I get a couple of shaves from each blade but I shave against the grain so it might be different for some guys. I'm using a 1912 gillette de and love it! They sell for next to nothing on ebay. I've never used the dorco razor but I heard it's good. It is plastic though so I don't know how long it will last. I never had a problem with my de and I'm a bit spoiled because nothing I've tried will give a closer shave. There might be a learning curve but not much.