Injector & SE Party !!!

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

  1. 120inna55

    120inna55 Well-Known Member

    Catie's Bubbles | Vintage for S.E.R.F.
    Kent V8
    The New Improved Schick Injector Razor | Personna 74

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  2. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    That sounds like the Schick B1. Outstanding razor but the angle is wonky.
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  3. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Second go with the Starling. This time with the solid bar. I really really want to hate this razor. I really really can't. I am not going to change my mind about modern SE razors.... but this was a veddy nice gift.

    Tabac with a vie long horse brush.


    Posted a video at TOST.
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  4. Leclec13

    Leclec13 Well-Known Member


    I won a few razors from the bay a few days ago. I ordered blades same day. Plus another feather weight
    Razors showed up Monday.
    No blades, no ETA.

    Found a few local Walgreens with gem razors on line.
    Site stated 2-5 packages in store.
    Went to 2 of them today......
    No razors.:( ( frustrated)

    Trying to be patient
    Like any kid, inpatient to play with new toys

    I’ll post better pictures when I have time to take them myself
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  5. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    I understand..I am not good at the waiting game! Awesome razors by the way!
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2019
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  6. MPF9

    MPF9 Well-Known Member

    For me the Starling Shaves better than a Sabre L1 & the ATT SE-G. I acquired mine because I was curious, my initial impressions are that it does not shave as well as a lot of my Vintage SE Razors.
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  7. MPF9

    MPF9 Well-Known Member

    Wed 6th Feb - Williams Wednesday

    Omega 11126 Boar
    Williams Mug Soap
    Ever Ready Natural Angle [ HFT }
    Gem S/S [ 1 ]
    Williams Acqua Velva A/S Lotion.

    Yesterday I had a Shave with a Starling SE, when I likened it to Shaving with an OCMM [ in terms of feel ], but delivering the type of finish that with my heavy beard I get with a HFT.
    Today I used the British version of the HFT, an Ever Ready Natural Angle. The Shave was very smooth and comfortable and finish wise similar to that of yesterday, a very good going to work Shave. I do in fact with my heavy beard get better Shaves with some of my other Vintage SE Razors, which I use when I need a special occasion Shave.
    If you do decide try out the Starling do not expect it to be any better than any Vintage SE Razor. Though in its defence I must say it [ for me ] delivers better shaves than both the Sabre L1 and the ATT SE-G [ which I own].

    Last edited: Feb 6, 2019
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  8. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    SOTD February 6, 2019
    Alphabetical journey through soaps and creams
    Letter S

    Prep: Cold water and Stirling mentholated pre-shave soap
    Blade: vintage Gillette Platinum Plus
    Razor: Schick G5
    Brush: Satin Tip 'The Purest' synthetic
    Soap: Stirling Glacial Lemony Orange
    Post: Witch hazel, Stirling Glacial Lemony Orange aftershave

    SOTD 2-6-19.jpg
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  9. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Williams Wednesday's Shave

    Cold Water Wash
    Williams Mug Shaving Soap
    Jayaruh #326
    Micromatic Open Comb
    Gem Blue Star CS SE
    Barbasol Brisk AS

    My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Williams Mug Shaving Soap face lathered well with the Jayaruh #326 synthetic horse brush. I did two passes with the Micromatic Open Comb razor with a Gem Blue Star CS SE blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Barbasol Brisk AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
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  10. Frijolero

    Frijolero Well-Known Member

    Is there is a CVS near you? They carry carbon steel blades.
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  11. EzraCobb

    EzraCobb Well-Known Member

    i got the original starling with the 2 plates - the normal plat was MUCH TOO MILD - the beta plate was more agressive but the exposed corners gave me a cat scratch cheek - used it twice and it is collecting dust now - so did u use the new plates? i hear the new plates are good...
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  12. EzraCobb

    EzraCobb Well-Known Member

    Also - Rite Aid carries carbon store brand blades - Walgreens disconinuted the GEM blades - they will never sell SE blades again - i assume CVS and rite aid are next - even thought they have store brand blades - there great blades - but really - u can get them online CHEAPER - just sad when the day comes u cant get SE blades at a drug store
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  13. EzraCobb

    EzraCobb Well-Known Member

    I wonder if @Bird Lives thought this thread would reach 1,217 PAGES when he started this thread? Also - i think this thread has rejuvenated Injector Razor Love!!
    Here is some injector love
    my last several night shaves.
    Vintage Injector Razor & Blades. Used my new big Ol' OMEGA BOAR - just a kick ass 12 dollar brush that I cannot put down, no desire to touch any synthetics ( i am a boar guy and use synths occasionally & especially with creams )

    Last edited: Feb 6, 2019
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  14. MPF9

    MPF9 Well-Known Member

    Hi Jamie,
    I have the V2 model , and it deals quite well with my tough beard, though does not shave as well as the likes of Streamline or 1924.
    Mike B
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  15. EzraCobb

    EzraCobb Well-Known Member

    i gotta get a V2 plate - the original plates were just terrible for me.... in fact - if anybody wants the rare V1 version with 2 plates (includes the BETA / TEST plate) send me a message
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  16. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling


    RazoRock 400 Noir Plissoft Synthetic Shaving Brush
    Halleluiah Pottery Shaving Bowl 1995
    Williams Mug Soap
    CVS SE Blade
    Ever-Ready Shovelhead on a Weber Bulldog Handle
    Pinuad Clubman Classic

    Third test run of the shovelhead this morning.

    Dampened the RazoRock brush and swirled a little Williams on the bristles and then created some awesome lather in the Halleluiah Pottery shaving bowl. To work up the Williams I use a larger bowl than the Salsa bowl. It does take longer to whip up the Williams but is does great in the larger bowl.

    No weepers or nicks. Just a nice comfortable shave with very little alum burn. I completed two passes and cleaned up a few areas on the neck.

    Finished up with some Clubman classic.

    I am really getting into the shovelhead and the SE shaves. I may break out one of the Feather Weights next.

    Y'all take care and have a great day hump day!

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  17. Leclec13

    Leclec13 Well-Known Member

    yes ill check there again
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  18. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    If all I ever had was a push button and Green Mountain soap, I would be quite happy! IMG_20190206_103107_087.jpg
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  19. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

    Supporting Vendor
    SOTD February 6th

    Stirling Mentholated Pre-Shave Soap
    Blackland Sabre
    Gem SS PTFE (3)
    WWB Jungle Ebonite (26mm, Frigate Class)
    Vikings Blades "Langham Spa" activated charcoal shave cream
    Stirling Glacial Unscented PSB
    Stirling Mountain Man AS
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  20. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    O.K. Andrew.. looks great but you are going to have to quit showing off that new toy! :happy068:
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