Blade length and exposure make this a lousy design
The good: Look, weight, and feel; the cut accomplished by the Personna mini blades; safety of using "injector style" blades And now the bad....... The Personna mini blades are much shorter than the length of the blade holder. The blades are also held in such a way that they barely stick out from the non-blade portion (for lack of a better term) of the holder. It is pretty much flush with this part of the holder. The result is that you get a decent shave wherever the blade glides across your skin, but you end of wiping away about 1/2 to 1 full inch of lather with this non-blade part. This can prove to be frustrating, as it requires you to re-lather EVEN ON THE FIRST PASS!! I have been able to find a way to reduce this slightly by changing the way I hold the razor and changing the sequence of areas I am shaving on the face and neck. But it feels unusual and unnatural compared to my normal routine with any other straight or shavette. I am actually considering grinding down with razor myself to provide more blade exposure. If this razor had the same overall design but accepted a full-size Personna blade, Feather AC type blade, or the longer dovo DE blades, this issue would be avoided, while still giving this razor the look, feel, and weight of a traditional cutthroat razor. For the above reason, I would not recommend this razor for regular use. It's good either as a novelty item or perhaps only for shaving above the lip.
I love it!! Great experience!!!
I was surprised it came with no blades.
I recommend this razor completely!
I recommend this razor completely! It is really easy to put the re usable blades in and has a nice handle on it! Which makes for an easier shave. It makes a great gift and is definitely worth the price!
I like. I'm a barber
I like. I'm a barber and I'm Robert Hills wife,I like it very much for customers