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Revisiting Ancient 2-Blade Cartridge Razors

I went through several decades when I couldn't wet shave, and accumulated a number of Cartridge Razors which at the time would leave my face red raw for days whenever I tried wet shaving again (just as bad as when I would try Wilkinson Sword DE blades). They've been sitting in my cupboard for decades and I recently decided to check them out, after being able to wet shave again from six years ago.

Gillette Contour - Nice close shave, no nicks. I like it better than the 2 blade Gillette Sensor Excel, which I've seen praised over at Badger and Blade from time to time (I always get a couple of nicks with Sensor Excel).
I also have a box of Contour 11 cartridges, which I haven't tried yet.

Schick Ultra 11 - Nice close shave, but always get a couple of nicks on throat and/or face. interestingly, this razor was still on sale in some shops a year ago down here.

Wilkinson Sword Aquaglide - I didn't like the curved handle, and I always got some nicks from it.

Schick Super 11 - I should have loved this cartridge razor, as it doesn't have a swivel head. So that it's just like shaving with a Double Edge (DE) blade, only there are two blades. But I didn't like it at all, it didn't shave well on me.

And while looking up the names of these razors for this thread, I just discovered a Wilkinson Sword Response cartridge razor, which I will have to test at a future date.

Does anybody have fond or not so fond memories of the old cartridge razors, when 2-blade was cutting edge technology?

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Revisiting Ancient 2-Blade Cartridge Razors


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