I recently picked up a '63 flare tip superspeed. I shaved with it for the first time today with a NOS UK wilkinson. The results were excellent. I was able to shave much faster with this than with any of my merkurs. This is the razor I would now recommend to a newbie. Very smooth and forgiving while still serving up a nice close shave. My slant shaves me closer but it takes much more time and concentration and the results are not dramatically better. The slant may become my weekend razor.
I was also very impressed by the build quality of this 46 year old razor. Everything lines up perfectly, identical blade exposure on each side. The TTO mechanism operates smoothly.
A breath of fresh air after the merkurs.