GEMonday with my Gem G bar, If I do a 3 pass shave with this razor I receive a decent shave. My usual routine is a 2 pass with a clean up. A very nice looking razor IMO. Razor: Gem G bar - MFG 1955-58 Blade : Gem Personna SS PTFE (7) Soap : Razorock XXX Brush : Yaqi tuxedo knot 24mm " Sagrada Familia" Preshave: Brush wash the face with CeraVe hand bar soap + A dollop of Aloe Vera clear gel on beard area. Post shave : Razorock XXX aftershave with witch hazel + Nivea balm Results : CCS,DFS,BBS + aftershave indicated minimal irritation + no weepers= Have some great shaves!