You can tone it down with blade choice to around CG 2.4-2.5 but yes aggressive for someWow - have really enjoyed using the Masume Nodachi. But BOY it's aggressive. Rather too aggressive for my taste - I would say CLG 2.8 something like that? I used my only blade which is Gillette Yellow and Soapy Science docs blend. It gave a great shave on the cheeks but was just too aggressive on my neck. I'm really glad I tried it - thank you. Shall I try Barry again @Nishy ?