Today I used a Gillette Black Beauty Super Adjustable 109 set wide open to "9". Blade was a Gillette "Green" (whichever one that is) on it's first use. Tabac soap in the bowl, face lathered with a "La Maison du Barbier" Plisson synthetic with a faux ivory handle. Cold water rinse, then witch hazel followed by Tabac aftershave and a small application of Tabac cologne to the elbows. Ready to Rock.