Frustrating GEM score
Yesterday I scored two GEM SE razors at an outdoor antique/yard sale for $25. One is a Damaskene and the other is a Micromatic, I think a 1912. Neither one shaves!
When I put a blade in the Damaskene (GEM Personna blade) it is too big, so the tab that locks in it place in the back is backed off a bit and the cover doesn't stay closed. It works if I am shaving strict N-S but at any other angle the cover just flops around.
When I put the blade in the 1912, it would appear that the little tabs that hold it in place in front have worn down; one is worn so far that the blade doesn't stay in place.
I doubt I can fix the 1912, but I feel like the Damaskene should be usable?
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