After approx. 6 months of DE shaving I now find that just about everything connected with the practice seems to have fallen in place. My technique is quite good, but of course still improving. My soaps, creams, brushes, and other related stuff have all lined up from best to worse. The razors however have proven to be another matter. I have 9 razors in my rotation, having started with the Merkur HD both in straight bar and open comb, the Merkur slant again in both straight bar and open comb, both Merkur small travel razors which are great, and a couple of Edwin Jagger razors which I enjoy. The reason for this post is that after using all of my razors, getting good results with all, I seem to have found the most comfortable, easy to use, and best results razor. It looks like the Merkur 1904 seems to be the one. Everything seems to fall into place with that razor. And again I have it in both straight and open comb. I have large hands, but this razor just seems to fit and is very comfortable to use. I'm just wondering because I don't see much mention of this razor in other posts. Have any other members experienced the same results with this razor? I just find it to be one fine razor that seems to give me better results than any other. It would be interesting to see if any other members have the same thoughts.