Very pretty, heavy razor. Great grip. I've tried it 4 times now, and I find it to be not nearly as aggressive as I need. For me it requires a great deal of blade buffing and numerous passes, and I still can't get a close shave. I've used it with Feathers and Derbys. The Derbys actually performed better for me in this razor.
I think it would be a good starter razor for someone with a light beard.
Picked it up yesterday at supermaket; really moist, slick, cushiony, comfortable shave. Grated it into a plastic screw top container. First shave this morning. Love the smell -- lasting and strong. I will definitely be trying some of their other scents. Here's their description and a link to the manufacturer's website:
"Handcrafted from cruelty-free ingredients, our luxurious soap produces a rich, creamy lather that pampers the skin while it cleans. Enriched with a nourishing blend of...