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Apr 21, 2014
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Could someone explain to me the quality differences between some of these $125 razors and a DE that's only $30 on Amazon? I've been using one of the latter for over a year and it's been more than fine -- it's solid, polished metal, and it doesn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Why is a more expensive one a better value? There are plenty on Amazon that more than fit the bill, even for someone with RAD.
Apr 21, 2014
whacko
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Apr 27, 2014
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The $125 razors are made completely out of stainless steel. The $30 razors generally have a head that is made out of zinc alloy which is brittle and will often break if the razor is accidentally dropped. Also, zinc alloys react with water so if the plating on these $30 razor become compromised they generally rot from the inside out.
A stainless steel razor will last for several lifetimes worth of shaving, so there is a decent chance that your grand kids could end up shaving with your vintage steel razor.
Apr 27, 2014
GrandpaYumYum
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Apr 27, 2014
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The top of your razor is probably made of pot metal which if the plating cracks will ruined. These fattips arent like that their solid brass. They are the exception to the rule for sub fifty dollar razors. Some of the very expensive ones are made of different materials and wont degrade for basically ever.
Apr 27, 2014
whacko
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Apr 28, 2014
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Most twist to open style razors do not contain pot metals. There are many modern razors available that are twist to open and have heads that are made from pressed steel or brass and are in the same price range as the Fatips.
Apr 28, 2014
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