First shave with the ATT G1 Gem type razor.

Discussion in 'Single Edged Razors' started by shave/brush, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. shave/brush

    shave/brush Contributor

    I just got this nice razor from ATT. It’s their modern version of a Gem type razor. Model ATT G1. It’s a real beauty and shaves really nice.
    First off I have to say putting it together for use is a bit tricky. Once I figured out how to do that all was fine.
    I used an ordinary Gem stainless steel blade. I hand stropped it a few times.

    It does give a nice smooth shave. Although similar to the ER-1912 it is different. It feels nice on your face. Maybe it’s the extra weight or the grooves in the head. I’m not sure why but I like it better than the ER-1912. To honest I haven’t use the 1912 in awhile but I don’t remember enjoying it as much as the G1.

    ATT should have included some sort of directions on assembly. Something like this would have been helpful.

    1. Put the little threaded hook thru the base plate with the hook toward the front.

    2. Then put the blade in place.

    3. Then put the top piece on with the tapered end toward the front.

    4. Then screw the handle on.

    This razor gives such a nice smooth and close shave it’s worth every penny. You can get it with or without a handle. I will be keeping it.
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2019
  2. shave/brush

    shave/brush Contributor

    I put a Weber Wave handle on it. Looks cool.

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  3. shave/brush

    shave/brush Contributor

    This is a great razor. Worth tying.
     
  4. Nice looking razor. Thanks for the shave report. You are making it hard for me to resist buying one.
     
  5. shave/brush

    shave/brush Contributor

    Nice razor, you won't be sorry if you get one.
     
  6. shave/brush

    shave/brush Contributor

    I used the blades you can get at CVS or Walgreens. Stainless steel. I hand stropped them 4 times on each side. It was a very smooth shave. The best shave I ever got from a Gem blade. This G1 shaves very close yet very smooth.

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  7. Glad you picked one up! Looks nice with that Wave handle. I like knurling! I always get the Kronos handle with ATT -- it's what works for me. That Wave would probably suit me pretty well, too.

    O.H.
     
  8. shave/brush

    shave/brush Contributor

    I'm really enjoying this razor. It's not aggressive at all but very efficient. I can get a Baby Butt Smooth (BBS) shave every time. I also find I don't have to hold it flat against my face to get a close shave. And the grooves in the top plate make the shave feel even smoother. This is a great razor. Notice the grooves, it makes for a very smooth shave.

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    Last edited: Jun 11, 2019
  9. shave/brush

    shave/brush Contributor

    This razor reminds me of the OneBlade razor. Very smooth and easy to use. Only I like it much better than the OneBlade because it still requires some skill to use.
     
  10. ajkel64

    ajkel64 Ambassador

    Nice looking razor, thanks for sharing.
     
  11. shave/brush

    shave/brush Contributor

    I just had another great shave with the G1 razor. This is quickly becoming my favorite razor. It just shaves so smooth and yet so close. I can't believe I'm saying this because I kind of gave up on Gem razors.
    Before I felt they were just not as smooth or sharp as DE blades or Artist Club type blades. But this razor reminds me of the $400. OneBlade razor I had. It is flawless in operation and very smooth. This razor is worth a try.

    ATT G1_Arko.JPG
     
  12. Anyone know how it compares to the Blackland Sabre?
     
  13. shave/brush

    shave/brush Contributor

    I never tried the Sabre so I can't say.
     
  14. You talked me into it. I'll add my review when I get the razor from ATT and blades from Connaught.
    Darn RAD!!
     
  15. shave/brush

    shave/brush Contributor

    You won't be sorry. It is a real nice razor. I'll be looking forward to your review.
     
  16. shave/brush

    shave/brush Contributor

    Did you buy just the head or did you get a handle with it?
     
  17. I'm deciding. I already have an SE2 with an altas and a H2 with a kronos, so I don't really *need* one. Plus, I've decided to go fishing on the BST for a trade or WTB post. But I will have one.... oh yes, I will have one.
     
  18. shave/brush

    shave/brush Contributor

    Talk about not needing it. I totally gave up on Gem razors. I gave away or sold the ones I had. I use to love the ER-1914. Then I saw the G1 and it just caught my attention. It was like a new toy I just had to have. Of course I dd not need it but I'm so glad I got it. This could become my favorite razor.
     

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