Hi all, newcomer to wet shaving here, just bought a Weishi.
Just wanted to say:
Major thanks to Cotton Blossom Crafts: they not only shipped it to me via a cheaper method than what their website lists, but when I opened the box, I found not only the razor, the box of Dorcos, and the brush, but two Feather blades. That must be CBC's doing, but having lurked here for a few days, I know where those came from and how dangerous they are!
It sure is a good thing the Weishi came so highly discussed and regarded here, for if I saw it on the shelf on my local Asian imports store, I would not have picked it up. The outer box has some of the worst Engrish I've ever seen. To quote:
--arrow pointing to the TTO knurl: "Needlessly load and unload shaver inimitable rotating handle"
--On the side of the box: "Nobleness: made of noble cuprum metal and apply advanced computer product line proceeding superficies plating disposal"
Noble cuprum? That would be copper, would it not? But this is certainly NOT made of copper.
I also couldn't tell whether I had a silver or gold one judging from the box, since BOTH colors appear on the box (it's silver). The inner box is blue plastic, not the wood or leather you'd get from a high end merchant. From the package alone, it looks for all the world like a low-quality-controlled bargain basement knockoff.
But it's not. It's just had its first go round with me, and it passed with flying colors (especially since the rest of the gear was just drugstore grade: Omega brush, Williams soap, and store brand blades). Not a single nick, and less irritation than I've had with the canned goo and disposable blade circus.
Edit: I have now also bought the Merkur HD, which is one of the other most recommended newbie-tools.
The Merkur HD only comes in a cardboard box.
Last edited by ishidan
on Wed May 09, 2007 10:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.