Well, it's been a while since I've posted anything here and since tonight was so relaxed and calm, here goes: 1941 Ranger Tech Z-1 Gillette Blue Blade (2) Semogue 830 brush Stirling Executive Man soap and A/S Witch Hazel with tea tree oil Cold Missouri water. I went to a flea marked last weekend and found a box of blades. 2 20 blade packs of Blue Blades still sealed and 2 10 blade packs still sealed as well. Also had 2 sealed packs of old 3 hole blades and 1 that was open. The# on them are 345 I believe. I'm not sure on the dates of any of them but I had to try the Blue Blades. The first pass out was in a Pre-war Tech and I didn't think I was gonna make it to the end of that pass. I toughed it out and 2 and 3 passes was a lot smoother. Same deal tonight with the Ranger. First pass was pretty rough but 2 and 3 was smooth and I got a BBS with very little pick-up, no blood and ZERO burn with the A/S. It still amazes me that blades that old (no ideal how old) and razors as old as some of these are still produce a shave as close and smooth as they do.