Blades lock easily into place. Many owners praise the pinpoint control. Very balanced in hand, great control.
Heavier than expected, not ideal for first-time users. Handle and blade can be difficult to open.
Blades are extremely sharp, so only requires light shaving touch. Affordable alternative to high end models. Disposable blades do not require honing.
Removing and changing blades can be challenging. Handle is flimsy, not easy to control shave. Rusting and pitting have been reported.
Blades are easy to change out, ideal for first time users. More affordable than standard cartridge razors. Straight razor performance without the need for honing.
Tang (grip handle) is very thin, hard to hold. Included blades are on the dull side. Blades do not fit evenly in holder.
Blade glides over face, very "quiet" shave. Attractive black matte finish. Three step process holds blades firmly in place.
Blade requires frequent cleaning, shorter strokes only. Handle and holder can have mechanical problems. Blade loading instructions not included.
Double edge design, can be used in either direction. Attractive wood grain handle. Uses high quality Wilkinson blades.
Blades do not fit securely in holder, difficult to change out. Handle can become loose quickly. Wooden handle is not as durable as metal or plastic.
Sometimes, safety razors won’t cut it. Enter the straight razor, the original grooming tool and essential for long, thick beard maintenance. Choose a straight razor if you want to easily remove thick hair in one or two swipes, and want ultimate control over the blade. Look for razors with well-balanced handles and easy-to-lock blades. Some blades require honing while other models sport disposable blades, so consider these factors before purchasing. Many users prefer a double-edged blade that can be used in either direction.
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