Bottom Line: I like the razor and I will continue to use it.
Before I get to the pros and cons of this razor I think you should know a little bit about my shaving habits. I don't shave often and when I do I use a razor to trim up the edges around my "5 O'clock" but I don't usually do a full facial shave. Instead I use a beard trimmer to knock back the stubble every couple of days. So keep that in mind as I continue.
1. This is a sturdy little razor. It has the heft of quality stainless steel and the operating parts (the butterfly closing mechanism) are quite smooth.
2. The razor comes with a sturdy case to keep your razor from rolling around in a drawer or your suit case if you are traveling.
3. The small size is perfect for traveling.
4. The blade replacements will last a long time. My first blade lasted almost a month (reference my shaving habits).
5. The butterfly closing mechanism opens easily to rinse the blade off after each shave.
6. The razor holds the heat (from the hot water) and has a soothing, smooth feel as it runs across your face.
7. I can't see why this wouldn't work if the ladies want to use it on their underarms or legs.
1. Learning Curve #1: This was my first single blade razor experience. If you haven't used one before make sure you follow the directions on the package. I "kinda" followed the directions and ended up with a pretty good nics and a nasty razor rash after my first use.
2. Learning Curve #2: The blade of this razor sits in a different place than the disposable I am used to using. After a few uses I could better judge where to place the blade to trim my sideburns, etc.
1. You need to shave in tight corners. The blade placement that makes it difficult for me to reach the whiskers directly under my nose. A place I don't often shave (reference my shaving habits).
2. You need to shave around prominent bones. The blade placement also makes it difficult to shave my neckline (in between my collar bones and just below my Adam's apple).
3. You have large hands. I have medium sized hands and the razor requires a pinching type of grip. See the Pawn Stars picture above.