Safety Razor DE12, stainless steel 316L
I love stainless steel safety razors, maybe because I did many kilometers of stainless steel piping in my construction career, but the fact is that it is one of the most durable, sensible and beautiful materials if cared for. Make no mistake, a carbon steel blade can still contaminate stainless steel parts, so clean your razor often and never leave blades in there for a long period of time, even worse when it is stored in a wet condition. Stainless steel razors are pretty expensive, and the average 316L razor will set you back between 2k and 5k, and premium stuff even more!
Enter the DE range of stainless razors, affordable, great shavers and great lookers, as with many non branded items one is always a bit wary of the quality and performance, but these quickly moved into my favourite top 5 razors, not only because of the affordability factor, but they are very effective shavers, and I really do prefer them over some of the 'branded' competitors out there. This razor comprises of the 'Pioneer' handle sporting very cool machining on it, paired up with a solid bar base plate and a smooth cap. The cap of this razor is thinner than most, and does a great job of delivering a super smooth shave, and in my books one of the best single-pass options out there. This 3 piece razor has a total weight of 119 grams and stand 98 mm high.