Just a quick post to say I'm now nominally part of the club. I've had a beard and 'stache for a number of years now but this summer took it off. I've been using Creamo just applied with my fingers, Persona double edged blades, and a vintage razor (I'll don't have any idea what brand - its gold color and twists to open the top). I usually hit it with an alum block after. I actually started out using the Dollar Tree special. I was a little shocked how well it worked. A few nicks here and there when starting, but I'm getting better. I'm still on my first Persona blade after several weeks. I've been removing the blade, cleaning it off and drying the whole thing out after each shave - my theory is that the blades rust in between shaves and doing this prolongs the life of the blade.