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This is a really nice looking razor and its designed to look nice, but it is practical for certain purposes only, it has a number of blades and as a really positive point it has a protector which makes it almost impossible for you to cut yourself, thats great but I think thats an over-rated issue in razors as you should be able to shave properly knowing how to do so without cutting yourself.
The one and only thing of importance to me in a razor is how well it shaves, I got this razor on a special offer in Superdrug for £3.99 so tried this as a test, I am glad I tried it but I won't be going back to buy more unfortunately for the simple reason that it appears to be designed to look nice and shave people with stubble free faces, I have stubble, I have really dark hair and stubble is a constant, if I shave every day the razor is fine and rolls over the face smoothly and confidently. Anything more than two days stubble and it becomes an incredible chore, the numerous blades become clogged with hair however much I clear them, it can't take stubble and therefore I need to use another razor to clear heavy stubble and then go over my face when clear with this razor.
For its price I can't complain, but I don't think I would recommend this razor, as my regular Gillette Mach 3 razors can work through mid to thick stubble without this amount of trouble, it is cheap and unfortunately with good reason.
Put your hand up if you are a man and hate shaving. Right then, I made that err 1..2..3..4............ 18,738,962 or thereabouts. So - you hate it, but it has to be done. Do you prefer a WET Shave or are you 'all-electric' nowadays? If you prefer a CLOSE, Wet shave then the chances are you either use Gillette Mach 3 or maybe some cheapo disposal razor - or maybe you use this one, Wilkinson Sword's top of the range FX PERFORMER. Currently being advertised on TV by another famous 'baldie' Andre Agassi (that's him AND Me, but he's possibly more famous and he's a darn sight better Tennis player, I'll give him that!) Andre extols the virtues of Wilkinson's 'diamond coated blades' and that they will give you a cleaner, closer, safer shave. Well, that's as maybe. Myself, personally, I'll stick to Gillette's Mach 3 system. I've tried most of what's on offer in the shaving market. Right from the "Aaaaagh!!" ....to the "Oooooh!". I'm writing this op on the funky looking and pretty new Wilkinson Sword system, because a couple of months back, my son returned from his holiday with this rather nice looking, yellow razor. He'd - for once - forgotten to pinch one of mine to take with him on holiday, so had to buy one at the Airport to last him the fortnight of his holiday. It looked good - and as we know LOOKS are more important than effect (No!) As I said, it does look good. It feels good too (I AM STILL TALKING ABOUT THE RAZOR !!). The rubberised grip and the yellow curved plastic handle certainly help guide the blades through your stubble. The blade cartridge it a 'twin' rather than the Mach 3's Triple blade system. It had a now ubiquitous blue lubricating strip as well as the Wilkinson Sword patented guardwire to enhance your 'safe shave'. It does give you a decent shave, of that there is no doubt. BUT B
earing in mind that pricewise there is little difference between this system, the price of replacement blades and that of the Gillette Mach 3, I can honestly say that the Mach 3 is MUCH Better - Noticeable better! The Razor does come in a nice looking case, with space for half a dozen spare blade cartridges. The blades are easy to change - but aren't they all, these days? What else can I tell you about this shaving system? I could tell you that before you attempt to shave, wet your face and then when shaving, ensure that you move the razor over you face in the direction of your stubble's growth, rather than AGAINST it. Ouch! But, then you know that. If you don't...then maybe you are not old enough to shave - or you are a girl/woman.....maybe both. All I can add is that as a confirmed user of the Gillette System, worthy as the FX Performer razor is, added to the endorsement (bet they paid through the nose!) of Agassi, I would not change over. If you want to try it for yourself and see, keep an eye out for any special offers at Boots or any of the big supermarket chains. Not only do I have to go through the daily grind of shaving my chin, but also my bald head too. Must keep it smooth and kissable, just in case XXXXXX (please feel free to fill in the gap with the name of an appropriate hot babe of your choosing - please, NOT Nora Batty!) pops round for a 'quickie'. Safety is important and the Wilkinson razor does give you that. But for an all round smooth operator, Mach 3 wins hands down.