Good afternoon GENTS! So my birthday is next week and my girlfriends parents bought me a few gifts cause they were leaving for a small vacation and little did I KNOW?!!!! I got a 39c and some soaps Quick Notes: First Slant 3rd Merkur next addition will be adjustable So I usually shave Tues/Sunday unless there is something in between such as a big meeting for work or party to attend....weeding, etc that ill shave night before or night of! So my Sunday routine is wake up have coffee clean room and then shave/shower before Sunday Dinner (at 12:30/1) pasta, meatballs, rabbit, espresso the usual. ANYWAYS I lathered up my new soap RazoRock XXX (had the fresco before, personally I think the Fresco is ALOT better than XXX) IMO I like the XXX, dont LOVE it. I did 2 pass shave...and a cleanup ...what I have been looking for few months is a DE razor that I can get away with a shave with the grain and against the grain and be done. I felt like DE shaving takes ALOT longer than my usual 2 pass shave with a cartridge razor but I understand it is 2 different things. So I went at it with the 39c, I loaded with a LORD blade. Currently my favorite. 1st pass with the grain 2nd against the grain clean up. Went diagonal and around chin line. It was a very effortless shave with no nics, nothing! compared the JAWS it was just as close with ALOT less irritation. The biggest difference I noticed is when I used the aftershave balm by Nieva, it did not BURN like it would with the JAWS. Everything about this razor on my face was just WOW, slickness, no tug and pull, no nics NOTHING. Also with the jaws, it was very nice razor just TOO aggressive for me causing irritation and not an everyday enjoyable razor. the 39c can easily be an everyday razor for ME. Its a nice size, i wish it was a little lighter and longer but HEY beggers cant be choosers and in this case with the quality of the shave I GOT....ill take the weight/handle. Thoughts/Comments/Questions/ Let me know!