I get curious about a razor I've seen advertised, research it here with The ENablers (TM), and then in the evening, after a little wine with dinner, my sales resistance drops, resulting in yet another purchase.
Design, design, design. even if those elements were borrowed from even older razor designs.
Oh, I could easily shave with nothing but a Trac II. It's a great razor design. It's boring though, really no end user skill required. Same with Barbasol. It kinda sucks all the fun out of wet shaving.I agree! I have been in wet shaving for less then a year, and I have already noticed that razor manufactures tend to copy each other, and take elements of older design, and put it into their razors. But when you compare the quality of most of these DE razors to cart razors, you can clearly tell, that DE razors, both vintage and modern, are of a much higher quality standard. I especially love razors that are hand made, like Fatip for example. I also have appreciation for titanium, like Timeless for example.
Each razor can shave a little differently, while being more or less the same, at the same time, thats the beauty of DE razors. Its almost like opening up a box of chocolates, you never know what your gonna get. But with cart razors, its always going to be the same thing, low quality facial irritated shaves, a razor that clogs constantly, a razor that is made cheaply in a Chinese factory, and replacement cart blade costs that rip a hole in your wallet.
Hey, where did all my money go? I guess it fell through that hole that burned through! WOWZARS!
Regardless of who copies who in the safety razor market, I just can tell you that I appreciate them. They have been very life changing for me, ever since I started wet shaving back in March. Once one has experienced a DE blade on ones face, one does not go back to carts lol. And I especially love the fun of different scented shave soaps and aftershaves, its so much fun, and my face thanks me too. HEHE
Nailed it! We were cleaning out a closet not long ago and came across a box set of a Mach3, some spare carts, and a can of some sort of Gillette gel that turned into a massive amount of foam once out of the can. I'm sure it was an Xmas gift some years ago from a well-meaning family member. I gave it a try the next day and got a decent shave in spite of the very weird, dense gelfoam with its off putting scent. I tried the Mach3 again the next day with a regular lather made from my stash with a brush and it was even better. Then I put it all away, no fun at all.Oh, I could easily shave with nothing but a Trac II. It's a great razor design. It's boring though, really no end user skill required. Same with Barbasol. It kinda sucks all the fun out of wet shaving.
There are ancient Gillettes with Zamak heads that are just fine.