I'm very pleased with my new razor. It's not just a shaving implement - it looks great and is a piece of social history. I've never used a cut throat before, so it's going to take a bit of getting used to. The first shave took half hour - 15 mins shaving and 15 mins to stop the bleeding! But with practice and patience I'm sure it'll get easier. Using proper shaving soap and brush also gives a better shave and takes me back to when I was a boy watching my father shave.
I'd recommend a cut throat to anyone.