My last post here was exactly five years ago after having been extremely active for nine years before that. I had settled into a routine of doing all of the prep with brush and soap and three passes, but the kicker is I had been using a Harry’s razor after ten years of vintage DE. Let me tell you, I always achieved awesome BBS shaves. Well, I recently set up a friend with a vintage Superspeed, some blades, and an alum block to get started and got the urge to pull out a DE. I used a UFO (remember them?) U2 handle and an open-comb Gillette New Deluxe head loaded with a Feather blade. Beautiful setup, but man did I tear my face up! It seems my DE skills have declined and I went way too aggressive for my first time using a DE in a while. I still love it though.