When it comes to shaving , the safety blade is the economic choice. When you purchase the handle part, it will be with you for a long time. You only have to buy packs of blades which last much longer and are cheaper than the cartridge blades . Although we are already in the modern world of shaving, my hubby still loves to use a classic razor. His MicroTouch ONE is his long time buddy now. He prefers using it because it’s environmentally friendly- it is just metal and no plastic or rubber strips. He even joked to me that there is something more manly with a Safety Razor like the ” ONErazor ” than using those electric shavers.