First straight razor ever. Fine craftsmanship, blade was honed/sharpened, rich lather from the soap, ceramic bowl was great keeping the soap warm, and brush was decent but prefer my old one. Started practice with a balloon 2 shaves later no more nicking. My 5time shaving thought I placed it down on my vanity to lather up again and bumped it on the counter onto the tile floor. Blade now has a small fracture in it and don’t feel comfortable shaving anymore with it for the investment I assumed it could handle a 3foot drop at least once but all good things come to an end. Stroke of bad luck I suppose but disappointing none the less.