A Weishi Safety Razor Review....

Back in March, I purchased the all stainless steel Weishi 9306 G model safety razor. I got some really good shaves with this razor. The first thing you'll notice is that it comes in its own blue travel case which is nice. Inside the travel case, you'll find a mirror inside the lid and a small brush for cleaning out the safety razor which I recomend doing after each use. My travel case was damaged during shipping and I had to use the hot glue gun to install the mirror back into its frame and then back into the lid. The little brush was also missing when I opened my razor which is fine I usually do rinse it on a regular basis through out the entire shave which I also recomend doing. It came with 1 Dorco DE or Double Edge blade which I tossed. Dorco blades get alot of mixed reviews at various shaving supply stores and they make Dollar General's brand of DE or Double Edge blades which you can get 10 blades for around $2.25 which is a really good price point. There's some drawbacks to the Weishi. The first is that there's no aggressive angle to the head of the razor which is great for those that are just starting out with a safety razor, sensitive skin, or have just returned to safety razors and their technique is a little rusty. The Weishi also doesn't have much blade exposure compared to others that are on the market. That means you'll get a mild shave which can be both good and bad for some people. Those with sensitive skin and mild beards will like it while those that have the same skin type but coarse beards may not like this razor. Another drawback is that this safety razor has no weight behind it which can easily be fixed by using an ultra sharp DE blade such as Feather,Gillette 7' O clock, or Gillette Sharp Edge DE blades. The finish of the Weishi is pretty good. It's a replica of an early 1960's Gillette Speed Glide. The all stainless steel construction means that it will not rust which is a really good thing. It's a TTO or "Twist To Open" type of safety razor which is much faster and easier to load razor than most. The last drawback is the buuterfly doors where thwe blade is loaded. They're a little on the weak side around the hinge areas. I retired mine from use because of this. I want the razor to last and not fall apart so I keep it in storage. The price point of this razor is extremely low. At less than $20 bucks, this is pretty much a steal. After using it for a few months, I'd give it 3 stars and recomend it to beginners and those that have extremely sensitive skin. I also must say Buyer Beware because it does have poor construction where it clearly could've been alot better.

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