PSA: BOGOF at Dorco razors

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SporkySporky Frets: 11388
Afternoon all. I recently switched to Dorco after King Of Shaves discontinued the Azor 4. Dorco do 3, 4, 6 and 7 blade cartidges, four different handles and all interchangeable. I bought a tester pack with the 3, 4 and 6 ones in and like the 4s best. You can buy outright or do a subscription which is a bit cheaper.

They have a launch offer for the new website - whatever you put in the basket they'll ship double.

https://www.razorsbydorco.co.uk/

Or if you feel especially thankful there's a referral scheme; if you use this link you'll get £5 off, and I'll get a £5 voucher when you order. If not just use the link above, it's not like I'd ever find out. :)

http://razorsbydorco.refr.cc/andiallan
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  • joeyowenjoeyowen Frets: 2701
    Man shaving is confusing

    I did look at the site as I need one, but I don't want so many options it just confuses the crap out of me.

    I'll look again when I'm less tired 
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  • SporkySporky Frets: 11388
    Basically you choose how many blades you want in the cartridge - 3 (didn't like that one myself), 4 (liked a lot), 6 (also good) or 7 (not tried it). The handles don't matter - they're all cross-compatible.

    Or get a Trial Run - one handle, two each of the 3, 4 and 6-blade cartridges. That's what I did, though having done that I'd just go Pace 4.

    https://www.razorsbydorco.co.uk/product/men/the-trial-run.html
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  • stevebrumstevebrum Frets: 3335
    ‘Thanks to our common docking system’

    It’s a fucking razor it doesn’t need a docking system!

    Good offer if you want to experiment though...
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  • Flink_PoydFlink_Poyd Frets: 2015
    I got over the multi blade razor marketing a while ago and have never looked back. Bought a decent single blade razor and use it with Wilkinson blades that cost 60p for ten, I get a far better shave than anything else I've ever used. 
     I do now honestly believe multi blade razors are a gimmick just designed to get blokes spending money on something they don't actually need. 
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  • cj73cj73 Frets: 561
    If the first blade doesn't cut it then the second one will.  If that doesn't cut it the third one will.  If that doesn't cut it the fourth one will.......

    Just get the first one right!!!
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  • martinwmartinw Frets: 1550
    edited January 12
  • SporkySporky Frets: 11388
    I got over the multi blade razor marketing a while ago and have never looked back. Bought a decent single blade razor and use it with Wilkinson blades that cost 60p for ten, I get a far better shave than anything else I've ever used. 
     I do now honestly believe multi blade razors are a gimmick just designed to get blokes spending money on something they don't actually need. 
    I did the safety razor thing - Merkur and blades. Then I realised that for me it just didn't work as well as the Azor 4 I had as a travel razor.

    Different strokes and all that.
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  • SporkySporky Frets: 11388
    stevebrum said:
    ‘Thanks to our common docking system’

    It’s a fucking razor it doesn’t need a docking system!
    It's just how the cartridges attach to the handles. Unlike Gillette and Wilkinson Sword and King Of Shaves, all the Dorco stuff works with all the Dorco stuff.

    I didn't think people would be so negative. Sorry.
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  • Flink_PoydFlink_Poyd Frets: 2015
    Sporky said:
    I got over the multi blade razor marketing a while ago and have never looked back. Bought a decent single blade razor and use it with Wilkinson blades that cost 60p for ten, I get a far better shave than anything else I've ever used. 
     I do now honestly believe multi blade razors are a gimmick just designed to get blokes spending money on something they don't actually need. 
    I did the safety razor thing - Merkur and blades. Then I realised that for me it just didn't work as well as the Azor 4 I had as a travel razor.

    Different strokes and all that.
    Yeah, definitely. I seem to have found a blade that works for me while having the bonus of costing pennies. Its the never ending more blades thing that makes me feel like Im being rinsed
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    Flink_Poyd said:

    Yeah, definitely. I seem to have found a blade that works for me while having the bonus of costing pennies. Its the never ending more blades thing that makes me feel like Im being rinsed
    The seven does strike me as a bit of willy-waving. The six was good, but the four just seemed like the sweet spot to me. A lot more expensive than the Derby Extra I used with the Merkur, but far less than Mach3 etc, and it only adds up to about £15 a year so I'm not mad bothered cost-wise.

    I do like Proraso soap and a brush. That bit works well.
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  • scrumhalfscrumhalf Frets: 4087
    Seven blades? Sounds like overkill to me, possibly literally.

    I've been using Mach 3s for decades now, I've never come across a situation where I felt the need for 133% more blades.
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  • Flink_PoydFlink_Poyd Frets: 2015
    Sporky said:


    I do like Proraso soap and a brush. That bit works well.
    Never used that and Im due some shaving soap.
     Can you buy it in a shop or is it online?
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  • SporkySporky Frets: 11388
    scrumhalf said: 
    Seven blades? Sounds like overkill to me, possibly literally.
    Seven does sound excessive. I have two of the seven blade cartridges on the way just to try out, but as I've said, four seems the sweet spot for me.
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    Sporky said:


    I do like Proraso soap and a brush. That bit works well.
    Never used that and Im due some shaving soap.
     Can you buy it in a shop or is it online?
    Either I think. Got mine from Amazon but I think big Boots probably have it. Green plastic tub.
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  • robwrightrobwright Frets: 531
    I shave face and entire head. Sometimes back! Single blades don’t shave close enough and leave a shadow at the back of the head that makes me look like Friar Tuck!  Is the 4 a close shave Sporky



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  • SporkySporky Frets: 11388
    I think so. Doesn't seem to leave any hairs uncut, doesn't make any holes in my face, and doesn't take loads of passes. I've been alternating between the 4 and the 6 and both work well; for me the six isn't worth the extra (though there's not a lot between them).

    Shippings been pretty quick for me so far so you might have time to get a trial pack and then order whatever you like best by the 24th, when the offer ends.
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  • randellarandella Frets: 1254
    edited January 14
    Another vote for Proraso soap. Lasts for bloody ever and smells nice too, not over-perfumed like some ‘man products’ can be.

    Quite literally lasts forever in my case as I now have a beard. 

    Edit - the fact I have a beard might make some folk wonder what I’m doing reading a thread about razors. Well, it’s like this: I really ought to be doing the vacuuming...
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  • Flink_PoydFlink_Poyd Frets: 2015
    Sporky said:
    Sporky said:


    I do like Proraso soap and a brush. That bit works well.
    Never used that and Im due some shaving soap.
     Can you buy it in a shop or is it online?
    Either I think. Got mine from Amazon but I think big Boots probably have it. Green plastic tub.
    My Boots obviously aren't big enough. Tried Superdrug, Wilkos and Boyes, no luck. I'm in Brum tomorrow so tge search will continue 
    Nobody is guaranteed tomorrow.....


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  • duotoneduotone Frets: 172
    My Boots obviously aren't big enough. Tried Superdrug, Wilkos and Boyes, no luck. I'm in Brum tomorrow so tge search will continue 
    I don’t think you will get it in a Boots tbh.  Amazon should have it though, I usually do a big order of new blades/aftershave/shaving cream from http://www.shaving-shack.com/ who will definitely stock it.
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  • SporkySporky Frets: 11388
    Ah, sorry - I was sure I got mine from a Boots, but the stuff lasts for ages, whereas my memory does not!
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  • BigMonkaBigMonka Frets: 1428
    Sporky said:
    Afternoon all. I recently switched to Dorco after King Of Shaves discontinued the Azor 4. Dorco do 3, 4, 6 and 7 blade cartidges, four different handles and all interchangeable. I bought a tester pack with the 3, 4 and 6 ones in and like the 4s best. You can buy outright or do a subscription which is a bit cheaper.

    They have a launch offer for the new website - whatever you put in the basket they'll ship double.

    https://www.razorsbydorco.co.uk/

    Or if you feel especially thankful there's a referral scheme; if you use this link you'll get £5 off, and I'll get a £5 voucher when you order. If not just use the link above, it's not like I'd ever find out. :)

    http://razorsbydorco.refr.cc/andiallan
    @Sporky I'm thinking that I might take a punt on this later, thanks for the heads up. Was there any sort of notification in your basket that they were going to ship double? It's not liking the £5off referral code either, but hopefully it'll register it so that you get a £5 voucher.
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    No notification, but I emailed and asked and they said the order gets doubled by the warehouse.
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  • JeremiahJeremiah Frets: 293
    I've never tried the Dorco razors, but I've used a lot of different razors and blades over the years, including traditional single blade safety razors: I've come up with the following general rules which seem to apply across all those I have tried...

    Two blades are better than one.
    Three blades are not better than two.
    Four, five, six or seven blades are worse than three.

    My all-time favourite was the original Gillette Sensor (not Sensor 3 or Sensor Excel.)

    I have not tried using cut-throat razors or a high-end electric shaver (the cheap ones suck.)
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  • SporkySporky Frets: 11388
    I liked the King of Shaves Azor 4 better than Mach 3 or the 4-blade Wilkinson Sword one, and in the Dorcos I like the 4 best - the three didn't do a good job at all for me.

    But there are loads of people who do fine with safety razors, so there's clearly some personal preference or face topology or beard structure or some other factor that makes a difference.

    I tried the Dorcos 'cos the Azor was discontinued, and most of the alternatives (Harry's, Cornerstone and so on) were either far more money or were subscription only. Then they turned up and were good - the 4 and 6 particularly.

    As I've said, they work for me and there's an offer on. I've not at any point suggested that these are the right razors for anyone else...
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  • SporkySporky Frets: 11388
    Mine just arrived; I ordered a Classic handle (which is the nicest one I think) and a pack of 24 Pace 4 blades, and I got two Classic sets and 48 Pace 4 blades.

    I will report back on the 7-blade cartridge that comes with the Classic handle if anyone is interested.
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  • GrunfeldGrunfeld Frets: 2281
    Cheers for the heads up.
    I've leaped in with a year's Pace 4. 

    I've been doing this thing for years where I only change my razor on the solstices, equinoxes, and cross-quarter days and frankly, it's a bit bonkers. 
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  • SporkySporky Frets: 11388
    The 7 is a mixed bag.

    The handle is lovely. Heavy and it feels expensive.

    The blades... less so. More irritation than the 4 or the 6. I think the 4 is where it's at, but on the 7 handle.

    That means I have 4 unused Pace 4 handles, and a full set of unused cartridges (ie a 3, a 4, a 6, and a 7). Anyone wants to try them just pop me a PM. And possibly some postage money.
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 12389
    G'wan then.

    If I like them, you'll get a free fiver!
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  • SporkySporky Frets: 11388
    Only if the darned referral link starts working!
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  • SporkySporky Frets: 11388
    Sold to the man in the straw boater.
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