I own the Joris razor and love the shave it delivers but the quality puts the price out of reach for most. I had learned that the head on the MUH-99R was the same design but not highly polished palladium like the Joris. I ordered this fine razor and have been using it for the last 2 weeks. It shaves every bit as good as the Joris. The head and handle on the MUH-99R is perfectly balanced. I like an aggressive razor and this razor gives me a barber shop shave every time. I own over a 100 double edge razors of every variety and have quiet a few favorites. The Muhle MUH-99R razor is now near the top of my rotation. If you have a top quality blade, this razor will give the best shave ever. Caution, this razor requires a careful technique with light pressure. This razor will bite if you are careless. At this price it is a great bargain and if you order one, I hope you will enjoy shaving with this wonderful razor as much as I do.