I'm not the expert on these because I can never keep track of all the variations! But in general that style of shaver has just the right amount of aggressiveness in my opinion. Just right...... (so 7/10 with 10 highly aggressive - just my opinion)
The 1930's British ER 1912s have a different shaped frame to the 1920s US GEMs and are nearer to the Damaskeenes. A great level of well behaved aggression and just a pleasure to shave with. Congratulations!
I have a couple of dozen of these in various cases, a dozen more of the American Ever Ready, GEM & Star. I love the British Ever Ready - the 1930s example, as here, really is the finest of them. That same head carried on through the '40s into the '50s where it was often mated with a lighter handle. They're equally nice in my book, almost like a sport version.
Aggression? The 1912 is the de facto single edge shave around which all comparisons are made. It is right there in the middle - not too aggressive, certainly not mild; effective with every pass and leaves your skin in place. Want classier? 1914. Want more aggressive? 1924.
The older Damaskeene, which this razor evolved from, is often considered the original and best but I'm one who thinks they improved upon the original with the 1912 and something just quite right came together in the British factories where some subtle difference in the manufacturing made it quite literally perfect.
Paul summarized it perfectly, this particular model of 1912 is perfect in every way, both aesthetically and in performance. I'm sure you'll enjoy it very much! ...and by the way, I also think that British ERs are slightly more aggressive than their US counterparts, at least based on the specimens I have.
birdlives: They probably did that because they had a ninja shaver armed with an unmentionable contracted from B&B to make the shave....get your attorney to get full disclosure and video of the shave. If you were touched by a unmentionable, 'sic Fuzzy on them!!
Sept 16, 2017 14:02:47 GMT -6
RocketMan: My wife is a nurse at a local hospital and brought me home a razor they use for such fun - it is an UM style (unmentionable!) made of plastic and dull as a a Derby blade run over some sandpaper - maybe one of those was used???????
Sept 17, 2017 18:28:54 GMT -6
wchnu: Yup Ibet your right. Prolly gave him koodies too.
Sept 17, 2017 18:39:39 GMT -6
wchnu: If I liked him more I might actually feel bad about that.
Sept 17, 2017 18:54:02 GMT -6
wchnu: Did I type...THAT... Outloud???? Oops
Sept 17, 2017 18:54:28 GMT -6
birdlives: I hear nothing....I see nothing.....Hospital Koodies.......Yeaagh!!!! A DE with a Derby!!! NOPE!!! I hear nothing...I see nothing...If I go under the anesthesia, I'm taking someone I can trust to WATCH all that business....I can trust you guys, RIGHT ?
Sept 17, 2017 19:18:03 GMT -6
wchnu: Why yessss you can...uhhuh,..sure can...most the time anyway.
Sept 17, 2017 19:35:00 GMT -6
birdlives: What about that Canadian Rocket Dood? Can I trust him too?
Sept 17, 2017 19:38:22 GMT -6
wchnu: Hard to say....but prolly so.
Sept 17, 2017 22:40:17 GMT -6
GarnerPW: I just read what you wrote there Fuzz or should I say Mr. Fuzz. And all this time I thought you liked me.
Sept 18, 2017 4:38:29 GMT -6
GarnerPW: Don't trust him there Bird. You know what they say, "You can't trust the Man/Fuzz". The Canuck, is alright though.
Sept 18, 2017 4:43:20 GMT -6
birdlives: I don't know......Have you seen what that crazy Canuck does in a bath tub?
Sept 18, 2017 13:31:26 GMT -6
GarnerPW: No what???
Sept 18, 2017 13:33:24 GMT -6
Alan: Boy, I thought I was going nuts, so I stared at it for a while and realized Riverruns avatar winks.
Sept 19, 2017 21:29:17 GMT -6
birdlives: ALAN!!.....Uh...Oh....you're right! That could be dangerous! This might be a case for the avatar police! I stetched his avatar as big as my i-Pad screen...Bam! It blinked and I jumped...lol!
Sept 20, 2017 2:04:25 GMT -6