One blade is more than enough
The blade pivots and it does not get clogged. The guard protects against nicks. For the price I think it is an exceptional value.
I did not like the razor. I got 3 weepers from this razor during my first and only shave. Maybe it will work for you but not me.
Great Travel Razor Option
The Gillette Guard razor is not only very inexpensive, but it's also very effective and practical. I was looking for a travel razor and I'm very happy with this system. It is a one-blade cartridge system and by design, will never clog-up like other, multi-blade, cartridge razors. It is very light, but does not take long to get used to it, since it shaves very effectively with very little pressure, just like most double edge safety razors which I use daily while at home.
Sure, you're not going to get a shave from this like a Merkur or a Edwin Jagger, but it's not bad. In fact, not bad at all. For travel, or as a back-up if needed, it works. I don't think there are many single-blade cartridge razors out there, and for two dollars, you can't beat this.
Best Razor for Head Shave
I was using this in India for more than last two years and waiting for this product to be available in US. This is simply awesome for Head Shave. It also gives very good shave for your beard.