03-06-2018, 10:46 AM
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in my opinion the TTO Gems are an upgrade vs the rest of the lather catchers due to the head being less bulkier and the razor turns out to be much easy to maneuver. My recommendation would be the Micromatic Clogpruf

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 03-07-2018, 10:20 AM
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Yeah.  The ClogPruf is a winner.  I'm also fond of the Bullet Tip.  It's milder than the ClogPruf but still efficient enough to get the job done.  

The Micromatics are definitely the best of the GEM razors for me.

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 03-08-2018, 03:29 PM
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(03-07-2018, 10:20 AM)kingfisher Wrote: Yeah.  The ClogPruf is a winner.  I'm also fond of the Bullet Tip.  It's milder than the ClogPruf but still efficient enough to get the job done.  

The Micromatics are definitely the best of the GEM razors for me.

Exactly, we are lucky they were produced in such high numbers so ebay is overflown with them at dirt cheap prices. If you consider the design itself is way more complex than any other Gem razors including the push buttons. If the Micromatics were made in small numbers and were available in low numbers, considering they are TTO's they would go for $100+ on ebay... The only more complex Gem razor than the Micromatics would be the Pushbutton adjustable, but that one never went into production and only test razors were released.

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 03-08-2018, 07:02 PM
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Aren't all GEM razors budget razors? Unless I am not aware of a specific model, all the ones I've used in the past I got for less than $15 a piece.. I am talking bullet tip, G bar, clog pruf, featherweight etc

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 03-08-2018, 07:03 PM
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(03-08-2018, 07:02 PM)snowman Wrote: Aren't all GEM razors budget razors? Unless I am not aware of a specific model, all the ones I've used in the past I got for less than $15 a piece.. I am talking bullet tip, G bar, clog pruf, featherweight etc
Yep. The only exception would be the Gem version of the Streamline.

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 03-08-2018, 07:16 PM
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(03-08-2018, 07:03 PM)jmudrick Wrote:
(03-08-2018, 07:02 PM)snowman Wrote: Aren't all GEM razors budget razors? Unless I am not aware of a specific model, all the ones I've used in the past I got for less than $15 a piece.. I am talking bullet tip, G bar, clog pruf, featherweight etc
Yep. The only exception would be the Gem version of the Streamline.

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Thank you for clarifying. This is what I thought.. basically the OP could get any of them cheap so I don't think the question should be which is a budget razor but rather which GEM to start with.
Ps I haven't seen that GEM Streamline version.. do you have a pic? Sounds interesting...

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 03-08-2018, 07:32 PM
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(03-08-2018, 07:16 PM)snowman Wrote:
(03-08-2018, 07:03 PM)jmudrick Wrote:
(03-08-2018, 07:02 PM)snowman Wrote: Aren't all GEM razors budget razors? Unless I am not aware of a specific model, all the ones I've used in the past I got for less than $15 a piece.. I am talking bullet tip, G bar, clog pruf, featherweight etc
Yep. The only exception would be the Gem version of the Streamline.

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Thank you for clarifying. This is what I thought.. basically the OP could get any of them cheap so I don't think the question should be which is a budget razor but rather which GEM to start with.
Ps I haven't seen that GEM Streamline version.. do you have a pic? Sounds interesting...
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 03-08-2018, 08:22 PM
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Well, to be fair there are now several high-end modern GEM-style razors, so perhaps the OP had seen the prices on those and was hoping for a cheaper alternative.

The Streamline, by the way, at one time was commanding well over a hundred bucks. Not sure if it is still a hot commodity or not.

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 03-09-2018, 07:15 AM
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(03-08-2018, 08:22 PM)kingfisher Wrote: Well, to be fair there are now several high-end modern GEM-style razors, so perhaps the OP had seen the prices on those and was hoping for a cheaper alternative.


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 03-11-2018, 01:10 PM
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I am fond of the Shovel Head Every Ready, if you get a nice one just don't let the door flip open. It bangs the handle and dings it, many display this. Love my G Bar also. I prefer these two because they seem more nimble to me and a bit smoother for my baby face.

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 03-11-2018, 01:52 PM
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(03-11-2018, 01:10 PM)Sevenbark Wrote: I am fond of the Shovel Head Every Ready, if you get a nice one just don't let the door flip open. It bangs the handle and dings it, many display this. Love my G Bar also. I prefer these two because they seem more nimble to me and a bit smoother for my baby face.
I like being able to swap handles on the Shovelhead (and 1912).
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