I bought one of these in Macau seven years ago for less than a hundred pataca —- less than $10 — as a novelty item. I’ve been using it now because:
- it is easier than my straight razor;
- it is a closer shave than electric;
- it is infinitely cheaper than disposable.
How cheap? I’ve been more or less reusing razorblades because I am too lazy to throw them out. I have about once every three days. I think I have the same 20 blades for the last five years. That’s right, less than a dollar a year.