This SS Kamisori style razor is my first straight razor. Using proper shaving angles, the new SS version is an easy to use, forgiving straight razor, in spite of the super sharp blades, because of the rounded bottom which spreads the pressure against the skin, creating a moving, leading edge V-shaped notch into which the blade glides. The rounded bottom helps to press the skin down slightly ahead of the blade. The rounded bottom effect combined with the 0.20 mm reduced blade exposure, provides a comfortable, forgiving yet close shave. No stropping, No honing- Just razor & blades for easy convenient straight shaves.