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Hi all

I’m looking at building a uk and international travel toiletry kit. I think the best bet for ease of use and baggage control is a cartridge razor, but they are all on the large size. Is there any good quality razors that the handle can be taken apart to make storage smaller.

Thanks in advance

Jack
 
Welcome (again!) to B&B, Sir Jackp83!
FWIW, any one of several plastic disposable cartridge razors would work just fine.
Small size, low cost!
I don't know of any that can be 'taken apart' yet save much more space!!

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Gillette Tech has been great for my travel and should be able to be tucked into any kit. If you're flying you'll have to check your back though.

If flying with only a carry-on, most disposables don't take up much room but I always have the plastic guard come off so I end up tying that down with floss or a rubber band.
 

Legion

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+1 on the Bic Metal if it is carry on luggage.

A basic Vintage Gillette Tech comes apart and stores really small for checked bags. And they are not so valuable that you would cry if it went missing.

Old military issue sets are designed to not take up much space....
 

musicman1951

three-tu-tu, three-tu-tu
+1 on the Bic Metal if it is carry on luggage.

A basic Vintage Gillette Tech comes apart and stores really small for checked bags. And they are not so valuable that you would cry if it went missing.

Old military issue sets are designed to not take up much space....
+2 on the Bic Metal. It does a pretty nice job and is very light.
 
I don't get the fascination with some of these travel razors. 🤔 When was the last time someone "needed" a 4-piece travel DE razor for a shirt pocket?

Assuming you aren't flying WITHOUT a checked bag, most DE razors will take very little room with the handle being the size of a half pencil or less and the DE head being flat and easy to put almost anywhere. If weight is a concern, aluminum and Ti DE options weigh next to nothing.

Regarding disposables for carry-on flights, you still need shaving cream, foam, or soap so, saving a 1/2 gram of weight or a millimeter or two seems to be splitting hairs generally on your disposable razor. Granted some disposable razor head sizes are overly large so, cutting out the extremes in terms of size still leaves >50% of the options in the size range that they fit easily into most travel options. Many 2 or 3 bladed disposable razors have modest sizes so, I'm pretty sure there isn't much size or weight to save there.

IF you really want to go small and lightweight, a single edge razor from Yaqi and Aliexpress is super lightweight (aluminum version) and is as small as they come! Search "Excalibur".
 
I have a travel Mach 3 which I got from Taylor of old Bond Street years ago. It’s got a bulbous handle which unscrews from the top head and blade assembly.

Whole thing is smaller than a merkur HD when assembled and packs into a small croc-leather case for travel. Cost about £30 from memory
 
My carry on dopp has a Trac II for TSA screens. I don’t travel like I used to do and my 100 pack of Personna carts still has plenty left. It stays in there with a Feather SS, a stick of Speick in an old travel tin, travel sized others… a couple travel straights, a travel strop in its own tin, or a Tech with a head cover to leave a blade in it depending on my mood for that trip. It’s a Tom Bihn 1qt/L clear packing cube that works as my 3-1-1 bag. I’ve done a month out of it without restock. I have a bigger check bagged kit I can do months out of.

I don’t like disposables because I’ve broken them in transit back in the day but most travel won’t.
 
Travel razors have a "cool" factor, but I find them to require more effort to assemble and break down and store.
Standard DE razors are fine for travel. I take an inexpensive one that I can shrug off if lost or stolen.

Of course, this applies to checked baggage and car trips.
 
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