SE SOTD, Thursday, July 27th 2023 Razor : Gem 1912 with gold wash 1921 variant- Mfg 1912- 1943, tame mid range, well designed and built to last generations, I believe this was the most successful razor for the ASR brand ever and sold millions of them because they worked so well. Used a RIGS shim under the spline also, spring needed more clamping of blade is my reasoning. Had a close comfortable shave this morning with no issues. Blade : Gem Personna SS PTFE (6) very sharp, excellent longevity, smooths out nicely, predictable + safest blade to handle. Soap : Ach Brito Lavanda cream, nice slight mint Lavender scent with excellent lather qualities, 1 of my favorite creams. Brush : Yaqi "Goblin" 24mm synthetic- excellent lather generator, cloud like soft tips, nice splay scrubber + excellent lather painter. Pre shave : (Dedicated Cashmere synthetic)Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser with a dollop of clear Aloe Vera on the cleaned beard area. Prep : Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups. Post shave : Ach Brito Lavada with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(scentless). Results : or CCS,DFS,BBs + no irritation + no weepers= Excellent close shave this morning with my Gem 1912 gold washed razor + a coated Gem blade. Have some great shaves!