I’ve been using safety razors for ages, they are a better shave than the cartridge razors and a bit less exciting than straight blades… but until I used this one I really didn’t think there was a reason to pay extra for one of these. Short of a straight blade barber shave shave this razor has been the best shave I’ve ever had. And, it looks great! If there is anything I would like to change about this set, I would love it if the brush was s bit heavier. I don’t think it matters an iota for the shave, but it’s just what I’m used with my previous brush….