I'm very new to DE razor use, and B&B, but I like it so far. My first weapon is this Gillette slim, dated in the 60's I think. I found it at an antique shop near where I work in Jefferson, Tx. About $8 with tax.
A few questions. One I have the answer to. Good blade selection. I wasn't patient enough and grabbed some blades from the Dollar Store. Bad idea. The first 2 shaves weren't bad, a few nicks which I blame on technique. The next two were horrible. Bad burn on my neck. Still could be technique. I got some personna's from Sally Beauty and while they look just like my first batch, the shave was better. Wal Mart sells Wilkinson Sword's but they were out. I'll get some of them to keep trying blades to see what works and grab a sample packs as well.
Any suggestions on blade selection technique are appreciated and also, any tips on shining this thing up are too. I used a combo of a baking soda and a toothbrush, then a mix of baking soda and vinegar which seemed to work well. Any other ideas?