Naked Armor Cartridge Razor Review

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Along with all the other products that Naked Armor sent for me to review this was an unexpected one and one that I didn’t have a plan to review. Not because I thought it would be bad but because I don’t really like to use cartridge razors anymore since I started to use Double Edge razors. But since they sent it I thought why not and went ahead and used it. However, this is one of the few products I didn’t use for as long as I normally would mainly because of the reason stated above. I also focused my review on the handle of this product instead of the razor as the cartridge it uses is a proven razor that people tend to like.

Packaging:

This razor comes in a set that is packaged in a nice black box. once you open it you have the full kit containing shave soap, shave brush and the cartridge razor held in place by a piece of foam with black velvet-like material ontop.  the velvet-like material does get dusty and shows every speck so don’t plan on using this as a display or having it open long if you’re using it as a gift for someone.

Materials:

The razor handle is made of sandalwood with stainless chrome-plated caps. The head is also stainless with chrome however does have a few plastic components where the cartridge attaches and has a few moving parts.

Product features:

The razor has a replaceable cartridge head that takes the popular Gillette Fusion 5 razor Cartridge, or any single pinhead cartridge.  Other than that the only other notable feature is the sandalwood handle that we will talk about a little later.

Instructions:

To replace the razor push the button on the razor handle head to release the old cartridge, then snap on a new one. Use as you would a normal cartridge razor.

My Experience: 

For being a cartridge style razor I do have to say I enjoyed using this one more then I have any other razors in the past. I think the reason is the weight this handle provides along with the nice natural feel that the sandalwood provides. the razor head they chose is a nice one the Gillette fusion type head gives a decent shave. I found that there wasn’t much difference between this handle and their safety razor handle that I will do a review on soon. Now that might seem like a bad thing but it really isn’t as I really like Naked Armors safety razor. So far I have not had any issue with the wood handle getting wet and such. It has a slight patina now but does not seem to be affected by the water as of yet.

Price:

Unfortunately, you cant buy the sandalwood handle razor on its own, you have to buy it in the kit. that is pricey in my opinion. Now even though I think it’s pricey after doing some research I can understand how they are justifying the price. Most of the price comes from the sandalwood I believe as it is a more expensive and exotic wood.  Both the razor and the shaving brush in this kit contain the sandalwood.

Naked Armor:   Spartan Brazilian Sandalwood – Wet Shaving Kit.  $100 USD

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