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[Aliexpress] Ming Shi 2000s safety razor- a Merkur Futur clone

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Ming Shi 2000s safety razor- a Merkur Futur clone

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I lost my Merkur 34c and was shopping for a new safety razor. Was looking at the Merkur Progress or Futur because they are adjustable. While comparing the reviews, I found out the patent expired on the Merkur Future and Chinese-made clones are available for the fraction of the price.

There's a huge thread on the Ming Shi razor on the shave den forum. Also a review here.

Anyway, thought I would share since this is purported to be a good quality safety razor that's only $9 US with shipping included. Note, I ordered mine today so I haven't seen it in person - just relying on the reviews I found online.

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Nov 2, 2003
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i've bought a number of "clones" off of aliexpress... they were not clones. they were imitations of an inferior quality. not saying that is the case here with this razor since i have no first hand experience of it. but my previous experiences have been a steady trend.
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Feb 17, 2005
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Already got a couple Merkur's (including one at work). I'm tempted but have zero justification for it
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evoviii wrote:
Feb 14th, 2018 2:11 pm
Already got a couple Merkur's (including one at work). I'm tempted but have zero justification for it

do you even RFD bro?
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Nov 16, 2015
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when putting sharp objects on your face you may not want to roll with a knock off. just saying.
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Can someone (our resident RFD expert on the matter) point me to a great-bang-for-the-buck safety razer?
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Jan 19, 2014
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You trusting an alixexpress seller with something that draws blood? You are much braver than I am.
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HoneyMustardMiso wrote:
Feb 14th, 2018 3:49 pm
You trusting an alixexpress seller with something that draws blood? You are much braver than I am.
If you're using these to draw blood, you're doing it wrong.

I suppose the prudent thing to do would be to wait until I get mine and can report whether it actually worked or not. Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes Seriously though, search for the shave den forum thread if you have questions about it - it's like 400 posts long. This "knockoff" Futur is no secret.

Edit: Found it
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Can someone buy bulk and resell on Amazon Prime? Thanks
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marc_t wrote:
Feb 14th, 2018 3:47 pm
Can someone (our resident RFD expert on the matter) point me to a great-bang-for-the-buck safety razer?
One option is to get a vintage Gilette on eBag. But then you need to either spend some time reading shaving forums to see which ones you'd like, or gamble and buy a few. FWIW, one of the most often recommended low-cost but good vintage Gilettes is the Gillette Tech Razor (usually available on eBad but just ask Google).
If you want new, there's the Lord Razor for about $12 on Amazon, but some reviewers say it's cheap crap and you get what you pay for. I haven't used one, but I have used several in a range of qualities and prices and I can say that once you get into using a safety razor and get your skill/habit down, you'll really notice and appreciate the difference a good quality razor makes to the experience.
There are several in the $30 - $40 range that offer a lot for the buck. Here's some info that should get you started:
http://safetyrazorshaving.com/what-is-t ... ety-razor/
https://www.badgerandblade.com/forum/th ... se.495507/

And some places to shop (but also check Amazon):
https://www.italianbarber.com/
https://www.fendrihan.ca/
http://www.menessentials.ca/shaving/raz ... azors.html

Cheers
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Nov 24, 2016
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This razor is legit. The patent for the Merkur Futur is up and so this uses the same design, but lower quality materials. I have one and it makes for a good shaver and is certainly no worse than other <$50 DEs.
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OakAged wrote:
Feb 14th, 2018 5:49 pm
And some places to shop (but also check Amazon):
https://www.italianbarber.com/
https://www.fendrihan.ca/
http://www.menessentials.ca/shaving/raz ... azors.html
Men Essentials just yesterday blew out all of their stock and will be shifting focus, whatever that means.

I'd add to this list two other fantastic Canadian vendors:
www.canadianbladeco.com
www.topofthechain.ca

Both will have a good selection of budget DEs to get started on.

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