Wife got me this for Father's Day after hearing me complain about poor quality of standard razors available. I used to use a straight razor and quit for over 35 years. She got tired of hearing it and got me one. First shave, it all came back, one little nick. Period. A month later and many shaves since, no nicks and shaves a smooth as a baby's bottom. What a great razor! Threw all my old ones away. This or nothing from now on! Want a great shave, get one and learn how to use it, you will love it and so will your wife or significant other!