After coming over the world of DE shaving and after a year of doing so with a good entry level razor, I searched extensively for a second razor to raise the level of the experience. With the R41, I feel I have done just that.
The first thing I notices was the nice weight and heft of the beautifully machined razor. Then I loaded up the Muhle blade that it came with and, with some respect for its alleged aggressiveness, took it for its maiden journey. I came away with a closeness of shave that I didn't know was possible, despite the very respectable performance of my previous razor. Even around delicate areas, it was gentler than I expected. I did manage to create a small bleeder on my chin, which was easily cleared up with the Omega alum stick that I also bought with this order.
I have to say I am so far impressed and feel that the R41 was a proper choice and and a good value.