1. I guess I’m going to have to check amazon and ebay more often. :) I was going to do a video about < $20 razors, including the Weishi, Feather Popular, and Merkur Bakelite, but I may have to get some of these as well. FWIW I have a Ming Shi too but its ghastly: very poorly made and very aggressive.

  2. Andre

    I totally have a Seagull razor. Very cheap and comes in a cardboard box. Looks exactly the same as the Flying Eagle. One of the few razors I can buy over the counter in the Caribbean here. I get a good shave with it provided I find the right angle.

  3. Andre

    I did not notice mantic59’s post above! Thanks to you and Bruce for introducing me to real shaving!

  4. GMX

    I noticed Ian Tang (of Frank Shaving fame) sells a nice-looking razor. It looks like the Weishi. Any idea if it’s the same?

  5. mrkiii

    I just received the Frank Shaving – it seems to be a Weishi. Haven’t used it.


  6. double edger

    I just bought two Chinese TTO razors for $5 each shipped to the USA from China from the eBay seller luckystore10. One is a Flying Eagle (at least the blade is) which looks like a Weishi. The other is a Big Roc which can be seen on the case and the blade also reads Big Roc. I haven’t received the razors but only spent $10. I read (using Google search) that the Big Roc is very aggressive but haven’t read anything on the Flying Eagle, I’m hoping it’s good as there are vintage Flying Eagles so it’s an old company and they should know what they are doing. These will be razors #32 and 33 in my collection which consists of 16 vintage Gillettes, a Star 3-piece, a Shick DE and two Schick Injectors, a Pal adjustable, 7 Gems, Edwin Jagger DE89 and a Merkur HD. Good stuff! I hope the Chinese razors don’t break and are not too light.

  7. Paolo

    I used my new Weishi for the first time before. $12.99 of eBay, such a deal. It’s a much maligned razor, but even with the Dorko blade it came with (I’ve others in transit), it did a fine job.

    Yep, it’s a little trickier than my Trac II, but I’m hooked.

  8. Lasse

    I found a Rimei DE razor for around $5 in a webshop. It looks very similar to the Concord DE on amazon.com. On the web Rimei is compared to the Gillette Tech razor.

  9. Jack Xin

    Another popular means of shaving in China would include the straight razor. However the steel of China is not at par with western steel of the past, which is available at a price even China cannot match.

  10. Thanks for your great work. You made my DE shaving experience excellent.

    I’ve read about some Chinese brushes on Ebay at incredible prices.

    Do you have any info on them.

    Also, is it possible to be on your mailing list for future posts?

    Best of Health,


  11. StrangerRick

    Well, OK, it finally arrive, a full month after I ordered it. Well, all right it was from Shenzhen, China, so they get a pass. Interestingly, the sender was “Jerry” which I thought was an odd Chinese name. They also sent it marked “gift” on the declaration, which means they are playing fast and loose with the Customs folks. Now since the damn thing only cost me $2.75 and came free shipping I don’t see how they can possibly make any money on this “thing.” I say thing, because I hesitate to call it a shaver. I have never seen such thin metal on a shaver in my life. It’s chrome plated steel, but the head is EXTREMELY thin. How thin. Well, they shipped it in bubblewrap, but it wasn’t enough. One corner got a pretty healthy ding in it. No worries, I was able to bend it back into shape with just my thumb and forefinger. It’s a standard three piece razor, and the handle is die-stamped, not machined, vertical grooves, and actually looks pretty nice. The Junjie logo is stamped onto the top cover as is illustrated in the example above. Howver my handle was solid metal, not rubberized as in the illustration. The guard is EXTREMELY flimsy. Frankly I’d be terrified to stick this thing on my delicate hide, but I never intended to do that. As I see it, it’s a collectable, nothing more. I wouldn’t want my worst enemy to actually shave with theris thing. I think it would make a nice toy for all the little boys who want to play shave. Of course, you’d have to take away the one razor blade that comes with it… Wrapped in Puce paper from the honorable Tain Fu Brand razor blade company. Not, mind you that there is much chance of anyone actually cuting themselves with this thing, judging on how well the razor is made and extrapolating to the blade. The cover art is a riot: “We carefully Rest assured” which is as cryptic a statement as I’ve ever seen on a shaver package. Then there is “sharp veneer” and “Natural Cleaner”… But the best is the slogan “Let the man feel better!” which sums up what they might say at the emergency room if you actually tried to use this thing with say a Feather blade… The one thing they say on the package that is no doubt accurate is “Give you an extraordinary shave…” Which, given the Great Leap Forward nature of this device is probably all too true, but perhaps not in the sense it was intended. On a scale of 1-10 this shaver gets a -9 on the Shave-O-Mattic scale.

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