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    Has anybody ever used the safety razor from the As Seen on TV section at Target? Its 20 bucks and comes with a stand and box of blades. I belive the pawn star guy, Rick, endorses it. I am wondering if its any good or just spend a few dollars more for something of better quality.

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    I suggest choosing a far better razor for a few dollars more. Try the Edwin Jagger "barley" or the Muhle R89. How about the Merkur C34? And the American-made stainless steel Weber. These are excellent razors and well worth the money. The razor you mention hawked on TV resembles the Weishi of China — it could be made by the same company — and not the world's greatest razor in quality and certainly not a stellar shaver.
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    I bought one of those, and it was a big disappointment.
    http://straightrazorpalace.com/shavi...s-classic.html

    Obie is right: for a few bucks more, there are a lot of better choices.
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    I believe it is a re-packaged Wieshi
    Which if memory serves is a "copy" of the Super Speed, sorta...

    There are so many better choices for a first DE.

    +1 to Obie's comments, there are so many better choices, not only for a starter DE (I have the R89 and Weber and they are both great)
    After the razor it is all about the blades. A very YMMV thing so I suggest getting a sample pack and rotate through them. Your opinion may change as you get used to the process and the razor.

    Smooth shaving....
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    Not to mention, while I like the show, just have a look at that crew. I'm not sure anyone should be taking grooming tips from any of them them.
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    I picked one up while on a business trip when i realized that i left my Rolls at home and did not want to go without shaving. It did ok but i still prefer my Rolls if I can't use a SR.

    on the other hand my wife saw it sitting on the bathroom counter while i was working a weekend day shift and decided to give it a go as it did not look as "scary" as the rolls or straights. she even kinda liked it.
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    This guy that does a bunch of shave reviews did a review on it. Check it out.

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    Gentlemen,
    There are reviewers and then there are "Reviewers."

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    I quit watching the review as soon as he had to fiddle with it, and make sure to 'center the blade'.
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    Glad this thread came up. Swmbo had saw this razor at walmart. Came home telling me she had seen one of my style razors there. I asked new? What name? etc. She said it was the pawn star guys. Was thinking wieshi when I first saw it too. I will stick with my gillettes an merkurs.
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