I think @HoosierTrooper owned it for a while than he sold it to some one and have never seen it again. If Hossier finds this link he will mention how it shaved, I believe he bought off of _bay many moons ago and might have some more pictures of it.Wow! Thanks for digging up this pic Ron. I can kind of see why it didn’t make it past the prototype
You sure beat me to it...hahaha! Thanks for the shout-out! Nothing like a Micromatic Monday to chase away the Monday Blues...
I love this razor with the writing....it always makes me think of this Gary Larson cartoon:
Don't You Just Hate it When...all you want to do is have a nice shave and can’t find the instructions to your razor anywhere!
Problem solved. Just engrave the instructions right into the cap of the razor.
Todays shave was fine except I couldn’t obtain a BBS on my neck. I worked at it, but gave up before I caused myself some razor burn. I know the bar is set pretty high after my last two insanely perfect shaves with my Schick E2 and PAL injectors using Personna PTFE blades.
When I think about it, my least used GEM has always been the open comb Micromatic, so maybe this OC model just can’t get a proper pass on my neck skin. I’ll pay close attention using this same blade on my next GEM shave with a different model.
I can feel a little bit of post shave “glow” which is a sign that I may have overworked my face a bit on this shave.
I was just thinking about that this morning. The closest I get to one-and-done on the neck with the MMOC is when using the “loud” angle. And the easiest way for me to irritate my neck with the MMOC is the “loud” angle… Yet, the RazoRock Hawk V3OC - shallow enough that its derpy teeth are an adorable ornament - and all seems swell. Not usually perfection, but also any cleanup isn taking twice as long as the first pass.As to the BBS-on-the-neck dilemma, I only have success with a limited number of razors and blades when it comes to that endeavor -- and I can't think of any GEM that I have which will make it happen easily (at least without a penalty).
Yep, that was mine. I held onto it for several years and sold it when I purged a lot of razors. Here is the original thread about it.
The Fellows wanted to also know how it shaved with the proto type, if your still using your ASR razors you should join us on Micromatic mondays.Yep, that was mine. I held onto it for several years and sold it when I purged a lot of razors. Here is the original thread about it.
I stumbled across what I believe to be an extremely rare GEM razor recently. I have never seen it before, nor do I remember ever reading anything about this razor before. I've done some research the last couple of days and haven't found anything about it. I've google searched it using every...www.badgerandblade.com
as the anniversary of the Micromatic Monday thread approaches in July, please kindly send me a reminder to join in please. will pull double duty for this.The Fellows wanted to also know how it shaved with the proto type, if your still using your ASR razors you should join us on Micromatic mondays.
Thanks for the link and reply.