This past week I picked up three Schick injectors at a local antique mall and thought I'd try them out. 2 NOS Type E injectors with the copper blank it it (one had a beat up cardboard box and pack of blades), and a white handled Type J completely crusted over and full of hair. I dash off and pick up a new pack of Schick injector blades at the local Walgreens, I don't want to touch the ones that came with the razor.
Sanitize the Type Es and dunk the Type J in scrubbing bubbles. I go to take one Type E on its maiden voyage, One hand holding the razor, one hand holding the blade magazine. Put one into the other.......... CRRRRAAAAACCCCKKKK!!! broke the bakelite handle into five pieces. Ouch, my pride . I figured that holding the razor by the end of the handle wasn't the best idea, so i grab the other Type E by the neck and load it up. All goes well, the razor is ready to shave!
I actually got as close with an injector as I do with a DE, unfortunately, it was no where near as comfortable and it didn't seem even close to as sharp. I got done with the shave, ran my hand over the smoothness, no nicks, no irritation, but man, my face really hurts! AHHHHH, why does it hurt so? Put the balm on. Helps a bit, but it still has a generalized pain over my face.
Is it the thicker blade that's irritating? I tried to keep my technique as well as I could. Perhaps just a bad blade? I hear the Type E is fairly aggressive compared to later models, so that might be a factor. I'm definately going to give my Type J a shot in the next coming week to see.
As a side note, I found that the Gillette slide with a Schick injector to be a great move on my neck. Actually got a bit closer than with my DE.