05-01-2017, 03:54 PM
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So, there is a little local pharmacy near where I live.  They sell GEM razor blades, and, seem to sell them, pretty regularly, at that.  I can see where people have bought them.  Several packs had been sold between my visit, today, and, my previous visit, a week, or, two ago.  

So, I asked the manager if he carried the razor that goes with it?  "Yes, of course" was the answer.  He said he would order me one, because they happened to be out of stock.  He said it would be under 20.  

I gave these up, years ago, but, want to try them, once more, just to say I did.  Plus, my shaving kit feels incomplete without one.   This was the first type of razor I used, when I was about 13.   I also learned with a straight razor then, but, razor burn city, with those things, then, and, now.  

Man, I am so looking forward to this.   Even if I only use it for a little bit, it will have been worth it.

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 05-01-2017, 04:02 PM
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Hmm. I wonder what modern GEM style razor can be had for under 20 bucks?
Looking forward to seeing what you bought

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 05-01-2017, 04:05 PM
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Why not just buy a vintage Micromatic on Ebay or Etsy? There are plenty to be had for $10-15. You'll have to show us what you bought. They are great SE razors!

Cheers,
Eric

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 05-01-2017, 09:09 PM
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I'm curious as to what modern razor uses GEMs... I was under the impression there were none until the various stainless steel ones started rolling out recently.

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 05-01-2017, 09:31 PM
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(05-01-2017, 04:02 PM)Beardbgone Wrote: Hmm. I wonder what modern GEM style razor can be had for under 20 bucks?
Looking forward to seeing what you bought

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Perhaps this. Tongue Under $4 at Home Depot.

[Image: zenO3oE.jpg]

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 05-01-2017, 09:37 PM
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He's waiting on his order of ATT G1's to come in. Seems like a great price! Get me one too, I will pay shipping as well.

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 05-02-2017, 02:45 AM
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Add me to the list of those curious as to what razor the store manager is talking about.  Please post pictures!

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 05-02-2017, 09:17 AM
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(05-01-2017, 03:54 PM)Quando Wrote: So, there is a little local pharmacy near where I live.  They sell GEM razor blades, and, seem to sell them, pretty regularly, at that.  I can see where people have bought them.  Several packs had been sold between my visit, today, and, my previous visit, a week, or, two ago.  

So, I asked the manager if he carried the razor that goes with it?  "Yes, of course" was the answer.  He said he would order me one, because they happened to be out of stock.  He said it would be under 20.  

I gave these up, years ago, but, want to try them, once more, just to say I did.  Plus, my shaving kit feels incomplete without one.   This was the first type of razor I used, when I was about 13.   I also learned with a straight razor then, but, razor burn city, with those things, then, and, now.  

Man, I am so looking forward to this.   Even if I only use it for a little bit, it will have been worth it.

One reason the new SE from ATT is creating so much buzz is that it is the first new razor using the Gem blade to be produced in about half a century.

My guess is that the store manager is going to present you with a nice shiny Van Der Hagen DE.

But I'd love to be proven wrong.

--Bob

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 05-02-2017, 02:40 PM
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the sales person is clueless....

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 05-02-2017, 03:58 PM
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I'n going to give the OP the benefit of the doubt and not assume this isn't real until it's been proven that it isn't. After all it wasn't that long ago that there were those Nationwide Campus copies of the Type O injectors roaming around.

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 05-02-2017, 06:44 PM
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(05-01-2017, 04:02 PM)Beardbgone Wrote: Hmm. I wonder what modern GEM style razor can be had for under 20 bucks?
Looking forward to seeing what you bought

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I have bought nothing yet.  Paying more than 30CHF would be rather stupid, in my opinion.

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 05-02-2017, 06:47 PM
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Whatever it is, please post a picture even if you don't buy it.

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 05-02-2017, 06:48 PM
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I have purchased nothing, yet.  This is from a local pharmacy, here in town.  He told me, today, that his supplier is coming, to the store, tomorrow, and, he will check then.  If available, it will be in the store by about Friday.  

They sell Gem Blue Star Blades.  They were simply out of the compatible razor.  My only hesitation is that it may be plastic.  (such as the Wilkinson, and 7 O'Clock Razors)

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 05-02-2017, 06:49 PM
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(05-02-2017, 02:40 PM)bazemk Wrote: the sales person is clueless....

This is doubtful, but, okay.  

I remember back in 2010 there were a few copies around.

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 05-02-2017, 06:50 PM
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(05-02-2017, 09:17 AM)spidey9 Wrote:
(05-01-2017, 03:54 PM)Quando Wrote: So, there is a little local pharmacy near where I live.  They sell GEM razor blades, and, seem to sell them, pretty regularly, at that.  I can see where people have bought them.  Several packs had been sold between my visit, today, and, my previous visit, a week, or, two ago.  

So, I asked the manager if he carried the razor that goes with it?  "Yes, of course" was the answer.  He said he would order me one, because they happened to be out of stock.  He said it would be under 20.  

I gave these up, years ago, but, want to try them, once more, just to say I did.  Plus, my shaving kit feels incomplete without one.   This was the first type of razor I used, when I was about 13.   I also learned with a straight razor then, but, razor burn city, with those things, then, and, now.  

Man, I am so looking forward to this.   Even if I only use it for a little bit, it will have been worth it.

One reason the new SE from ATT is creating so much buzz is that it is the first new razor using the Gem blade to be produced in about half a century.

My guess is that the store manager is going to present you with a nice shiny Van Der Hagen DE.

But I'd love to be proven wrong.

--Bob

The first one made anywhere, in half a century, or, the first one to be produced in the US in that time?  There is a difference.  

I bought  brand new GEM clone back in 2011.  I wish I still had it.

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 05-02-2017, 06:58 PM
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(05-01-2017, 09:09 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote: I'm curious as to what modern razor uses GEMs... I was under the impression there were none until the various stainless steel ones started rolling out recently.

This is my second attempt posting this.  

It is this, or something similar.  This one is plastic, but, I have seen metal ones.  I believe them to be either Chinese, or, Indian, or, Indo-Chinese, in manufacture.  
[Image: 17j8rRR.jpg]

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 05-02-2017, 07:00 PM
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The one in the picture I posted is clearly Chinese.  I mean, the other ones, in general, come from China/India/Indochina

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 05-02-2017, 07:01 PM
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(05-02-2017, 03:58 PM)jpakstis Wrote: I'n going to give the OP the benefit of the doubt and not assume this isn't real until it's been proven that it isn't.  After all it wasn't that long ago that there were those Nationwide Campus copies of the Type O injectors roaming around.

Thank you.  

Some people really are just too much.

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 05-02-2017, 07:03 PM
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(05-01-2017, 09:31 PM)bullgoose Wrote:
(05-01-2017, 04:02 PM)Beardbgone Wrote: Hmm. I wonder what modern GEM style razor can be had for under 20 bucks?
Looking forward to seeing what you bought

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Perhaps this. Tongue Under $4 at Home Depot.  

[Image: zenO3oE.jpg]

I would expect you to carry them, to be honest.  I linked a picture of one type.  I am honestly surprised this is a new thing for you.

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 05-02-2017, 07:12 PM
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(05-02-2017, 06:58 PM)Quando Wrote:
(05-01-2017, 09:09 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote: I'm curious as to what modern razor uses GEMs... I was under the impression there were none until the various stainless steel ones started rolling out recently.

This is my second attempt posting this.  

It is this, or something similar.  This one is plastic, but, I have seen metal ones.  I believe them to be either Chinese, or, Indian, or, Indo-Chinese, in manufacture.  
[Image: 17j8rRR.jpg]
huh? would u look at that, never seen one that's modern

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