Injector & SE Party !!!

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Bird Lives, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. CarlfromMO

    CarlfromMO Well-Known Member

    Thanks wchnu. I saw one of your videos with you using the G-bar. Since then, I have been outbid on a couple auctions. But, I do have a featherweight on the way. Hopefully, they will be similar enough to let me get a good idea of what Gems are all about. I've never used a GEM before, so I will post my results after the first shave.
  2. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    The featherweight is a fine introduction. There are also featherweight videos on my channel. Looking forward to what you think. What blades are you going to use??
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  3. CarlfromMO

    CarlfromMO Well-Known Member

    The auction I won will come with a dispenser of "PAL" blades. I will use them, but if they are dull from decades of humidity, I will get some GEM blades from Andrew's Shave Shop.
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  4. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    My guess is those NOS pals will suck. Will be fun to see. Using Andrew's @Linuxguile shop is a great idea.
  5. MPF9

    MPF9 Well-Known Member

    Mon 12th Mar
    Vulfix 404 mixed
    Vitos Super Red
    PAL Injecto-Matic de luxe
    Schick Proline [ 4 ]
    Tuff Red A/S Lotion

    After using an E2 yesterday I took out an Injecto-Matic also loaded with a Proline Blade. I think the E2 is more aggressive as the PAL with this blade is a very smooth and forgiving Razor, calmed down from when used with a Chick. It is hard to decide which comes on top, maybe get a better finish on the cheeks with the E2, but the PAL is better around the chin and neck - so perhaps a draw.

    Last edited: Mar 12, 2018
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  6. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos


    March 12 SOTD:

    Razor: Razorock Hawk V2
    Blade: Kai Titan Mild
    Brush: Razorock Plissoft
    Lather: Arko Cool
    Aftershave: Maggards London Barbershop
    Additional Care:
    Stirling Unscented PSB
  7. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    SOTD March 12, 2018

    Prep: Cold water and Stirling mentholated pre-shave soap
    Blade: Schick Proline AC
    Razor: RazoRock Black Hawk
    Brush: Ever Ready 100T restored badger
    Lather: C.O. Bigelow shave cream
    Post: Witch hazel, Barbasol Pacific Rush aftershave

    The Hawk for today's shave. Always enjoy using it to mow down multiple days of growth. Smooth and comfortable! Enjoy your day.

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  8. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Menthol Monday's Shave


    Proraso Pre Shave
    Fine Snake Bite
    Jayaruh #268
    Gem Flying Wing
    Pal CS
    Thayer's Lemon WH
    Aqua Velva Musk

    I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Fine Snake Bite Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #268 synthetic brush. The Snake Bite is well mentholated, and I highly recommend it if you like the chill. I did two passes with the Gem Flying Wing Razor using a Pal CS SE blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Aqua Velva Musk AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2018
  9. GarnerPW

    GarnerPW Well-Known Member

    12 March
    Williams Menth:Dl M:Dnday

    Pre-Shave: Hot Shower
    Brush: Frank Shaving, 24mm Silvertip Badge
    Soap: Williams Menthol w/ TSD M-Bomb
    Razor: RazoRock Black Hawk
    Blade: Kai Pink (?)
    Post-Shave: Cold Water rinse, OSMA Alum block and Oland AS, Avon

    I have finally got my Shave Den back. The only thing left to be done in the bathroom remodel is add some base board around the cabinet that is my Shave Den. For todays shave I pulled out some supplies that have been packed up for the past two and a half months. These remodels are never done in the time you initially think they will take.

    Did a three pass shave that left me cool and BBS.
  10. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    My Gem featherweight arrived on Saturday and I took it out for a spin this morning. It was a very nice and efficient two pass shave.

    The light weight of this razor makes for a different experience when compared to my other heavier SEs. This is a great addition to my den!
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2018
  11. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

    Supporting Vendor
    SOTD March 12th

    The Bunny V3 (wild plate)
    Personna (7)
    Stirling Baker Street
    Satin Tip The Purest (22mm, Corvette class)
    Baxter of California Shave Tonic and ASB
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  12. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Did not get this posted last night. The old formula cream from The Body Shop was great with the TOST LE. As always I loved the shave from the 1902 Kampfe/Star with a fresh Treet. Finished everything off with Special Reserve.
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  13. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Good looking one too.
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  14. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    Tuesday's setup... Gem 1912, Gem PTFE blade, Jayaruh TOST LE brush, Pre de Provence #63 soap.[​IMG]

  15. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    On the road with one of my favorite travel razors. The C3 never fails to deliver a long lasting super smooth and close shave. One of the best shaves you can get. :happy036:

    Hot water preparation
    AOS Lavender PSO
    Mike’s Natural Soaps Hungarian Lavender
    T&H Wellington Super Badger
    Schick C3
    Schick (1)
    AOS Lavender After Shave Balm

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    Happy shaving - Karl
  16. polishaver

    polishaver Well-Known Member

    Tonight's shave 3-12-18
    Schick N1/Feather pro (1)
    Semogue 1305
    Stirling Baker St. sample
    Victoria and Margaret AS toner
    Speick AS

    I was ready to write off the N as too mild, glad I tried it with a cut down Feather pro! Smooth 2 pass DFS from my discolored example, this will probably get a handle paint job at some point. [​IMG]

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  17. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Thought I had posted this here. I guess not.
    Schick G8
    Scalp Master soap
    Barburys synthetic brush
    Good shave with a not so good soap. I will keep working with it though.
  18. MPF9

    MPF9 Well-Known Member

    The N will take a Schick Proline Type B, but it is best with a Twin Blade.
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  19. MPF9

    MPF9 Well-Known Member

    Tues 13th March

    Omega 11137 boar
    Lea Classic soap
    Schick Type I1
    Schick Twin [ 10-Japan ]
    Lea Classic A/S Lotion

    This is a great little Razor that takes a Twin blade, and is a good choice for those prefer shorter handles. An extremely pleasant Shave with an excellent finish, as to be expected from these great blades.

    Last edited: Mar 13, 2018
  20. Bird Lives

    Bird Lives Future Root Beer King of Turkey

    My humble apologies to the other cats over at TOST for getting the best looking TOST LE (by Jayaruh)brush....
    Sorry guys, I guess I just lucked out.....But Hey!....all of your brushes look good too.


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