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What are your current 3 favourite shavers (cartridge)?

Discussion in 'Cartridge Safety Razors (CR)' started by Nico1970, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. Nico1970

    Nico1970 Guru Staff Member

    Location:
    Belfast
    1. Gillette Contour Plus
    2. Gillette Mach 3
    3. Gillette Fusion Proglide
     
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  2. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Member #10

    Good question....
    I do have a fair bit of cartridge razors:
    (I should update this photo as there are probably 10 more at this time)
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    I've realized I'm not much of a Mach 5 user - I prefer two blade carts.

    I'd say my top three carts would be;

    1) Wilkinson Kompakt
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    2) Wilkinson Protector
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    3) Wilkinson Royale
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    Honorary mentions:

    Merkur MII
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    Gillette Sensor Gold
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    Truefitt and Hill. Such a nice handle I can forget what cart is on it :)
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  3. Nishy

    Nishy Guru Staff Member

    Gillette Mach 3
    Gillette Fusion
    Wilkinson Sword tech 3
     
  4. Francorelli

    Francorelli Well-Known Member

    Gillette Contour (old metal handle with Russian Slalom blades)
    Gillette Guard

    I've never had a good experience with anything more than 2 blades.
     
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  5. Robyflexx

    Robyflexx Veteran

    Location:
    Texas
    Schick Xtreme3
    Personna Magnum5
    Gillette Mach3
    These are head shavers for me
     
  6. Merkurologist

    Merkurologist Senior Member

    After the first month of DE shaving I put all cartridge razors in the bin..... did I make a mistake? :unsure:
     
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  7. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Member #10

    Yes
     
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  8. Dipesh

    Dipesh Veteran Staff Member

    Fusion and Mach 3 are on par for me.

    Gillette slaloms were brilliant but no longer available :(
     
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  9. Gairdner

    Gairdner Veteran

    Location:
    Great Britain
    I had a cracking TOBS Gillette Sensor Excel with an elegant wooden handle and it served me well for around 10 years. If it wasn't for the cost of carts and the fact that DE had this huge pull to my old-fashioned/traditional sensibilities, I'd have quite happily continued with it.

    Mach 3 give good results but was crap at defining sideburns and more unwieldy under the nose than the Sensor.

    Gillette Contour Plus (old aluminium handle) - needed the proper Gillette blades as the supermarket own brand jobs were brutal and more akin to shaving with broken glass. Not as smooth or as easy to get close compared to said Sensor or Mach 3. I think a lot of this however, boiled down to technique and I reckon I'd be much better with it now. Ain't going back though....:stop:
     
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  10. Burgundy

    Burgundy Veteran

    Gillette GII
    Gillette Sensor
    Gillette SensorExcel

    Probably in that order.
     
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  11. Len

    Len Über Member

    1. Schick Quattro
    2. Feather MR3 Neo
    3. Gillette Mach 3

    Don't use any of these very often these days, but will take the Schick or the Feather with me as my travel razor (as in flying).
     
  12. Fox

    Fox The Soap Artisan

    Location:
    Fareham
    Snap! Did the same, looks like I may have had a good customer @Darkbulb Lol That is some collection you have, can't work out if I'm impressed or shocked. :)
     
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  13. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Member #10

    A little bit from column A and a little bit from column B :)
     
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  14. Fox

    Fox The Soap Artisan

    Location:
    Fareham
    Yes that's it. :)
     
  15. LeeBot

    LeeBot Senior Member Vendor

    I've got a Wilkinson Bonded and loads of carts for it but yet to get round to trying it.

    These were good as well...Very smooth when I tried them. I'll be very generous though and say the design and packaging was very of it's time...
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    It's a rather nice experience going back to carts once you've worked on your technique with a DE / SE / Straight and pair them with decent soap.
     
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