|Left to right: Merkur 33C (3"), Weishi 9306-f (3-1/8"),|
Gillette Slim Adjustable (3-1/8"), Shaving Factory (3-1/2"),
Lord L6 (4"). The Weishi appears slightly shorter
than the Slim because of the differing head designs.
|Comparing two classic TTO DE razors to a modern, 2-blade|
disposable. Left to right: Weishi 9306-f, Gillette Slim, and
Gillette Custom Plus Pivot
One result of this is that there are surprisingly frequent complaints in these razor reviews from customers unhappy with the slightly shorter, more classic handle lengths of 3 to 3-1/4 inches. Frequently the specific comment relates to a customer saying he has large hands and therefore the shorter, more-classic handle lengths are hard for him to hold.
|"Forehand" or "down-stroke" grip.|
|"Backhand" or "up-stroke" grip.|
In the pictures at left (above, actually), you will see two ways of holding any wet-shaving safety razor, whether DE or a modern multi-bladed disposable. These grips or variations on these themes should work no matter what size your hands.