Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Ron R, Nov 8, 2018.


Pick the Gem you like shaving with, multiple choices allowed for different models!

  1. Gem Lather catcher

    24 vote(s)
  2. Gem Junior

    25 vote(s)
  3. Gem 1912 Damaskeene

    32 vote(s)
  4. Gem Micro Matic clog proof

    34 vote(s)
  5. Gem Micro Matic Bullet handle (flying wing)

    28 vote(s)
  6. Gem Micro Matic Open comb

    40 vote(s)
  7. Gem Push button

    18 vote(s)
  8. Gem G- Bar

    30 vote(s)
  9. Gem Feather weight

    20 vote(s)
  10. Gem Contour

    8 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    Somebody here told me that mine is an older version of this razor and more aggressive. They tamed it with later versions. More of the blade is exposed with this one.

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  2. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    Yep standard Gen 1. I actually fine mine smoother than the Gen 2. I do have some difficult areas on my neck were the hair is tough and the skin is more sensitive. I think more efficient razors work better for me because I can get close with less passes/effort. So there seems to be less irritation. Everyone's skin, hair and technique is different so it is definitely a case of "your mileage may very".
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  3. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    Featherweight shave is VERY pleasant! Theo is back to watching me shave.

    Razor - GEM Featherweight (early version)
    Blade - GEM Personna SS 6th shave
    Pre-shave - TOBS Herbal Gel (used up and now deep sixxed! I am not getting more.)
    Soap - MWF
    Brush - Simpson #46 Berkeley
    Post - Thayers Toner "Lavender"
    Finishing touch - Proraso Balm & AS

    It was another very pleasant shave with the Featherweight. This is now one of my favs. 2-pass shave with no cleanup. WTG & ATG and the alum bar was silent. I can shave quickly with this razor now with no problems. No cuts, nicks, or errors. I also enclose a pic of me lathered for my second pass. Heading to the senior center for a guitar jam with friends. I may run to the italian restaurant afterwards. I need my fix!

    I hope all have a pleasant day!

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  4. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    GEM 1912 Damaskeene

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  5. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    I am new to this razor since June and I LOVE it. I have a lovely Gem Micromatic
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    Shaves like a dream.
    This one's a "looker", but doesn't shave my face quite as well.
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  6. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    Gem Micromatic OC are excellent razors that came in 2 variant models the bump-less 1930-32 and when they introduced the double edge Gem blade the Gem regular Micromatic OC 1932-41. Micromatic razor are built to last and where well engineered with the rack & pinion TTO. Gem where like 3-4 years ahead of Gillette in the TTO market.
    @Primotenore I believe you have the Gem MMOC bump- less model.
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    Have some great shaves!
  7. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Sept 19 SOTD


  8. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    This 1912 Damaskeene is so pleasant to shave with.

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  9. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    Razor - GEM Featherweight
    Blade - GEM Personna SS (1)
    Pre-shave - Proraso White
    Soap - TOBS "Rose"
    Brush - Perfecto brush that I brought back from the almost dead. It has stopped shedding
    Post-shave - Thayers "Rose Petal" Toner with witch hazel & Proraso balm
    AS - Pinaud Clubman "Vanilla" (not in photo)

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