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Let's talk two blades only

Discussion in 'Cartridge (System) & One-piece Disposable Razors' started by Shemen Zait, Sunday August 13, 2017.

  1. On week days i deploy a cart probably every other day.

    Thing is I retired anything that has more than two blades due to how my facial skin goes on ingrown party the next day

    In the UK I could only find twin blade carts that either use the fixed head design ala K2 or the Contour/Atra design.

    Handles are a different story, managed to put my hand on a Brazilian made NOS Contour but the only other handle I can find is strangely from Lidl.

    So currently in my collection I have a pack of 10 blades from Superdrug at £2.55, a handle from Lidl with 20 carts for £3 and some original Contour plus i got on the cheap from Amazon (the price in Boots for these is more than I am willing to pay.

    Now, the thing is that from these carts I find the Superdrug to be far better for sharpness and smoothness way better than Gillette's own.

    The Lidl stuff is very good too but tad duller than Superdrug.

    I think the twin blade system is a something which is on the brink of extinction in the UK so I might hoard a bit more before its too late.

    I bought the £2 Vector from China but it's as light as a disposable imho so it was retired too.
     
    Last edited: Sunday August 13, 2017
  2. pjgh

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    If you look carefully at the cartridges, they may well be made to work with both the fixed head Trac II (slide in from the side) and the pivot head Contour/Atra (click in).

    If I didn't enjoy the Gillette Guard so much, I'd use my Trac II more often ... in fact, why not? Tonight's shave.

    Favourite cartridge is the Feather FII Neo - they're expensive, but they are good and go on for 10+ shaves easily!
     
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  3. I dispose of my Trac ll sometimes in the late 80's when a new shiny Sensor made its way into my heard so I can't test the cart duality, however I might just pop to eBay tonight and see if I can get one sent over from the sub continent
     
  4. Broke one of my R89's (threaded section came away) while away at work and so a pack of Gillette Sensor II disposables was the only quick replacement to hand.

    Surprise surprise, with a decent cream and proper preparation a really good close shave. No intention to turn my back on DE's but nice to know there is a cheap alternative if needs must
     

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