I purchased the head only and generally use one of my Maggard handles with it. My sole complaint is the blade loading. I feel some engineer thought they were being clever loading it upside-down like that. I don't find it clever, just a bit more tedious to get it locked down. The head covers the blade tabs, a plus for me as I shave my head. It's not outrageously aggressive, the guard rides smoothly over my face and head. As I mentioned, I routinely get a BBS with the .84. I've put it in my special 18 razors that are in the regular rotation.