Injector & SE Party !!!

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

  1. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    Are you looking for GEM, Artiast Club, or Injector ? For $100 you could probably get 4 or 5 vintage Gem and Injector razors.
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  2. drnausheerp

    drnausheerp Active Member

    To be honest I don't have the first damn clue about any of the SE razors. I've not used a vintage SE ever, nor would I want one. I'm looking at One blade, Supply, Mongoose, Razorock , and the claymore(made by executive shaving).

    I want something that can take the feather blades and kai blades.
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  3. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    That's an Artist Club razor. Out of curiosity, why are you opposed to a vintage SE razor?
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  4. drnausheerp

    drnausheerp Active Member

    My opposition comes from a lack of knowledge. I don't know much about vintages to be comfortable using them.

    Plus, are vintages as well engineered as the modern se razors like One blade ?
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  5. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    OK, so you are looking specifically at Artist Club razors. I that realm I can provide no assistance. BTW the One Blade razor is not at Artist Club, it uses spineless Feather Spineless Single Edge blades only.
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  6. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    Oh and the Supply is an injector razor, so its out too.
    Some have lasted for over 1oo years, so I would say that they are.
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  7. drnausheerp

    drnausheerp Active Member

    Yes I read that there's no option of using other blades with the one blade. Only feather spinless.

    Well could you suggest what vintage se razors would be a good place to begin ?

    And what blades they would take.
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  8. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    OK so here is a quick run down of the major players in the modern single edge scene and the blades that they use

    One Blade
    Feather Spineless Single edge or Modified GEM blade
    Blackland Sabre - Gem Blade
    Blackland Vector - Artist Club
    Above the Tie - G1 Gem
    Above the Tie - SE1 and SE2 Atrist Club
    PAA Starling - Gem
    RazoRock Blackhawk - Artist Club
    Mongoose - Artist Club
    Cobra - Artist Club
    Supply - Injector
    General - Artist Club
    Ikon El Hefe and MR-SE - Artist Club
    Claymore - Artist Club
    Paridigm Titanium SE -Artist Club
    OREN Nano - Artist Club

    There are probably others, but those are the major players .
  9. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    For Vintage there are basically three types razors that these blades:

    Gem Blades:
    Gem, Ever Ready, and Star razors are the most common

    Injector Blades:
    Schick Injector Razors and PAL Injector razors are the most common

    Feather Spineless (not common)
    The Valet Autostrop razors use the feather spineless blades, some can use a modified Gem blade.
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  10. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    The two on the left are Gem style razors, the two in the middle are injectors with a vintage blade loader, and the one on the right is a Valet Autostrop.

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  11. Boru62

    Boru62 Well-Known Member

    Pre: Warm water splash
    Brush: Unbranded Handle, V. Agent 29mm 2BF
    Soap: OSP Bay Rum
    Razor: Cobra Classic
    Blade: Schick Proline P
    Post: Warm then cold water rinse, Razorock Black Bay ASL

    A face strokingly smooth, midweek belter of a shave.
    Happy Shaving one and all.
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  12. Boru62

    Boru62 Well-Known Member

    Depends on what degree of efficiency you want to start at.
    The Gem Micromatic Clog Pruf is a good middle ground razor, as is the Schick I Type imo.
  13. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Spot on on both counts.
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  14. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    Lots of great choices and your budget is more than generous for vintage SEs.

    I’d recommend a middle of the road Schick to start - maybe the “I” as a benchmark for aggressiveness. Personally I think the E2 is pretty close to ideal but YMMV. If you want a benchmark SE using GEM blades I’d go with any of the 1912 variations. My suggestion is to go wild and get both a Schick and a 1912 - no problem budgetwise.

    After you get some experience adjusting to the technique you can get lost in all the great choices available. :happy093:
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  15. drnausheerp

    drnausheerp Active Member

    Thank you, as someone who's never bought vintage razors, would you say eBay is a good place to begin ?
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  16. mayer57619

    mayer57619 Well-Known Member

    Williams Wednesday

    Williams mug soap
    Van der Hagen badger brush
    GEM featherweight razor
    GEM stainless steel blade
    Witch hazel,aloe, vetiver skin conditioner
    Aqua Velva Ice Blue aftershave [​IMG]

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  17. EzraCobb

    EzraCobb Well-Known Member

    Agreed, modern artist clubs are overrated and not easier. Use a old schick injector and the Chick blades are ez to get on Amazon and cheap... Get a 1912 and carbon gem blades are sold at Walgreens, rite aid and CVS...
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  18. EzraCobb

    EzraCobb Well-Known Member

    December 4, 2018
    • TABAC
    • PAL Injecto-Matic
    • 1974 Schick plus platinum balde
    • Semogue Boar
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  19. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    Beautiful photo, Jamie!
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  20. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    December 6, 2018
    Supply V2 with No 3 Plate
    Schick Proline
    Thäther 4124/3
    AOS Sandalwood Shave Cream
    Fine Santal Absolut

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