I can't wait to get my featherweight and blades in so I can try it and join the micromatic monday
It’s good we have so many vintage choices. Like you said, it’s a GEM thread, but if I could just choose one that does it all, it would be the little Schick Type E.As usual, we're off to a very nice start to our Micromatic Monday / GEMonday!!! My shave usually takes place later in the day, but today I opted for a morning shave:
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The AutoStrop B2 with a de-spined GEM SS PTFE blade on it's 2nd shave teamed up with a Micromatic Clog-Pruf (MMCP) with a GEM SS PTFE blade on it's 5th shave. The MMCP took the 1st and 3rd passes, the AutoStrop took on the 2nd pass and very quick touch-up on the lower neck. These 2 razors did a phenomenal job together, and it's still neck-and-neck in my mind between the MMCP and the MMBT as far as rankings go. But I have to say (very quietly as this is a GEM-based thread), the AutoStrop continues to steal the show for me. I can't even explain why....not sure if it's the weight, length, angle of the head....I pick up that razor and it's like I've been shaving with it all my life.
So it was a great shave here. Two excellent razors, a favorite brush (Yaqi Moka 24mm synth) and cream (Palmolive) -- and I ended up with my favorite menthol aftershave (Krampert's Finest Frostbite)!!!
WHOA, WHOA, WHOA!!!!! When did you get a Star????????? How long have I been asleep???? A Featherweight Deluxe and a Kampfe Bros Star!!!!! You sir, have been holding out!!!My Micromatic Monday was a Gemonday
And a Staronday, ok combining Star and Monday doesn't work as well as Gem and Monday.
Hot shower prep
Bloom water pre
Mer shaving Fougere Orange on two band badger.
Star Lather catcher with despined and wedge adapter Gem SS ptfe 1st use WTG
Gem Featherweight deluxe with Gem ss ptfe 3rd flip. ATG
Whitchazle and Tolsom aftershave splash.
I should have corked the blade for the Star but it wasn't terribly rough. The featherweight did fine.
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Hmmm, I've always wondered about that. Definitely seems like my ear-hair grows faster and thicker than the hair on the top of my head!!! Beautiful Razors -- they look good together!!!Micromatic Monday for myself today and the shave had a some irritation according to the Alum block, but no weepers on a blade with (8) shaves.
Razor: Gem Micromatic
Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE (8)
Soap: Razorock XXX
Brush: Razorock plissoft
Pre shave : Shower + Aloe vera gel
Post shave: Alum block + cold water rinse
Post shave: Razorock XXX Aftershave + witch hazel + Nivea balm
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I used the Gillette slim setting (1)to trim the ears hair, a lot of barbers like to trim the ears but it makes a person trim them on a regular basis now. A person should avoid trimming ear hair as long as possible IMO.
Have some great shaves!
I posted it and several other acquisition on the acquisition thread. This is the first time I used it. I've had it a few weeks.WHOA, WHOA, WHOA!!!!! When did you get a Star????????? How long have I been asleep???? A Featherweight Deluxe and a Kampfe Bros Star!!!!! You sir, have been holding out!!!
I really need to pay more attention to the Acquisition thread. I notice you did a de-spine with a wedge adapter -- I've got one of those as well, but haven't used it yet -- it looks like you have blade stops, so you may want to try an unaltered GEM blade at some point.
Stuck out at the antique stores yesterday but had a busy day of trading with a buddy of mine. He threw in the willioms mug and Stirling pharaohs dream sickle soaps for helping him out up a shelf for some of his shaving gear. And my Feather B20s came today witch was a surprise, tracking from Japan said estimated delivery July 27th. And
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Gem deluxe feather weight.
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Star lather catcher.
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Gem Jr Bar.
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This is an original handle which also has o e more piece. You ad the third piece and used it without the razor head for stropping the wedge shaped blades that where originally used in these razors.Beautiful Star!
I saw the acquisition post. It has a modern bespoke handle to replace the original wooden one, right?
Good to see you, John. And that is a truly gorgeous (I mean GAWgeous) brush!!!Micromatic+ on a Monday evening
Brassy gold bumpless MMOC, corked a new PTFE
PBOCS, Rapira Platinum Lux (3)
BOSC Special Reserve AC
GAWgeous olive handled boar
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Two pass and touch up on about two days of growth. BBS except a bit of the maelstrom that just wouldn’t let go. Very nice to cork a new Gem and get up close in perfect comfort.