OK boys, here 'tis! Mrs. Buddha and I are going out for fish fry tonight so I thought it would be a good time to spiff up and scrape the skull. To make this happen I hauled out the Men's Zone 6. The name of the company is Men's Zone and this razor carries the designation "6" because of the six blades.
DISCLAIMER TIME!: I have to start off by stating my prejudice for my beloved M5, the standard by which I judge all stick razors. When I found it I had never experienced a closer shave more free of irritation and that has continued to this day. I was hoping that the "6" would be a solid replacement for the M5.
I started off by making the decision to shave in the shower as this would put the "6" on a level playing field with the HeadBlade and M5. The hot water, soap, and steam would prepare the surface to be shaved so that the "6" would enjoy every possible advantage. I used Head Slick with Shave Secret.
I decided to shave my face first which is my usual pattern and the "6" did a fine job. The thing I noticed first off was a certain amount of give when pressure was applied to the blades, almost like a shock absorber. No cuts and no irritation and the face shave was as good as the M5, Sensor, or any other stick razor I have used in the past.
When I moved to the dome I noticed a disadvantage with the "floatiness" (I made that word up) of the blades. I don't know if it was the floatiness of the head or the offset of the blades but I was making 8-10 strokes in areas that the HB or M5 would have handled in one or two. The result was stubble left behind in spite of all the passes I made and my skin was already beginning to tingle with irritation. I ended up having to go over my dome in its entirety with the HB in order to get the smoothness that I have become accustomed to.
In short, I am not impressed. Face shaving is a totally different world than head shaving, as we all know, and in the world of face shaving the "6" will hold its own with, probably, most other stick razors. For scraping the dome, however, it rates a "FAIL". I'll keep it around until I run out of carts for it and it will only be used facially. As for the dome I continue to be a HB man with touch ups provided by my trusty old M5.
My advice: spend the $7.00 on a bottle of Head Slick.