Great results with the Muhle 41 Grande. I started wet shaving a few months ago with a Merkur 34c, then bought a Mergress. My skin / beard: heavy stubble and not sensitive. Decided I wanted an aggressive non-adjustable razor and bought the 41. Used a feather, good pre-shave prep using Jojoba oil layered with Proraso green tea pre-shave cream and then AOS lemon shave cream: mismatched scents, but they are what I have. Closest shave I've had by far, BBS! WTG, XTG and ATG. As I was finishing under my nose with an XTC, I switched to the 34C out of caution, but the 34 couldn't find anything to cut, the Muhle had been so effective, the Merkur felt like it had no blade! Two slight weepers on chin, and did nick myself slightly under the chin on an XTG. Alum block did not find much burn. I am sold on the 41, for me the 34 eats its dust.