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Where did you get your coated GEM blade? I've recently aquired an antique Micromatic and I'm searching for blades.


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F. Koeller "Velvo" straight
Coates lime
Ghetto DaVinci H2O
Proraso splash
Lime skin food

Picked up a really cute little ~4/8" and nursed it back to health all weekend. Gave it a go today- nice and smooth, then BAM!, the worst slice I've given myself in a long time. How the hell did that happen?
Merkur HD
Lord blade
Muehle-Pinsel Super Badger
Cussons Imperial Leather shave-stick:cool:

WHOHO !!:w00t:

Todays shave with a almost 60 year old shave-stick, found it in a Shave-Kit of e-bay, unused and totally Exellent - it lathered like mad and was soo slick the razor just sliiiiiiiiides - How cool is that :cool: :cool: :cool:
Merker Classic w/ Israeli blade
Vulfix #406 brush
T&H Trafalgar cream
Thayer's Witch Hazel
Pinaud Bay Rum
Edwin Jagger best badger
Dovo straight razor
Arko "Lemon" shaving cream :confused:
St-Ives Intensive Relief moisturizer
Dolce & Gabbana edt

I don't know why they call this Arko cream Lemon, it smells very soapy but nice!

Shower: C&E Sandalwood bodywash, Nancy Boy shampoo, conditioner, and face wash

Merkur Futur with Derby Extra blade
Green Pond Sandalwood
D.R. Harris Sandalwood aftershave

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Shavemac 30 mm silvertip
Merkur HD/Merkur
Taylor's pre-shave gel
Proraso green
Proraso A/S balm
SCS Bay rum w/ lime

Merkur HD w/ Derby Extra
Vulfix 2234
Proraso pre/post as pre
Taylor's Avocado
Alum Bar
Thayer's Rose WH
Feather ASB

Burberry Brit EDT

First time with the Feather ASB, but it seems to have done a great job. I'll use it for a week though before making a final determination.
The Speick is great stuff! A pleasant, smooth shave, with no irritation...and a great scent to boot.

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Nationwide Campus Fixed Head Injector Razor w/ new CVS blade
Caswell Massey Pure Badger Travel Brush
Proraso Pre/Post (as Pre)
Proraso Soap
Burts Bees Lavender Complexion Mist
Brave Soldier Code Blue

First shave with the new razor. Personally, I like the look of it. I didn't see any finish problems, tooling marks, burrs, misaligned parts, excessively loose parts, etc. All in all, it looks like a very well built razor. The added length is also very nice, as I have large hands. The grip was very comfortable - no problems with slipping. I loaded a new CVS blade in the razor this morning, and you could tell that the razor was brand new, because it didn't want to let go of the key after I injected the new blade.

As for the shave, it was very good. I believe that other people have commented that the blade exposure was not as aggressive as older Schick Injectors, and I would agree. I did a three pass shave this morning (with the grain, across the grain, and against the grain) with no irritation.

Personally, I have found that a less agressive razor will yield a better shave. If I take too much off in the initial pass, especially on the neck, I'm likely to get at least one ingrown. Gradual reduction of the beard appears to work the best for me.

It's tough to judge a razor (or any other shaving equipment) on one use, but so far, so good. This was money well spent!
Merkur slant with Derby blade
Simpsons Rover
Institute Karite shea butter soap
Body Shop tea tree toner
Proraso a/s splash
Neutrogena moisturizer with spf
Van Gils Basic Instinct edt
Honeybee Oceania Shave Soap
ShaveMac 22579 Silvertip 23mm
Moss Scuttle over Mug Warmer
Merkur 1904 with Feather Blade
Rose Witch Hazel
Proraso A/S Cream
My shave today:

-Merkur Classic LH w. E & C hartkopf blade
-Mü-Mac Silvertip
-SCS Shaving Oil
-Tom's of Maine Refreshing Mint sc
-Will G's A/S balm blend #7

Merkur Vision w/ Derby Extra
Merkur "Vision" Silvertip Brush
Taylor's Sandalwood Shave Soap
Thayer's Rose
Trumper's Coral Skin Food

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Cetaphil cleanser
King of Shaves gel applied by hand
Merkur Futur with Merkur blade
Generic moisturizer (store-brand)
Carolina Herrera 212 Men (new, and I really like it)


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40's SS w/Lebanese Personna
Taylor lavender
Thayer's lavender
Musgo Real splash

After yesterday's debacle, I had to go with a gentle setup.
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