The razor housing is plastic with a cheap 'pivoting action'. The blades DO NOT last as long as the Gillette Fusion (very expensive BUT I'm starting to see why)...
My 2 biggest dissappointments:
1) Missing that 6th blade on the other side of the razor to get into hard to reach places . . . just over ear, under nose (I have a goatee and shaved head).
2) the handle of the Winston is extremely slippery and very difficult to control vs. the Gillette Fusion that has an excellent contoured grip.
I will finish out this starter set I bought for $25 but I am going to look at less expensive alternatives that DO have that 6th blade I miss.
Also, the shaving cream SUCKS! It's mentholated, does NOT lather and it takes gobs and gobs amount to effectively coat my head and cheeks.