One of the most fearsome of razors is the Gem G-Bar. This quirky looking vintage razor nevertheless shaves amazingly well, albeit very close….perhaps too close for most. Today’s shave left me a little raw, despite an excellent lather from the Plisson European White Badger and the luxurious Roger & Gallet soap. The Gem G-Bar takes those weird specimen cutting blades you may be familiar with from science labs. They are readily available. I have used the Gem for periods of a week at a time and I must say the shave gets less aggressive as your hand gains experience with the razor.