Today’s shave confirmed for me the efficient brilliance of the Contour: I love that handle too! It feels so good in the hand, such excellent grip and looks great with it. The crucial thing with this shave was the NOS blade. I know a lot of people avoid NOS blades altogether because it’s always a gamble. The first original Contour blade I used this century (I was using them in the 1980s too!) was a bit rough to start but still very very effective. However by the third shave it became unusable. But this second blade is a real delight - extremely smooth, extremely sharp. An absolutely brilliant shave and I can really feel the difference now between the punchy power of the Contour and the gentler caresses of the Sensor.