My first DE shave was with a "clone" of this razor. Bought it at CVS and tossed the package (and the razor is unmarked) so I have no idea where it's from or who made it. There are so many look-alikes of this razor, so who knows where mine came from?I have the BR179 also. I like it -- it's a good value and provides a very nice shave!
Anyway, I got a darn good first shave from it, and I'm pretty sure I could be fine with it as my only razor (but we all know that ain't gonna happen ).
Edit: nice PIF. I already have the razor - so not in.