I've been using a Parker Variant for the last several months as I've gotten back into DE shaving. I really like the Variant. I read good reviews about the Viking Meiji so I decided to order it. First, let me say that it's a really nicely constructed razor. I like the weight, look and feel. I loaded it this morning with a Personna Red which I love with the Parker Variant. However, I wasn't happy with the shave with the Meiji this morning. I'm guessing I'll have to try different settings on it. I tried it at about 4.5 to 5. I have some stubble left on my neck which is my toughest area. With the Parker, I get close to a BBS, especially with my favorite blades. I want to like the Meiji. Not sure if anyone has had a similar experience of if you have recommendations. Thanks!