Thursday, April 26, 2012
The King of Shaves Razor Review.
The $6.36 price with tax included also sweetened the deal, as did the fact that six blades in a package for less than $10 in a replacement box. I took this deal home with a can of shaving gel (I'm not reviewing this yet) and brought it to bear on my 5oclock shadow. One thing I noticed was that regardless of how hard I pushed, the handle brought consistent pressure on my face. This because of their "S-Flex"; the trick is to let the razor do the work. The shave itself was close, with minimal stubble and fewer than normal passes on same. It didn't cut, nor irritate as it shaved, and this can be credited to the alignment paddle at the bottom of the blades. However, the lack of a trimmer blade on the back might make those sideburns a challenge. For the life of me, I can't imagine save for cost cutting why they didn't include it. On the upside, the electric trimmer I have made short work of that. Even more expensive razors with three or four blades don't always include this either, so it shouldn't be a deal breaker.
As for the longevity of these blades, the jury is still out as far as I'm concerned. If they hold up to my beard, they can hold up to anything. The coating they use is called Endurum, which is supposedly nano coated and "optimized for senstive skin." The Mach 3 and Fusion, both by Gillette, perform really well but seemed to wear out in a hurry to this writer. They usually lasted me less than two weeks per blade. These are also the $12 to $15 per 4 blades. Even if the Remington lasts that long it will have paid for itself. It seems that even with a very minor fault, Remington seems to have a winner here. I'll keep you posted on how these blades hold up.