I've had the new Mamba for a few weeks now, and I have noticed a bit of a shortage of discussion on here. My thoughts? Well, it's beautifully made and looks good. The shave is mild, but efficient. The Mamba does nothing wrong. It's a smooth shaver. It just glides along with a slight audible effect as it slices down the stubble. Comparing to my Tech, Ikon 101, and Fatboy it gives a similar shave. The Fatboy on 7 is a bit more audible, and maybe shaves a tad closer but not as smooth. The Mamba shaves as good as the 'NEW' LC I recently sold. So, firstly I used a Gillette Black for a few shaves. Yeah, shaved OK, but nothing special. Next few days it was a Feather. Hmmm...getting better, felt good. Last few days it's been a Nacet. Bingo! The Nacet makes the Mamba sing. Very smooth and refined. One pass, with a quick touch up under the chin and I'm good for the day. Good thing I listened to Ferret and bought those 100 Nacets. Now, the only quibble is that bulge on the handle end. You can simply unscrew it and throw it away of course. It does make the handle too big to fit into an upright razor stand like this one. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Neu-Mens-S...172062?hash=item1c8f8880de:g:fE0AAOSwkklZnknd I reckon some bright lad will start making new slimmer handle ends to customize the Mamba handles. Brass, bullet shaped heads, or coloured resin 'knobbies' to screw onto the end. Is the Mamba worth the entrance fee? Heck yeah! Great wee razor, nice length handle to hold, smooth, and works well. If you can snag one on BST give it a try.