06-05-2016, 06:07 AM
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  • Deuce
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So yesterday I had an hour to kill, and popped into a local sale. And...took the plunge for a GEM OCMM. Washed it up, and cleaned it thoroughly, and it looks darn good. Stopped and got some CVS blades (10 for $4.99), as they were the only ones in stock locally.This silver beauty was quite a shave today, reminiscent of my Plisson OC. And of course I did all this before I read any GEM threads, so I was not expecting an above average aggressiveness. Then I read further and see Ravi's post on the GEM family, and Brian's guidance in the various posts. Thought I was all set with my DE collection, and a kamisori, now we'll be nosing around for "Flying Wings" to "Lather Catchers."

Oh yeah, and blades. Can't forget the blades!

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 06-05-2016, 06:13 AM
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The GEM MicroMatic are great razors - I got a Clug Pruf myself - and a steal at that price. Brian did a wonderful post about the whole family a couple of years back you might want to read if you haven't already Smile

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 06-05-2016, 07:56 AM
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Thank you, Hans!

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 06-09-2016, 05:38 PM
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Pics?!

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 06-10-2016, 07:35 AM
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Here's a few pictures...[Image: FAVsAVk.jpg][Image: KxY6TYN.jpg][Image: V9oi6xs.jpg]

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 09-24-2016, 05:52 PM
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Sweet!  Thumbup

I've got one coming in the mail next week!  Biggrin

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 09-24-2016, 06:43 PM
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Nice looking. All these great looking SE I'll have to get one soon.

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 09-24-2016, 06:48 PM
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Wish I could get one for 25 cents!!!

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 09-24-2016, 08:38 PM
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  • gp569900
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That's the best quarter I've ever seen spent. Very nice find.

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 09-24-2016, 08:44 PM
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(09-24-2016, 08:38 PM)gp569900 Wrote: That's the best quarter I've ever seen spent. Very nice find.

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 09-25-2016, 03:05 AM
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  • BobH
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(09-24-2016, 08:44 PM)TobyC Wrote:
(09-24-2016, 08:38 PM)gp569900 Wrote: That's the best quarter I've ever seen spent. Very nice find.

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+1 Don't forget to splash out and treat yourself to some Personna GEM stainless Steel PTFE coated blades. They really are that good in GEMs.

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 09-25-2016, 03:54 AM
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The great thing about the find in the wild is that it put me into the SE orbit. A few years back I got the bug to get a Cobra, and honestly it was too soon in my wet shaving journey. It shaved too close - now I know it was that my technique wasn't up to par. This OCMM is very similar in performance to my Plisson OC, so I decided to look into the Gem closed combs because the Gem blade felt so good. Both the 1912, Shovel Head, and the Damaskeene have been wonderful additions. I do try to break out my Fatboy, Redtips, etc, but keep coming back to the SE's. The Gem blades are great, and I'm very happy I gave these old tools a spin.

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 09-25-2016, 05:49 AM
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The GEM blades are perfect! But it would be nice if Feather would put a spine on their spineless ones and sell them on this side of the planet!

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