Just shaved with this little beauty. It had an original Ever Ready SE blade in it and the claim that it had never been used seems true. Fantastic shave. It's built like a tank. Heavy and lots of blade showing. I used a five shave blade and don't think I'd want to use it with a fresh one. Don't know about all you SEers out there but I tend to use milder razors with a new blade and gradually go up the aggressiveness scale as the blades gets older. That's why I need so many SE razors! It's not AD, it's an applied SE blade management procedure (bullshit words get you everywhere). If you can get hold of one they're a must in your SE arsenal. And worth every cent in my opinion.