I got gifted one of these by a family member and it really is a lovely razor. The build quality is great, after 57 years of use all of the plating is still intact. It is a really easy razor to live with, obviously being TTO blade changing is a doddle. The handle has chunky castings so it is nice to hold, even with wet hands. I found it to be pretty aggressive, using a Gillette Bleue blade, so it might not be the best razor for a learner. All in all it is a great razor and hopefully it will give at least another 57 years of use.