Traditionally I use a DE safety razor, but I also get a lot of irritation, cuts, and ingrown hairs with the DE. I'm completely satisfied with this razor because I get the closest shave I've ever had, without all the damage to my beautiful face. JK, but it not only provides a magnificent shave, it looks spectacular. Just like all Edwin Jagger products, it displays with style. I highly recommend this or one of the other EJ Chatsworth Mach 3 razors to anyone looking for a close shave that won't irritate your skin.