Muhle R41 Twist
45 years of shaving from an old Norelco Electric to Disposables finally led me last year to Double Edge Safety Razors. Somewhat like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, this is my third razor and it is just right. I started with a Viking Godfather (purchased elsewhere), I liked the weight and balance but the handle provided a poor grip and the shave was too mild. I went on to a Merkur 34c which I found to be a good basic razor but generally too small for my hands. I now use the Merkur as my travel razor. Finally, I paid the equivalent of the price of both those razors for my Muhle. Visually it is a work of art. It's beauty is in the fine details and the shining chrome surfaces. It is easier to change blades than with the Viking or Merkur razors, just a twist at the end of the handle is all it takes to release the head. It has the weight and balance of the Viking but the Muhle grip is far superior even when wet and soapy. Overall, I am quite satisfied, and I have settled on this as my primary razor going forward. I hope my review has helped you find your Goldilocks zone razor.