May 22, 2005 at 4:05 pm #1216175
This drives me nuts — I cannot understand why one should carry several one-time use shavers if one could have a lightweight handle for a good blade instead. But who sells lightweight handles for the Mach 3 blades? Any idea?
JerryMay 22, 2005 at 5:05 pm #1337465
why shave its not nessicary and unless youve got some super macho hair thats gonna damage your equipment it’s useless weight
Do you even need a handle?
you can shave more than once with the same razor
why a mach3 they’re carrieng 2 extra blades that probably weigh as much as any handle they make.
I can shave with the second blade of my pen knifeMay 22, 2005 at 7:44 pm #1337471
you da man–ouch!May 22, 2005 at 8:00 pm #1337472
That’s like Mick Dundee shaving with his Bowie knife. I was trained by my father to use a straight razor and still do 30 years later.May 22, 2005 at 9:04 pm #1337473
@naturephoto1Locale: Eastern Pennsylvania
Check the web info below for tiny razors and razors with oil on the Gossamergear web site: http://www.gossamergear.com/cgi-bin/gossamergear/order.htmlMay 23, 2005 at 1:17 am #1337475
Real men dry shave!May 23, 2005 at 2:44 am #1337479
Yeah, and how do you look after a close shave then? :-)May 23, 2005 at 2:48 am #1337480
I’m sceptical. I rather have a good shaver (Mach 3) and I already have a tinier Shaving Oil bottle than they sell … . (I’m cycling for 3+ weeks and want to shave… .)
JerryMay 23, 2005 at 3:33 am #1337482
the solution is simple
Grow a beard!
Ive not always had a beard, and I still really cant grow one but I still do not shave. Google the words growing a beard and you will find many pages dedicated to the reasons why a man should allow his hair to grow. I myself stopped shaving because I believe a human male/fenale should look like he/she was designed to look like. I know this is unrelated talk but its worth a consideration. I mean who really shaves in the backcountry? but if you must, why not cut down a single blade disposableor even if u want to carry the mach 3 cut down the handle on that, either that or fashion one out of a few popsicle sticks.May 23, 2005 at 3:37 am #1337483
Yes, I guess I ahve to be more creative on my own … . (But I am not too happy about growing a beard — also the beard will weigh some ;-) (as if that mattered to my over-all weight … ).)May 23, 2005 at 9:21 am #1337487
Truthfully, neck is a bit red & raw, but goes away in an hour or two, & rest of face is ‘ok’ – just as downright ugly as I usually look.May 23, 2005 at 4:21 pm #1337490
Linda AlvarezBPL Member
@liniacLocale: Southern California
The Venus women’s razor handle fits mach 3 blades and vice versa. My husband and I share a handle when travelling. The Venus version is plastic so I think it’s probably slightly lighter, if you don’t mind turquoise, pink or purple (and new tropical coral! :-)
If I have a chance this week I’ll weight the two side by side and post results.May 23, 2005 at 4:39 pm #1337491
The beard alternative may be the ticket.
The Obi Wan Kenobi look is so chic at the moment.May 24, 2005 at 2:20 am #1337513
I was actually thinking that their ladies shavers might be working … hmmm .. will see if they have a colour I can get away with … (maybe the handle could more easily be trimmed also … . Thanks!May 24, 2005 at 2:22 am #1337514
pink would clash with my hiking boots, but purple would match my sleeping bag.Jun 5, 2005 at 3:40 am #1337877
Jim ColtenBPL Member
I use Gillette blades (not Mach 3, though) and I’ve shaved the past few days just holding the blade with my fingers …. works fine.
And on a scale of 1-10 my finger dexterity has gotta be <4 so if I can do it ....
Hmmm, maybe I should have posted this in the Multiple Use forum …. how many uses can YOU get from your thumb and index finger? (that’s a rhetorical question)
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