This razor has now replaced my Edwin Jagger as my all time favorite safety razor. It is definitely worth the $180 I paid for it. I love it that the blade doesn't extend beyond the ends of the razor. My only minor complaint is that the blade easily comes off the small ridges that keep it aligned when I open it slightly to rinse it after a shave. Other than that it is a perfect work of art that just happens to give the best shave possible. I also own the $18 Feather and it is my second favorite razor. By the way, on the $18 Feather, don't tighten it all the way unless you are using it to shave. When you are done shaving, clean it and then loosen the "butterfly" slightly or you will permanently bend the plastic "bar". My two Feathers are the only safety razors I use any more.