Gillette guard

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I was in Sainsbury's the other day and noticed they still do the Bic Orange Sensitive single blade disposables.

Anyone know how the Guard compares to them?
 
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I was in Sainsbury's the other day and noticed they still do the Bic Orange Sensitive single blade disposables.

Anyone know how the Guard compares to them?
I like both, but the Guard is more versatile. The Bic is generally good for one or two days of stubble. If more than a week's worth of whiskers, then I'll use the Guard - it really excels at mowing down longer growth.
 
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I should point out, I'm not asking for myself.

Just looking for a nice and mild starter razor for MrK1 jr.

He will of course be using a decent soap and a brush.

I think the Bic will he fine for now, maybe move onto the Guard.

TBH - a good scrub with a boar brush will probably give him a BBS by itself.

Thanks for the feedback.
 
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Necromancer here

Seemed better to add to an old thread rather than a new one.

Second shave with this today.

It shaves well, but the experience isn't as luxurious as with a DE.

Really impressed.

Important to note I don't shave ATG only at a 45 degree WTG/XTG

It shaves me as close as my aristocrat jr & rocket HD. Which I feel both shave better/closer than my SS red tip.

My 1 & 2 generation Brit aristocrat (#15 + #21) would beat it for a closer shave but maybe not as comfortable or quick a shave.
 
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The Bic Metal is an excellent razor which is quite close to DE razors. I use to shave with it during my adolescent years in the late 80s.

Regarding disposable razors, I personally appreciate the full black plastic 3 blades disposable by SuperMax (Indian brand?) sold at Savers (about £1 for 10 cartridges and a handle); maybe not adequate for everyone, but it does the job for me.
 
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The Guard is actually classified as a pivoting head SE.
https://sharpologist.com/2018/07/single-blade-razors-pivot.html
The Guard is not referred to as an SE in that article.
Also the article states:
"The Leaf razor is probably the closest thing to a cartridge razor in this article–"

And then writes about the Guard which is a single blade cartridge razor and the article admits as much:
"Gillette uses the cartridge in their new Treo razor,"
And
"The Guard uses a proprietary cartridge with a single blade."
 
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Gillette is not pushing the Treo very hard. As a matter of fact I've never seen one in a Walmart (largest Gillette vendor in the USA). I believe it's special order from their website only:

https://gillettetreo.com/

The Guard is the best single blade disposable razor extant IMO. Brilliant simplicity.
 
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