I received this new version of the Muhle R-41 as part of a package directly from Muhle in Germany. What a beautiful razor. What surprised me was it was light and the handle is longer then the old R-41 or R89. Longer then the HD 11C. The head is identical to the 11C but the screw is shorter. The shave was superb doing 3 passes wtg,atg,wtg. I used the new clay bowl that came with the set(but thats another review) This razor has it all,weight,balance,grip. I am not sure exactly how much it cost but I can definitely say it was less then the $38 they advertise.