Suggestions for a first SE razor?

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by BlueShaver, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member


    All of these suggestions are really good although I don’t use se all the time. I used my Gem Jr lather catcher last night however and it was awesome. I have a couple Gem 1912 and a clog pruf and they all shave real well also.
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  2. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    Nothing like hearing a lather catcher sing!
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  3. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    Something to note on the Micromatic razors...they either look great, or completely trashed. The silver ones were chrome plated, and the vintage chrome plating usually holds up better than the nickel plated gillettes. The gold plated versions are usually bare brass at this point.
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  4. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Well dang!
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  5. preidy

    preidy Just call me Dino

    Schick G-series a good starting point.
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  6. BlueShaver

    BlueShaver Premature Latheration Sufferer

    Enablers the lot of yer :angry019:


    I couldn't resist this pair for the princely sum of £2.

    A) What are they?
    B) Will they shave?
    C) How do they shave?
    D) Where on earth do i get blades?
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  7. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    I am not 100% certain, but the top one looks like it could be an ER 1914, which is my personal favorite SE. The bottom looks like an ER 1912. Both are nice razors, although I have the Gem version of the 1912.

    In the states, many drug stores carry blades for these. You can also get them from Amazon.
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  8. bigsam1957

    bigsam1957 Member

    I would start with the 1912. The one with the thumb tab on the back of the lid. The 1914 is supposed to be the more aggressive of the two, although I have both and don't see a lot of difference. Connaught shaving in the U.K has the best deal on the personna gem coated blades that I like. You may find that you prefer something else. But these are probably the most used blades. Both of your ever readys are great shavers.
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  9. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    Those are some great razors!
    Gonna be good shaves around your parts!
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  10. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool..
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