Looks like down the road I will have purchase a Gem 1912 model, it is very popular. Thanks for the information every one.I have tough old whiskers. I like the following SE razors (chronological order):
. For me, the 1912's combination of comfort and efficiency have perhaps been equaled but never really surpassed in the ensuing decades since its demise. The Gillette DE juggernaut eventually drove ASR out of business, .
Interesting that a lot of folks mention that same comment and more than likely it's the very shallow angle for shaving and the superior blade design with the spine on the one end to give the blade more rigidity. Rigidity of a blade is important and there are a lot of folks who will explain and some interesting photo's that express their points of view.I feel that I get superior shaves out of my Gems and Ever Ready razors than any DE. They’re smoother and closer shaves every time.
That one was up on eBay a few years back. I bid on it, but lost out in the end. I really didn’t know the history and authenticity of the razor at that time.