Bolin Webb razors are compatible exclusively with Gillette blades. All R1 razor handles use a Gillette Mach 3 blade and all X1 razor handles use a Gillette Fusion5 Blade. For over a century Gillette has led the way in blade development, investing in creating razors that can provide a performance shave. While both the Fusion5 and Mach3 blades will provide a high-quality shave, there are a few differences that may influence your choice in razor.

Gillette Mach3 Blade – The R1 Range

Gillette Mach 3 Blade on Bolin Webb R1 Premium razor

The Mach3 blade is Gillette’s original cartridge razor. The razor has three stainless steel blades, that provide a close smooth shave. Infront of the blades are Gillette’s microfins. The microfins level out the skin before the blades pass over to create a smooth shave and avoid cuts to creases in your skin. Behind the blades is a lubrication strip designed to keep the moisture in, helping to reduce friction while you shave. The relatively low number of blades helps to limit irritation; hence we always recommend the Mach3 for men with sensitive skin.


Our R1 Razors are designed to use only the Gillette Mach3 blade. View the R1 range.

Gillette Fusion5 Blade – The X1 Range

Gillette Fusion 5 Blade for the X1 Bolin Webb Luxury Razor
The Fusion5 blade has become Gillette’s primary blade formation in all their modern razor development. The high precision razor is made up of five stainless steel blades, creating Gillette’s closest shave. The tightly packed blades reduce the capacity for skin bulges, reducing the risk for cuts allowing smooth shaving strokes with minimal pressure.

The blade also incorporates both Gillette’s microfins and lubrication strips to reduce irritation while shaving. The Fusion5 provides a high quality, long lasting performance shave, perfect for a clean shaven modern gentleman.

Our X1 Razors are designed to use only the Gillette Fusion5 Blades. View the X1 Range.

Read more about the differences between the Mach3 and Fusion5 in our blog.