First impressions are fantastic
Firstly, let me say that my persuit of a better way of shaving whilst saving me money and reducing my ingrown hairs has resulted in two out of three objectives! This is my most expensive purchase so far and I'm glad I spent the money. I have the 34c, 37c, Muhle R41, plus some vintage razors and parkers, they always get a fresh blade per shave and the favourite until now is 37c with a feather blade. I used this razor on setting 3 with a rapira blade and spitfire soap & got the closest to a BBS shave in the 12months I have been addicted. The weight is comfortable and disputed the size of the razor & head - I had no problems getting close to the nostrils for those pesky strands I normally struggle with.
The razor is worth the extra money and may relegate the trusty slant for a couple of weeks at least whilst I vary the setting & blade.