04-03-2020, 11:20 PM
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It's possible my google-fu has failed me, but do anyone know about a more recent GEM-style razor than the Countor II that was phased out in the mid to late '70s? It occurred to me as I was laying in bed waking up this morning that while new injector and artist club style razors come out ever so often, I haven't seen a new GEM style razor being offered at all.

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 04-03-2020, 11:40 PM
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Above the tie had the G1, but that looked to be a short run.

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 04-04-2020, 12:08 AM
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  • iamsms
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  • San Jose, CA
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blackland sabre.

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 04-04-2020, 02:19 AM
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So it was a failing on my part.. thanks guys Smile 

There ought to be more though... I like my GEMs and EverReady Wink

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 04-04-2020, 05:40 AM
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  • RyznRio
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(04-04-2020, 02:19 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: So it was a failing on my part.. thanks guys Smile 

There ought to be more though... I like my GEMs and EverReady Wink

Signs011 I had a GREAT shave with my Gem Micromatic this morning. Smoooooth and efficient. It would be nice to have a few more choices for Gem blades as well.

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 04-04-2020, 07:02 AM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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  • Cambridgeshire, UK (CONUS post address)
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The original OneBlade could use a de-spined GEM blade (only way I could use the razor), but later versions were modified (stupidly) specifically to exclude GEM blades.
The Blackland Sabre was the best SE I've used.

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 04-04-2020, 08:06 AM
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  • bullgoose
  • The Enabler
  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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Rocnel also had a Gem style razor - The SE-G

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 04-04-2020, 10:13 AM
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I keep noticing past tense... is the Sabre the only one still available? Seems to me there is a market here, if small..

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 04-04-2020, 04:06 PM
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  • bullgoose
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(04-04-2020, 10:13 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: I keep noticing past tense... is the Sabre the only one still available? Seems to me there is a market here, if small..

It’s definitely a small market. One issue is blade choice.

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 04-04-2020, 04:41 PM
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I've always seen the market for modern GEM razors as a small niche.  The Blackland, ATT and Rocnel GEM razors brought about a brief resurgence in interest.  Judging from postings on TSN, it seems the Blackland was the best received, and it's the only one of the three which survives.  Hans, if you like the GEM format, the Blackland is a very fine razor.  I would be surprised if another modern GEM razor makes it to market.

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 04-04-2020, 06:58 PM
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  • bullgoose
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  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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I agree that it is unlikely that another stainless Gem razor will come to market. That said, I would not rule out a more budget friendly Gem razor.

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 04-05-2020, 06:47 AM
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  • RyznRio
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I remember reading about a razor produced via 3D printing. Was that a Gem type or an AC? A 3D print of a classic EverReady or GEM head with a nice modern 3D handle cut from a super polymer would be interesting.

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 04-05-2020, 07:58 AM
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(04-05-2020, 06:47 AM)RyznRio Wrote: I remember reading about a razor produced via 3D printing. Was that a Gem type or an AC? A 3D print of a classic EverReady or GEM head with a nice modern 3D handle cut from a super polymer would be interesting.

I believe you might be referring to the Tnnser 3D Printed SE razor.
Here is a photo of it found in the SOTD by one of our Italian members. 

[Image: 25sQJ4n.jpg]

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 04-05-2020, 09:59 AM
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  • bullgoose
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(04-05-2020, 07:58 AM)celestino Wrote:
(04-05-2020, 06:47 AM)RyznRio Wrote: I remember reading about a razor produced via 3D printing. Was that a Gem type or an AC? A 3D print of a classic EverReady or GEM head with a nice modern 3D handle cut from a super polymer would be interesting.

I believe you might be referring to the Tnnser 3D Printed SE razor.
Here is a photo of it found in the SOTD by one of our Italian members. 

[Image: 25sQJ4n.jpg]

Very interesting Celestino!

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 04-05-2020, 11:20 AM
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Phil, this isn't my razor, but this is what they look like. You can get them in various colours, as well.

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 04-05-2020, 11:35 AM
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  • bullgoose
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(04-05-2020, 11:20 AM)celestino Wrote: Phil, this isn't my razor, but this is what they look like. You can get them in various colours, as well.

Very nice! I would be tempted if my face got along with Gem blades.

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 04-05-2020, 11:36 AM
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(04-05-2020, 11:20 AM)celestino Wrote: Phil, this isn't my razor, but this is what they look like. You can get them in various colours, as well.

Intradashing, as my wife says sometimes... I like how it looks Smile

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 04-06-2020, 05:47 AM
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  • RyznRio
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(04-05-2020, 07:58 AM)celestino Wrote:
(04-05-2020, 06:47 AM)RyznRio Wrote: I remember reading about a razor produced via 3D printing. Was that a Gem type or an AC? A 3D print of a classic EverReady or GEM head with a nice modern 3D handle cut from a super polymer would be interesting.

I believe you might be referring to the Tnnser 3D Printed SE razor.
Here is a photo of it found in the SOTD by one of our Italian members. 

[Image: 25sQJ4n.jpg]

Are these razors for sale or will I have to buy plans and print one myself? if I had a 3D printer that is.

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 04-06-2020, 09:07 AM
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The design for printing can be downloaded here.

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 04-06-2020, 10:22 AM
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(04-06-2020, 05:47 AM)RyznRio Wrote: Are these razors for sale or will I have to buy plans and print one myself? if I had a 3D printer that is.

I apologize, but I don't know very much about this razor.   Shy

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