This is the first safety razor I've used. Typical of anything German, this razor feels high quality and is over engineered. I've been using it on settings 1-2 and get a great shave without any blood loss. The head is larger than some other safety razors, but I'm still able to get around my nose without any issues. The blade gap on this razor makes it (at least on paper) one of the most aggressive razors on the market, however I've been using it from day 1 and really, really enjoy the shaves I get from it and don't feel that it's overly aggressive.