09-20-2012, 05:16 PM
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  • Deffy
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So I am only a few weeks into wet shaving and I've been loving my GEM 1912 Junior however now when I look in my cabinet...

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There seem to be more in there! Actually just got the G-Bar today and took it for a spin, not too bad.

Looks like there is a Pushbutton and CPMM on the way as well Biggrin

This is like... normal right?

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 09-20-2012, 05:37 PM
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Yes they do. I got into SEs not that long ago and think I now have 9- 7 GEMs, 1 Ever Ready, and 1 Valet Auto Strop.

Also, the G-Bar is one of my favorites.

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 09-20-2012, 06:02 PM
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I should try these someday, I've a couple of SE in my collection (Gem, Gem Jr, Gem 1912, 2 autostrop) A word for the Autostrop, they were very well engineered for the time.

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 09-20-2012, 06:47 PM
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Nice collection there, & yes they do multiply.

My first few SEs were a Clog Pruf & 1912 Jr. Off the top of my head I now have approximately...

5 Gem OCMMs (my absolute favorite razor)
1 EverReady Streamline (currently giving the OCMM a challenge for top spot.
1 Valet AutoStrop VC1
3-4 1912 variants (Gem & EverReady)
1 Gem Clog Pruf
1 Gem Heavy Flat Top
3 Gem Feather Weights (claimed by TWGW as her favorite razor)
2 EverReady Lather Catchers (for now, these may be getting a new home eventually -- love the look, but not the shave)
4-5 various Schick injectors

Welcome to the sharp-side! Winky

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 09-20-2012, 06:55 PM
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Yes they certainly do! Plus they're priced right, or at least can be, so it's easy to try them and find your favorites. It doesn't hurt too badly to hold onto the ones you don't like in case your taste in razors changes. Mine did, and I was glad I still had them in my rotation.

EverReady made a good SE razor also, and of course as previously written the Valet Autostrop is a good performer also. Plus the open gears give the VAS a pretty decent look.

BTW, the JR and it's better looking sibling the GEM '24 are my favorite older GEMs. Both are designed around the 1912 patent. They shave identically IMO. My Goldilocks razors... not too aggressive and not too mild, just right.

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 09-20-2012, 07:01 PM
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Now you just need to find yourself an elusive GEM Damaskeene.

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 09-21-2012, 03:44 AM
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I think I'm up for 4-5 GEM razors and 7-8 injectors.

Biggrin

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 09-21-2012, 05:22 PM
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They go through their breeding cycle at night, every two weeks.

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 09-21-2012, 07:22 PM
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I sure wish they'd conceive a Streamline and a OC Damaskeene for me the next time they're in heat.

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 09-22-2012, 06:47 AM
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  • urrlord
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they can usually be found at good prices and are very affordable.

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 09-22-2012, 08:33 AM
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  • slantman
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Very nice and congratulations. They are all wonderful shavers.

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 09-27-2012, 02:53 PM
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  • Deffy
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These three just arrived too!

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 09-27-2012, 03:39 PM
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So what do you have there? By the looks left to right it looks like you either have an ER lather catcher or a GEM Damaskeene, the middle one looks like a GEM push button, and the last one a GEM Micromatic?

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 09-27-2012, 04:48 PM
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  • Deffy
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They are what I believe is an Ever-Ready 1914, GEM Pushbutton, and a GEM CPMM.

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 09-28-2012, 07:05 AM
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  • Deffy
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I do find the lid on the 1914 to be very tight and a pain to align the blade properly. The blade also goes flying anytime I open it. Should it be this tight?

I guess I see why the 1912 model was more popular.

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 09-29-2012, 11:45 AM
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I'm winning two bids on ebay right now, 1 has 1 GEM and the other is a lot with 1 GEM in it.

so, I might be adding 2 more GEMs to my stable.

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 11-24-2012, 01:37 AM
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(09-28-2012, 07:05 AM)Deffy Wrote: I do find the lid on the 1914 to be very tight and a pain to align the blade properly. The blade also goes flying anytime I open it. Should it be this tight?

I guess I see why the 1912 model was more popular.

Yup. You sure want to make sure it's aligned before snapping the cover closed. It does close with authority!

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