12-13-2014, 03:10 PM
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I'm looking for opinions on an efficient traditional SE razor that is mild - read 'traditional SE razor' as everything before the cobra, mongoose, king cobra, etc.

I've been carrying a beard for about 10 months now. while I do shave (not that often at all), it's only the very bottom portion of my neck, and I'll typically use a cartridge razor to do this since it's quicker for me.

the shaves have been meh, and I haven't used a SE in a long time. I'd like to break out a few of my SE razors as well as using up some of my gem blades.

I have very sensitive skin, my beard hard is thick and coarse and the hair grows in like 4 different directions on the bottom half of my neck. the OCMM is WAYYYYYYYYYY to aggressive for me, so I wouldn't bother mentioning that. Tongue

let me hear your thoughts!

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 12-13-2014, 04:14 PM
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EverReady 1914

GEM Feather Weight

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 12-13-2014, 05:46 PM
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While I agree on the Featherweight, I would not put the ER 1914 in the mild category at all. The GEM 1912 Damaskeene OC razor is IMO the best marriage of mild+efficient I've ever found.

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 12-13-2014, 06:50 PM
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It's simply another YMMV category. I don't think I could ever cut myself with the ER'14. I do think that the style of the comb would be great for dealing with the longer beard hairs while also remaining mild. I've used several '14s and never had one that wasn't mild yet efficient.

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 12-13-2014, 07:28 PM
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If I understand it correctly, the Gem Flying Wing/Bullet Tip is a mild closed comb Micromatic. Not sure how it compares to the Featherweight aggression-wise, but I prefer the FW's looks. Might be worth considering.

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 12-13-2014, 07:49 PM
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  • Shanman
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A '14 or a G- Bar/HFT.

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 12-13-2014, 08:49 PM
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(12-13-2014, 04:14 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: EverReady 1914

GEM Feather Weight

of course I sold all of my ER '14s a little while back.

I have a feather weight I can try.

(12-13-2014, 05:46 PM)dajmacd Wrote: While I agree on the Featherweight, I would not put the ER 1914 in the mild category at all. The GEM 1912 Damaskeene OC razor is IMO the best marriage of mild+efficient I've ever found.

I sold the Damaskeene I had, unfortunately.

(12-13-2014, 07:28 PM)rsp1202 Wrote: If I understand it correctly, the Gem Flying Wing/Bullet Tip is a mild closed comb Micromatic. Not sure how it compares to the Featherweight aggression-wise, but I prefer the FW's looks. Might be worth considering.

I have a flying wing I can try.

(12-13-2014, 07:49 PM)Shanman Wrote: A '14 or a G- Bar/HFT.

I have the g-bar here.

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 12-13-2014, 11:19 PM
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The mildest is the contour, slightly more so than the g-bar or featherweight.

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 12-14-2014, 12:08 AM
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(12-13-2014, 11:19 PM)Galhatz Wrote: The mildest is the contour, slightly more so than the g-bar or featherweight.

is that the one with the button to open the head? if so, I have one of those that appears to be brand new.

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 12-14-2014, 12:09 AM
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I should take an updated photo of my SE razors and upload it here..maybe in the evening if I get some time after work.. I have 10 SE razors - this does not include injectors.

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 12-14-2014, 12:58 AM
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Mild SE's: Gem 1912 Damaskeene, Micromatic Flying Wing (bullet tip), Featherweight/G-bar (they have the same head, w/minor variations), Contour (push-button).

In my experience the 1914 would not be in that category. I find it to be considerably more agressive than a 1912, closer to a 1924 Shovelhead.

The Shovelhead is right up there with the Micromatic OC, albeit with better manners.

As always, YMMV.

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 12-14-2014, 04:19 PM
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  • Shanman
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There was the Push Button- black plastic and silver or gold stem in handle. Then there was the Contour that actually came in push button and flip top versions like a 1912.

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 12-14-2014, 09:47 PM
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Good luck, Andrew! I should let you try my Weber DLC to see if it can help out with your neck area and you might just enjoy it enough to shave your whole face! Biggrin

Haven't you ever contemplating or tried straights for that area?

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 12-15-2014, 02:23 PM
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C L O G P R U F !


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 12-15-2014, 07:29 PM
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Clog Pruf is nice Wim, but I put that just a tick below the OCMM in aggression. Might be a bit much from what he's seeking.

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 12-16-2014, 12:01 AM
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(12-14-2014, 12:58 AM)spidey9 Wrote: Mild SE's: Gem 1912 Damaskeene, Micromatic Flying Wing (bullet tip), Featherweight/G-bar (they have the same head, w/minor variations), Contour (push-button).

In my experience the 1914 would not be in that category. I find it to be considerably more agressive than a 1912, closer to a 1924 Shovelhead.

The Shovelhead is right up there with the Micromatic OC, albeit with better manners.

As always, YMMV.

--Bob

thanks.

I have 2 shovelheads. maybe I'll put 1 up for sale or trade to see if I can find a SE that I don't have.

(12-14-2014, 04:19 PM)Shanman Wrote: There was the Push Button- black plastic and silver or gold stem in handle. Then there was the Contour that actually came in push button and flip top versions like a 1912.

the one I have has the black handle with a gold insert and a black button that'll pop the head open and then lock it into place.

(12-14-2014, 09:47 PM)celestino Wrote: Good luck, Andrew! I should let you try my Weber DLC to see if it can help out with your neck area and you might just enjoy it enough to shave your whole face! Biggrin

Haven't you ever contemplating or tried straights for that area?

I don't know..having a beard allows me to be extra lazy about shaving. Biggrin

in all seriousness, thanks for the offer on the DLC, but I probably wouldn't use it.


(12-15-2014, 02:23 PM)wimbouman Wrote: C L O G P R U F !

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Brian had sent me his to borrow for a while. I actually did manage to clog it up a few times, lol...

I cannot remember how the shave went, though. Sad

(12-15-2014, 07:29 PM)Shanman Wrote: Clog Pruf is nice Wim, but I put that just a tick below the OCMM in aggression. Might be a bit much from what he's seeking.

yeah, the OCMM was so aggressive to me that I stopped using it within the first few strokes of the shave.

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 12-16-2014, 03:43 PM
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(12-15-2014, 07:29 PM)Shanman Wrote: Clog Pruf is nice Wim, but I put that just a tick below the OCMM in aggression. Might be a bit much from what he's seeking.

Interesting, mine I would consider a lot less aggressive than a Bullit Tip.
But I have to say, it is from memory as I have not used them for a while - I am using the Pushbutton now and a Muhle Twist.

A good reason to start experimenting again!

The Pushbutton is a better advice, I guess?


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 12-16-2014, 04:00 PM
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Push button and Contour are much more mild than CP to me, no doubt.

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 12-17-2014, 10:10 PM
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sorry, been lazy lately. here's the photos of the SE razors I own (not including injectors), photographed in 2 sets of 5:

set 1:

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set 2:

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 12-17-2014, 10:36 PM
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  • Shanman
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#2-4 of set 1 will be most mild, along with the Featherweight in set 2. I still yearn for better blade choices for traditional SE's, or an easy retrofit mechanism to pop DE blades into them.

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