Beautifully made, perfectly balanced, this is a high quality razor. With the Merkur razor blade I got a superlative smooth flawless shave. Just wonderful. I highly recommend this razor to anyone, beginner or experienced.
After using a 34c for a few years, I thought I'd give the open-comb 15c a try. It's mild, maybe even slightly more mild than the 34c, but I shimmed the blade and it works wonderfully. The open comb makes shaving (both head and face) so much easier, since it doesn't clog with my coarse hair the way the closed comb 34c does. I wish the handle was thicker and that the overall weight was more like the 34c, but overall I can't complain. I may look into getting a thicker, heavier handle some day, but this is great for now.