03-02-2014, 03:25 AM
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A while ago I bought a razor with very old blades. I noticed the spine on those blades was thicker than new Gem blades, and that made me think that the angle of the blade might be different.

I figured it is worth an experiment so I put 3 layers of electrical tape on the spine and gave it a go with an Ever Ready 1912. I always found the 1912 a wee-bit aggressive. Taping the spine made a difference, subtle - not night and day, but I did get a more comfortable shave than I usually get with it.

Next, the 1914...

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 03-02-2014, 06:37 AM
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Yes, I've read about the older blades having thicker spines. Remember that they were coming from wedge blades like the Rolls Razor uses. I'll look forward to hearing more about your experience with this experiment.

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 03-02-2014, 06:56 AM
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+1 - as the owner of three old SE razors, I'm most curious as to how this works out... and tempted to try myself Smile

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 03-02-2014, 11:25 AM
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Good luck with the experiment!

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 03-08-2014, 05:49 AM
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The 1912 was back in rotation today.
With one shave already on the blade ,.it was even smoother today than last time.

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 03-08-2014, 07:06 AM
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Sounds like a great experiment. You have my interest on this one.

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 03-08-2014, 05:23 PM
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 03-11-2014, 11:20 PM
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Tried the taped bladed with an ER 1914... hmm.. not so great, but it is possible that the blade was not sitting properly. The 1914 has two bumps to keep the blade in place and the tape covered slightly the corresponding grooves.
Too many razors... not enough hair to shave....

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