I am an experienced wet shaver, but only eight months of DE shaving. This razor is identical to the Van der Hagen that I own. It was a gift from my daughter, and I thought at first she was wasting her money. I also own the Feather Popular and an inexpensive three piece.
I had a wonderfully close shave, with not a nick or burn, this morning with my first try on this razor. Using the Dorco blades that came with it. And Lightfoot Pine soap. It is better than the Feather. I would recommend it to anyone. I shave every morning, so I get a lot of use from my razors. With these, I don't need another. And I have many brands of blades, but these work fine.
Give it a try. It cannot beat the price for a chrome plated brass razor, nice stand, and 12 blades. Good grip even with slick, soapy fingers. I am giving it four stars because there must be a five-star one out there somewhere.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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