10-17-2015, 04:23 PM
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I had my first shave with the Ever-Ready 1914.  It certainly is more aggressive than the Ever-Ready 1912 but still very nice. It reminded me of shaving with my Muhle R41 (2013).  In some places on my beard it felt like it was pulling my whiskers out instead of cutting. I always got that feeling with the R41. I used a new GEM stainless steel blade. I’ll know better the next shave as I try to find the best angle to use. Right now I prefer my Ever-Ready 1912 but I’ll see after a few more shaves with the 1914.


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 10-17-2015, 04:41 PM
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I personally find the 1914 to be both smoother & more efficient than any 1912. Might I suggest utilizing the guard bar with some pressure. This will act as a skin stretcher and will greatly decrease the amount of skin stretching you need to do through face contortions or actual off-hand stretches.

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 10-17-2015, 05:49 PM
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(10-17-2015, 04:41 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: I personally find the 1914 to be both smoother & more efficient than any 1912. Might I suggest utilizing the guard bar with some pressure. This will act as a skin stretcher and will greatly decrease the amount of skin stretching you need to do through face contortions or actual off-hand stretches.

Thanks for the suggestion Brian. I'll give it a try.

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 10-17-2015, 06:23 PM
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I never liked it. The 1914 seems to be more polarizing. You might want to try the ER 1924 which is more aggressive yet smoother with no tugging.

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 10-17-2015, 08:40 PM
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(10-17-2015, 06:23 PM)fram773 Wrote: I never liked it. The 1914 seems to be more polarizing.  You might want to try the ER 1924 which is more aggressive yet smoother with no tugging.

Funny and just YMMV. I abhor the '24. Never gotten a comfortable shave from one.

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 10-17-2015, 08:52 PM
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What are some of the differences between the 1924 and the 1914?

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 10-17-2015, 09:35 PM
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(10-17-2015, 08:52 PM)shave/brush Wrote: What are some of the differences between the 1924 and the 1914?

The 1914 has more blade exposure but its blade is very close to the comb and parallel so it feels milder. the 1924 has more exposure than most SEs but the gap between blade and comb is much more. Many people consider it the r41 of the SE world. I would agree. No reason to fear it though. It is the SE razor I started with and felt no ill effects. SE blades are much more rigid and not as likely to cut you as flexy DE blades.

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 10-19-2015, 06:30 AM
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I found the 1924 to be very picky of the angle for it to give a proper shave and I never care for it much.
The 1914 OTOH, I stocked up on a couple just in case they stop making them some day...

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 10-19-2015, 07:04 AM
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I will shave with my 1914 again tonight. I think I am going to like it once I dial it in to the best angle.

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 10-19-2015, 06:22 PM
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Well I had my second shave with my 1914 tonight and it was much smoother than the last shave. I raised the handle for a more shallow angle. It went very smooth thru the whole shave. This razor is certainly a keeper. Now I got to use my 1912 again and see which one I like better.

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 10-19-2015, 08:38 PM
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 11-04-2015, 02:43 PM
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Now that I've had my ER 1914 awhile and used it about a dozen times, I think it's my favorite razor bar none. Like Brian said in post #2, I also find it smoother and more efficient than all of my other razors. I just change the handle on it and I like it even more. Great razor.

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 11-04-2015, 03:50 PM
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(11-04-2015, 02:43 PM)shave/brush Wrote: Now that I've had my ER 1914 awhile and used it about a dozen times, I think it's my favorite razor bar none. Like Brian said in post #2, I also find it smoother and more efficient than all of my other razors. I just change the handle on it and I like it even more. Great razor.

What handle do you have on it now?

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 11-04-2015, 04:03 PM
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Here is a picture or two.

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