The DE8 is a three-piece razor with smooth, elegant lines. It has a durable hard chrome finish, and will last you many years if taken care of and used sensibly. The smooth handle looks slippery, but the neck where the razor is gripped when used is ribbed to provide a surprising amount of grip. This is the razor my teenage daughter got started on and she loves it, using it to this day. We love the way the blade sits in the wide head, no sharp edges sticking out with a nice radius to it, there are also some protective bars on the four corners making slip-ups hard to achieve. Clean your razor it with an old toothbrush, water and soap from time to time to avoid the buildup of detergents. Take the blade out of the razor if not used regularly, corrosion might leave an ugly smudge on the beautiful chrome finish. I love to strip and dry my razors after every shave, this way they will last several lifetimes. a Sleek, but fairly heavy razor at 98 grams, with a sensible length of 114 mm.
The 'upgraded' versions have a head that is more solid, and offers a very mild shave profile. The Gunmetal and Rose Gold models also comes in a 'matte' finish rather than a shiny gloss finish as with the original models. The first batch of photos are the three original models, while the latter half shows the upgraded version with more modern, sleeker lines. The original shaves slightly closer than the upgraded model which is more user friendly, the shape of the head and the profile of the comb are different on the two, these two features and the matte finish on the colored models are the easiest way to distinguish them.
These razors come with the option of a stand in a matching finish. We like these stands as they are of practical design; they have a synthetic liner within the alloy casting, effectively eliminating corrosion where two metal objects come in contact. This also prevents scratches to your razor that could occur when two metal objects are put to one another every so often. The stand has a drain hole in the casing that eliminates the build up of moisture, a great addition to our DE8 razor!