We received a great review today from a new Azor user, which pretty much sums up alot of what we have been tring to say – change often takes time. Moving from something you have used for a long time is often difficult but can also be a good thing. Anyway, thanks for the feedback Thomas:
Sorry the review has taken so long, but I wanted to make sure I had time to formulate my opinions.
To start I would class myself as having sensitive skin.
Okay so my first impressions of the Azor 5. The razor looks impressive and the metal makes the razor feel very nicely weighted. My first shave with the razor regrettably was not as good as I expected. The razor was not gliding like other razors I had used. This I put down to the head feeling stiffer than competitors razors I however knew from past experience that it can take about 14 days for skin to adjust to a new razor.
After about a week of using the Azor 5, thankfully my opinions had changed. I had now come to appreciate that the same slight stiffness of the head that had previously annoyed me, was a potential benefit as it allowed more control of the razor against the skin.
It has now been over 14 days and I am very impressed. The razor feels very good and is easy to grip. The Azor 5 works very well in tandem with King of Shaves shaving gel. The Azor 5 had only drawn blood once in the 14 days and this was due to me being in a hurry and trying to rush the shave. I decided to put the Azor 5 to the test so I decided to shave against the direction of hair growth. I am extremely happy to report that I received a close shave, my skin was not irritated and most importantly it did not draw any blood.
The only slight downside is that it takes a week or two for the skin to adjust to the razor and the head feels slightly stiffer than competitors(this is not that bad, even with my sensitive skin it didn’t bother me that much). Overall though I am extremely happy with the Azor 5 razor.
I would give it a 9/10
Cheers Thomas H