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Review: MicroTouch One Classic Safety Razor

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This is unheard of. At no point in my 20+ year career reviewing things have I written and posted a review of a product on the very same day that I first tried it. They say there's "a first time for everything," and this is it... because the product in question is a razor, and it arrived today, and was used today. The experience is fresh in my mind, so here we are. Honestly, I just needed to shave today, and the MicroTouch One Classic Safety Razor arrived just in time. I last shaved on October 1st - I know this because I had a flight to catch the next day, and was getting prepped for it. It's not really any great mystery that I'm sorta bad when it comes to shaving. It's expensive, and just one more thing to work into my routine, and I skip it far too often. Having already found one razor that I love this year, the prospect of trying another was intriguing, and when the folks at Idea Village asked if I'd be up for going old-school, I had to accept.

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.

Micro Touch One at Rock Father HQ

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...

Shaving with the Micro Touch One

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.

James Zahn

About James: A work-from-home Dad with a pair of daughters (Released in 2009 and 2012) - James Zahn is THE ROCK FATHER™. 

Bringing over two decades of experience in the entertainment industry into the family realm, Zahn is an Illinois-based Entertainment Writer, Media Personality, Commentator, Adventurer and Raconteur. 

He writes for Fandango Family and the Netflix #StreamTeam, serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized brands, and consults for a number of toy manufacturers.

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as co-manager and video director for Napalm Records' PRODUCT OF HATE.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Blogcritics, Fangoria, Starlog, The River Cities' Reader. Slowfish, Oil, and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360, has been quoted in BusinessWire, CNN and Babble, in addition to making appearances on ABC News, WGN and more. In the past he served as a PBS KIDS VIP (Very Involved Parent), penned articles for Sprout, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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