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Recent content by Itazuramono

  1. Itazuramono

    The correct blades? Valet Autostrop and GEM

    Gem blades can also be used in the Auto Strop with a little modification.
  2. Itazuramono

    Injector blades in Auto Strop razors?

    Yeah, I use despined Gem blades and they work really good, but I'd just like to try something different.
  3. Itazuramono

    Injector blades in Auto Strop razors?

    Would these be the blades you're referring to? KAI / REPLACEMENT BLADE SET (50 SHEETS SET) / BEST0.25 / MADE IN JAPAN | eBay - https://www.ebay.com/itm/183776337301?hash=item2ac9ec5d95:g:iGUAAOSwboFeVdja Also, that link you posted doesn't seem to work.
  4. Itazuramono

    Injector blades in Auto Strop razors?

    Well, I don't have any injector razors... yet, but the VC1 is my favorite razor and I thought it would be cool to try different types of blades in it since the only ones I can really use are Gem and Feather and the Feathers feel way too harsh.
  5. Itazuramono

    Injector blades in Auto Strop razors?

    Let's say I take the measurements of a Feather FHS-10 blade and subtract from it the length of an injector blade, then I 3D print an object with those dimensions and set it down on a flat surface and put an injector blade right next to it and stick some strong tape tape to them to stick them...
  6. Itazuramono

    Is the Valet Auto Strop VC1 actually adjustable?

    Oops, I meant a double edge blade.
  7. Itazuramono

    Is the Valet Auto Strop VC1 actually adjustable?

    Well, I had a bit of an odd idea to take a single edge blade I had already used up and snap it in half, cut off the blade edge and snip it down so I could slide it up under the blade while it's not all the way into the stops to prop it up. It works! It keeps the blade stable and increases the...
  8. Itazuramono

    Is the Valet Auto Strop VC1 actually adjustable?

    So, I've seen some say the Valet VC1 is adjustable with the lever on the back. I just got one and I can kinda see what they're talking about but at the same time if I "adjust" it, the blade is held more loosely and kinda wobbles up and down and I'm scared to try shaving with it like that. Will...
  9. Itazuramono

    Feather Single Edge Issue or am I doing something wrong?

    I have this exact same problem with the those blades! Good to know I'm not the only one. In the VC4 it's not so bad, but like everyone else says the blades only last about 1 or 2 shaves. And in the VC2 it just pulls and tugs like nothing else. I just got a VC1 and am using a Gem blade in it and...
  10. Itazuramono

    Is there a way for me to straighten the door on my Gem razor?

    Yeah, I was afraid that would probably be the case. It's really a shame because other than that tiny flaw it's a really nice looking razor. I don't like the idea of buying a replacement for a razor I just bought. Since it still works as it should I don't really see a reason for it.
  11. Itazuramono

    Is there a way for me to straighten the door on my Gem razor?

    I recently bought a 1912 type Gem Junior razor on eBay and I've noticed that the door just barely doesn't clamp down all the way on one side. It still seems to hold the blade in place just fine and everything but it still bothers me a little and I was wondering if there's anything I could do to...
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