Remember to get a blade sharpener off eBay for a fiver and this will last you a decade before you need to buy blades.
Ordered Hydro 5 over two years ago . I think there was 16 blades ( 4x4 cartridges), still got two cartridges not open. For me only Wilkinson, super quality. I will newer go back to Gillette or any others.
I don't know. It probably depends on the type of razor you're using too. Expensive five blades are going to be using the newest best/sharpest blades and tech innovations. Seems to me the only thing adding more blades does is add irritation. Odd you mention tugging though because for me five blade razors tug way more than 3 blades ones. The blades are so close together and just rip the hairs out if I have heavy growth. I'd be more than happy to use a gillette sensor or Mach 3 indefinitely or similar two/three blade. But like I said everyone's face is different.
Also, if you only want the razor (+10 blades), it has just been reduced to £10.99, so you can now get it for £9.89 with the 10% code or £8.79 with the 20% one. Razor only link
I think it's a sad sign of the times when Wilkinson Sword elect to simply re-brand a Chinese razor rather than make one themselves (it's a Weishi 9306-P if anyone's interested) but this is a good price, especially with the 20% discount mentioned above. (y)
Good for the environment so hot from me. Been using a DE blade for over a year. Initially a few little nicks but nothing major. I use astra blades but amazon do a decent budget blade also.
Arrived yesterday. First shave today. Relatively close and no cuts. Quite impressed really.
Will make a nice gift, ordered, thanks
You are right, but the extras are one way of pampering your face. Besides, every person's skin is different so some may actually need more cushioning.
I'll probably be hauled over coals for this but I simply use any to hand shampoo/bodywash and just splosh it on with my hand. never use my badger brush. one doesn't *need* foam/balm with these razors *but* if one likes to use those, that's cool too! I'm just letting some folk know one doesn't need the extras, they're not 100pc "essential"
If you suffer from razor burn and redness try using cold water instead of hot for pre wash and foam/soap/cream. Not as luxurious but less irritation. (y)
Posted 8th JanPosted 8th Jan
Hydro 5 Groomer Razor with 9 Blades - £19.99 @ Wilkinson Sword£15.99£27.9943% off Free P&P Free
Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5 Groomer provides a close, comfortable shave. The Hydro 5 Groomer comes complete with a razor blade attached plus an additional 8 blades to create 9 blades … Read more
FAQ says "Wilkinson Sword blades are compatible with the same name WS Razor handle i.e. all Hydro blades are compatible with all Hydro razor handles. All Quattro blades will fit all the Quattro razor handles."
Will these blades fit other razors in the Hydro 5 range ?