It's a beautiful razor. I really want to give it another chance. I put a blade in it again the other day and chickened out before the shave. I've watched GeoFatBoy's vids in the past -- he seems to like everything, so I usually don't watch him anymore. Sinatra Lennon's vids are good. He admits that it's a fairly agressive razor. He gets a good sting when he puts on Sinatra's aftershave at the end, though. I might try it first with a shim above the blade, though I usually avoid shims. Funny how even back in the 60s the companies mucked around with the formulas of aftershaves. I'm sure Sinatra wasn't happy. I'm surprised he didn't pay them to make up special batches for him using their old formula. Does anyone know of a currently produced afteshave similiar to the original Yardley's English Lavender? If so, I wouldn't mind trying it if the price doesn't break the bank.