I've been using this razor from Cooncatbob for a few months now. Its a real beauty but also is very functional. After trying long and short metal handles I find that this one really gets the job done for me. The balance is just at the second ring so it handles very nicely. The handle extends into the palm which gives very good support and control. It also has a sure grip and isnt slippery at all (as a shower shaver this is important for me). Though the long metal handles look nice I think a wood handle works much better if you want a sizable handle that doesnt give you a workout when you use it. Anyway, highly recommended!