04-19-2017, 07:54 PM
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Found these while I was looking for pictures for Tuesday's post:

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Twinjectors is something I've never heard about... but they must clearly have been a thing, and as far as I can tell they came out at about the same time as first twin blade cartridges - but they don't seem to have been on the market for very long. Even the Shave Nook only have a single post even mentioning the Twinjector before this one; a want-to-buy post from 2013.

A few more pictures I found while digging for more information:
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As often happens, Gillette was not alone in making injectors for twin blades. Both Persona and Schick made them as well in the same time frame, and they seem to have sunk into the murky depths of time without leaving much behind as well.

The Personna Injectore II:
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The Schick Injector Twin:
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I suspect the various twin blade injectors were plagued by the same fault as most multiblade carts; clogging between the blades...

All in all an interesting little oddity that I'm happy I stumbled across in my meandering trek across the internet.

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 04-19-2017, 08:25 PM
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I left multi-blade cartridges because of the gunk build-up between blades. I was in hog heaven for almost two years with single blade shaves, but was ultimately convinced that the twin blade injector blade might give me a closer shave than a Chick in my late model Schick razors. So I bought 132 or so vintage Personna twin blades. Indeed, they are better blades than Chicks, on my face, for my Schick I type and later injector razors. No gunk, as the two blades are very close together, and much closer. I wouldn't bother with any of the late model Schicks without the Personna twins.

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 04-19-2017, 08:31 PM
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I've only read good things about those twin blades. I don't think any of my injectors take those blades so I've never tried them. To be honest, some of the later models don't appeal to me, but I like one you have on your pics. O..o

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 04-19-2017, 08:36 PM
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Interesting post Hans!

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 04-19-2017, 09:44 PM
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Single blades are out! Wink

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 04-20-2017, 12:55 AM
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Coolness.  Thanks for posting.

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 04-20-2017, 09:48 AM
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It looks like there are special "twin blade" dispensers for these. I wonder if single blades could be made to work, or if you'd be limited to NOS blades.

I might consider one if you could use two new single blades - Telly is very convincing, baby.

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 04-20-2017, 09:56 AM
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(04-20-2017, 09:48 AM)Shannon Wrote: It looks like there are special "twin blade" dispensers for these. I wonder if single blades could be made to work, or if you'd be limited to NOS blades.

I might consider one if you could use two new single blades - Telly is very convincing, baby.

Judging from the last picture with the gold razor it looks like the blades are connected to create one double blade. Which probably means NOS only, unfortunately. No experience, btw, I'm just basing that off the photo.

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 04-20-2017, 10:51 AM
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I found some references to being able to use the Schick Twin with normal injector blades, but not more than one... on some images online the twin blade looks to be made of two blades that each are thinner than the normal blade... the resulting double blade seems to be a little wider and thicker than a modern single.

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A modern single blade in an E2.

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A Schick Twin blade in the same razor - same razor and blade as the second to last image in the original post.

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It is also interesting to see the 'naked' blade compared to normal injector blades (modern blade on the left and an original on the right); slightly staggered, and with cut-outs to allow cleaning.

I'm finding several fleaBay auctions for Twin blades, but most of them looks like NOS from late 80s or early 90s... plenty with Chinese labelling (may be more recent though, hard to tell).

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 04-20-2017, 03:29 PM
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If I recall correctly, injectors were pretty big in Japan.  Looks like some of the eBay sellers of newer-looking blades are based there.  Really expensive... Looks like I won't be shaving like Kojak anytime soon.

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 07-12-2017, 07:38 PM
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I wanna buy the same one for my brother.

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 07-13-2017, 02:40 AM
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I used Schicks back when, but don't recall the Twinjectors except that they clogged.  But at that time I was shaving less often, and the carts were showing up free in college mailrooms around then ..

I have tried them within the last couple years in one of my Type M adjustables.  Both those of modern manufacture from Japan and NOS still seem to me to have a tendency to collect and hold whiskers.  Not a bad shave, but not worth the current market price for me.

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 07-14-2017, 09:50 AM
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I travel to Japan fairly often and at least one store in Tokyo sells new or NOS Schick branded single and twin injector blades.
The packaging is all in Japanese, so I don't know where the blades were made. I don't remember the price for the Twins, but I recall the single-blades being
comparable in price to the Chicks.

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