Well I said I'd use it and today was it. Shower--hydrate hydrate, hydrate(Thank you Alex) Omega 10098 load with PannaCrema Lavandotto. and a 1 and a 2 begin, place blade against face go. Nice and easy find angle--sing! , did a 3 pass-wtg e,w. Under the nose a challenge but no biggie. 1st pass-holy cow-2nd,3rd, holy moly! No nicks, cuts or weepers. I guess after a Year of oc's, straight and slants prepared me for this fine razor. Yeah it looks intimidating at first like a slant does but once the process takes over--Super Neato. I like the feeling of sharing with a piece of time gone by.How did it feel to shave with one of these before ww1? Marvelous. I won't use it as an everyday but it will make it to my face at least once a week if not more. So after a month with Schick injectors and now this I must admit that DE blades feel vastly different. I can feel them flex(yes they're thinner)and even my St.Pete blades can't whack the whiskers on the 1st pass like a se can. Different thickness edge,etc. So now my shaving horizon is even wider than when I joined B&B a year ago. I have enjoyed every step of the way and the advice and encouragement of all of you, my friends. Thanks and have a great shaving week!