Just got this in the mail. I cleaned it up. Looks amazing (and scary)
The seller kindly included 3 Gem single edge blades
Congratulations and welcome to the fold ! You'll find it difficult to like a DE as much if you fall in love with this razor and the smooth post shave feel you'll experience.I tried this last night. It plowed through 4 days of growth with zero tugging. Thr shave on my face is incredibly smooth. My neck, in the other hand is good. I rarely go against the grain , so it’s not totally smooth.
I was shocked by how smooth this razor is when you get the angle. To my face, even smoother than a Gillette Flare tip
I’ll be at this again and again.
It was shockingly smooth. I just have some trouble getting the angle under the chinKeep the angle very shallow, head almost riding on the skin. Light touch.
A little stretching isn't a bad idea.
I find the razor smooth and comfortable and have never understood why people say it's aggressive or harsh.
Buy all 3 Micromatic models and you should have all bases covered IMO. That 's what I did and agree they are a great razor. I'm still testing the different models, right now on the Gem 1958>push button.) I really enjoyed the 1912 model and that is a great razor IMO.I’m shocked more guys don’t use these. 1) they are bizarrely smooth and efficient
2) the razors are dirt cheap compared to DEs, and built like tanks;
3) zero razor chatter possible;
4) the narrowed down razor selection is sort of a blessing in disguise.
5) they look badass
Now I want another. What do you guys recommend.