In my quest for 1912 razor hoarding, I purchased and received a mint looking everready 1912 with the chainlink handle. In comparing it to my Gem, I must say that the finish of the Gem is much nicer- the whole razor is mirror finished inside and out, while the everready has a more matte finish save for the flip head. I'm not sure if this a result of the fleabay seller overdoing the cleaning of the razor or what. Also, the spring on the everready is a flat piece of metal, while the Gem's has a little crease in it. As a matter of fact, the everready is identical to my gold Gem jr...which looks like a cheaper version of my Gem. Finally, depending on how I load the Gem, the crease in the spring holds the blade off the bottom of the blade tray, while the everready and gem jr's spring forces the blade to lay flat on the bottom. I assume the proper loading is flat on the bottom? Also just noticed the Gem has a rounded head vs a flat one on the Jr and everready. I guess there are variations among the 1912's. Now I need a couple Stars to compare now!!