The Weishi safety razor is an entry level, inexpensive razor. While it may have a low cost, it isn't cheap. This is an important factor as there are a lot of cheap, low quality razors making their way into the US lately. And I'll admit, we were a little hesitant to bring in Weishi because of this. However, after many customer requests, we tried them ourselves and were pleasantly surprised. They won't rival an Edwin Jagger or Merkur, but they will give a nice, mild shave and last for years. A good choice for someone wanting to try safety razors for the first time.