I was a bit disappointed by the length and weight of the handle, particularly at first. It's much lighter than razors of comparable size. But the balance on this is spot-on and it was easy to find. Also, it was easy to find the proper angle and my first shave with it (using an Astra Super Platinum and Kiss My Face cream) produced a nearly BBS irritation free shave. I think a few more uses and it will be in my 5 or 6 razors.