Dec 25: Xmas shave. Again usual set up with my Merkur 34c, bowl, Vie Long horse hair brush, one of my favorite bay rums soaps - Barrister & Mann, Nivea to overcome the dryness here, and a new blade for testing - Treet Platinum. All in all a good shave. Treat is made in Pakistan and goes for around $12 to $13 per 100. It gave me a nice shave. Not great but not bad. Did the full three pass routine with clean up. Probably will rank it towards the top of the good blade category. I have tested 24 different brands so far. I now have 4 categories of results: poor, good, very good, and excellent. Then I rank them top to bottom within each category. 7 more brands to go. Hope everyone had a Merry Xmas.