GEMonday,April 12th 2021 Razor: Gem 1912 NOS- Mfg 1921ish, excellent razor, easy to manipulate around face, good results usually. Gem MFG sold millions of variants over the decades because they where just that good IMO. Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE(3) excellent blade charteristic's, very sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely & predictable. Soap: Speick- nice spicy scent, excellent lather qualities + good post shave feel. Brush: Yaqi boar brush 24mm- after break in method and losing some hairs on the 1st & 2nd cleaning it is performing very well and happy to have a few brushes for a different change of feel while lathering. A few more brushes on the way! https://theshaveden.com/forums/threads/breaking-in-a-new-boar-brush-a-little-quicker.65379/ Pre shave: Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of clear Aloe Vera gel on the cleaned beard area. Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups. Post shave: Razorock King Louis Lavender with witch hazel + a dollop of Nivea balm. Results: CCS,DFS,BBs + no irritation + no weepers= Excellent shave with my Gem 1912 with a coated Gem blade.(it does not get much better for a shave today) Have some great shaves! Stay and think safe in these times!