I have never used a double edge safety razor before as I've always been a little nervous to do so. However browsing the threads on this site have made me want to give a DE a try as they seem like they will last a lifetime and make a great hand me down item for a kid one day. I was just wondering what other members started with and would recommend to a newbie? I would like one that is at least 80 g in weight and at least 4 inches in length. I've been looking at the Merkur Futur as it is adjustable, it looks great, is over 4 inches in length, and weighs 125g.