Upon opening the package that it came in I noticed that the even the box was a clone. The box is exactly like the real thing; only the writing on the outside was different. Mostly written in an Oriental language that I do not know or care to. In English: Ming Shi Shaver 2000S, Sharp adjustable shaver. The package with the razor also included a five pack of Voskhod blades. I've never used the Voskhod blades so I loaded one. Upon taking the top off of the razor I notice that the top piece is very slightly lighter than the original. However; it goes back on tightly and is well balanced. I didn't have to try and adjust the slant of the blade at all. Over all, if you handed one of these clones to me and said "here's a Merkur", I'd likely believe you. The finish is somewhat different, but not bad. The numbers on the adjustment are not colored, they are merely indented. Turning to adjust is WAY easier than the Merkur on this clone, Which can only mean that I'll have to be careful not to adjust it whilst shaving. I haven't shaved with it yet as I only got it this afternoon. But in my humble opinion, if it looks like a duck and quacks....it's a duck. Thanks for reading, any questions or feedback is welcome! Rich.