Hmm, Today I used my antique Old-Type Shave Kit. Razor - Antique Gillette 1907 Old-Type (fully restored and re-plated in gold by Razor Emporium) Blade - Gillette 7 O'Clock Black "Superior Platinum" Shave Brush - Everyman Jack Synthetic Shave Soap - Mama Bear's Obsession for Him Preshave Oil - Lather & Wood's "Unscented" Aftershave - Calvin Klein's Obsession For Men Post Shave Balm - Retseliney Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum Deodorant - Calvin Klein's Obsession For Men Fragrance - Calvin Klein's Obsession For Men EDT My face is extraordinarily smooth post-shave and I think this is the smoothest shave I've ever done. The Old-Type is still the greatest shaver I own, but a very technique-oriented razor that requires patience. I'm still trying to find the best blade to put with this. I can't find a perfect one. I get neck irritation with every 2nd pass I go for with this razor. The results are a beyond-smooth-skin feel but I always get some redness and irritation for about an hour at least and in the worst cases, a razor burn that lasts a day or two along with red spots that take a week or more to fade. My skin is fussy. I have managed to get virtually perfect irritation-free 2 pass shaves from my least aggressive razors (Edwin Jagger "Kelvin" and Merkur "1904"). So, I know it can be done with the right angles and careful adjustment for easing blade contact. It's just really, really tough for me to get it right with aggressive razors. Today's shave I attempted to apply techniques used for shaving with straight razors. Trying to get the best, least skin-damaging angle. I used-preshave oil as it genuinely does help reduce friction and irritation, especially with the glycerine-based soap Mama Bear uses. I wanted to ensure the best results. I took a full 20 minutes at least shaving 2-passes with a progressive "barber-style" technique. I STILL got a couple of weepers on my neck at the same sensitive spot that I always have trouble. To be fair, even my least aggressive razors could potentially give me a weeper with my side-grain stroke near my Adam's apple. That spot is real touchy but it CAN to done with a proper angle and low-aggressiveness razor without causing redness or a weeper. But the Old-Type is one seriously technique-demanding razor. I will keep trying different blades and practicing the straight-razor barber technique as it delivered the very best shave I've ever had today despite the weeper, because of the BBS closeness of the post-shave feel. It's just astounding how good my skin feels after this shave with this technique and patient shave. I was going to write this in the SOTD, but thought this required a properly focused discussion. I was wondering how others use the Old-Type. What blade is best. What techniques they use.