bubalu;984302 said:I don't think that these blades were a predecessor to the Twin blade cartridge (except maybe Schicks), but rather a response to the Gillette Trac II. As I recall these blades were wildly unpopular where I lived (Pittsburgh). I guess the thought was that they were just ripping off the Trac II, and that the Trac II must be better since it was an engineered cartridge and Schick is just slapping together two blades. I also remember many people thinking that the Trac II was just nonsense, yet within a few years just about everybody migrated to it.
You're absolutely correct. This was an answer to a question that no one asked. It was a cheap attempt to cash in on the Trac II craze. Whereas the Trac II was probably the best cartridge razor ever made, these things are like a Mad Magazine parody.
I have a pack that is about thirty years old. Shaving with one of these is not something I can ever see myself attempting to do again. These blades tug and scratch at your whiskers while leaving your face red and stubbly.
The only recommendation I have to purchase these is as a curiosity piece, or as part of a collection.