I had a '41 Ranger Tech several months ago. I parted with it because I needed cash, but unlike any other razor I can recall I really regretted parting with it. I regretted it because, although I used it just once, that Ranger surprised the heck out of me by giving me the best shave I'd had in a long, long time (and this is coming from someone who owns and uses the Super Adjustable, Red Tip, Black Tip and '50s Aristocrat, also some of Gillette's best axes ever). Well, a newly acquired '41 Ranger came in the mail today. I gave what I thought to be a decent price for it so I was even more pleased when it arrived in even better condition than the auction pictures indicated. Don't you love it when that happens? So after getting back late from work tonight, I popped in a '60s era no-name stainless (honed just a touch to be sure of the edge) and squeezed out some menthol Barbasol can-o-goo. Once again, a Ranger delivered a FANTASTIC shave. BBS with no nicks.This one shaved just as well as my last one but this time I tried to pay attention to why. The only thing I can figure is the balance. The Ranger Tech, in my hand anyway, is absolutely, perfectly balanced, more so than any other razor I've even held, much less shaved with. The understated knurling actually helps; while I dig the exaggerated grippiness and chunkier handles of the Red Tip and even that of the Aristocrat, the fine knurled tread on the Ranger is more than enough for the wettest wet shave...bigger tread would be way too much on such a relatively thin handle. It's perfect. All the way around, the Ranger Tech is just...perfect. The Ranger Tech is now my favorite, hands down. I think I've finally found the excuse I've needed to part with all my Gillette's and my Gem and my injectors and narrow down my collection to just one razor...or at least just one DE. Turns out all I had to do is try almost every general type of razor Gillette made before deciding on the first and, and in my newly forged opinion, the BEST twist to open ever. As always, YMMV but if anyone has thoughts to share on this classic of classics, I'd love to read them.