Let me start by saying that the only "vintage" Gillette razors I've used before have been current at the time I used them. The one I remember best was a Super Adjustable that was my daily shaver for a decade or so back in the 1970's. So this foray into vintage Gillettes is new to me. I was looking for an Old Type, but that deal didn't work out and instead I bought a 1958 US made Ball End Tech. It was inexpensive and in near perfect condition. My first surprise was how small and light it is. The handle isn't quite as diminutive as the Fatip Piccolo's, but the Tech makes all of my other razors look and feel like behemoths. Nevertheless, I loaded it with a new Israeli Red Personna blade and decided to give it a go this morning. Blade loading is simple and the alignment is perfect. I lathered up with MWF and proceeded with my normal 2 pass shave. The Tech is light (I think I said that already) and easily maneuvered around the face and neck. Blade feel and audible feedback were both minimal, and it seemed highly unlikely that I could nick or cut myself or that this razor would cause any irritation. So the shave was quick and inconsequential. Unfortunately the results were less consequential than I would have liked. This is easily the least efficient razor I have ever used. I suppose it's OK if you want to do more passes or if you really don't need anything more efficient, but it's unlikely that I will keep this razor.