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Some people are overlooking some great points...
on July 11, 2010
So, it doesn't shave as close as a straight razor. It uses too much shaving cream. It doesn't last.
I have been using this razor for years, and the things I love about it outweight those issues.
1( and 2) No, it doesn't shave as close as other razors, but it is close enough. It is great to carry on long distance camping/hiking trips, BECAUSE it doesn't really need shaving cream. I think some of the people who think it isn't shaving as close as they like are causing the problem with the shaving cream. If you only use a small amount (or better yet, use just some hair conditioner....better for your legs, less drying, and it won't clog up the Flicker)it works fine. A small amount of something to lubricate it is all you need, either a light coating of bath soap, or just water. I love that it does a commendable job dry, too.
3) I have been amazed at how long the blades will last if they aren't clogged up.
4) And another great point...it will pass through airport security anywhere in the world w/o a problem.
All in all, I was just happy to be able to find them online. Give them a chance in the right context.