09-07-2017, 05:44 AM
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I switch from GEMs to one of my Valets today and while it gave a close, comfortable shave I still had to grab yesterday's GEM to touch up the tough areas. Like it is simply a matter of familiarity but I still have not found a Single Edge razor that does as good a job as my old GEMs.

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 09-08-2017, 07:13 AM
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For me the difference is the blade, not the technique.  I like the GEM PTFE blade a lot better than the Feather blade that works in the Valet.  The Feather tugs more; seems not to be as sharp (despite the reputation of Feather as the sharpest DE blades).

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 09-08-2017, 09:05 AM
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Today's shave was again PDG and I did not need to use the GEM for touch up.  Tomorrow will be with the older Valet and a vintage Valet blade.

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