Like vintage typewriters, this 1946-47 Gillette Super Speed is a well-built machine. This opens with a twist to receive a fresh blade.
That’s my Edwin Jagger badger brush and apothecary mug. Take good care of these things, and they’ll last a lifetime.
I use either English-made, Edwin Jagger shaving cakes (which feel nicer and rinse really well) or American-made, Colonel Conk cakes, which are about half the price and lather up really well, but tend to dry quicker and have a more sticky feel. But the Edwin Jagger cakes are harder, so they last longer (which may account for the fact that they don’t lather up quite as much as the Colonel Conk brand).