Micromatic Monday

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  1. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    MMMonday, July 20th 2021

    Razor: GEM Micromatic Clog Pruf (Peerless model)- Mfg 1945, excellent mid range, I usually get great shaves with this gentler than my MMOC razor but that is how they were designed, 3 different Micromatics for fellows with different beard & skin types.
    Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE(2) excellent blade, Very sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely + predictable.
    Soap: Razorock Lavender, nice masculine scent with excellent lather qualities.
    Brush: Yaqi High 24mm Mountain Silver tip, Wow excellent lather generator, soft pillow like tips, nice scrubber+ great lather painter.
    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 MMCP + a coated Gem blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
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  2. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    I had a quick one pass cleanup after a long day of driving my family around. My mother in law is in town from Arizona and we are spending 3 days with her. Things went quite well today. Anyway here is the sha e gear.
    Bumpless MMOC, Tabac and a 2 band badger.

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  3. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    MicroMatic Monday 3rd AnniverSaRy (July 22)of collecting shaves, thoughts and the odd laugh.

    Razor: Gem 1912-Mfg 1921, nice mid range, well built, this one was NOS with the gold wash still in tack.
    Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE(3) excellent blade, very sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely & predictable.
    Soap: Razorock The Dead Sea, nice different scent with excellent lather qualities.
    Brush: Yaqi Artic sky 24mm synthetic, excellent lather generator, heavenly cloud like soft tips, nice scrubber + great lather painter.
    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 The Dead Sea with witch hazel + a dollop of Nivea balm with a few drops of HA.
    Results: CCS, DFS, BBs + no irritation + no weepers = [​IMG]excellent shave with my Gem 1912 with a Gem coated blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
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  4. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    Happy Micromatic Monday everyone. I went with the Peerless Micromatic Clog-Pruf today for a quick cleanup.

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  5. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    GEMonday, July 26th 2021

    Razor: Gem Damaskeene 1912 open comb, Mfg 1912-15, the razor that turned Gem into household brand for decades, excellent tame mid range, easy carefree shave this morning. One of my oldest and hardest to find A.S.R razors in my collection .
    Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE (4) excellent blade, Very sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely + predictable.
    Soap: Colonel Conk Bayrum, nice milder scent (Ver#1) excellent lather qualities.
    Brush: Yaqi 24mm timber wolf, excellent lather generator, cloud like soft tips, nice scrubber + great lather painter.
    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: Ogallala Bayrum with sandal wood + a dollop of Nivea balm + 2 drops of HA.
    Results: CCS,DFS,BBs + no irritation + 1 blemish weeper=[​IMG]excellent shave with my Gem Damaskeene 1912 oc with a Gem coated blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
  6. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    A.S.Razor shave, July 27th, 2021

    Razor:
    Star bar #4 model- Mfg 1920, excellent mid range, well built for that Era, I just get great shaves with it.
    Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE(5) excellent blade, Very sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely, predictable.
    Soap: Ach Brito Lavanda cream(New), mild scent of lavender with great lather qualities.
    Brush: Yaqi Dandi lion 24mm Cashmere knot- excellent lather generator, heavenly cloud like soft tips, mild scrub + great lather painter.
    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: witch hazel + Ach Brito Lavada cologne AS(New) + a dollop of Nivea balm + 2 drops of HA.
    Results: CCS, DFS, BBS + no irritation + no weepers = [​IMG] excellent shave with my Star bar(Kampfe brothers Brooklyn NY) with a Gem coated blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
  7. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    I had a great shave this morning with the Gem Bumpless Micromatic Open Comb.

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  8. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    MMMonday, Aug2nd 2021

    Razor: ASR Everready British 1912- Mfg 1936-53, excellent mid range, nice handle to grip, easy to work the face area.
    Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE(7) very sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely + predictable.
    Soap: Speick stick- nice spicy scent + excellent lather qualities.
    Brush: Yaqi 24mm tuxedo knot [​IMG] there is something about brush that is perfect for my face lathering, excellent lather generator. heavenly cloud like soft tips, nice scrubber, excellent painter.
    Pre shave: Brush wash my 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: witch hazel + Lavada + a dollop of Nivea balm with HA.
    Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + 1 weeper=[​IMG]excellent shave with my ER 1912 with a coated Gem blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
  9. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    ASRazor shave, Aug 3rd 2021

    Razor: Everready streamline 2nd generation, Mfg 1949-53,upper mid range>, nice looking razor, well built, good shaves when technique is on.
    Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE (8) excellent blade, very sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely. predictable.
    Soap: Speick, nice spicy scent + excellent lather qualities.
    Brush: Omega 10005 boar brush, great lather creator, soft tips, excellent scrubber + good painter.
    Pre shave: Brush(Yaqi Cashmere) wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of clear Aloe Vera gel on beard area.
    Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups.
    Post shave: Witch hazel + Lavada + a dollop of Nivea balm with 2 drops of HA.
    Results: CCS, DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers= [​IMG]excellent shave with my ER streamline with a Gem coated blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
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  10. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    MMMonday, ASRazor shave, Aug 9th 2021

    Razor: Everready 1914(AKA LLC) [​IMG] - Mfg 1914-17excellent mid range, great audio feedback, always great results with the 1914.
    Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE(9) great blade, very Sharp with great longevity, smooths out nicely, predictable.
    Soap: Razorock Santa Marie del Fiore, nice mild tobacco vanilla scent with excellent lather qualities.
    Brush: Yaqi Cola 22mm, excellent lather generator, cloud like soft tips, nice scrub, great lather painter.
    Pre shave: Brush washed 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 Santa Marie Fiore AS with witch hazel + a dollop of Nivea with HA.
    Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers = [​IMG]excellent shave with my ER 1914(LLC) with a coated Gem Blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
  11. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Ever-Ready Lather Catcher Razor
    Gem Stainless Blade
    Vulfix Old Original Super Badger Brush
    Proraso/Love My Skin Spearmint Soap
    Sea Breeze Astringent
    Aqua Velva Ice Blue After Shave


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  12. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    I had a great shave this morning with the magnificent yet mild mannered Micromatic Bullet Tip.

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  13. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Nice. I like that soap.
     
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  14. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    ASRazor shave, Tuesday, Aug 10th 2021

    Razor: Gem Micromatic OC buttonless- Mfg 1930-32 for the buttonless model, excellent mid range, I like to use this razor when blade count gets higher because it is more aggressive & efficient IMO.
    Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE(10) excellent blade, very sharp, smooths out nicely+ predictable.
    Soap: Ach Brito Lavada- very nice cream with great lather qualities, been in soap business for many decades.
    Brush: Yaqi Dandelion 24mm Cashmere knot, excellent lather generator, cloud like soft tips, gentle scrubber + great lather painter.
    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.
    Post shave: Arch Brito Lavanda Aftershave with witch hazel + a dollop of Nivea balm + HA
    Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + not weepers= [​IMG] excellent shave with my MMOC button less + a coated Gem.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
  15. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    GEMonday, Aug 16th 2021

    Razor: Gem Junior bar, Mfg 1907-11, excellent tame mid range, this is what folks used not to long ago, carefree shave this morning.
    Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE(1) Excellent blade, very sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely + predictable.
    Soap: Razorock XXX, nice scent, excellent lather qualities.
    Brush: Yaqi 26mm red Zebra synthetic [​IMG] , excellent lather generator, heavenly cloud like soft tips, gentle scrub + great lather painter.
    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.
    Post shave: Razorock XXX with witch Hazel + Nivea balm with HA.
    Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + minor irritation + no weepers= [​IMG]Excellent shave with my Gem Jr bar with a coated Gem.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
  16. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Ever-Ready Gold 1912 Razor
    Gem Stainless Blade
    Vulfix Old Original Super Badger Bush
    Proraso White Shave Cream
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel w/Egyptian Musk
    Lustray Coachman After Shave


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  17. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    I had a great shave today with the Original Micromatic the bumpless Micromatic open comb and a Treet carbon steel blade.

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  18. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    GEMonday, Aug 23 2021

    Razor: Gem Push button, Mfg 1958-65, excellent tame mid range, black & gold make this razor best eye candy, different method of clamping blade.
    Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE [​IMG] (3) very sharp, excellent longevity, smooths out nicely, predictable.
    Soap: Speick, nice spicy scent, excellent lather qualities- recommend this triple milled soap.
    Brush: Yaqi 2band(Finest badger)barber pole, great for large hands, excellent lather generator, pillow soft tips, nice scrubber, great lather painter IMO.
    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.
    Post: Ach Brito Lavada with witch hazel + a dollop of Nivea balm with HA.
    Results: CCS,DFS,BBs + no irritation + no weepers=[​IMG]excellent shave with my Gem Push button with a Gem coated blade.
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    Have some excellent shaves!
     
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  19. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Ever-Ready 1912 (England) Razor
    Gem Stainless Blade
    Surrey Boar Brush
    Cremo Refreshing Mint Shave Cream
    Seabreeze Astringent
    Lucky Tiger Aspen After Shave


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  20. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    ASRazor shave, Tue, Aug 24th 2021

    Razor: Everready 1924(AKA Shovel head),Mfg1924-33, great mid range, ER Steamline strop handle, loads from back.
    Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE(4) Excellent blade, very sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely, predictable.
    Soap: Razorock Irish Countryside, mild scent, excellent lather qualities, great pricing.
    Brush: Yaqi Rainbow brown whiskers 26mm synthetic, excellent lather generator, heavenly cloud like soft tips, gentle scrubber + excellent lather painter.
    Pre shave: Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of clear Aloe Vera gel on the cleaned beard face.
    Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups.
    Post shave: Razorock Emperor [​IMG] (Creed Aventis knockoff?)with witch hazel + a dollop of Nivea Balm with HA.
    Results: CCS,DFS,BBs + no irritation + no weepers=[​IMG]excellent shave with my Everready 1924 + a coated Gem blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
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