Hi everybody, I'm back. After 18 moths of exclusively using straights, - I was too stupid to get comfortable shaves with a DE in the beginning -, I'm back in the DE camp. Applying what I learned using the straights to the DEs, I get perfect shaves now, close and comfortable. Recently I thought (as so often before), arriving at the Mergress was the end of the line. It can't get any better. Well, that was before my father-in-law gave me his dad's old Gillette "New", which was in a rather poor condition. I cleaned, polished and re-plated it. (The right one in the first photo below). The shave with it was pretty impressive! This was my very first legacy DE. Now I got interested. What else in this league can we score on eBay? So I found another "New" with a different handle that only needed minor re-plating, a Gillette Tech in perfect condition for only little over $7(!), and a Fatboy in rather decent condition, which I just cleaned, and plated. Plating was a little tricky in this case, but the second attempt gave an OK result. Old DEs are a whole new world for me. Interesting!