My first razor was a Weishi and it does/did pretty well. I was getting shaves closer than I ever could with the old cartridge razor. Then I got this and dropped my usual Voshkod blade into it...WOW! Very smooth, more aggressive than the Weishi but not unpleasantly so, and I notice the blades seem to last longer in it than they did with the Weishi (4 shaves vs. 2). The head takes some getting used to (don't cut yourself), but once you get beyond that, you will fall in love with this thing. The two piece design also makes it very easy to clean vs. a butterfly razor. Also it seems to take on the qualities of whatever blade you put in it. For a normal day, the Voshkods do the job. For when I haven't shaved in a few days and have more to deal with, put an Astra or a PolSilver in. It always goes right through and no tugging or anything assuming the blade isn't worn out.