Why would you ever pay $20 for a plastic DE razor? If they would sell it for $5 and it shaves very well, then alright!
The Feather Portable is $8 to $10, shaves great and if cared for, will last a lifetime.
Yesterday and today I shaved with a well worn, Gillette, fat handle Tech ( no date code) that I got for a dollar. I put a Personna blade in it and it shaves just as well as my 34C, 23C, EJ DE89L, a EJ Chatsworth and my Feather Portable.
Atlanta Beauty and Barber Supply sells the Merkur 23C for $21.95 plus shipping. The 23C is a great razor.
The next buy is the Edwin Jagger razors at QED for $28.
$20 for a plastic razor? These companies crank out those razors for $3 and think DE shavers will buy anything. I don't think so!
The next thing they will come up with is a piece of plastic with a very thin SS edge in it and charge $3.00 a cartridge.
Wait a minute, I think they did that. Didn't we decide to buy new classy and vintage shaving equipment to get away from the plastic.
What exactly are our priorties? Other then great shaves.
Sorry for the rant, but it just strikes me as the wrong way to go, considering all the effort we put into purchasing quality shaving kit YMMV
The Merkur Bakelite out shaves all of the razors you described.