Micromatic Monday

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by GAW9576, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. Brickman301

    Brickman301 Well-Known Member

    Monday’s shave
    Gem “G” bar razor
    Synthetic brush
    Barbasol
    Old Spice aftershave [​IMG]


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  2. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    That sure is a nice looking G-Bar.
     
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  3. Brickman301

    Brickman301 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I bought it years ago. It was NOS. It shaves as good as it looks!
     
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  4. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    MMMonday, April 5th 2021

    Razor: Gem Micromatic clog proof(Peerless model 17nib SB)- MFG 1945-46, excellent mid range, well built TTO, great results.
    Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE(2) excellent blade, very sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely + predictable.
    Soap: Razorock Irsh country side- mild scent, excellent lather qualities. One of my slickest soaps offering good protection.
    Brush: Yaqi rainbow 26mm brown whiskers, excellent lather generator, cloud like soft tips, great scrub + excellent lather painter.
    The handle is a little larger than most but feels really nice in the hand ergonomically.
    Pre shave: Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of Aloe Vera gel on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG t pickups.
    Post shave: Fine fresh Vetiver with witch hazel + a dollop of Nivea balm.
    Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers = [​IMG] Excellent shave with my Gem Peerless Micromatic Clog Pruf + a coated Gem blade.
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    Have some great shaves! Stay & think safe in these Times!
     
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  5. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    SE SOTD, Tue, April 6th 2021, A.S.R shave today.

    Razor: Everready 1914- Mfg 1914-17, one of the best mid range razors that uses a Gem blade, great audio feedback, excellent results with this razor 95%> of the time. Easy razor to work the face + no blade tap overhang.
    Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE (2) excellent blade, great longevity, smooths out nicely and very predictable.
    Soap: Razorock Irish country side, excellent soap, mild scent + excellent lather qualities.
    Brush: Yaqi Lucky dice 26 mm tuxedo knot, excellent lather generator, cloud like soft tips + great scrubber + excellent painter and the handle is great for large handed folks.
    Pre shave: Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of clear Aloe Vera Gel on cleaned beard area.
    Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups.
    Post shave: Razorock XXX with witch hazel + a dollop of Nivea balm.
    Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + 1 chin weeper= [​IMG]Excellent shave with my ER 1914 + coated Gem blade.
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    Have some great shaves! Stay & think safe in these times!
     
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  6. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    GEMonday,April 12th 2021

    Razor: Gem 1912 NOS- Mfg 1921ish, excellent razor, easy to manipulate around face, good results usually. Gem MFG sold millions of variants over the decades because they where just that good IMO.
    Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE(3) excellent blade charteristic's, very sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely & predictable.
    Soap: Speick- nice spicy scent, excellent lather qualities + good post shave feel.
    Brush: Yaqi boar brush 24mm- after break in method and losing some hairs on the 1st & 2nd cleaning it is performing very well and happy to have a few brushes for a different change of feel while lathering. A few more brushes on the way!
    https://theshaveden.com/forums/threads/breaking-in-a-new-boar-brush-a-little-quicker.65379/
    Pre shave:
    Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of clear Aloe Vera gel on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups.
    Post shave: Razorock King Louis Lavender with witch hazel + a dollop of Nivea balm.
    Results: CCS,DFS,BBs + no irritation + no weepers= [​IMG]Excellent shave with my Gem 1912 with a coated Gem blade.(it does not get much better for a shave today)
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    Have some great shaves! Stay and think safe in these times!
     
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  7. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Gem Junior Razor
    Gem Stainless Blade
    Omega 11711/Yankees Boar Brush
    Victory Shaving Lemon-Lavender-Menthol Soap
    Sea Breeze Astringent
    Aqua Velva Ice Blue After Shave


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  8. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    Nice razor, one of my favorites!
     
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  9. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    Love the baton handles.
     
  10. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    I had an exceptionally comfortable very close shave today with the Gem MMOC.
    This is one excellent razor. The LaToja face lathered very well with enough left at the end of the shave for at least one more pass.

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  11. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    A.S.Razor shave today, I have some excellent ASR razors that I really enjoy to use along with my Gem's.

    Razor: Star Bar #4 model- Mfg 1919-20 excellent SE,<mid range, one of the last Lather catchers (Kampfe Brothers MFG), Star produced the first safety razors in the USA. This razor has great audio feedback and will give excellent shaves, just a joy to use.
    Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE (5) excellent blade characteristic's, very sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely, predictable.
    Soap: Speick, nice spicy scent with excellent lather qualities, good post shave feel.
    Brush: Yaqi 24mm boar brush, nice feel to face, it is a shedder (1 hair)still because it's fairly new. like the handle for grip.
    Pre shave: Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of clear Aloe Vera gel on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups.
    Post shave: Razorock Emperor aftershave with witch hazel + a dollop of Nivea balm.
    Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers = [​IMG] excellent shave with my Star bar#4 model + a coated Gem blade.
    (Not a lot of whiskers to shave off from my stellar shave yesterday with the Gem 1912.)
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    Have some great shaves! Stay & think safe in these times!
     
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  12. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    First shave with a recently acquired ER lather catcher. I have another one but it has a damaged blade stop. This one has good blade stops and came with a nice handle with the stopping attachment that inserts into the end. The shave was quite nice. The Schick N is also a new acquisition and was loaded with a vintage twin blade. Both razors performed beautifully.

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