04-02-2022, 12:32 AM
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Which cartridge is your favorite?
In terms of close shaving, comfort, no cuts, longevity of the blade

Gillette Mach 3
Gillette Mach 3 Turbo
Gillette Fusion 5
Gillette Fusion 5 Proglide
Gillette Fusion 5 Proglide Power
Gillette Sensor EXCEL
Gillette Sensor 3
Gillette Trac II / G II
Gillette Atra/ Gillette Contour / Gillette Vector (in asian market)
Gillette Blue II plus (disposable)
gillette Sensor 2 plus (disposable)

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 04-02-2022, 06:04 AM
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  • chazt
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For as much as I use them, it’s hands down the Trac II / G II cartridge.

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 04-02-2022, 08:03 AM
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(04-02-2022, 06:04 AM)chazt Wrote: For as much as I use them, it’s hands down the Trac II / G II cartridge.

Do you prefer the Trac II with LubraStrip (the white moisture stripe on top) or without Lubrastrip?

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 04-02-2022, 05:14 PM
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  • chazt
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(04-02-2022, 08:03 AM)SharpEdge Wrote:
(04-02-2022, 06:04 AM)chazt Wrote: For as much as I use them, it’s hands down the Trac II / G II cartridge.

Do you prefer the Trac II with LubraStrip (the white moisture stripe on top) or without Lubrastrip?

Without. Can’t stand the goo. I use the Trac II on my earlobes periodically, and it’s the least dangerous. Even compared to a Tech.

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 04-03-2022, 03:31 PM
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None of the above for me.  My vote goes to Harry's razors.  5 blades like the Fusion.  Made in Germany from Swedish steel.   $2.00 each.  I find them to be comparable or superior to the Fusion in sharpness and longevity, at a significantly lower price.

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 04-04-2022, 07:26 AM
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  • Bax
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I used a Trac II "demonstrator" for a decade or so, until the little plastic tabs that secured the blade wore out.  Sometimes tried the blades with the white teflon-ey strip thing (that made no difference to me).  Then I used a tilting-head Atra handle with different blades for a decade, and intermittently used disposables of myriad varieties.   Never used a cart that had more than 2 blades, though.  They all gave identical ho-hum-but-adequate shaves.  I moved to electric, then to DE razors.  
   I recently stumbled across the old Atra, so I bought some cheap carts for it, just for fun.  I don't plan to use it any time soon, but wanted to keep it in my shave nook for nostalgia's sake (and in case the batteries die in my G2 Fat Boy).
   :-)
- Bax

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 04-04-2022, 09:48 AM
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My choice would be the Gillette Sensor Excel
In fact, it’s in the dopp bag and I use it for travel.

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 04-06-2022, 04:39 PM
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Bic Metal
Trac 2


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 04-07-2022, 05:34 AM
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Trac II

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 04-11-2022, 01:43 PM
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  • Rufus
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Mach3 when at home.  Sensor 2 blade when travelling.

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 04-12-2022, 12:47 AM
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Fusion 5 - the orange version
Mach 3 Turbo

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 04-12-2022, 05:45 AM
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Any cartridge in the trash bin is hands down the best.  Smile

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 04-14-2022, 01:43 PM
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Depends on what I'm shooting at  Biggrin

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 05-01-2022, 06:48 PM
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Not sure if you’d call this a cartridge since it’s single blade. Disposable.

Bic Metal!!


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