I started shaving in the late 60's. I always had Gillette razors. What I remember is cutting myself from time to time and walking around with little bits of tissue paper stuck to my face. I always got a good, close shave, but there was always the chance of a cut, and it often happened. Perhaps it was my technique. However, I think modern razors have improved a lot over those vintage razors. I have yet to cut myself, though I did get a weeper once with a Feather blade in a GC .84. on my neck. Other than that, nary a mark. Every time I am tempted to get one of those old razors I think back to my youth and young adulthood and I change my mind. I think some of today's razors are a little better.