I'm really picky about the edges on my straight razors, so I did a little prep on this before using it. However, it holds the edge well and is a great investment for the money. I true utility razor that still has a little style.
Best razor for the money . I intend to buy another
I have both the 6/8, and the 5/8, love them both, but the 6/8 just feels better in the hand, a little more heft. I found the blades to be adequately shave ready (with stropping), but you'll probably want to send them out for some refinement. RoyalShave is an absolute pleasure to deal with, excellent customer service, very fast shipping.
I'm a first time straight razor user, and I was very pleased with this product. It offers an excellent shave, I would definitely recommend this product.
Don't trust the "factory certified" ready to shave. Pulled every whisker from my beard.