Picked up a basic Gillette butterfly DE at a local garage sale over the weekend for $5. Cleaned it up, gave it a whirl yesterday. Damn fine shave. My normal DE is a Merkur 34C, and I can see why the Gillette deserved the name safety razor. Its rounded shape made it a very easy shave. You have to know what you're doing to get to DFS or BBS, but its doable. I'll turn it over to my son this summer.