Oh, come on ya'll ... I will start with an piece of Sheffield cast steel that came to me in horrible condition. Under a thick layer of crud, I found pervasive pitting and tenacious tarnish. Here it, 90% restored.
Its personal preference, I prefer the Sheffields because they are so easy to hone and they shave great. Of course, there are some who will say the same about Solingen razors, though I personally find them to be less consistent than the old Sheffields.
I will post pics later when I can figure out the script thingy.