GEMonday today- took out my first NOS Gem 1912, Still shaves great like the day I bought it. Razor : Gem 1912 model- Mfg in 1921 during the roaring 1920's when electrical appliances were just starting to be MFG for the citizens of world on a large scale which fueled those boom times. Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE (4) great blade for sharpness, longevity, cost and smooths out during its life cycle IMO. Soap: Razorock Santa Maria del Fiore- excellent scent and great lather qualities. Brush: Yaqi Tuxedo knot 24mm with the black marble handle- one of my favorites, reasonable back bone with soft tips. Pre shave: Showered, brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser, A dollop of Aloe Vera gel on beard area. Prep: cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. Post : AVON true gent cologne with witch Hazel + AVON true gent balm . Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers =great shave with my first Gem 1912 I bought, no regrets. Have some great shaves!