This safety razor is just like the one your grandfather used. It returns shaving to an art, a ritual, a few minutes spent every morning that can set the tone for your day. You can quickly drag that disposable cartridge razor across your face, or, you can fill the sink with warm water, lather up, and with a clam, slow, even hand, drag the safety razor across your face, and experience how much closer the shave will be, and how much calmer you'll feel after taking just a few minutes to make your shave better. Trust me, it's worth it. The shave is closer, you don't have to go over spots 2 and 3 times, and, the replacement blades are much less expensive that those cartridges you pay $20 a pack for! Its a win-win.