|Though the reflection on the top cap gives the impression|
that this is a one-piece, twist-to-open razor, it is not. This
is a three-piece razor with the usual separate top cap,
base plate and handle.
I think a first DE razor should be low cost. After all, there's no need to invest a lot of money into an instrument that you don't know will be ideal for you.
However, it should be of reasonable quality. There are some cheapo Chinese-made razors that if they don't arrive defective to begin with, they are still so ridiculously aggressive in their shaving character that they are positively dangerous. So adequate quality for a good shave, but not excessive quality to keep the price down, is also an important factor.
Equally important, the razor should be fairly mild in shaving character, but not excessively so; I would suggest that a neutral blade exposure (meaning that the blade edge is at the level of the shave plane formed by the top cap and safety bar) will be able to shave most beards adequately, and yet will not encourage excessive pressure due to extreme mildness of shaving character.
|One of my Rimei Rm2003 razors.|
|The Rimei RM2003 comes in a plastic|
case along with a blade that should be
immediately recycled, not used.
For those who have never used a three-piece razor, be sure to review my instructions -- based on a recommended process from Merkur razors -- on how to put a blade in a two- or three-piece razor safely, easily, and giving the best chance for the blade to self center without requiring adjustment.