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on 2 February 2015
I know they always say it.... after all it is their catch phrase..... The Best a Man Can Get!!! Actually, I've always thought so, in the shaving department that is. This has two functions..... shaving and grooming. The shaving ..... oh my, what a real pleasure it is to shave with this razor. Honestly, when I looked at in the cold light of day I had a feeling that I was going to really struggle with it. I mean, it's huge!!!!
I'm one of those lucky guys that doesn't have to shave every day if I don't need to. 1) I have light hair growth and 2) whatever does grow is grey so it doesn't show as much as younger, darker haired guys do. I never could get a satisfactory five o'clock shadow..... it would literally take a fortnight to get that much growth, and even if I let it get to that........ it'd just look daft!! Anyway, the razor........ no problems at all, nicht! nadda! zilch! It is such a joy to use. It feels weighty and secure in the hand and the five blades, with a good covering of foam/gel on the face glides like a pro skater..... smooth and easy! It gives a superbly close shave..... ok even though my face is follicle challenged I did used to get missed spot that would annoy me for the rest of the day. It can be used with or without the vibration function just as easily. I like to play with the devil so have the vibration on.... I don't seriously play with the devil... never have and never would. It just feels like it gets just that little bit more off the chin because, apparently it encourages the hair to stand proud!
Talking of standing proud..... for those who don't like the idea of men talking about their intimate grooming... turn away now! I was in the Army and learned quickly to look after my hygiene, especially around my groin. The easiest option was get rid of the hair that gathers sweat and other nasty's. This is where the grooming aid comes in. I tend to keep my pubic hair but as short as possible. The trimmer part of the unit has a number of combs that attach (I think it's three.... I only have one left because I dropped the other two down a big dark hole... the end of the bath that amazingly was just wide enough to accommodate these combs..... but not my hand. I'm not to bothered about losing them because the remaining comb is perfect for the job. If I had never shaved my nads in those early Army days or had known how horribly itchy it gets when the hair starts growing back... I'd probably never have done it. As it is, I did do it and therefore shave regularly and I swear that in all these years I have never cut myself once. I was a little bit concerned because of the size of this thing and whether it would be clumsy around these jewels...... again..... the best shave ever.
I got this in September or October and I am still using the same blade and still getting a perfect shave on my face and the nether regions. I thoroughly clean the blades with a razor block that de-scums it, after each use. The razor block is something to check out if you want to save a small fortune in the cost of blades.
In summary, a hefty but truly controllable size with two functions, both of which perform much better than I expected. A comfortable, clean shave each and every time. I can't imagine even Gillette surpassing this gem of a razor.