Razors, and Tigers, and Bears, Oh my…

February 18, 2006

Wow, first of all, what a stupid title! I always see people’s blogs with such creative/witty titles, but now I realize I am neither creative nor witty. Oh well…now to the main topic of my blog.

First off, I am a loyal Gillette Mach 3 Turbo user. In the past I have tried the Schick Quattro, four-bladed face destroyer. Gillette just released a new razor, the Gillette Fusion. This son of a bitch has five ‘main’ blades and a sixth precision blade. I was at the Commissary the other day and saw the Fusion ‘Starter Kit’, so I decided to drop the $10.50 and give it a try.

Gillette Fusion Power

When I got this thing home, I realized it was battery powered and vibrated. Needless to say, I was a bit worried to have five blades vibrating on my face, especially after the four bladed Schick ripped all of the skin off my neck. I shaved my head and my face this morning with the new razor, I must say the closest shave I’ve ever had. Gillette, you really seem to know what your doing with a razor.

The head of the razor is rather large and intimidating. Because the razor head is so large, it is a bit tricky shaving behind my ears. The single ‘Precision’ blade on the opposite side made short work of cleaning up behind my ears. Thanks to Gillette my dome is shinier than ever!


One Response to “Razors, and Tigers, and Bears, Oh my…”

  1. Anonymous Soldier on February 23rd, 2006 11:43 pm

    Gillette will have to pry my Mach 3 from my cold, dead fingers (or discontinue the line altogether) before I’ll switch razors again.

    I’ve actually only ever used two razors since I began shaving: the Mach 3 (original blades) and the Sensor Excel. The Sensor was sent to me buy Gillette and arrived in the mail on my 18th birthday as a birthday gift from them (that makes me wonder who sold them my personal info).

    That’s actually a pretty good marketing ploy, because up until then, I absolutely refused to put a blade to my face (not that I really needed to at 18). When I was four, I tried to be a big boy and shave with my father’s razor — the blood was plentiful, though I’m sure my screaming was worse than my cut. That was something I never forgot, and until I received that razor in the mail I swore I’d only use electric.

    I’ve been using the Mach 3 for… maybe four years now? Five, max, but certainly no fewer than four. It’s a good blade and there’s simply no way I’m going to spend money on blades that cost even more and require buying batteries.

    That, and I’m a bit leery of having razors vibrating against my skin. I wonder why? ;)

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