While on vacation I stumbled across a very nice gillette tech gold razor...or at least thats what I believe it to be. It came with a few vintage gillette blue blades, but I am not fond of the way they shaved.....purchased a lot of my starting items from classic shaving and one thing I grabbed was some feather platinum blades, they cut very nice and are quite a bit thinner than the gillettes. Overall I am pretty happy with my shaving experience so far, I still need to practice some and find the right soap/lather for my face. These forums have been very helpful in getting me pointed in the right direction, with so many different blades, brushes, soaps, etc a guy can get lost pretty quick. Only thing is I wish I would have investigated the classic shaving soap a little bit before purchasing, evaporates quickly and doesn't lather the greatest. Oh well live and learn.