Pros: Overall Quality
Great retro razor and gift idea
I have been wanting one of these "safety razors" for a long time. I was tired of the ridiculous prices on the name brand 5 blade razors and felt wasteful throwing out cheap disposibles. This razor gives a super close shave and looks great too. With it being Bakelite it is very light. It also came with a hard plastic case and 10 stainless blades.The blades are roughly the same price as the disposibles once you have the razor. I would guess this is the most basic and most entry level razor Merkur has to offer. If you are unsure and just want to try it out, go for it. Then if you love it, you could one day move up to a more expensive metal razor. Great gift idea! Plan on getting some for family members for Christmas. Also invest in some good shave soap and a brush too. Go for the whole experience, make shaving more than just something you have to do!