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i my own testing i can definitely say there IS a GREAT difference between old blades (fairly great quality) and the later ones (not so good). And BTW
I’ve been using Mach 3 carts since they first came out. I can’t say that I’ve noticed a difference from then to today. What has struck me recently is that every so often a pack of carts seems milder than what I’m used to. Perhaps, however, this is due to my paying closer attention to the feel of a cart on my face than I have before.
 
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i my own testing i can definitely say there IS a GREAT difference between old blades (fairly great quality) and the later ones (not so good). And BTW
Gillette blade quality has only improved through the years as a mere glance at their patents shows. They pump a boatload of money into R&D. Do you really think the Koreans (Dorco) or Harry's (debt financed to the teeth until sold recently) do that? No way, José.
 
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I believe the Mach3 has had one marketing upgrade, when they annnounced nano technology but apparently nothing had changed, and more recently with the differences between the Gillette 3 and the Mach3. As I didn't purchase the European version of the Gillette 3, which has now disappeared I couldn't say. I am happy using the normal disposables which feel the same as the original in 1998. I have used the Sensitive version, and it shaved fine too. I wonder what makes it sensitive? Fat jokes?
 
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The problem with the big names, Gillette inevitably at the top of the list, is that they get faked mercilessly and even retailers cannot be certain of the product unless they are big enough to buy direct from the manufacturer. Until I recently moved to DS I had settled on Dorco Classic as simply the best, most efficient and most comfortable cartridge I had found in my 73 years. So good that I stopped trying anything else, safe in the knowledge that I was buying direct from the manufacturer. I was so impressed with Dorco steel and edge that I have just started using their 301 DS blades which I will review elsewhere but suffice to say that they are so much more comfortable than Feathers yet seem to produce a perfect shave without effort. If you know the history of Korean blade-making it's hardly a surprise that they produce very fine razors.
 
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