Christy, of Fremont, Ohio, makers of the 'Hoe' and the 'Safety ... with Massage Bar' razors and it is the latter with which we concern ourselves here. ... one piece handle and head/cap with a removable blade tray and massage bar. While a lovely looking razor, the requirement for proprietary blades renders them today pretty useless: pretty, but useless. Although ... First Way Find suitable proprietary blades by scouring second hand shops, online auctions, forums, beg, borrow or steal ... and try to maintain. Notice the blade gap? Remember that ... Awesome factor: 5 ... pretty good find, if you can Whoa! Bummer! factor: 10 ... they're going to go dull if they work for you at all Second Way Remove that funny massage bar and slide in a regular GEM blade to make a sort of SE'vette. Notice the blade is just a little wider than the head making it impossible to slide the massage bar back in, leaving it sticking out. There is a way, but you have to modify the blade so much it just isn't worth it. Awesome factor: 5 ... neat idea! Whoa! Bummer! factor: 10 ... it's going to hurt when it goes wrong! Third Way You know those funny razors from Schick? Yeah, injectors, or something ... Well, they take these little blades which prove useful for all sorts of things. You'd think they'd work in those injector razors, but that's another story. Anyway, remember the blade gap? Voila! The blade sits just in front of the lugs that hold in those proprietary blades and when closed up and pushed together, the tension of the head against the massage bar plate holds that blade in place. From "pretty useless" to "pretty good, actually" ... Awesome factor: 10 ... AWESOME!!! Whoa! Bummer! factor: 0 ... zero, zip, nothing ... nada ... it "just works"