This razor did not take long to become a favorite. It provides one of the smoothest shaves I've ever had���I use Astra SPs. Even on days I'm in a rush and can't take my time it's comfortable and enjoyable. It's got just the right amount of heft, it's elegant, and has precision tolerances, you can't beat that. I haven't developed any patina on the bronze just yet because I clean it well after each use, but I'm not opposed to some character so that wasn't a deterrent. I do find myself reaching for the timeless more often than my other high end razors, it's a real pleasure and I highly recommend it to anyone interested.
I have been wet shaving for 7 years and have have only used the Edwin Jagger razor I started with. I saw this Timeless Bronze and was very impressed with the craftsmanship, so on impulse I ordered it. Truth is, I had second thoughts the next day (because it seems pricey for a razor) , and when it arrived I almost sent back. But it was gorgeous, felt great in my hand, and I didn't want the hassle of mailing it back, so I kept it. I am sooo glad I did! This gives me the best shaves I have ever had in my life. It literally is a joy to use--close, comfortable, fast, and very forgiving. I will have this for the rest of my life, so if I spread that cost over the next 30 years, it becomes a real bargain! No regrets, I would purchase this again in a heartbeat! Well done Timeless! And gotta love the free, fast shipping of West Coast Shaving!