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Looking to go with a good quality razor and wondering what my options are. ($35 to $75 range)

Thinking I am more inclined to do a quick shave and therefore the DE Safety razor is probably not my best option.
Believe this leaves me with the multi-blade options.

Found these blades which are compatible with the Fushion razor.
Personna EasyFit Fusion 5 Compatible Blades

Personna EasyFit Mach3 Compatible Blades

Seems Edwin Jagger has razors for the Gillette Mach3, but not the Fusion.

Looks like Parker has razors for both the Mach3 and Fusion.

Parker Long Handle Textured

Parker Ox Handle

Another option that looks interesting is Haryali London Fusion and Mach3 razors

Haryali London Rose Wood Handle

Any thoughts or experience with with Non-Gillette options?



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I hear the dollar shave club recommended on occasion. I use a Gillette Sensor or that type double blade.
 
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I used DE for years but last year went to Harry’s. I get 8 blades every other month and since I only shave twice a week that’s plenty.
 
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Think Dollar Shave Club, Dorco and Swipe are all from the same manufacture.

That could be an option.

I tried Harry’s but the handle is too slippery for me.
Also I believe a heavier handle would work better.

I have a short beard and need to shave my neck and cheeks daily, otherwise it starts to itch.
Pretty quick growing on my chin makes up for lack of growth on my head.



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I tried one of the Shicks, Harry's, and Dollar Shave, but I ended up going back to the Mach 3 blades from Gillette. They just work better for me.
 
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November '16, I switched to Dorco (they make Dollar Shave Club's too) after 2+ decades of getting gouged on my Sensor Excel. I'm very happy with their Pace 6 Plus



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I use these Schick ones.. They work just fine for me. I use to use the Mach3 stuff, switched years ago because I found these on sale, never switched back.



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Started Dollar Shave Club on the advice of a forum member here and never looked back. I get both the five blade and the double blade.
 
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Originally posted by Oz_Shadow:
I hear the dollar shave club recommended on occasion. I use a Gillette Sensor or that type double blade.


Have been using then for a couple of years. I’m happy with the service and quality.



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I’m using Walmart’s Equate five blade version. It may not be completely equal to the Gillette, but it’s ok for me.


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BIC throw-away one-time use, I'm still using the remains of a hospital pack of 500 that I bought in 1988. I don't have much in the way of whiskers, and only shave every three days or so, so each one lasts me about a month or more.

I reckon they cost me about 8c each.

Not that I'm a tightwad, y'unnerstan'......
 
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This story concerns a Royal Marine friend of mine, now safely ashore forever in the memorial gardens just outside Shrewsbury.

He was involved, like a lot of bootnecks at the time, in the unpleasantness in the South Atlantic in 1982, and all the way down, all the way through the pretty hard times, he used his Wilkinson Sword single edge razor blade - just the one. It lasted a total of fourteen weeks until it just got too blunt to be of further use.

He got the bright idea of writing Wilkinson Sword and telling them of his great experience with their product, how good it had been and how pleased his Sergeant-Major was to see him so neat and tidy about the fizzog on a daily basis, in spite of the efforts of a certain group of people to try and kill him in many painful ways.

Extolling the excellence in this way, Pete bethought him that perhaps Wilkinson would recognise him for the undoubted, lantern-jawed hero that he saw himself as being, and make him their poster boy, maybe even participating in a TV advertisement involving partly-dressed and nubile young ladies.....

About a month after the unit returned to Blighty, Pete received a return letter from Wilkinson Sword.

He eagerly opened it, and read -

Dear Marine G********, thank you for your valuable endorsement of our product, which has now been entered in our historic files. We are very proud and rightly so, of our long association with the Royal Marines and Army, and latterly the Royal Air Force, to whom we have supplied officers' service and dress swords and sabres since 1783, and many millions of bayonets since the late 1860's. It came as no surprise to us that our high-quality steel products should continue this tradition, albeit in a much smaller way, and we are therefore very pleased to send you, free of charge, a further fourteen weeks supply of our premium platinum edge razor blades.

With the greatest respect for your service.

Thomas Gleep [NRN]

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Wilkinson Sword co. Ltd

Enclosed - one Wilkinson Sword Premium Platinum edge razor blade.
 
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^^^^^^Brilliant story. ^^^^^^ Thanks for sharing


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I've been using Harry's for a couple of years with a good cream and brush. Works well for me
 
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As soon as I run out of my stock of Fusion cartridges (I have a lot), I plan on swtching and trying Barbasol's new razors. I like the idea of shaving with a Barbasol razor. Hopefully they are as good as the Gillette Fusion blades.


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I use the Kirkland Signature blades from Costco now.

The handle is poorly designed - it's as if they did research to see where men place their fingers on the handle and then engineered the handle to avoid placing the non-slip textured surface in those areas. Not only did they avoid using a non-slip surface in the right places, they used a material that is about as slippery as possible.

But the blades are good - on par at least with Harry's and DC (although they don't look like they are made by Dorco).
 
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BIC throwaways do fine for me.
 
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Dorco razors are very good, they make the blades for Dollar Shave Club, but you can just buy them direct and not have to join some silly "club".

I use the Dorco Pace 6 model and it's about the same as a Fusion but for around 1/3 the price:



https://www.dorcousa.com/pace-6/


 
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I'm using the Schick Hydro-5 now, after using Harry's for a while. They work well for me. I didn't care for the Harry's much.



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I went on a DE kick for a while, and ended up liking Merkur razors and Feather blades.

But it has gradually lost its appeal. Baun has continued to improve their electric razor products to the point where they are plenty close enough for me and a lot more convenient. I only have to charge it once a month. Just another option.


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