Greatness never goes unnoticed with the Scientist, custom designed by Fendrihan. From head to handle, this razor speaks of high quality and precision. With a head made of 100% stainless steel, you can trust that your razor will last: professional-grade construction protects the razor from damage over time. The Scientist is satin-finished along its body and burnished to a sheen on the cap, a result of rigorous hand polishing.
The handle boasts an industrial grid guilloche wrapped around its belly and in three partitioned rings at its base, creating a dazzling interplay with light. In its austere simplicity, this razor calls to the man who prioritises function over style, knowing that high-quality function always looks good. Equip yourself with this razor, and trust in a method that's proven itself over time.
Weight: 3.92 oz (111 g)
Length: 4" (10.1 cm)
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* Lifetime warranty covers this product against defects in materials or workmanship. This warranty is extended to the original owner only and excludes normal use and wear or misuse.
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I took the plunge and entered the wet shave world with the Scientist. Man, I am not disappointed. this is a top notch quality razor that has an open comb and a more forgiving closed comb. I have found that a use both sides of the razor depending on my beard growth. I do have a heavier growth so I use the open comb more.
I've had this razor for about 9 months now and wanted to review it now that I've had some time to get accustomed to DE shaving, after switching from cartridges (mach3). This razor is aggressive so if you're new, start with a milder blade. I recommend Astra blades as they are more forgiving, but perhaps not the closest shave (if you're experienced pop in a Feather for a seriously close shave). This razor is heavy so use it's weight to your advantage and don't use any pressure; let it do the work. It's also very durable being fully stainless steel, I see it lasting me a lifetime+ and will probably pass it down. I really do enjoy having a open and closed comb head. It's like having 2 razors in 1. I usually use the open side on my first pass - especially if there's a couple days growth or more. I then use the closed side for 2nd and 3rd pass. I used to get my 5 o'clock shadow at about 2-3pm using a mach3, and by night I had rough stubble that my wife hated. However, now my shave lasts all day and I don't get my 5 o'clock until it's time for bed. For value this razor is 5 stars, seriously it's probably the best bang for your buck razor on here. I found the finish of the handle could have been better, but that's really a mild gripe when talking about a $50 dollar razor that lasts a lifetime. Functionally wise it's fantastic, very basic, so less to go wrong/break it's 3 stainless steel pieces. I'd rate this thing overall 4.5 stars. Other things I've noticed about DE shaving in general, is I don't get ingrown hairs anymore! My neck used to be a problem area for ingrown hair. Overall my skin is softer, smoother, and just generally less irritated. Yes it takes more time out of my morning, but it's me time, quiet time, and I like that. Sometimes after a long day of work, I shower up and shave, get some nicely scented shaving soap and after shave, and feel all the stress of the day kind of melt away. Do it for yourself, because everyone needs a little R&R. It will also save you tons of cash over the run. I bought a 100 astra blades (about 2 years worth of shaving) for $18. That's 10 bucks less than 8 mach3 cartridges!
It is a little aggressive but gives a wonderful shave. If the open comb side is too much just use the closed comb. I use and love ASTRA blades.It's a very good razor for people who like to shave every 2-3 days.
My focus in this review will be for those switching from electric to wet, given it felt a fairly intimidating journey. My electric is a Braun 7 series, which is good but I have tired of always feeling unshaven half way through the day. My journey to following the electric path was as a result of a car accident 20 years ago which left scaring around my mouth and under my chin. Further I have a heavy beard and had struggled with cartridge razors. Prior to the switch 2 weeks ago, I was already a fan of Jack Black and so to minimize cost and complete a proof of concept my wet shave tool kit came together as follows: Fendrihan Scientist DE; starter pack of blades (Merkur, Feather and Astra); JB Daily Face Wash; JB Supreme Cream; Fendrihan Pure Badger Shaving Brush; JB Post Shaving Cool; JB Clean Break Moisturizer (preferred over the JB Double Duty as it absorbs better and does not stain my work shirts), and; Col. Conk Styptic Pencil. Routine: shower and wash face with JB Face Wash; pat face dry; brush already soaking; 2 almond size dollops of cream on face; lather with brush; 3 pass shave (starting the WTG with the comb and XTG / ATG with the closed bar); JB Cool... breakfast; and then JB Moisturizer. When you switch do this on vacation as your face needs a few days to adjust, as in the results may not look that professional on day one. For the first day just attempt WTG and XTG. Day 3 to 4, then get adventurous and go for ATG. There are plenty of YouTube videos to guide you on technique. For those converting from electric, the key learning for me is you are letting the weight of the razor glide over the skin, DO NOT apply any pressure as needed with cartridges. Learn your growth direction... which has had no relevance with the electric up until putting a blade against your neck. I would suggest starting with the Merkur, then the Astra and finally the Feather. The goal here is to find the blade that works for you. For me, once I had the technique worked out, the Feather (given my beard) was sharp enough the cut through the beard without jumping and give me great results. The Merkur jumped. It is the jumping (assuming you have the appropriate lather, etc) that causes the nicks. Additionally, the Feather glides over the scars, which although sore on day 1 & 2, are now out of the picture. I have had no nicks with the Feather and have now ordered a bulk load of Feathers. So the Fendrihan Scientist razor. The difference between the types is the milling on the handle, to me the Scientist was the cleanest design. The Mk II and the standard is down the the Mk II being less aggressive and not having an open comb option. Thus, for me having a heavy beard translated to wanting an aggressive razor, which has worked out well. The weight and length of handle allow the well polished head to glide over my face. And would be key to now moving from the proof of concept to entering the world of permanent wet shaving. In summary a great razor.
Aggressive in a good way