08-17-2017, 12:52 PM
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  • Nero
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Just wanted to share the unboxing of my new arrival.
Beautiful presentation!
I am VERY excited for the maiden shave!


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 08-17-2017, 01:10 PM
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Looks nice, Matt. Enjoy your shaves with it!

Interesting (or not). I didn't know it's made in China - thought it was American manufactured.

Really sharp and clear photos, btw. Do you use a real camera or a phone camera?

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 08-17-2017, 01:28 PM
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Enjoy. It's a great razor. I love mine.

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 08-17-2017, 01:31 PM
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Very pretty, would like to try the Genesis one of these days, might have to get one...haha

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 08-17-2017, 01:32 PM
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Enjoy the shaves Matt.  I tried it on the pass around and it is a beautiful razor, nice design, well engineered.  Have fun!

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 08-17-2017, 02:40 PM
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Thank you everyone!


(08-17-2017, 01:10 PM)chazt Wrote: Looks nice, Matt. Enjoy your shaves with it!

Interesting (or not). I didn't know it's made in China - thought it was American manufactured.

Really sharp and clear photos, btw. Do you use a real camera or a phone camera?


Thanks Charlie!
I just made sure to get natural light in the room and used the iPhone.

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 08-17-2017, 02:43 PM
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(08-17-2017, 01:10 PM)chazt Wrote: Looks nice, Matt. Enjoy your shaves with it!

Interesting (or not). I didn't know it's made in China - thought it was American manufactured.

Really sharp and clear photos, btw. Do you use a real camera or a phone camera?

Same here.

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 08-19-2017, 05:12 PM
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(08-17-2017, 01:10 PM)chazt Wrote: Looks nice, Matt. Enjoy your shaves with it!

Interesting (or not). I didn't know it's made in China - thought it was American manufactured.

Really sharp and clear photos, btw. Do you use a real camera or a phone camera?


I would find it interesting if it was NOT made in China.


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 08-19-2017, 07:37 PM
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Haha, yes it is getting that way, isn't it!

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 08-20-2017, 09:49 PM
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Congrats! I had the V1 in SS and then I traded it in to get the V2 in Gunmetal and I can see a difference in the shave. V2 being the better of the two. I've been using a Gem PTFE without the spine and I love the shave  even better than with the Feather. 

Enjoy it.

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 08-20-2017, 10:03 PM
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Enjoy your shaves with it. I have both the Genesis and v1, and am constantly amazed at how easy-and good-the shaves are with them!

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 08-21-2017, 04:43 AM
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(08-20-2017, 09:49 PM)Wanderer66 Wrote: Congrats! I had the V1 in SS and then I traded it in to get the V2 in Gunmetal and I can see a difference in the shave. V2 being the better of the two. I've been using a Gem PTFE without the spine and I love the shave  even better than with the Feather. 

Enjoy it.

How are you getting the GEM blades to fit the Genesis V2? Are you cutting the notches out the blade?

Thanks

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 08-21-2017, 06:44 PM
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(08-21-2017, 04:43 AM)Shave Monkey Wrote:
(08-20-2017, 09:49 PM)Wanderer66 Wrote: Congrats! I had the V1 in SS and then I traded it in to get the V2 in Gunmetal and I can see a difference in the shave. V2 being the better of the two. I've been using a Gem PTFE without the spine and I love the shave  even better than with the Feather. 

Enjoy it.

How are you getting the GEM blades to fit the Genesis V2? Are you cutting the notches out the blade?

Thanks

I've done both just de spine them and I've carved out a half moon shaped notch. It works just taking the spine off but it's a debatable topic as to does it do a little damage if you don't carve out the notch. In my experience I've not noticed any real difference except the razor & Gem blade comb is more efficient and a smoother shaver than the Feathers. I did a half comparison and the Gem was a clear winner at least on my face. Tuff beard and kind of sensitive skin.  I'm using the Gem PTFE blades BTW. Give them and try I'm sure you'll be smiling.

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 08-21-2017, 08:27 PM
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(08-21-2017, 06:44 PM)Wanderer66 Wrote:
(08-21-2017, 04:43 AM)Shave Monkey Wrote:
(08-20-2017, 09:49 PM)Wanderer66 Wrote: Congrats! I had the V1 in SS and then I traded it in to get the V2 in Gunmetal and I can see a difference in the shave. V2 being the better of the two. I've been using a Gem PTFE without the spine and I love the shave  even better than with the Feather. 

Enjoy it.

How are you getting the GEM blades to fit the Genesis V2? Are you cutting the notches out the blade?

Thanks

I've done both just de spine them and I've carved out a half moon shaped notch. It works just taking the spine off but it's a debatable topic as to does it do a little damage if you don't carve out the notch. In my experience I've not noticed any real difference except the razor & Gem blade comb is more efficient and a smoother shaver than the Feathers. I did a half comparison and the Gem was a clear winner at least on my face. Tuff beard and kind of sensitive skin.  I'm using the Gem PTFE blades BTW. Give them and try I'm sure you'll be smiling.

What are you using/used to carve the half moon?
I did it on a more caveman way with a drill and a vise and, well, it worked but ...

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 08-21-2017, 11:22 PM
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(08-21-2017, 08:27 PM)lloydrm Wrote:
(08-21-2017, 06:44 PM)Wanderer66 Wrote:
(08-21-2017, 04:43 AM)Shave Monkey Wrote: How are you getting the GEM blades to fit the Genesis V2? Are you cutting the notches out the blade?

Thanks

I've done both just de spine them and I've carved out a half moon shaped notch. It works just taking the spine off but it's a debatable topic as to does it do a little damage if you don't carve out the notch. In my experience I've not noticed any real difference except the razor & Gem blade comb is more efficient and a smoother shaver than the Feathers. I did a half comparison and the Gem was a clear winner at least on my face. Tuff beard and kind of sensitive skin.  I'm using the Gem PTFE blades BTW. Give them and try I'm sure you'll be smiling.

What are you using/used to carve the half moon?
I did it on a more caveman way with a drill and a vise and, well, it worked but ...

I hope you don't mind me jumping in, but you can use a nibbling tool and there is a tutorial on how to do it on this forum by Len. http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=40618
I tried using GEM PTFE blades but unfortunately the results weren't as good for me as when I used the Feather blades. Pity that, as the GEM blades are a lot cheaper.

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 08-22-2017, 07:21 AM
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(08-21-2017, 11:22 PM)Rhinehoth Wrote:
(08-21-2017, 08:27 PM)lloydrm Wrote:
(08-21-2017, 06:44 PM)Wanderer66 Wrote: I've done both just de spine them and I've carved out a half moon shaped notch. It works just taking the spine off but it's a debatable topic as to does it do a little damage if you don't carve out the notch. In my experience I've not noticed any real difference except the razor & Gem blade comb is more efficient and a smoother shaver than the Feathers. I did a half comparison and the Gem was a clear winner at least on my face. Tuff beard and kind of sensitive skin.  I'm using the Gem PTFE blades BTW. Give them and try I'm sure you'll be smiling.

What are you using/used to carve the half moon?
I did it on a more caveman way with a drill and a vise and, well, it worked but ...

I hope you don't mind me jumping in, but you can use a nibbling tool and there is a tutorial on how to do it on this forum by Len. http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=40618
I tried using GEM PTFE blades but unfortunately the results weren't as good for me as when I used the Feather blades. Pity that, as the GEM blades are a lot cheaper.

I tried the nibbling tool and it broke before I could even modify a usable blade.....a drill might work but I don't have one.....anyone else have a method they could share?.....are there better/more expensive nibbling type tools that can cleanly cut the PTFE blades?

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 08-22-2017, 09:40 AM
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Any decent side cutting nipper (plier) or end cutting nipper (plier) will work on this thin metal...personally I don,t cut my Gem blades after removing the spline but you can easily cut the blade with these types of nippers (pliers).

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 08-22-2017, 12:21 PM
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(08-22-2017, 09:40 AM)Harvey Wrote: Any decent side cutting nipper (plier) or end cutting nipper (plier) will work on this thin metal...personally I don,t cut my Gem blades after removing the spline but you can easily cut the blade with these types of nippers (pliers).


I'll have to try it with pliers. Thanks!

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 08-22-2017, 01:48 PM
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I have no experience here but I have to imagine a grinding bit on a dremel would work pretty well?

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 08-22-2017, 02:00 PM
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Thanks Rhinehoth. I've seen that modification and I really don't like the finish left behind. 
I mean, even with a drill I get a better finish. 
At some point I saw someone used a better tool that left clean cuts and, coincidentally, punched half moons so I thought I should ask.
Maybe a dremel can do a cleaner job.

edit: I think its this one but now we can't see it.

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