Great product! Tried it for the 1st time today which is a Wednesday. It arrived early on Friday but wasnt scheduled to be here until Monday; kudos on the prompt delivery. I admit to being a bit apprehensive about using a double-edge safety razor for the 1st time so thats why I was hesitant to try it as soon as it arrived. Plus, I shaved on Friday before it got here as I was unaware it would arrive early. But wow! What an exhilarating shaving experience! I had grown used to using (and re-using) cartridge razors w/a handle from a well known name in shaving given to me in college in a promo/graduation gift pack from the maker. (To create a lifelong user no doubt.) There is just no comparison. After a couple of short strokes I was at ease using this razor because it is so smooth. As I said, it was my 1st experience w/a DE safety razor so Im sure I will get better w/it over time and experience. I cant wait to use it again. The apprehension is gone and I know I will come away w/a smooth shave and the exhilaration of shaving is back and better than ever. I did experience a couple of nicks. One small and the other bled a bit but both were painless and probably due to the presence of bumps from ingrown hairs. I am an old school shaver from here on out. Only butterfly safety razors and eventually straight razors for me; no more disposable cartridges. The only thing is, I wish I had made the switch a long time ago.