With the talk of the new Gem Powered Razors, just had to try out an old Favourite. I chose the Gem Junior , which is my favourite 1912 and that includes a Damaskeene. So easy to load, and even though it has a short handle it is a pleasure to use. The shave was smooth and comfortable and nice and close all round
Tonight I decided to go old school. This is the first time I have tried the Gen doubledge blades. Much to my surprise they delivered a very smooth shave. I will load this blade into my MMMOC and see how it shaves. Have a great weekend all. Tom
Tonight I decided to go old school. This is the first time I have tried the Gem doubledge blades. Much to my surprise they delivered a very smooth shave. I will load this blade into my MMMOC and see how it shaves. Have a great weekend all. Tom
RazoRock Syn. 24mm Speick Active Brass General Schick Proline Type P [ 5 ] Alum Rub/Rinse off Tuff Green A/S Lotion
Am getting used to this Razor now, and am a little happier with the handle than I was.The Shave is extremely smooth and comfortable,but maybe not as close as expected.Perhaps this blade is not the one best suited to the General,will try out other ones in due course.
For today's shave I brought out a razor I have had for a couple of years and have not used. Folks I bring you the SEGAL Razor.
Some of you know about the SEGAL razor, but for those that do not, the SEGAL Razor Co. was a division of the Segal Lock Co. started by Samuel Segal. The razor looks like a normal 3 piece razor, but when you unscrew the bottom nut, the top lifts and turns to accept a proprietary blade. It has a very thin gold wash and dates from about 1930 or later.
Here is a little bit of history from the Segal Lock Co. website provided by Mr. Douglas Smythe from HTGAM. Click on the advertisement to take you to the site.
Blades of course are not manufactured any longer and are very hard to find. I did try to use Douglas Smythe's template to cut a modern blade to fit the razor, but I did not cut it well enough to fit straight, so it sat in a box in my den unused for a very loong time. I was in conversation with a very well regarded member on a different forum for some Durham Duplex blades and he mentioned he had a tuck or two of SEGAL blades, and he was willing to share some of those with me as well. When I got the blades, I used a blade in the DD and reported on it, but I was not wanting to break the pristine plastic seal on the SEGAL blades. Well today I unwrapped the tuck of blades and put a NOS blade that is possibly close to 90 years old into a razor and shaved with it. The first stroke was quite loud and felt a lot like the modern carbon steel single edge Gem blades, and I thought the shave would end up being very irritating. It did not take long before I found the groove with the razor and by riding the cap I could get a very smooth cut. The blade did not feel as sharp as any of the modern Stainless blades, but I can tell you that I am BBS, and Dolphins would be jealous. The vintage Rubberset with the original Imported Badger Hair is the softest of all of my Badger Brushes. It also has the least almount of backbone of any of my brushes as well. The brush loaded the XXX croap very easily and prepared my face well for the use of the SEGAL. I finished off with Aubrey Northwoods shave balm and AS. Thank you again Alan for your generosity, without you, I would have not gotten the fine shave today that I get to share with the various shaving communities. Have a blessed day Gentlemen.
Williams Shaving Soap Jayaruh #2 Gem 1911 Lather Catcher CVS SE CWR, Asma Alum Block Thayer's Lemon WH Pinaud Vegetal
The Williams Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #2 badger brush. I did two passes with the Gem 1911 Lather Catcher with a CVS blade, and I ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Pinaud Vegetal AS. It was a most excellent shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
Saturday 17th June Cadman Custom Tabac Ever Ready 1924 aka Shovelhead Rocnel handle GEM SSC #4 Rinse > Alum > Rinse Blue Stratos A/S Lacura Body Moisturiser Tabac Sa'T'urday with a SS handle version of my 1924. Wonderful!!!
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 stretched his avatar as big as my i-Pad screen...Bam! It blinked and I jumped...lol!
Sept 20, 2017 2:04:25 GMT -6
wchnu: Garner..did I type That outloud..darn. the SE dude is a good guy though.
Sept 20, 2017 17:33:32 GMT -6
wchnu: Alan!!! Good to see you. I will check out that avatar. Sounds spooky.
Sept 20, 2017 17:34:08 GMT -6
wchnu: It really does wink!!
Sept 21, 2017 0:47:42 GMT -6