Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 4 out of 5 by Red2 Strop It!
Good buy. Be sure to strop this razor prior to each shave on the leather side of the strop (add some strop paste too). Every five to ten shaves, strop it on the linen side 10x, followed by the regular leather side 20-30x.
If you do not keep this blade sharp, it will drag and cause cuts as you shave. The better you care for this razor, the better shave it will deliver.
Use pre-shave oil and shaving cream the first past going down across your face. Wash and re-lather to go sideways across your face. Finally use just pre-shave oil to go against the grain. This final pass is amazing. Moisturize and voila!
August 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Patrick2244 The Edge
Although I didn’t get any response from customer service regarding questions I had before ordering this razor, I went ahead and ordered it anyway. I did get delivery right away and the razor filled most of my expectations except the most important part. The edge had a very wide bevel on one side and one about half that size on the other side. Looked like very poor craftsmanship and only gave a fair shave. I’ve honed over 100 razors in the past year and have not seen bevel on new or vintage razors like this, TI is a famous company putting out exceptional products as this is except for the shaving edge.
I have since corrected the edge and made a better shaver out of it which should not really be necessary.
August 8, 2014