Well.. It's often funny how things work. I've always hated buying blades for my Mach 3. I hate it. Hate it so much in fact, I try and make blades last as long as I can, but I typically only shave about once a week. That, and I'm sure this will break some sacred shave rules, but this generally lets me last about a month on a blade. Ok, so I'm abusing my face. I get it. Well this afternoon at work, somehow some co-workers and I all start talking about shaving and safety razors. Next thing I know, I'm browsing eBay, looking at Merkur's and Gillette's. On the commute home, one of the guys I ride with asks if I'm going to get one of the new old razors (we're all around 30 years old) and I'm all "I'd like to.. may order one on eBay." When he replies "We aught to hit up that antique store on the way home, I bet we could find a razor there." Well, we whip it in and I come out with a well worn Gillette. I have no idea what type of Gillette, but it says Gillette and the lady wanted $8 so I figured, how bad could it be? Looks like I picked up the uber rare golden Gillette Regus Patoff. Ok, so maybe its a Gillette Tech, but boy, the Regus Patoff sure sounds official. So.. I'm a newbie and I have a safety razor. I guess I need to pick up some blades, some soap and a brush. Looks like Feather blades are pretty popular. That's my story, just thought I'd say hello.