Band Razors

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by jay_gatz, Jul 14, 2021.

  1. jay_gatz

    jay_gatz Well-Known Member

    Never used one of these, and not even tempted by one. You see them on the bay all the time, as well as Etsy. Anyone ever try one of these, and if so, how was the shave? Just seems that the inability to get new cartridges for replacement, they just never caught on with the wet shaving renaissance crowd.
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  2. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Which ones?

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  3. jay_gatz

    jay_gatz Well-Known Member

    Gillette techmatic, schick instamatic.
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  4. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    I tried a NOS Techmatic once. It's just too cumbersome and bulky.
  5. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    I haven't tried one but plenty of N.O.S. cartridge bands show up for sale on ebay. Whether one thinks they are worth buying or not is another issue.
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  6. Bax

    Bax Active Member

    Funny! I saw the "Band Razors" subject line and figured Gillette made some razors for Major Glenn Miller's Army Band as a promotional thing during WWII. HA! Silly me.
    I'm a newbie.
    - Bax
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  7. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Oh i have one which my son is currently using. We both like the shave and i was able to find a seller on ebay who had a box of refills for super cheap. The shave is just like am injector. Its mid-aggressive

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  8. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    I tried one, a Gillette Techmatic. I didn't care for it. The blades have been coiled for so long, that they all pretty much have a slight curve/bend in the blade. It can make shaving with them an interesting experience. As @Jorvaljr said, they shave very much like an injector.
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  9. jay_gatz

    jay_gatz Well-Known Member

    That bend may not be just because it's been coiled for a long time. This is an article I found about it:
  10. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    I have one and have used it 2 or 3 times. Drag it out once in a blue moon to remind me it shaves just adequately and feels cheap. Just st use occasionally because it was good enough for the astronauts :D
  11. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Alot of people give it flak but i think it shaves really good. My gave my son a slim, a techmatic and schick adjustable injector and he likes the techmatic the best.

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  12. brit

    brit in a box

    just a new way to reinvent the wheel..;).haven't tried one .carts just broke the blade into 1,2,3-9 sections:D..
  13. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    Reinventing the wheel is what it is all about and what it has been from day one or you'd still be scraping your face with a stone ;)
  14. brit

    brit in a box

    absolutely..:D.enjoy those stones..Dave..;):D:eatdrink047:
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  15. chazt

    chazt Active Member

    When I saw the subject line, this image came to mind

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  16. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

  17. brit

    brit in a box

    guess who.. aa58230d28a5722d7cab71d0e1f88724.jpg [​IMG]
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  18. Aztecmike

    Aztecmike Well-Known Member

  19. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Looks like they're shaving with a Feather 300-1

  20. jay_gatz

    jay_gatz Well-Known Member

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