I had the wooden handle razor till the head broke off of stem. Figure I would give the all metal one a try and like the metal much better. Don't know if my shaving expertise has improved, but the metal razor is better balanced and less knicks and cuts. Really like it.
Gives a nice close shave and well balanced.
I love this safety razor the heavy weight of it gives you a precise close shave when lining up the edges of your beard .
I've had this razor for about 2 year's now. Nice weight, nice long handle if you have a big hand and shaves nice. Smooth like an Edwin Jagger DE89.