I’m sometimes asked for a recommendation for the “best” DE razor for the beginner. Unfortunately, its not an easy answer. How much do you want to spend? What kind of beard do you have? Do you want to experiment or buy once and be done with it?
The “conventional wisdom” usually takes the route of the Merkur Heavy Duty (AKA 34C or HD). They’re reasonably well-built and enormously popular. But I also quite like the Weishi razor: they’re much less expensive and its design is very “forgiving” of poor technique. Unfortunately the quality control can be a little spotty.
What do you think a good razor for the beginner would be?
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