So, how long has it been, since you stopped using Cartridge Razors?

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by DaltonGang, Jun 1, 2018.

  1. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    This is going in circles as usual. One day you might under stand what we are talking about.
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  2. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Not at all. Bakelite razors are great. I wish they had some in SE.
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  3. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    But you do plow the cotton plant under after you get the cotton.

    I'm not a vegetarian, so I really don't care.

    Lousy pick??? A leather belt will last a lot longer than a burger, I think it would be a wise choice!
  4. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Considering I used to shave about every 5 days, I was able to get a super-BBS shave with the five-bladed gizmo. I got suckered (;)) into our hobby by the Micro-Touch advertisement. I had NO idea what I was getting into. :happy102:
  5. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    That is NOT necessarily true for all vegetarians.
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  6. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    You sound like MacGyver. :)
  7. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    I do understand, that's the part that you fellas don't understand!

    You're making a stand on a single issue, ya gotta see the whole picture.
  8. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    used carts for around 35 years.started using a brush and williams around 2005. i bought a fatboy for my auto shop display case and decided to try it out. around august 2016 i started collecting british gillettes and haven t looked back.for me it ended ingrown hairs and my vintage gillettes and schick e types.short handles,reusing something old and proven.good enough for me. may try others later ....long handle carts always looked like leg shavers to me. i remember using bic disposables for a my younger years ,trac 2s and mach 3s. never used a 5 blade .looked ridiculous .
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  9. T_I

    T_I Active Member

    That was for the emperical system, instead of metric. Ah well, at least the bolts turn the right way, that's at least something.

    Nah, jyst pick the burger while loosening the leather belt a notch. That's perfect.

    For those that are vegetarian by chose, mostly true.
    Some that are brought up vegetarian and can't keep meat down, I had a class mate at college like that, are forced vegetarians and then it's mostly not true.
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  10. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    I bet ole MacG shaves with a AutoStrop!
  11. Badgerstate

    Badgerstate Well-Known Member

    Its becoming easier and easier, especially now with drug stores stocking DE blades. I pack a cart when I fly simply because its easier. Im pretty sure that if we were on vacation someone and I told my wife that we needed to make a stop in Walgreens or CVS to buy razor blades, the eye rolls would last the rest of the trip. LOL
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  12. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

    I too pack a disposable when I travel. I usually keep a few BICs or Gillettes around and in a pinch I'll take a new one from my wife's stash.

    I'm (just) secure enough that a pink disposable doesn't bother me! :)

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  13. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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  14. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    I migrated over from cart shavers about eight years ago or so to a vintage DE.
    Never looked back. I don’t miss the years of chronic Cart post-shave discomfort and irritation.
    I’ve since migrated over to SRs and occasionally have a DE shave.
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  15. Joe Nobles

    Joe Nobles Active Member

    January 1st, 2018 was the last day I used a cart. Funny thing about that is that the last cartridge system razor I used was from Harry's and for a cartridge they aren't too bad. I had switched to them about 3 years ago in an effort to cut down on the expense of shaving, and when I switched that was the first time in my shaving life (started shaving in 1978) that a blade not made by Gillette touched my face. The very first razor I ever used was the Gillette Atra which I remember as being an okay shaver, then I got sucked into the vortex when the "new and improved" pushed the Atra off the shelves, and so it went on from there and so did the expense!

    Now that I am an avid DE user I gravitate to the Gillette shavers but like the blades from Mostochlegmash better than from Gillette (Russia) though I have yet to try Gillette blades made elsewhere.

    So in the words of the late Jerry Garcia, "what a long strange trip it's been!"
  16. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    My last cart shave was 12/24/14. I got my first DE razor for Christmas that year and haven’t looked back. I mainly use straights today.
  17. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    I still grab my wife's Trac II to shave the back of my neck in the shower. Please don't tell her.
  18. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    Could be worse. :D
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  19. Joe Nobles

    Joe Nobles Active Member

    @Primotenore, Dude, dude man you gotta keep that on the down low man! (spoken with my best "Cheech" Marin impersonation).
  20. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    You are NOT required to share everything you know.

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