10-13-2014, 08:26 AM
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So I thought I would give it a go, and bought an EverReady 1912 in excellent condition from Razor Emporium. I'm the guy who would rather pay a little more and be assured that the razor is good to go and has been inspected by someone knowledgeable. Highly satisfied.

This was probably the best shave of my 69-year life. Applying the Trumper's Skin Food after shaving was like rubbing a liquid on a glass plate. I couldn't be happier! No weepers or nicks at all.

A big thank you to SharpSpine for his suggestions in starting me down the "singular"ly right track. (Sorry for the bad attempt at humor).I genuinely appreciate all your effort on behalf of SE shavers everywhere.

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 10-13-2014, 08:30 AM
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Great, I myself want to get my first SE, but for some reason I'm not sure which SE is more aggressive and right for me.

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 10-13-2014, 09:22 AM
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Never tried an se. Sounds pretty straightforward. Almost like just using one side of your DE. Correct? ?

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 10-13-2014, 11:45 AM
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Congratulations on the shave and continued great shaves! Smile

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 10-13-2014, 12:26 PM
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(10-13-2014, 08:30 AM)Sergeant Wrote: Great, I myself want to get my first SE, but for some reason I'm not sure which SE is more aggressive and right for me.

How about a Streamline?
Or a GEM Micromatic?

The OC are known to be pretty direct and close shavers.

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 10-13-2014, 12:55 PM
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Craig, I'm thrilled to hear how well your first SE shave went. The really exciting thing is that they should only improve from here. Biggrin



Sergeant, send me a PM and we can try to find out which SE would be good for you to start with.



EJ, the SE blade is much thicker and stiffer than a DE blade. Therefore, it does require a significantly different angle. It will also have a much different feel on you skin and in how the hair is cut.

(10-13-2014, 12:26 PM)wimbouman Wrote:
(10-13-2014, 08:30 AM)Sergeant Wrote: Great, I myself want to get my first SE, but for some reason I'm not sure which SE is more aggressive and right for me.

How about a Streamline?
Or a GEM Micromatic?

The OC are known to be pretty direct and close shavers.

Wim, how cruel of you to recommend a Streamline to someone just thinking about trying a SE. Many devoted SE shavers still haven't been able to score one of those. Winky

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 10-13-2014, 06:38 PM
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Excellent about the fantastic first SE shave!

Brian's a gent all right!

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 10-14-2014, 04:35 AM
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(10-13-2014, 08:30 AM)Sergeant Wrote: Great, I myself want to get my first SE, but for some reason I'm not sure which SE is more aggressive and right for me.

Go Mongoose !

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 10-14-2014, 07:03 AM
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Sergeant, there is an OCMM in the b/s/t right now. It will give a great long lasting shave.

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 10-15-2014, 10:25 PM
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Congrats on your first SE shave. I have been a dedicated LOSER for close to a year now. After cruising through this thread I would suggest a Gem Featherweight as a 1st SE razor. It's mildly aggressive. Easy to handle. And relatively easy to find at a decent price. I've bought at least 5 and have given away 3, dropped 1 (Be careful. You can break the Bakelite handle if you drop it). And I just bought another this week. I love the shaves I get and each one I gave to nubees converted a new wetshaver. So for anyone interested go check out "the bay" and look for one. There are plenty out there. I got my new one for .99 cents plus 3.99 shipping. AND it's in almost mint condition... (f_dizzle is the seller. she always has quality gear. I've done business with her at least 4 times)... HAPPY SHAVES !!!

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 10-22-2014, 04:44 AM
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Where do you get the SE blades from?

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 10-22-2014, 04:50 AM
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Local drugstores, or many of our online shave supply vendors.

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 10-22-2014, 06:50 AM
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It's been so long since I bought blades. Does anyone know if Connaught still has the best price?

At one time even with shipping from the UK they did. As long as one wanted GEM SS ptfe coated blades (aka "Ted Pella" blades).

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 10-22-2014, 07:23 AM
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Oh awesome, I just picked up a GEM SE with a bakelite handle. It came with some GEM SE blades but had never seen such blades before so I thought that they're no longer available.

Excited to use the new to me razor!

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 10-22-2014, 07:49 AM
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I wouldn't rush to use a vintage SE blade. I think the modern blades will provide a better and smoother shave for you.

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 10-22-2014, 07:53 AM
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(10-22-2014, 07:23 AM)Starkicker Wrote: Oh awesome, I just picked up a GEM SE with a bakelite handle. It came with some GEM SE blades but had never seen such blades before so I thought that they're no longer available.

Excited to use the new to me razor!

I highly doubt you will be able to find them at any drugstore in Ontario (Canada). I think the best place to get them is at Connaught Shaving.

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 10-22-2014, 08:02 AM
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Connaught

Ted Pella - may need a business address to ship to and I'm not sure how they handle international shipping.

Try A Blade - an easy way to make your own SE sampler.

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 10-22-2014, 08:25 AM
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congratulations on the shave. I like the idea of slackskin and sharpspine as buddies. makes the world seem better

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 10-22-2014, 01:54 PM
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(10-13-2014, 12:55 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Wim, how cruel of you to recommend a Streamline to someone just thinking about trying a SE. Many devoted SE shavers still haven't been able to score one of those. Winky

Absolutely true, will not do it again!
Still, it is a decent shaver Rolleyes

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 10-22-2014, 02:07 PM
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(10-22-2014, 01:54 PM)wimbouman Wrote:
(10-13-2014, 12:55 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Wim, how cruel of you to recommend a Streamline to someone just thinking about trying a SE. Many devoted SE shavers still haven't been able to score one of those. Winky

Absolutely true, will not do it again!
Still, it is a decent shaver Rolleyes

Most assuredly! Biggrin

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