Another razor I've wanted to try for a while is the Ever-Ready 1914. I recently found a serviceable, user-grade example for a reasonable price. Since it is also known as "the little lather-catcher", it seemed natural to compare it to my Kampfe/Star example. Actually, it is more like the 1924 in my opinion, partly because of the look, although the cap flips in the opposite direction in order to load a blade. It has a slimmer/smaller profile, too, which, combined with the lather-catcher detail, makes an attractive tool. The lack of audio feedback surprised me, and the shave is closer yet smoother than either the 1924 or the original lather-catcher. Didn't see that coming. The 1914 made that ordinary Gem stainless blade sing. The cap holds a bit of water, but significantly less than the 1924, and I've not noticed any oddities or quirks so far. In my book, the Ever-Ready 1914 was worth the wait.