I received the 87r just over a week ago. First impression was positive. Fit and finish was good. Reminds me of the finish on a Fatip. Almost looks vintage right out of the box. I like that. I did notice a rough spot when opening/closing the doors but nothing bad, just a slight catch like there was a burr in the threads. When closed the chrome plate looks smooth and uniform. Under the doors the bass plate has some waves in it but nothing that looks like a problem. I did my usual hot water/dawn soak and gave it a light scrub with a tooth brush. Rinsed with water then rinsed with alcohol. I added a drop of gun oil and opened and closed the doors a few times. The catch in the threads was gone and all worked smoothly. I have used the 87r daily for the last week with an Astra SP and MWF soap. The shaves have been good. No issues. So far, I would say the shave lands just short of a Red Tip and just as smooth. In the hand, the 87r feels like a Fat Boy, good weighty feel and nice handle. Can you tell I really like this razor so far? This week I am using the 87r with an Israeli Red. The fist shave was a bit closer than the Astra SP but we will see how the rest of the week goes. At this point I know it is a keeper but I have a few more blades I want to try. The blade aligns perfectly every time. I have not noticed any issues with the build quality as have been reported in the past. Very enjoyable razor thus far.