S/E blades for Gem

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by vittocia, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. vittocia

    vittocia Active Member

    Hi all I'm looking for some S/E blades for my gem razors
    I have seen a lot online but all say for industrial use
    I have tried some of these which fit but are not sharp enough for shaving
    Info on shave ready blades would be great as I am at a loss
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  2. cliffb599

    cliffb599 Well-Known Member

    Look for these. [​IMG]
    Or These. [​IMG]

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  3. vittocia

    vittocia Active Member

    Hi mate have you tried these?
  4. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

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  5. vittocia

    vittocia Active Member

    Cheers mate
  6. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Several are good...carbon, stainless...but you can't go wrong with Gem/Ted Pella PTFE coated blades. I enjoy the feel of a carbon shave but for single edge, PTFE the best a man can get (imo).

    There's a guy with a website called Try a Blade, you can buy as few as you like to try out without buying more than you may end up using. He probably stocks them.
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  7. vittocia

    vittocia Active Member

    Thanks mate I will check it out
  8. terstation

    terstation Active Member

    I have found I really enjoy the PAL carbon steel blades, which can also be found on the Etsy site Fuzzy mentioned or at Ted Pella. Best way to find out what you like is to try a few different blades and see what works for you.

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  9. vittocia

    vittocia Active Member

    I tried Etsy and ted pella
    but I am in Australia and they don't post here
    I think I will see if I can get The ones of Amazon ( thanks cliffb599)
    that's if they post to Australia?
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  10. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Connaught is $29 AUD /100 shipped.

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  11. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    For SE GEM blades regardless of manufacturer they come down to four types of blades.

    1. Carbon Steel
    2. Blue Carbon Steel
    3. Uncoated Stainless Steel
    4. PTFE Coated Stainless Steel

    The carbon steel blades need to be dried after each use or they will rust the stainless won't.

    You'll see recommended probably more so than others the coated stainless steel blades but the carbon blades I personally find just as good, only reason I don't use them more often is due to maintenance.

    When you buy from whatever retailer if they happen to come from a medical supply place make sure the blades have what is called a 3 facet cut. Those are the ones suitable for shaving.

    I'll second using Connaught for whatever blades they do stock but before doing a large order see if tryablade.com will ship your way so you can get like maybe 5 of each type to try to see what blade(s) you prefer before doing a bulk order.
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  12. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    Gem PTFE for me.

    When I bought from Connaught it made sense to go with 200 blades, save a little per blade and shipping was reasonable.
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  13. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    I get mine here if Andrews shave shop is out of stock.


    You will order 62-1065 and get 62-1078. These are the 100 count bulk pack of the 62-1065.

    They also have them in uncoated 62-1067, I have never used the uncoated.

    I go through a lot of blades.
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  14. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Carefull with try a blade. They have SE stuff that are paint scraper blades.
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  15. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    They also have carbon steel in at least one variety and blue carbon steel blades also, they just don't list them under barber for industry.

    carbon steel

    blue carbon steel

    uncoated stainless steel

    If it was me and they ship to over to AUS, I'd set up a group buy with other local shave enthusiasts to spread out the costs and get a good supply blades going locally so when other new members show up you guys can post each other smaller quantities within those online or other communities which is what guys do here and on other boards sometimes.
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  16. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    For me the GEM PTFE blades are the only ones I will use having tried the others. I got some from Etsy and Try-A-Blade.
  17. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    I don't know about Australia, but in the US the large pharmacy chains typically have one choice of GEM style shaving blades, usually their "house" brand.
  18. vittocia

    vittocia Active Member

    Thanks mate
    I went got onto Connaught site and order the Gem S/E blades x100
    Now Just got to wait for the mail
    normally 1-2 weeks To Australia (this is 2019?)
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  19. vittocia

    vittocia Active Member

    Thanks Guys for all your help
    Take it easy

    PS will give my feedback when I have given them try
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  20. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    I don't know how Paul at Connaught makes a go at the prices he charges international customers but God bless him

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