Hello all, my first post.
I've been an observer for a while now but recent events have prompted me to ask for assistance.
I have been wet shaving for years using what ever the latest cartridge version of Gillette was available. While I would like a closer shave, I wasn't quite moved to go to a DE... until now. Granted the costs of the cartridges has gotten completely out of sorts but the final straw for me (silly though it is) was the d*mn packaging. I'm not so old as to blame it on dexterity but the fusion packaging is nearly impenetrable without some form of weapon or power tool. Sorry for the rant, but their loss is now my gain.
I have ordered a Merkur 38C as well as a Merkur Travel razor; thinking I was freeing myself of the disposable world. Now I've read here that it seems I will not be able to travel with blades in my carry-on. Most of my traveling is 1-2 nights (3-4 times a month) and I always carry-on.
So after this long winded introduction, my question is: what do most of you do? Is it reasonable to purchase at the destination? Should I just get whatever truck-stop blades I can find? Where's the best place in metropolitan areas to look?
Or, am I going to still be held a captive of disposable by necessity?
Any guidance and education is much appreciated.
matt in nashville