04-08-2015, 01:29 PM
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I received an Ever-Ready razor today I got from eBay. It is new, never used. It came with the original box and instructions on how to load it and the original blade. I can't wait to try it. Someone told me it was made between 1933 - 1940 because of the NRA on the box.

Can anyone tell me how the shave with this compares with the Featherweight?
 
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 04-08-2015, 01:33 PM
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I actually find it to be smoother than the featherweight. Just use short, light strokes. It's easy to find the correct angle. You landed a beauty! Hope you enjoy! 

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 04-08-2015, 03:05 PM
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Thanks for the tip. I will take it for a spin tonight.

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 04-08-2015, 04:01 PM
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I found it a bit harsh. It is more aggressive than the Featherweight. It is a close shaver though.

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 04-08-2015, 04:14 PM
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You done good..
Everybody tries to use these like a hoe. Blade angle is blade angle.
Place the top of the head against your face and lift the back of it slightly then make your strokes. After a while you won't notice that at all. I am somewhat against heavy handle on these for that reason. Bingo...no more razor burn. Same with most of the early SE's.
~Richard

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 04-08-2015, 05:22 PM
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I just got done using it. I found it milder than the Featherweight. A great shave either way. I was looking for one of these in good condition and I am glad I found it.

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 04-08-2015, 07:42 PM
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Excellent!

Use good technique and I find all SE razors to be quite useable. Of course as with any of us you'll find favorites that will just click for you.

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 04-09-2015, 06:42 AM
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I said that I found the Ever-Ready milder than the Featherweight but I have to retract that. I decided that it is smoother than the Featherweight but I noticed about an hour after I was done shaving I could feel a slight irritation on my faceSo I believe the Ever-Ready is a little more aggressive than the Featherweight but also a little more smoother. Both of them are nice razors.  

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 04-10-2015, 04:27 AM
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One of my favorite razors. I prefer it to any of my DE razors

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 04-10-2015, 05:35 AM
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(04-08-2015, 01:33 PM)FreddieP318ti Wrote: I actually find it to be smoother than the featherweight. Just use short, light strokes. It's easy to find the correct angle. You landed a beauty! Hope you enjoy! 

I have to agree with you. I found it smoother than the Featherweight also but it is more aggressive. It gives a nice shave.

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 04-10-2015, 10:42 AM
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Wow! Talk about uber-lather on the man's face in the photo on the box!  Biggrin

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 04-10-2015, 10:49 AM
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(04-10-2015, 10:42 AM)celestino Wrote: Wow! Talk about uber-lather on the man's face in the photo on the box!  Biggrin

Yeah, he must have scooped it out of the bowl with his hand.

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 04-17-2015, 08:54 AM
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The general consensus seems to be that the 1912 is slightly more aggressive than the Featherweight. This is consistent with my own experience with both razors.

The National Recovery Administration was one of Roosevelt's New Deal programs which was established in 1933 and declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 1935. The NRA marking on the box indicates that your razor was manufactured during that period.

The 1912 is a classic and a great shaver. Enjoy!

--Bob

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 04-17-2015, 08:32 PM
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Excellent find... Congrats!

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