- Decent weight and balance
- Good grip
- Butterfly open
- Great Price
- It is a mild razor that is good for beginners
- Butterfly open hinges are flimsy
- Handle is pretty short for people with big hands
- The knob at the bottom loosens while shaving
If you guys have read my article on the best safety razors, you will have found out that this is one of my top choices from an economical standpoint. The Weishi 9306c is a very popular razor for people that are just starting out with classic shaving. It is also a popular razor for people that travel a lot and do not want to carry their more expensive safety razors with them. The packaging that my Weishi 9306c came in is quite tacky looking but they include some pretty awesome supplementary items. Inside the blue box that it came in includes 10 double-edged blades from two different manufacturers (Ying Jili and Dorco) and a small brush to clean your safety razor with. The brush is extremely helpful especially because the Weishi 9306c is a butterfly open safety razor and it makes it easy to clean the inside of the headpiece. When you open the box you will find a small mirror on the inside wall of the box. This makes it convenient to do small touchups and is perfect for traveling with. The Weishi 9306c is a one-piece twist to open (or butterfly open), copper alloy safety razor. I got the dark silver edition because I heard good things about it. Let’s jump right into the review to find out more!
Weight and Balance
The Weishi 9306c weighs 2.25 ounces. Since most butterfly open safety razors tend to be on the light side, I was expecting the Weishi 9306c to be the same. To my surprise the handle has a good amount of weight to it. The balance point is in a good position for changing from one hand position to another. I had no trouble maneuvering the Weishi 9306c while shaving.
The Weishi 9306c has deep vertical and horizontal grooves that create vertical rectangles along the majority of the handle. These rectangles create a very good grip while moving your hand vertical or horizontal along the handle. The twist to open knob at the bottom has vertical grooves that protrude out from the handle. This adds additional grip as well as notifying you where the end of the handle is. Overall this safety razor has a very good grip and it would be hard to imagine it slipping out of your hands while shaving.
The Weishi 9306c measures 3.5 inches in length from head to toe. Based on hand size alone, this is a good length for most individuals. For me, it is just a little too short. The knob at the bottom takes up too much of the handle length overall. While shaving I ended up loosening the “twist to open” mechanism and therefore the blade as well. It is a pain to have to keep on tightening the knob at the bottom during my shave. This might not be a problem for people with smaller hands.
Head Piece and Aggressiveness
The headpiece seems to be well constructed. Most butterfly open safety razors are prone to breaking due to the fact that they have multiple moving parts. The opening and closing on the Weishi 9306c feels very smooth and if you take care of it, it should last for a while. Compared to other butterfly open safety razors such as the Parker 99R that I’ve talked about on my website, this safety razor is pretty mild. I give it a rating of 4/10 on my aggressiveness scale. This is a decent starting aggressiveness for any beginner. It is pretty difficult to cut yourself with it even while using sharper blades such as Feather.
Just like any other twist to open safety razor, blade replacement is extremely easy. As long as the twist to open mechanism and knob don’t get corroded by soap scum, you should have no problem replacing blades in the future. Definitely the safest way to replace blades. Be sure to check out our article on the best safety razor blades on the market today!
Overall I think that the Weishi 9306c is one of the best safety razors at its price point. It would be a good safety razor for any beginner because it is not that aggressive so you can avoid getting cut up while learning proper technique. It is also a good choice for individuals with sensitive skin. I really like the weight and balance of this safety razor but for me, I wish it had a slightly longer handle. This is going to be my go-to travel safety razor because of the cool box that it comes in. I have dropped the box a couple of times and it seems durable enough to take a beating while on the road. We will see how long the butterfly open mechanism holds up but I think with proper care it should last a while. Definitely check this guy out. For approximately $15 it is hard to go wrong. If you are curious about other safety razors do not forget to check out my article on the best safety razors! Did my Weishi 9306c review help you along? Leave me a comment down below so we can talk about it some more!
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