The Ikon B1 is a terrific razor, and I don't see it talked about as much as it should. I don't think the Ikon website does a great job of promoting it. I was actually not interested at first because I was put off by hearing the head had a coating. The website really should provide more details, because the coating is actually way cooler than sounds. There's a process called DLC coating. DLC stands for Diamond-like carbon and is used on lots of products. It's an incredibly hard surface, and more slippery than untreated stainless steel. My Ikon B1 slides over my face without any effort. I'm not doing a great job of talking up DLC coatings, but believe me they're great. I'm pretty sure I most often reach for my B1 each morning. Sure, I'll use others, but I keep coming back to Ikon. Definitely worth a try, in my opinion.