Merkur razors were the very first DE's that we carried over here at West Coast Shaving. They are an industry go-to and have set the bar for many other brands. For this reason, we have repeatedly recommend them and repeatedly sold them! The wide array of types of heads ranging from safety bars, open comb, adjustables, and slant bars have made them desirable by many. They do a great job with making those handles grippy. Yes, that razor is not going ot slip in your had with that significant "industrial" feeling knurling. A true favorite safety razor brand with our customers.