Reluctant MMOC in the wild

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Lancre, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    Here's a question for the brain trust here:

    Today I ran across a MicroMatic Open Comb for $10.00. Cosmetically, it looked good. Mechanically, I'm not so sure. When I twisted the TTO knob, it went maybe a full turn and then stopped. I could flip the top up with a fingernail, so it would be possible to load a blade into it, but the TTO wouldn't do it.

    The question in my mind is:

    Is there something broken in the handle that's stopping the mechanism or is it just dirt that an overnight bath in Dawn might sort out? Have any of you GEM owners run across a similar issue?

    Should I go back and get it? (Like I don't know what you enablers will say to that!)
    Frijolero and RyX like this.
  2. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    It's very common. Dawn may take care of it or not. As long as it closes securely and can be opened it's probably worth $10, after all the $15-25 razors on eBay are equally a crap shoot.

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