Just introducing mysel... I've been safety shaving for a year or so, using a Merkur 37c. I picked it up at a local enviro-store, mainly because I hated throwing out all those cartridges! Recently, I found what seems to be a 1979 Gillette Black Handle Super Speed? So far, I like it a lot more than the Merkur because it's smoother and less aggressive. I'm blessed with a heavy beard and a tender mug - that seems to put me in conflict with the Merkur. My father just passed away and I've inherited his Vulvix brush. I haven't figured out which one yet, but it's heads above the Omega I was using.