Up to 10 months of shaving Feels better than disposable, even on the 10th shave (versus Gillette Blue II Plus) Three DuraComfort blades for long-lasting comfort Gel strip glides protects your skin from redness Enhanced skin guard stretches your skin to prepare your hair to be cut; blades fit with any Mach3 razor
The amount of cardboard used for the packaging of the 8 blades was approximately 4 times that which could have been perfectly adequate.
Also the two hard plastic "magazines" used to cluster together the sets of 4 blades is a polystyrene that is not recyclable through normal collections and would end up in landfill. It is not necessary anyway - card magazines could suffice and would be reycyclable/compostable.
Come on Gillette, show a lead. Time is short.
Although they fitted my razor, based on the quality of shave (or rather, lack of quality), these didn't seem like Mach 3 blades. They appeared to be blunt except for one or two very sharp little pieces sticking out from the blades, and cut my face & neck in several places almost every time I used them. They also only lasted 2-3 shaves, whereas I can usually use the same blade for 2-3 weeks (shaving every other day). They didn't glide smoothly over my skin either, resulting in irritation and a rash.
I bought supermarket own-brand compatible blades after these, and as well as being much cheaper, they gave a much better shave.
In summary, on this occasion I don't have anything positive to say about the Mach 3 blades purchased via Amazon unfortunately.
I am not a fan of Electric shavers so I only use Gillette hand shavers. As always the quality of the product is great.
The only problem is the price is a little higher then supermarkets, unfortunately I needed it urgently and was not able to get to a supermarket. I suppose thats what you pay for getting it delivered to your door. lol
The best phrase for these fantastic razor blades is "if it ain't broke then don't fix it".
Nobby is always saying that and he reckons it says it somewhere in the Bible.
I don't know which version as Nobby isn't what I'd call a particularly religious type, unless getting rinsed every night and scrapping in the car park is an accepted method of worship.
He even chucked a glass at the new vicar the other week.
Trust me there was no 'turning the other cheek' on that occasion - she was straight onto the coppers and then banned him from the village church.
Anyway I'm a bit sceptical about his etymological theory, but ironically Nobby has now hacked off the one person in the village who could have validated his statement. Instead Cathy (the vicar) won't have anything to do with him.
Can't say I blame her really.
Besides all that I've learnt to just keep quiet and let Nobby have his way.
Tom once called him out down The Staunton, when Nobby told us that Jack the Ripper was actually Benjamin Disraeli.
Tom googled it and found out that the great statesman died in 1881, and the first murder credited to Jack wasn't until 31 Aug 1888, but Nobby just dug his heels in and insisted that Disraeli must have faked his death and it was all a big cover up.
Anyway they both ended up in the carpark knocking seven bells out of each other (Nobby and Tom obviously). It was fun to watch as Tom is in his nineties now but he gave a good account of himself. until his walking stick broke Ten years ago I reckon Tom would've 'ad him. It was better than watching a scrap between Disraeli and Gladstone anyway.
Besides which I'm convinced that Gladstone was really Jack the Ripper. After all he quit government in 1886, so he would have been free to plan and commit the murders in 1888 as he was unemployed. Then he lets the dust settle, gets back into office in 1892 and covers up all the evidence - it's the perfect crime.
And he would have known his way around London as he would have been in charge of everything, but it's a theory I keep to myself.
I am aware that I may have drifted slightly out of lane so back to the razors.
They are good, great in fact.
They give you a really close shave, as sported by famous people like William Gladstone (sorry he's on my mind now ever since I solved the Ripper case).
The design is excellent - ensuring that you rarely get a nick or cut whilst shaving in the morning.
However they wouldn't have been much use to 'Jack' Gladstone as he ran amok terrorising the people and prostitutes of Whitechapel.
Hang on - he even had a bag didn't he, that was used by doctors to carry their instruments AND doctors used to be called surgeon barbers - it all adds up doesn't? I guess they could have been in it together, Disraeli and Gladstone, but I think that's stretching it a bit.
Anyway I'm not sure at this stage if these razors are easy to break. Matt is away on holiday so I haven't been able to go to the Hidden Fortress (Matt's shed) in order to test them properly, but they seem durable enough.
I doubt that it would be financially viable to fix one even if it were broke, as they are very good value. However as they are not broke there is nothing to fix - which kind of proves Nobby was right in the first place, which means Tom deserved what he got I suppose.
Anyway I heartily endorse this product, and don't know why they bother making all those other gadgets when Mr Gillette has hit on the winning formula after only three attempts.
Who needs a razor with a battery or a nuclear reactor in it? I bet Mr Gladstone would have liked a few power tools as he prowled the foggy backstreets of Victorian London, but for having a modern shave these do the trick nicely.
They are also cordless which seems to be the trend nowadays, so I'm surprised Dyson hasn't re-invented another wheel here too, but that's beside the point.
I'm still not sure where the 'Mach' comes into the equation however, but I'm sure it's not just a cheap marketing ploy.
I'm speculating now but maybe they were designed by NASA or someone so that astronauts could shave on the moon.
Either way I bet these would give you a really good shave whilst hurtling around your bathroom breaking the sound barrier like Chuck Yeager (who was also very clean shaven and a very nice man according to Nobby).
Well done to the boffins at Gillette - they make excellent razors but I won't be swapping over to the nuclear powered ones in a hurry.
After all I bought eight blades which are a bargain, and should last me ages as I'm growing a beard.
On whole, good product. Usually use fusion 5 and thought this would be the same but would definitely choose fusion over mach 3 in future
The product looks genuine, however when I have tried one of the blades, I could tell from the beginning this is not real mach 3 blade. The lubrication went off after one use and I was left with a lot of blood on my face. Had to return the product for a refund. Don't buy!
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