After hearing so much praise for stainless steel razors, I was surprised by how much I prefer the lightweight brass of my New SC. Much easier to maintain zero pressure with a light razor in my experience.
To me zamak is no-go for my future (if I decide to buy new one) razor. I have 2 zamaks in my collection, in rotation is just R89. Still in perfect shape but I just don’t like the fact that tool meant to be used in a wet environment can rot if plating would be compromised. I would call that “zamak anxiety syndrom” (yep I just made that up ).
Those look good, does it shave like a tech?I love this cheap plastic razor (2$) - the Gillette Super Click. Of course it's mild and may not be for everyone.
It is not afraid of moisture and corrosion, and it weighs only 6g, so it will not break even if it falls to the ground.
The sides of the cap look flimsy, but are really only used for connection; even if it breaks after a few years, the head can still be installed normally and keep using.
I mainly appreciate its weird design, and it's really the last DE design from Gillette.
(instead of the hybrid that uses the Muhle head- King C. Gillette)
A razor like this might not be suitable for daily use, but I'm happy to be able to use it on backpacking trips.
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Bring up this razor to show that "people who value razor material" are not just obsessed with expensive fancy looks. Even plastic is great.
Its mild aggressiveness may resemble tech. Because of the similar gap, thin cap and exposure, and fixed blades at the four corners.Those look good, does it shave like a tech?
I started with a lightweight Henson AL 13 Mild razor in Black. I love its lightweight maneuverability. My second and final razor will be a Karve Overlander in aluminum (black). I love the look of black razors.I’m not sure it’s very important but it does have an effect on the weight and face-feel, and that can make a meaningful difference to how much you enjoy a particular razor. Also looks matter, and a polished copper razor, for example, can look very nice.
A small but increasing number of razor manufacturers offer a wide choice of materials now (e.g. Karve, Wolfman), and it’s a nice option to have.