I recieved this razor as a birthday gift. I've been shaving with a cutthroat for about 6 years and have had a number of different razors. Everything from no-names to very popular German razors, to custom hand ground razors. This one takes the cake! Its light and nimble compared to my others. The jimping on the blade provided a positive grip even when your fingers are wet or soapy. And the edge, right out of the box, was superb. Passed the hanging hair test with ease. Didn't even need to be stropped! This thing is like shaving with a laser beam! As an experienced wet shaver, it gets my mark of approval. It's not just a show piece, this thing will last you a lifetime. Thank you Savage Gentleman for making a great razor. You've got a life long customer out of me!