03-19-2012, 08:04 PM
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I use one to trim my sideburns after each shave, but I'm wondering if anyone still uses one to shave their entire face after they've been introduced to a DE, SE, or straight razor?

I've never shaved with a multi-blade razor since starting in with a DE and an injector. I'm considering trying my multi-blade for an entire shave to see how much of a difference prepping my face better and using a brush compares to back when I'd just slap some gel or foam on my face.

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 03-19-2012, 08:39 PM
  • CMur12
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Well, Andrew, I haven't seen fit to throw mine out, but I haven't shaved with them for a long time. I keep meaning to pick one up and give it a try some time, but I like to use what I like to use.

I have an Atra (Contour in Europe, as I bought mine when I lived in Portugal) and the Schick Tracer that I ultimately changed to. These twin-blade razors worked fine for me, but I was never able to get through a shave with a Mach 3 without it feeling like it was going to catch and tear my skin. As a result of that experience, I never tried anything with over 2 blades in the shaving head.

I have no doubt that I would get perfectly decent results with either one of these.

- Murray

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 03-19-2012, 09:19 PM
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I've kept mine around to use for travel now and then, but I won't be buying any more. Bic metals, which are cheap single-blade disposables, give a surprisingly good shave, so they'll be my new razor for short trips. Course I bring a real razor if I'm checking bags. The multiblades and disposables should give a decent shave for anyone who's learned good wetshaving technique, brushes, proper soap/cream, etc.

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 03-19-2012, 09:27 PM
  • Teiste
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I do to shave my head.My fav ones are the Wilkinson Quattro and I dont like too much the Gillette Fusion/Fusion Prolige. The Match 3 versions are ok.

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 03-19-2012, 09:58 PM
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I still have my Gillette Trac II handle, although I have not used it since taking up traditional wetshaving. I also keep an old Remington electric. Both are kept for use when traveling, and give reasonably good shaves. But not as good as a safety razor. Wink

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 03-19-2012, 11:24 PM
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I tend to not throw anything away. So I still have a mach three handle(and some cartridges), schick quatro handle, and fusion handle. But I haven't used them for my face in several years.

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 03-20-2012, 02:58 AM
  • Johnny
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In 50+ years of shaving, I've never used one.

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 03-20-2012, 02:59 AM
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I still have my Mach 3 handle, but I don't use it any-more. Even when I travel, I use one of my safety-razors. I also have a GII handle, but It remains untouched.

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 03-20-2012, 04:44 AM
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(03-19-2012, 08:04 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote: I've never shaved with a multi-blade razor since starting in with a DE and an injector.

A dermatologist told me the bumps and irritation I was experiencing were down to the twin-blade carts/disposables I used back then. I switched to Bic Sensitive shavers and their like till I went to DE shaving. Haven't looked back once.

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 03-20-2012, 07:02 AM
  • Sully
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Nope, not even once. Once I started down the road of DE, SE, and straights I haven't looked back.

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 03-20-2012, 08:40 AM
  • bullgoose
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Nope...not once since taking up traditional shaving.

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 03-20-2012, 08:53 AM
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I saved mine in case of emergency or to teach my Son to shave...if he cant nail down the DE at first

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 03-20-2012, 03:47 PM
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Only if I have to fly somewhere. I still take a brush and cream, though.

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 03-20-2012, 04:08 PM
  • Colcurinho
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I used my cartridges of Wilkinson Quattro for a couple of weeks some months ago. I notest that I was able to make better shaves with it comparing with my shaves before I started with a DE razor. But still, DE is much better. No doubt.

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 03-20-2012, 06:08 PM
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(03-20-2012, 03:47 PM)Bowlturner Wrote: Only if I have to fly somewhere. I still take a brush and cream, though.

+1, although once or twice a year there may be a reason to use the Fusion at home. However, I am invariably disappointed with the shave. If I can, I'd rather skip a day's shaving than use the Fusion.

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 03-21-2012, 12:02 PM
  • sp514
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I still have Schick Quattro for use on the road. Although once the carts run out, I'll be throwing it out

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 03-22-2012, 04:23 PM
  • brg
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Never gone back to the old ways of the M3 or Quattro since I started with the DE, way back in 2009.
On the other hand I've gone "retro" with carts, trying everything between the GII (TracII) up to the Sensor Excel (which was pretty good IMHO). But I rarely used them anyway...

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 03-22-2012, 04:27 PM
  • Harvey
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If it has a blade..I use it..actually like the Fusion to touch up and on the neck...blade lasts a long time..just rince well and hair dryer dry

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 03-23-2012, 02:03 PM
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I kept my Fusion Proglide side-by-side with the R106 when I begun to wetshave, just in case, for a couple of weeks, but it wasn't necessary. I never used it at home anymore since I started wetshaving.
I do use Fusion Proglide on short trips and Mach 3 at work, and in these cases, I still use canned lather (La Roche Posay soapless foam).

Multiblades don't harm me, they just don't do the job right...Tongue

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 03-23-2012, 04:42 PM
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I used one about a year or so ago when I forgot to pack a razor while traveling for work. I now keep a EJ DE 89 in my travel bag along with DE blades.

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