Currently being touted by PAWN STARS' Rick Harrison as "the modern version of a timeless classic," the MicroTouch One is a classic safety razor - chrome-plated brass that contains a double-edged blade inside. Since barbers still use a single blade, many swear by these... but I'm of the generation that's grown-up used to multiple blades in a variety of configurations. That said, using this for the first time was a little daunting.
After carefully getting set up with the very fine Dorco blades, I read through the instructions and began my first shave. Cutting through two weeks of growth was a slow-go, but probably because I was being overly-cautious, and really taking my time. I'd lathered up with some AXE shaving gel and hot water beforehand, and wasn't really sure how much pressure to apply on the blades. But I survived...
It will probably take some time to really learn and refine my process, but my first old-school, single-blade shave was a success. It was not the closest shave I've ever had (that honor is still held by "The Lover's Blade" that I reviewed earlier this year), but since the MicroTouch One came with 12, easily-washable blades (the multi-blade razors get all gunked-up), I'm going to stick with this one for awhile. An added bonus is that my wife loves it - the classic styling just strikes her fancy, and I can dig it. It's a solid razor that feels sorta... classy. But for some reason I still missed a spot on my chin... same spot I've been missing for a few years now.
The MicroTouch One Razor is available from https://www.onerazor.com
The Rock Father Rating: 4/5 Stars
Disclosure: As noted above, this product was sent to The Rock Father for possible review consideration. All opinions are that of James Zahn.