I've had my eye on this razor for some time now and finally decided to pull the trigger as a birthday present to myself. I was reasonably happy with the performance of my Edwin Jagger DE89L but it has now been relegated to my travel kit. The Feather is one sweet safety razor. As noted in the description, the razor, stand and blades arrive in a very nice presentation box. I was surprised at the weight of the stand. It's very heavy, especially considering its small size, and you definitely want to avoid dropping it on your toes. In contrast to my EJ's super shiny chrome finish, the head on this razor has a matte finish that took a little getting used to. Overall, the Feather looks sleek and sophisticated. I've used exclusively Feather blades since I got it and will continue to do so. This razor gives a very mild but deceptively close shave. The angle with which you hold the razor is a little steeper and you can press a little harder with no fear of causing irritation. I like to do a three pass shave, WTG, XTG and ATG, and it's been smooth sailing with this one. Overall, I'm very pleased with this razor and enjoy shaving with it. I'm able to shave quickly with no irritation. Are there other razors out there as good and cheaper? Well, I really like the look of my EJ and it does a great job. But the 89L is chrome on brass. This baby is solid stainless steel and will be handed down to my son when I'm no longer around. The EJ is just another razor. The Feather is special. I'll enjoy using this razor long after the pain in my wallet fades away.