I recently won this beauty on the Bay and paid under $19 including shipping. The seller said it appeared the razor was never used and I agree. It came with 4 original "reversible" blades(double edge) which I think Gem was trying to compete with Gillette at the time. Now to the shaves. I skipped the original blades and used a Gem stainless. You must make sure the sharp end of the blade are under the two hooks on either end of the razor to insure proper angle. This razor works just like any other open comb which after my normal 3 passes produces a smooth irritation free shave. Since Gem razors are not as popular as regular Gillette DEs they can be bought at auction for very cheap. A real good deal when you consider they give fabulous shaves.