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Gem G Bar

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Although I'm relatively new to the new to the world of DE shaving, it's not difficult to tell the difference between a good shave and a great shave, especially when price is involved.
And if you're looking for a razor that performs well and has looks to boot, then Gem G Bar is worth the few dollars you'll spend on one in fantastic condition, compared to the curiously high prices some vintage razors have been demanding lately, such as The Gillette Fat Boy. You'll need some slick looking blades to go with your slick looking razor and Ted Pella sells Single Edge, PTFE-Coated Stainless Steel Blades (box of 200) for $33.
Here's a link. http://www.tedpella.com/dissect_html/dissect.htm#anchor1623602
By far the Gem G Bar has given me my closest and most comfortable shave yet.. compared to the various DE's (Merkur Vision to Gillette Techs) and Schick Injectors.
It didn't take very long to adjust to the dangerous looking blade angle, and I found it quite easy to maneuver through those tough areas under the jaw, nose and tricky areas on the neck. When you hold it, you notice how well balanced it as, with just the right amount of weight. It feels like a Real Razor.
Since I'm not brave enough to wield a straight (yet), the Gem G Bar is the next best thing.
All and all I can't find a single flaw on this razor and am very happy to have made it a permanent spot in my rotation.

Latest reviews

Pros: finish
Cons: aggressiveness
I picked this up as part of a DE razor lot and this was my first SE since my youth when the injectors were big. First, the finish and look are outstanding. This is one sexy looking razor and the blade replacement is literally a snap. I'm glad I read the reviews before using since it does take an angle for the blade to actually start giving feedback. That said, I found the handle a bit slippery and the length short, particularly with the head angled down, which made it very difficult when shaving the sides of my head where I generally choke up on the handle for a more delicate touch. I ended up finishing with a DE, but this could make for a good shave in the right hands. I fear those hands are not mine.
Grip
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Price
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Balance
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Quality
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Adjustability
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User Friendly
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Aggressiveness
1.00 star(s)
Ease of Blade Replacement
5.00 star(s)
Pros: High quality, attractive design, and a substantive feel
Cons: None
The Gem Heavy Flat Top aka the Gem "G Bar" is an outstanding razor. It was manufactured from about 1949 through the 1950s. It shaves close and comfortable, yet it is mild enough so that it does not nick the skin. It is an attractive razor than is built like the proverbial battle ship. The chrome is thick. I highly recommend it.
Grip
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Price
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Balance
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Quality
5.00 star(s)
Adjustability
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User Friendly
5.00 star(s)
Aggressiveness
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Ease of Blade Replacement
5.00 star(s)
Pros: Looks nice
Cons: Hacker
For some reason, this razor hacks my face up like a sword yielding ninja.I am using the correct angle but it is a bleeder for me. Looks great but not for me.
Grip
5.00 star(s)
Price
5.00 star(s)
Balance
5.00 star(s)
Quality
5.00 star(s)
Adjustability
0.00 star(s)
User Friendly
5.00 star(s)
Aggressiveness
5.00 star(s)
Ease of Blade Replacement
5.00 star(s)

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