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Gem Razor Models

Pic the Gem you like shaving with. Multiple choices allowed!

  • Gem lather catcher

    Votes: 35 19.3%
  • Gem Junior

    Votes: 43 23.8%
  • Gem 1912 Damaskeene

    Votes: 71 39.2%
  • Gem Mico Matic Clog proof

    Votes: 50 27.6%
  • Gem Micro Matic Bullet handle(Flying wing)

    Votes: 43 23.8%
  • Gem Micro Matic Open Comb

    Votes: 71 39.2%
  • Gem Push button

    Votes: 27 14.9%
  • Gem G-Bar

    Votes: 45 24.9%
  • Gem Feather Weight

    Votes: 29 16.0%
  • Gem Contour

    Votes: 7 3.9%

  • Total voters
    181
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.

The seller used to be active on several shave forums and informed me it was, in fact, a prototype. That was after I lost out on it. He said he used it a few times and that it was a good razor. I believe Gem made a number of these adjustable prototypes and gave them to the executives and workers to try out. Whatever the reason, it never got past the prototype stage.
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That's pretty cool. I have a MMOC on the way and I've been getting good shaves with my GEM 1912 Jr that past few days. An adjustable would have been pretty cool. The GEM blades are awesome. I wish the Oneblade took them without hassle.
 
I just tune in to reinforce my predjudice against BIC CP.

Maybe I’ll finally open my test tuck of GSB and give those a whirl. I have Rapira PL and Voskhod high on my list (100 of each), but never got along with Personna platinum reds.
Its just my opinion and I'm in the ball park and should give Folks a simple reference if thinking about changing blades or blade systems.
 
Its just my opinion and I'm in the ball park and should give Folks a simple reference if thinking about changing blades or blade systems.
With respect it (the BIC rating) reinforces my belief that subjective blade reviews (unless coming from your twin in blind testing) are pretty worthless. The only objective testing I'm aware of finds the BIC as the sharpest blade extant after a couple shaves and that's consistent with my experience.

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With respect it (the BIC rating) reinforces my belief that subjective blade reviews (unless coming from your twin in blind testing) are pretty worthless. The only objective testing I'm aware of finds the BIC as the sharpest blade extant after a couple shaves and that's consistent with my experience.

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Hello Jeff, I had high hope for the Bic CP and it was sharp in my Tech razor. After the first shave it was noticeably sharp and then it went side ways, the blade did not show predictable wear reliability like my other blades so it was placed in the sharp and Smooth category.
Bic keeners always want to know why and it just did not impress me in any real way, Still a good category for a blade to be in IMO.
 
Hello Jeff, I had high hope for the Bic CP and it was sharp in my Tech razor. After the first shave it was noticeably sharp and then it went side ways, the blade did not show predictable wear reliability like my other blades so it was placed in the sharp and Smooth category.
Bic keeners always want to know why and it just did not impress me in any real way, Still a good category for a blade to be in IMO.
I don't doubt your experience as user experience with BICs is all over the map. Like I said while I appreciate your effort to share I just doubt the relevance of any one user's experience unless that user is yourself.

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I don't doubt your experience as user experience with BICs is all over the map. Like I said while I appreciate your effort to share I just doubt the relevance of any one user's experience unless that user is yourself.

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I even doubt the relevance of my own experience until I‘ve worked a ways into a 100 blade pack. Doesn’t keep me from cheerfully wading in to blade discussions. I am trying to swear off soap (especially Williams and Arko) as a topic.
 
I even doubt the relevance of my own experience until I‘ve worked a ways into a 100 blade pack. Doesn’t keep me from cheerfully wading in to blade discussions. I am trying to swear off soap (especially Williams and Arko) as a topic.

Well since you brought up Williams and Arko........ Insert contrary opinion to your own here.... And if you disagree with me then you are just wrong on every level.......:letterk1:
 
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