08-22-2017, 07:05 PM
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  • DayMan
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I've been traveling for work lately and I'm getting tired of getting stopped at security for my DE razor. I switched to DEs because cartridge razors gave me razor bumps. I ordered the free trial for Harry's and I tried to shave with it the other day, but it wouldn't cut without applying pressure.

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 08-22-2017, 07:12 PM
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I recently added a Feather MR3 Neo as a travel razor.  Quite pleased.  If you search for the name there is a good thread on them.

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 08-22-2017, 08:06 PM
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I picked up a few Gillette fusion cartridges (hadn't used one in years), and ordered a mr3 neo a month back. Still haven't recieved the MR3 (on the slow boat from China), but I tested out the fusion carts using the same technique, soap, and brushes I use for my daily DE/SE shaves - and no bumps/ingrowns/irritation. Once you've nailed your technique - carts will do you just fine (I still greatly prefer DE/SE, but good technique will get impressive results from carts).

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 08-22-2017, 09:24 PM
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(08-22-2017, 08:06 PM)mike_the_kraken Wrote: Still haven't recieved the MR3 (on the slow boat from China).

If the Feather MR3 ever passed through China, it was hijacked.  It is manufactured in Seki City, Japan, the Asian counterpart to Solingen, Germany, or Thiers, France.

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 08-22-2017, 09:47 PM
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(08-22-2017, 09:24 PM)Mel S Meles Wrote:
(08-22-2017, 08:06 PM)mike_the_kraken Wrote: Still haven't recieved the MR3 (on the slow boat from China).

If the Feather MR3 ever passed through China, it was hijacked.  It is manufactured in Seki City, Japan, the Asian counterpart to Solingen, Germany, or Thiers, France.

Just a phrase not meant to be taken literally: "The original meaning of a 'slow boat to/from China' was anything that would take an inordinately long time, but eventually come to fulfillment."

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 08-22-2017, 10:04 PM
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  • SCOV
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+1 on the Feather MR3.  Head can be locked fixed or pivot.  For me, better than the Gillette Mach 3.
Actually on sale now at BullGoose.

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 08-23-2017, 02:03 AM
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Harry's still works for me, though I still have some of their old carts, not the new ones.
The Gillette Guard also works for me.

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 08-23-2017, 05:06 AM
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Thanks for the responses.  I had forgotten about the Feather.  I think what threw me off about Harry's is the way the head flexes.  It just slid over my lather unless I put some pressure on it.  I think it's because the blades are so close together.  They also don't feel very sharp.

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 08-23-2017, 05:24 AM
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I just looked at the Bullgoose since the Feather MR3 is on sale and I noticed the Lord handle.  Has anyone tried that?  I think it will work with the Gillette Atra blades and the Personna Twin blades.  Does anyone has any feedback on the blades or the handle?

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 08-23-2017, 08:21 AM
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(08-22-2017, 07:05 PM)DayMan Wrote: I've been traveling for work lately and I'm getting tired of getting stopped at security for my DE razor.  I switched to DEs because cartridge razors gave me razor bumps.  I ordered the free trial for Harry's and I tried to shave with it the other day, but it wouldn't cut without applying pressure.

I like a Mach3 Gillette for travel these days.  

I used to favor the 2 blade Sensors, but the Mach3 works a little better for me, and replacement carts are available everywhere.

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 08-23-2017, 04:57 PM
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I get good results from Harry's, and it's the cartridge razor I take on trips when I carry on.  In the past I've used the Gillette Mach 3 and Schick Hydro 3, but I find the Harry's razors shave better.

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 08-24-2017, 07:36 AM
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I'm dating myself with this comment, but I found my Gillette Sensor handle (my first razor), so I think I'm going to order some of those.  I'm not sure if I'll get the Sensor or Sensor Excel.  I don't really know what the difference is.  I remember being mad when they quit stocking them in the stores and I had to switch to the Mach3.  I don't think I'll like them as much as my DEs, but hopefully they'll be good enough for when I have to fly somewhere.  It gets old getting stopped every week for them to take my razor apart.

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 08-25-2017, 02:46 AM
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I use a bog standard Gillette Sensor for travel.  At home I use a Mach 3.  I don't know why I make the distinction other than I like the way both razors shave.

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 08-26-2017, 09:47 AM
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  • DayMan
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I'm traveling Monday so I decided to try the Harry's razor for a full shave. That is definitely not the answer for me. I didn't get any sting from the alum, but my face has feel irritated all day.

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 08-29-2017, 04:07 PM
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I wrote a thread a few down about a Schick Xtreme 3. They're cheap and did good enough for me to write a review on it! I haven't used Harry's. I ordered from DSC but never opened them and decided to stick with Schick for travel and postes the DSC in the BST section.

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 08-31-2017, 05:23 PM
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I thought they quit making the Xtreme 3. I was disappointed when they quit stocking them in the stores. That was the last razor I liked. I went for years hating shaving until I discovered DE razors.

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 08-31-2017, 09:20 PM
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(08-31-2017, 05:23 PM)DayMan Wrote: I thought they quit making the Xtreme 3. I was disappointed when they quit stocking them in the stores. That was the last razor I liked. I went for years hating shaving until I discovered DE razors.
If it helps, I got it from Sam's Club. It was actually a free sample but a 20pk of disposables is $20.

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 09-01-2017, 11:34 AM
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(08-31-2017, 09:20 PM)Gig103 Wrote:
(08-31-2017, 05:23 PM)DayMan Wrote: I thought they quit making the Xtreme 3. I was disappointed when they quit stocking them in the stores. That was the last razor I liked. I went for years hating shaving until I discovered DE razors.
If it helps, I got it from Sam's Club. It was actually a free sample but a 20pk of disposables is $20.

Thanks.  I tried those before, but I didn't find them as good as the ones that went with the handle.

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 09-01-2017, 11:38 AM
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I was in NY again this week and they couldn't find my blades at the hotel, so I went to Pasteur to buy some more blades.  While I was there, I noticed that they had the Personna Twin Pivot cartridges, so I bought a pack and a plastic Omega handle to go with them.  I tried them out this morning and they are definitely the best cartridges I've tried so far.  They won't take the place of my DEs, but they will do if I'm traveling and don't have any other options.  They are definitely better than the razor they gave me at the hotel that I had to use before I made it to the store to get more blades.

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 09-17-2017, 02:46 PM
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I traveled out of town last week for first time in a long time. I used the Gillette Fusion that I keep in my dopp bag. It was the first time that I've used a cartidge razor since I started shaving with a DE razor about 1.5 years ago. 
I was very,very pleased with the Fusion's performance.

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