This is my first open comb razor. I have sensitive skin, usually shaving only two or there times a week, if I can get away with it. This razor requires careful attention, but it is not a man-eater like some off-brands I have tried. And on those days when the face has recovered because you've let it grow a five-day stubble, the Parker 24C comes through like a champ! It plows through the stubble and leaves a truly BBS result.