Indeed that is a beautiful razor, Joel. Simple styling, but incredibly elegant. I can't wait for you to tire of it and give it to me.
I've devoured all of your reviews, Joel. In a lot of them, you state that it'd be hard to find a better shaver than this razor or that razor. But I'd be really jazzed to see you rank all of them as far as which are the best shavers, price notwithstanding (Wonderedge, Craftsman, Dovo, TI, Wacker , Japanese straight, Filarmonica, etc.). I know it'd be purely subjective, but is there any chance of you doing that?
A long time ago, in this thread http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=3798&highlight=mappin+webb you referred to Mappin and Webb as the best shavers available, how do they fit into this new list? The reason I ask is because i picked up a mint one at a local antiques shop a while ago and I still haven't gotten around to honing it up.
Also, are there any different versions of the Puma Gold that you are aware of? I have a 5/8 Puma Gold that was rebranded for Penhaligons, it has the traditional Puma rubber grip that your model seems to lack.
My Personal favorite (in terms of shaving goodness, in order)....
7.) Thiers Issard Damascus, run of the mill TI's/Dovo's, misc off brands, etc