It has all the typical flaws of production that vintage French style is known for, but it is also the most impossibly-thin and pliant cutting edge you’ll ever get to see in any modern production razor. This particular blank of steel. You can beat this thing with 5/8″ and similar razors all day long on eBay with patience to look, but it is hard to find a mint similarly-thin razor with similar meat left on the bone as buying this new.
You don’t become a total frigging moron and pour a bunch of money into a used Ferrari 348 because it meets your criteria of 1) three pedals 2) appreciating asset 3) you can afford to buy the thing in cash and then suddenly decide to try to find a 215/50/17 for it in an all-season variant. It was supposed to reward to an extreme degree for its time, so you use the properly-soft tire as a shooting star of g-force reward in the rare times it gets to stretch its legs and a complete waste of money all the other times, just so you can have at your disposal the great if but once. You don’t diminish great. Similarly, you’ll find that sourcing a vintage razor of this shape and in this condition for shaving will cost more than this new. That’s because the guys that were alive at the time had the good sense to drive their Ferrari when they had enough stupidity in the right places to properly enjoy it.
This company is absolutely adamant that the razor is dispatched from them already “Shave Ready”, that glorious term of fools without the mind of science to discern the subjective from the objective. As such, we will not further hone this brand unless you instruct us specifically to do so.
This is a razor that begs to be used with whetstones shaped by the convex thingy, that’s for sure.