i have converted almost exclusively to the single edge and couldn't be happier. super close, super smooth, and super comfortable. plus, imo, they are the coolest looking razors around.
Greg - The Vintage Razor Shop
here's my L.O.S.E.R set.....
top row....Streamline, G Bar, Silver Bullet Tip, Gold Bullet Tip,
bottom row, 2x OCMM, 2x ClogPruf
Contour II, Gold Push Button, Silver Push Button, Gold Featherweight Silver Featherweight
top row, 2x Damaskeene's, 2x 1914's
bottom row, 3x 1912 Ever Ready's, 1x 1912 Star
then a GEM Junior
and lastly my Streamline Set...
little by little, we went insane
I just used my Streamline with a Feather SE blade this morning, first time using that combo. It worked very, very well.
Tom--- Founding member of The ALPHA Team!
If laughter is the best medicine then why do sick people go to doctors instead of comedians?
Seeing this thread got me pipped. Maybe ill go grab some to try. Are all the SEs roughly the same in aggresiveness?
During Gemruary, I really got an appreciation for SE's, mostly using my Damaskeene at that time. I still have a Lather Catcher, OCMM, Clog-Proof and a couple of Injectors I've never tried yet! Curse the Minimalist May! (and to make it worse, the LE brush is apparently shipping soon...aaaaaaaahhhh!)
James - 2011 R41 w/Ikon Handle, Feather, Arko (face lather), TGN Super Silvertip brush, Alum Block, Witch Hazel, Gillette Sun-Up AS
BOTOC - LOSER - SSB - ARKO - TOFLAC-U
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I like them, although now I have more double edge razors.
My first ever shave was with a Gem, that's what Dad used, then we switched to Schick injectors. To my knowledge Dad never used a double edge, have no idea why. I will soon be 67 years old and my first double edge shave was aboutr 2 years ago. Doubles are great but there something about going back to a Gem 1912 or Dad's old G Bar which looks like it just came out of the box.
I sed the G-Bar, or Heavy Flat Top. Very mild, but affer the R41 last night, I needed a mild shave
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Darn, just as I think my RAD has been cured with a slim adjustable, this thread comes up.
These razors are quite intruiging and a decent user grade Gem Micromatics seems very easy to find for not too much money.
Joris (not the razor). If you consider it as a hobby, you shave for free.
I've never even thought about SE till my brother became the self appointed evangelist and LOSER founder....thats all he ever talks about....LOL....Getting a little SERAD myself...the streamlines look awesome!!
ΘΣ of Open Comb Shaving; Founder of BOTOC (Brotherhood of the Open Comb) ~ Ken
i am going to give the SEs another opportunity. i am waiting on an OCMM to see how they compare to DE Open-Combs. The Gem Bullit and Ever Ready were a bit to mild for me, so i want to see what the Open-Combs are like.
Will report back when i receive and use it.
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