I've just had a shave with an ancient Gillette 'safety razor' that must have belonged to my grandad. Fitting a new blade (which I keep around the house to put tiny cuts into the breasts of my missus) I have to say that it is easily the best shave I've ever had. Here's one: http://www.straightrazorplace.com/forums/attachments/double-edge-single-edge-shaving/15496d1221840641-unknown-gillette-safety-razor-gillette-razor.jpg Although delighted at my new dscovery I'm really annoyed that I have probably spent hundreds of pounds on gimmicky blades from the modern stable of products. The blade adjusts to allow me to shave a couple of days growth without clogging up, and the blades are super cheap. I hear there is a manufacturer which makes high-end replacement blades which are very high quality and last even longer. Anyone else discovered this or any other retro devices which are better than modern re-inventions?