Price: I picked this up for $18 at Cotton Blossom Crafts. That seemed like a good price to me for my first DE razor.
Quality: For the price, I find this razor to be a good starter razor. It feels well built and delivers a decent shave once you learn its personality.
User Friendly: As a new DE razor user, I had no problems using this razor. Once I realized that this razor is not aggressive, it was easier to concentrate on getting my technique down. The tame nature of the razor could cause some frustration for new users as a little more work is needed to get the desired closeness per pass.
Grip: The middle of the handle is a grid-patterned texture. It's not very pronounced, so I didn't notice it much while holding the razor. The bottom twist-to-open part of the handle has a vertical texture.
Ease of Blade Replacement: The Weishi seems to be a "normal" twist-to-open (TTO) razor. The doors open with a twist of the handle bottom and they open wide enough to insert and remove the blade with ease.
Aggressiveness: At the time of this review, the only thing I can compare this razor to is using an M3 cartridge. With that in mind, the Weishi seemed rather tame. I didn't have much trouble finding the right angle(s) for my beard, but the razor definitely needed a bit of help to get the job done. Fortunately, a little bit of pressure did not result in any damage/irritation.
Balance: The razor is fairly light, with most of its weight in the head. This is both good and bad from a beginner's point of view. It's good since you would really need to put some effort into cutting yourself while using the razor. It's bad because common advice is to 'let the weight of the razor' drive the pass. Being so light, the weight of the razor won't get the job done - it needs a bit of help to move along.
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