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Jerry Nilson
(eyeless) - F
Lightweight handle for Gillette Mach 3 blades on 05/22/2005 17:05:03 MDT Print View


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?


David Hicks
(Chaindoggydog) - F
Why on 05/22/2005 18:05:30 MDT Print View

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 knife

Edited by Chaindoggydog on 05/22/2005 18:08:33 MDT.

shaving w/ penknife on 05/22/2005 20:44:45 MDT Print View

you da man--ouch!

Shaving with Pen Knife on 05/22/2005 21:00:37 MDT Print View

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.

Richard Nelridge
(naturephoto1) - M

Locale: Eastern Pennsylvania
Razors and Razors with Oil on 05/22/2005 22:04:11 MDT Print View

Check the web info below for tiny razors and razors with oil on the Gossamergear web site:

shaving oil/cream on 05/23/2005 02:17:05 MDT Print View

Real men dry shave!

Jerry Nilson
(eyeless) - F
Lightweight handle for Gillette Mach 3 blades on 05/23/2005 03:44:42 MDT Print View

Yeah, and how do you look after a close shave then? :-)

Jerry Nilson
(eyeless) - F
Razors and Razors with Oil on 05/23/2005 03:48:27 MDT Print View

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... .)


jacob thompson
(nihilist37) - F
solution to shaving on 05/23/2005 04:33:20 MDT Print View

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.

Jerry Nilson
(eyeless) - F
solution to shaving on 05/23/2005 04:37:06 MDT Print View

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 ... ).)

dry shave on 05/23/2005 10:21:58 MDT Print View

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.

Linda Alvarez
(Liniac) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
RE: Lightweight handle for Gillette Mach 3 blades on 05/23/2005 17:21:59 MDT Print View

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.

Beards r us on 05/23/2005 17:39:17 MDT Print View

The beard alternative may be the ticket.
The Obi Wan Kenobi look is so chic at the moment.

Jerry Nilson
(eyeless) - F
Lightweight handle for Gillette Mach 3 blades on 05/24/2005 03:20:54 MDT Print View

Hi Linda,

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!

venus colors on 05/24/2005 03:22:48 MDT Print View

pink would clash with my hiking boots, but purple would match my sleeping bag.

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
zero gram shaving handle on 06/05/2005 04:40:01 MDT Print View

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)