I learned to shave with a DE in 1971 or 72, just as the Trac II was coming out. Try as I might, I can't recall when I switched to the Trac II, but it must have been within a few years at most. I still have my original Atra handle, and it has a 1985 date code, so that must have been about when I moved on to it.
It simply wasn't an issue at the time. If you'd told me at the time that I would become a shaving hobbyist, debating the merits of different razors on some sort of hi-tech computer network, it would have seemed too ridiculous for words. Also, the Trac II and Atra really do shave very well.
I'll add that my father, who passed away in 2002, never did switch to cartridges as far as I know. Granted, I wasn't particularly paying attention to shaving matters at the time, but I recall still seeing his old DE in the bathroom when I'd visit. Probably a Super Speed, from what I know now.
Last edited by Slivovitz; 09-25-2010 at 10:14 AM.
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