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  1. mata_66 attached a file to the thread Gem Razor Models.

    The handle seems the same as this rare 1907-1909 Gem Junior Bar. Usually the Junior bar came with a slightly different shaped 'ebonite"...

    Gem_Jr_Bar.png ivorite_baton_handle.png Apr 26, 2019 at 8:14 AM
  2. mata_66 replied to the thread Gem Razor Models.

    I have never heard of gold plated Damaskeene 'til now, less with that gorgeous faux ivory handle. I guess the price tag discouraged many...

    Apr 26, 2019 at 7:55 AM
  3. mata_66 attached a file to the thread Gem Razor Models.

    This is an excerpt of another 1917 hardware wholesale catalog. Interesting to see they were still selling Open Comb Damaskeene razors...

    1917_Gem.jpg Apr 26, 2019 at 6:30 AM
  4. mata_66 replied to the thread Gem Razor Models.

    I have literally no clue about metals and their properties. Knowing I may say some heresy, I ask if it was possible to create a Nickel...

    Apr 26, 2019 at 6:09 AM
  5. mata_66 attached a file to the thread Gem Razor Models.

    Last night I literally strike gold in my search for vintage ads. In the quest to solve the Gem plating mistery this new variant comes in...

    1915_Damaskeene.jpg Apr 26, 2019 at 6:02 AM
  6. mata_66 attached a file to the thread Gem Razor Models.

    It's hard to say. In this 1907 print ad it mentions the nickel plate frame, handle and stropper: [ATTACH] On the other hand, this ad...

    1907_Gem junior.jpg 1907_Gem junior#2.jpg Apr 26, 2019 at 5:45 AM
  7. mata_66 replied to the thread Gem Razor Models.

    Tonight when I was hunting vintage catalogs I've found this peculiar 1922 Masonic Damaskeene set. [IMG] Wow, quite some collectables!

    Apr 25, 2019 at 6:25 PM
  8. mata_66 replied to the thread Gem Razor Models.

    There's not enough love for the Contour. I don't personally have one but it is very cool looking and, sharing the same head with the...

    Apr 25, 2019 at 6:28 AM
  9. mata_66 replied to the thread Gem Razor Models.

    Lol I did nothing in comparison to your extensive testing and gathering of resources :001_tt2:

    Apr 24, 2019 at 5:01 PM
  10. mata_66 replied to the thread What's your favorite form of soap?.

    I've found shaving sticks work better for me when I have 2+ days stubbles. I almost shave every day and I have to put extra effort for...

    Apr 24, 2019 at 3:15 PM
  11. mata_66 replied to the thread What Was Your Cream Today?.

    Geo F Trumper Eucris

    Apr 22, 2019 at 6:33 PM
  12. mata_66 replied to the thread What's Your Brush Today?.

    Simpson Persian Jar 2 in Best

    Apr 22, 2019 at 6:32 PM
  13. mata_66 replied to the thread Best boar brushes under $30.

    I agree it's the excellent Zenith A28 knot mounted on the 506 "short barber handle". Also, the Razorock "Chubby" silvertips are...

    Apr 22, 2019 at 4:49 PM
  14. mata_66 replied to the thread Best boar brushes under $30.

    If you were in Europe every boar brush is under $30 except a very few (ABC comes to mind). Omega: The 49 you already have is one of my...

    Apr 22, 2019 at 4:32 PM
  15. mata_66 replied to the thread Omega 10098 vs 48.

    Lol yes, I hadn't thought about the o-rings!

    Apr 21, 2019 at 10:31 AM