Pros: Overall Quality, Durability
The proper way to shave
This razor works wonderfully. After using vintage safety razors for the past several years, I decided to try this razor, probably because it is shiny and looked pretty, and because my 1950's inheritances are getting tired. There is no blade adjustment, but the angle seems fine enough to work with and keeps the razor simple. The finish is good, it appears durable and tolerances are more than adequate. The only gripe I have is that the shaver needs to be twisted together firmly, otherwise the handle and head flex a bit when using it, and the attractive machined grooves near the handle top do not let you grip it well with wet hands when twisting it. Do not let that keep you from buying it, because using a towel (or dry hands!) solves that. As a benifit, it is gratifying to reduce shaving to a blade, some water and, for me, a shave oil ($3.80 at a superstore), a bit of patience and shaving becomes a civilizing ritual instead of a morning drudge. Shaving has become needlessly overpriced. Razors with two, three, or four blades, heads that flex and buzz with lotion strips and other gimmicks promise to make shaving easier or more comfortable, but paying for replacement blades requires it's own line in the monthly budget. To simplify your shaving, save money, shave like your forefathers (and a straight-razor is a bit too elemental), or if you just want to try something different, this razor is a great place to start.