It has been several weeks since I purchased this item and thought it worth a review - I've transitioned from a straight razor to a safety mostly due to time constraints in my morning routine. This safety razor has quickly become the hi-light of my morning ritual, I feel the extra weight lends a greater degree of control and even pressure application when used properly. I've not a bad thing to say for the product, beautifully machined and designed and I find my results are generally better than what I had with my straight razor, not to mention not having to sharpen or strop before a shave. Absolute must for beginners to straight-razorin'!
I like the size of this razor. It's small but has a nice thick weighty handle with great knurling. The stealth black makes it look beautiful, and the HB initials on the base are a nice touch.
It feels aggressive on the face but it gives a very smooth shave. I am a mild razor user and I am yet to cut myself in any shape or form with this razor. A 3 pass shave will make your face feel smooth like the skin of a new born baby.
If you are looking for a great razor then this is one that you need to have.