Razor - 1912 GEM "Damaskeene" Blade - GEM Personna SS fresh blade Pre-shave - Proraso Blue Soap - Chiseled Face "Sherlock" Brush - Simpson T2 Trafalgar synthetic Post-shave - Thayers Toner with witch hazel "Lavender" & Proraso balm AS - Chiseled Face "Sherlock" It is always a pleasant shave with these vintage single edge razors! I warmed the bowl & brush with hot water and bloomed the soap too. Washed face with ivory soap and warm washcloth. I listened to the hard rain on the roof right above the bathroom. Soothing. 2-pass shave WTG & ATG with no cleanup. This Damaskeene looks like new! No marks on it and the door moves stiff like it has not been opened and closed a lot. NICE find! Alum bar was silent. No cuts, nicks , or weepers! Very nice shave! This soap loaded the brush in less than a minute and gave me more than euff lather for the shave. Very nice scent too!