I am joking, of course. This is my first straight edge razor, so I don't have much to compare it to. I am getting better with it the more I use it. There is really not much to report... the weak link to any straight razor is the person using it. The blade is sharp, I keep it honed with my strop, and I do my best. I am becoming more and more satisfied with the shave I get as I become more accustomed to using it. It has a good feel to it, and I am pretty satisfied that I have bought a quality razor. I am not sure what a non-quality razor feels like, and I have cut myself, but that's because there is a learning curve involved in using a device such as this. I have dropped it once, and it didn't shatter, I guess that's good. I would have to say that this is a good razor. I feel really happy about it.