Review of the Micro Touch One (Weishi)

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Christopher Powell, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. Christopher Powell

    Christopher Powell Well-Known Member

    A friend of mine bought the Micro Touch One a few years ago but he never really got into shaving with it. I asked him if I could borrow it because I wanted to see how well or bad it shaves. After a thorough cleaning I loaded a Personna Red blade into it. The first thing I noticed was that the blade was aligned damn near perfectly when I closed the doors. I was not expecting that. Normally I have to make tiny adjustments to get the blade aligned properly in my razors. The razor is small and very easy to maneuver. As for the shave, I would say it shaves pretty well. It's a mild razor with a small blade gap. I did my usual 2 pass shave, first pass with the grain and the second pass across the grain. After my shave there was still a few spots that I had to go back and hit again. Because this razor is so mild, that wasn't a problem. Even after touch ups, the shave was still not as close as what I normally get with my Razorock Mission or Merkur 33c. This razor is even more mild than my Merkur 33c, which I consider to be mild. I'm sure the razor will become more efficient with future shaves as I learn it better. Overall I had an enjoyable shave. I plan on shaving with it 2 more times, and after that I will decide if I want to buy it off my friend.
  2. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    I have a weishi and really like it. It was my first de razor and I don't regret buying it. You can get a new one for $12-$15.
  3. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    It's a decent entry level mild DE. If you enjoy the shave look into a Gillette Flare Tip Super Speed. It's the inspiration, but in nickle plated brass.
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    Should you be seeking a more or less aggressive razor in the same form factor Gillette also made the Red Tip & Blue Tip.
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  4. Mbg75

    Mbg75 Well-Known Member

    I have one but haven't touched it in a year. Maybe time to break it out

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  5. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    If it's good enough for the Pawn Stars.... ;)

    Nice review. One of these days, I'll pick one up for travel purposes.
  6. Christopher Powell

    Christopher Powell Well-Known Member

    It would actually be a perfect travel razor.
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  7. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Nice review. I use mine on occasion. Shaves well; very similar to a super speed, as stated above.
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  8. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Congrats Rich! I didn't realize you had been discharged already. I guess they made you return the Psycho razor. :rofl:
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  9. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Looks like I fooled them! :prrr:
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  10. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    It'll be fun crossing state lines again! :taunt002:
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  11. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    I can't wait! :char039:
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  12. LOOT

    LOOT Well-Known Member

    The Micro Touch was my first DE. I knew nothing about how to use one and proceeded to gobble some flesh. Too much pressure, wrong angle, you name it.

    I did become proficiently with it. I was introduced to adjustable Gillettes by way of family heirloom Black Beauty and I've not touched it since. I will one day, when I can pass up one of the several adjustables hanging by my head.
  13. realtore!!!

    realtore!!! Member

    I actually have an old weishi that I still go back semi reularly. Nice mild shaver. No need for a$200 all stainless razor imho.
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  14. RetLEO-07

    RetLEO-07 likes his penguin deep fried, with pink sparkles

    Have a '71 SA-109 R R date code. Just finished a blade Focus. Gonna be using Voskhods when I start it in my rotation.
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  15. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    I have the VDH version and it was the first DE I ever bought. That razor started me down a new path that I'm continuing on today. New and vintage DEs, SEs, injectors and SRs! I will admit that the razor does not exude quality, but I did get decent shaves out of it.... Decent enough shaves that without the VDH, I would probably not be on this forum today!
  16. RetLEO-07

    RetLEO-07 likes his penguin deep fried, with pink sparkles

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  17. Christopher Powell

    Christopher Powell Well-Known Member

    I just had my second shave with the Micro Touch One and this one wasn't as comfortable as my first shave. There is a slight tingle when I applied moisturizer post shave, which did not happen after the first shave. I usually go 3 and out with blades, but I am going to chuck the Personna Red I have in there now after 2. I am going to try my all time favorite blade in this razor next....the almighty Astra Superior Stainless !!!
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  18. Christopher Powell

    Christopher Powell Well-Known Member

    On second thought, I don't think this irritation is caused by the razor or blade. For the past few days I have been bathing with Williams Mug soap. I figured I would bathe with it just to get some use from it. Every shaving soap based in tallow I have ever tried has turned my face into a red mess, and the same thing is happening now. Even though I am no longer shaving with tallow based soaps, I believe the tallow in Williams Mug is causing this irritation.
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