The Merkur 42C razor is an excellent first choice to get started with wet shaving. The head is machined to give you an excellent blade gap and can be dialed in with your favorite DE razors for a close shave. This razor opens into 3 pieces to load your blades and get them perfectly aligned. The vintage style handle is a hexagon shape with a knurling design for a good grip. For the price, this is a great introductory razor for anyone curious about trying out safety razors.