rubber? I have an all-metal Atra, but I'm looking for a good rubber Atra compatible handle to use for travel. I had a Vector but it was shoddy and quit working.

The Schick Exacta above in blue is rubber, but it's not that much of an improvement over a Gillette Vector.

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 09-14-2017, 02:11 PM
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Are these any good? 
I have no idea what blades they take, let alone if its worth getting some to try. 

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 09-16-2017, 08:08 PM
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(09-14-2017, 02:11 PM)lloydrm Wrote: Are these any good? 
I have no idea what blades they take, let alone if its worth getting some to try. 

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They are Trac II compatible,  so Trac II,  Super II or Profile Fixed.

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 09-27-2017, 04:34 PM
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(09-16-2017, 08:08 PM)Sabre Wrote:
(09-14-2017, 02:11 PM)lloydrm Wrote: Are these any good? 
I have no idea what blades they take, let alone if its worth getting some to try. 

They are Trac II compatible,  so Trac II,  Super II or Profile Fixed.

Thanks! Worth trying?

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 10-26-2017, 10:04 PM
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(09-14-2017, 01:15 PM)Sabre Wrote:
(09-07-2017, 09:14 PM)LSUfanBR Wrote: Are any of the Schick handles rubber? I have an all-metal Atra, but I'm looking for a good rubber Atra compatible handle to use for travel. I had a Vector but it was shoddy and quit working.

The Schick Exacta above in blue is rubber, but it's not that much of an improvement over a Gillette Vector.

I ended up getting a Schick that was packaged as an Exacta 2 but it looks like the Extra 2 pictured above and it actually is not that bad. It even had metal connectors which I was not expecting and pivots smoothly. Of course it is not as good as my metal Atras but it will make a good travel razor. However my favorite that I discovered a few weeks a go is a Wilkinson Sword Kompakt. I highly recommend the Kompakt to anyone who is an Atra fan if you can track one down on eBay. 

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