Mild double-edge razor, nothing wrong with it. Great for beginners in Double-Edge shaving.
Usual shaving journey: started shaving at 16, used lots of disposable and cartridge razors, grown a beard, trimmed a beard, grown a beard and trimmed the rest and so forth.
20+ years later, and needless to say, i've tried almost everything out there to shave myself with, before finally arriving at what seems to be best at least for me - Double Edge (DE) safety razors with some straight edge and shavette thrown in when mood hits.
This one is a fairly basic, very mild T-style safety razor. Mild here refers to the agressiveness of razor geomet...ry: blade doesn't stick too much, with a small gap and rather relaxed angle. What this translates to is that it is extremely easy to use even for a novice, pretty hard to cut yourself with it, but it also take more than one pass for a real close shave. Now, mind you, that 'real close shave' is in DE razor terms, compared with most off-shelf cartridge razors its going to be fairly close and smooth. With much less irritation too. For me, shaving quality is great. Not as close as with more agressive DE razors, but still good enough for every day, about on the same level you get with cartridge supermarket razors but with much less irritation and way cheaper. Build is fine, chrome-plated pot metal (zinc alloy), no moveable parts to break, nice and a good weight. Feels good in hand, looks good in bathroom. Probably made for Wahl by some chinese manufacturers, and there is nothing wrong with that.
Purchased in at Shaver Shop Physical store for $49.
A possible alternative to those pricey disposable blades
I have always had difficulty shaving since I started around age 14 - I am now 44. I either miss bits, or get skin irritation, or razor bumps. In the past I have found electric razors provide the least problems, but it's a compromise between closeness and convenience. I'm trying the single blade traditional shave because the information I've found says its better for my skin, and cheaper than disposable blades. So far it's slightly scary, the blades are very sharp, and my skin still burns, despite using a sensitive skin shaving cream. I'm taking...my time. I expect if I was in a rush in the morning I'd probably cut myself more, whereas electric shavers reduce this risk substantially. The under nose area is tricky, and I haven't managed a close shave yet in that area. Frankly I'm considering doing what a lot of men do, not shave at all, save money, and no skin irritation. Maybe just a short stubble which I can keep tidy with my adjustable beard trimmer. Also, most creams either smell bad, or dry out my skin. I've tried shaving oils, which tend to work better, plus you can see where you've shaved more easily, and there's less mess. The old school blades do result in a much closer shave, but they also remove a few layers of skin, so it's a compromise between closeness and comfort.
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