My name is Russ, and many years ago I got fed up with continually buying dodgy disposable razors. I got fed up with having to throw away blades after a single use. I got fed up with have to clear my thick facial hair from between the blades. And I got fed up with the rough feeling of my face even immediately after a shave. Russ I threw out my last disposable razor and purchased the cheapest straight edge razor I could find. Even though I stropped it between every use the stainless steel began to lose its edge. This caused me to use more force on each stroke and I began to get cuts. After a few months I threw out my now blunt razor in disgust. The story could have ended there, but I am a very stubborn person and I did a huge amount of research into everything related to cut throat razors. I purchased a high quality, Dovo carbon steel razor and have never looked back. Each use gives the closest shave possible and the carbon steel holds its sharp edge for months.