I have used this razor for the past 15 or so shaves & feel a few comments are in order. I used 5 different blades for 3 shaves each and 7 different soaps/creams to see how the shave would be affected. This razor presently costs $55.00 and at this price it is a steal. It would still be a bargain at $100.00. It is all stainless steel with the cap/base coated in what the makers call "diamond like carbon". The finish on the cap/base is smooth and well done. The handle has great knurling that makes for a sure grip even when wet. But it does look a bit industrial, lacking the more polished finish many of us like. Being a 3 piece razor, changing the blade is a little more difficult than a TTO but nothing to worry about. How aggressive is it you ask? On a scale of 1-10, I'd say it's an 8.5 or so. But you would never know it. It is also very smooth and comfortable. Must be that diamond like carbon coating on the cap/base. Regardless how the makers have done it, the razor shaves fantasticly well. I do a 2 pass with touchup shave and have been getting DFS++/BBS with no irritation at all. The razor just seems to glide across my face. So, do I like this razor? You bet! It is a well built, easy to use, quality piece of equipment that will serve you well. It could be the solution to RAD. It's that good.