Get a slant bar razor (any one of many); you'll never look back.
Either a Fatip Piccolo or a Grande are more in your budget than an R41, and can easily take down a weeks worth of stubble, while the R41 is definitely more aggressive. The only difference between the Piccolo and Grande is the handle, the Grande handle is fatter but hollow so it is lighter.I was thinking about Fatip Piccolo. Muhle R41 seems like too aggressive. Someone mentioned FOCS but I don't like how it looks and I think open comb will do a better job.