Dollar Tree $1 Safety Razor

Discussion in 'Hot Deals' started by gzp, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. gzp

    gzp Well-Known Member

    Dollar Tree has Chinese de blades for $1 with a free razor included.

    From what I've read it is not a Weishi. It's very light and very shiny. Handle is a little longer than a Gillette. Gillette tto doors are more rounded.
     
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  2. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    That would be a super throw away for traveling.
     
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  3. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Any pics?
     
  4. gzp

    gzp Well-Known Member

    Couldn't add photos from my phone:
    pkg 1.jpg pkg 2.jpg heads 1.jpg handles1.jpg
     
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  5. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    The Nanjie razor, remember Uncle Ding.............

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  6. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I would give it a try.
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  7. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    I did one shave with the Nanjie razor and a Personna Lab Blue blade and actually got a damn near BBS shave out of it.
     
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  8. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    I'll go by the Dollar Tree near my house sometime this week and check it out.
     
  9. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    Uncle Ding! I never did get my razor.
     
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  10. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Yeah, I'll try it.
     
  11. SharptoothC

    SharptoothC I bite..........

    I may well look for one tomorrow if time allows.

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  12. Lexicon Devil

    Lexicon Devil the Liberace of shaving

    I would try it, those blades are kind of terrifying though.
     
  13. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    I did. You didn't miss much. Imagine a DE made with the thinnest, lightest stamped tin and injection molded plastic possible. Now remove 10% more material and ship it before folks realize you sent something different from the ebay auction...
     
  14. John Ruschmeyer

    John Ruschmeyer Well-Known Member

    Unknown Chinese blades tend to be terrifying. If the one with this razor really is Stainless, though, then it is a cut above the usual that I'd expect with a dollar store razor.

    Odd that they went with a TTO. At that price point, a three-piece makes more sense.
     
  15. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Good point.
     
  16. AGHisBBS

    AGHisBBS Well-Known Member

    I honestly can't think of any situation where my razor would be in enough peril that I would want to use this piece of garbage instead.
     
  17. SharptoothC

    SharptoothC I bite..........

    Well, my Dollar Tree didn't have any.

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  18. John Ruschmeyer

    John Ruschmeyer Well-Known Member

    I had to go to three of them, but I finally found one that had them (Eatontown, NJ).

    First impressions: It looks to be a better razor than the Nanjie- higher quality chrome, better defined knurling, and (most important) no obvious misalignment. By comparison, the Nanjie looks like an even worse clone.

    The blades have me curious. The last time I bought a dollar store DE, it was a 3-piece Junjie that came with a single carbon steel blade. This one has a pack of 5 blades that purport to be "Super Stainless Steel". I wonder if its possible that they might actually be usable?
     
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  19. John Ruschmeyer

    John Ruschmeyer Well-Known Member

    Despite the issues I'm having with my dominant hand, I've managed to get in a couple of shaves with this razor. Some impressions:

    As I have said, it's a much higher quality than the Nanjie from Uncle Ding- sharper knurling, better finish, and no obvious alignment issues. It's about the aggressiveness as a '60s SuperSpeed. If it suffers from anything, it is the fact that it is very light.

    The real surprise, though, are the included blades. They are that rare beast, a usable, no-name Chinese DE blade. Outside of the wrapper, there are no markings on the blade whatsoever. The wrapper says that they are Stainless Steel and I will take them at their word. Right now, I'm not in a good position to judge their overall quality but I did find them them to be smooth and providing good reduction. As they say on a certain TV show: "This blade weeellll cut."

    I may have to send one out to @NCoxSTL for his take. :)
     
  20. NCoxSTL

    NCoxSTL AAACK!

    The Cartel blade testing center is always open.
     

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