Just purchased a Boker for the first time. This is a pretty impressive blade to begin with. The steel is superb, It is well balanced, fits perfectly into your hand, and is just a marvel to admire. The shave of course is outstanding as would be expected from any razors that are from Solingen Germany. The price is well within reason, and this will make a fine addition to anyones razor collection. I give this razor 5*stars for, Appearance, functionality, looks and design, and price range. Well worth your investment!