01-02-2013, 02:59 PM
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Hi everyone im curious what Gem razor I happened to find at an atique store. also id like input on what you guys think.
cant seem to add pictures here but hers a link to it http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread....ost4741334

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 01-02-2013, 03:13 PM
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Looks like a 1912 Gem. This is a great introductory SE razor and one that many people find to be their favorite of all SEs. I personally think the Streamline and OCMM are the best, but I can't fault anyone for really enjoying the quality shave that a 1912 can deliver.

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 01-02-2013, 03:13 PM
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it looks like a 1912 to me.

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 01-02-2013, 05:34 PM
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Awesome I'm liking it so far only thing I don't like is I can't go against. The grain on my neck caused of how steep the angle is

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 01-02-2013, 07:25 PM
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Looks like a nice GEM 1912. Enjoy the razor.

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 01-02-2013, 08:24 PM
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Great GEM - enjoy. I love using it.

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 01-02-2013, 10:38 PM
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Welcome to the SE club...I have the Jr. version of this great little razor. Watch out SEs can become an addictive habit.

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 01-03-2013, 12:34 AM
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SEs are very cool I have a Gem push and a Gem open comb. Both great shavers. Get the Stainless steel single edge blades from razorbladesandmore. Ive tried others and they are just plain uncoated carbon. once shave and they will rust.

http://www.razorbladesandmore.com/conten...dge-blades

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 01-03-2013, 04:33 AM
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The GEM 1912 is arguably the finest razor design ever invented.

They are great shavers and simple, yet effective devices. They are just right for me in terms of aggressiveness/effectiveness.

I'm sure you are going to love it. Just don't give up if it doesn't work out for you the first try.

On the OCMM I put the cover plate flat against my face and rotate the bottom of the handle down until I feel it working.

HOWEVER, on the 1912 I place the COMB against my face and rotate the handle UP until I feel it working.

If you find yourself having problems, try that and I'm sure you will be rewarded.

Good luck and great find!

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 01-03-2013, 04:47 AM
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The 1912 is a fantastic razor. On a purely aesthetic note, it's a great looking razor too with the oversized comb siting atop of the intricate handle.

Be sure to try the SE blade sample pack which consists of three different blades. Carbon steel blades, GEM blades branded as CVS blades, available at CVS, GEM Stainless Steel blades available at Walgreens and Ted Pella Stainless blades available at various online shave stores.

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 01-03-2013, 02:07 PM
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A28, great razor. IMO it's the most aggressive of the 1912 patent family. That's not bad, it's just what it is. Keep your technique perfect and don't let the mind wander.

Do you need some Ted Pella SE SS ptfe blades (121-3)? Enough to get you going anyway? If so, PM me a place to send a few.

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 01-03-2013, 02:41 PM
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shadowsdad that would be greatly appreciated

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 01-03-2013, 03:21 PM
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That is a Great Looking Gem.

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