I'm curious as to whether you folks will agree with me on this razor. I ordered mine from VintageBlades, as it was hard to find this model. The pictures of it looked beautiful, with the circular swirls etched onto both sides of the blade, and I wondered if it would look as good when I got it. Man...the pictures didn't do this razor full justice. It's beautiful. The Micarta scales are thicker and also rounder than I've been used to, but they yield great purchase and are super comfortable. It features one of Dovo's Ice-Hardened blades, and came fairly sharp. A few passes on the 8000 side of my Norton and a good stropping gave me a first shave that was close and comfortable, and each shave since has been quite excellent. At around $150, it isn't the least-expensive Dovo, but as beautiful as it is, and as proud as I am owning it, it's worth it. To me, this is close to a perfect straight. Great balance, a smooth shave, and beautiful.