I mhave three other Merkur safety razors and I love all of them! But this Futur razor is beyond fantastic !! It has provided me with some of the be st shaves I've had in my life (and I've been shaving for a long time - I'm 74 years old LOL) . I am absolutely in love with this razor. I've wanted to try a Futur razor for a long time so I ordered it not really expecting to have my socks knocked off. My socks were knocked off and sent into outer space! This is a great razor! even though I've only had it for a short time, it is now my favorite razor and I have about a dozen top razors. Thank You, West Coast Shaving; you guys are great! I like the way you approach classic shaving. It's a tremendous tribute to our fathers, grandfathers and uncles who really knew how to shave! Shaving is truly an art not drudgery.