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Time To Do A SE Razor Shaving Comparison

Shave 20200412
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Prep: Splashed water on face
Pre-shave: n/a
Brush: Simpson Duke2, Best Badger
Soap: Haslinger Schafmilch
Bowl: n/a (face lathered)
Razor: GEM MMOC
Blade: CVS branded GEM Personna (2)
Post-shave: Dickinson's Witch Hazel
Aftershave Balm: Bath and Bodyworks Hyaluronic Acid Gel
Aftershave Splash: Clubman Osage Rub
Cologne: Classic Match (Polo Clone)

WTG, XTG & ATG. Minor touch-up.

DFS++ (BBS except between my nose and upper lip) with no weepers, nicks, cuts or irritation. Comfortable, smooth and close shave. Awesome result.

The GEM MMOC is a really efficient and effective razor. Nimble and easy to maneuver around my trouble spots. Demands your attention - do not go to sleep while using the MMOC. ;)

The GEM based razors feel so much more maneuverable TO ME than the AC based razors. The MMOC is easily as or more efficient than the Hawk and SE1. Experience has taught me that, with the MMOC, 'Go Steep or Go Home'. ;)

Great razor that has stood the test of time.

YMMV
 
Shave 20200413
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Prep: Splashed water on face
Pre-shave: n/a
Brush: Edwin Jagger 25mm Silvertip Fiber Synthetic
Soap: Haslinger Schafmilch
Bowl: n/a (face lathered)
Razor: GEM Clog Pruf
Blade: CVS branded GEM Personna (3)
Post-shave: Dickinson's Witch Hazel
Aftershave Balm: Bath and Bodyworks Hyaluronic Acid Gel
Aftershave: Epsilon Blue Mediterranean
Cologne: Classic Match Eau de Toilette Spray (Polo Blue clone)

WTG, XTG & ATG. Minor touch-up.

BBS (without trying) with no weepers, nicks or cuts. Minor irritation. Comfortable, smooth and close shave. Top flight result.

The GEM Clog Pruf is a delightful razor. Nimble and easy to maneuver around my trouble spots. :)

Yet another great GEM razor that has stood the test of time.

YMMV
 
Shave 20200414
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Prep: Splashed water on face
Pre-shave: n/a
Brush: AP Shave Co. 24mm SynBad
Soap: Haslinger Schafmilch
Bowl: n/a (face lathered)
Razor: GEM Junior 1912
Blade: CVS branded GEM Personna (4)
Post-shave: Dickinson's Witch Hazel
Aftershave Balm: Bath and Bodyworks Hyaluronic Acid Gel
Aftershave: Clubman Osage Rub
Cologne: Clubman Draggon Noir EdT

WTG, XTG & ATG. Minor touch-up.

DFS++ (BBS except between my nose and upper lip) with no weepers, nicks, cuts or irritation. Comfortable, smooth and close shave. A wonderful shave!

The GEM Junior 1912 is another delightful GEM-based razor. Nimble, easy to maneuver and close in character (albeit a bit more efficient) to my favorite GEM razor, the Featherweight Deluxe. :)

GEM razors rock! :)

YMMV
 
Shave 20200415
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Razor: GEM Bullet Tip, Magic Eye
Blade: CVS branded GEM Personna (5)
Brush: Vulfix 660S 20mm Super Badger
Soap: Haslinger Schafmilch
Bowl: n/a (face lathered)
Post-shave: Dickinson's Witch Hazel
Aftershave Balm: Bath and Bodyworks Hyaluronic Acid Gel
Aftershave: Pinaud Clubman Lilac Vegetal

WTG, XTG & ATG. Minor touch-up.

DFS with no weepers, nicks, cuts or irritation.

The GEM Bullet Tip (Magic Eye) is a very nice shaver. Not as comfortable as the GEM Junior 1912 nor as efficient as the GEM MMOC. Good DFS result but not on a par with the MMOC, Clog Pruf or Junior 1912.

The new Vulfix 660S 20mm Super Badger brush is a pretty cool little brush. Some badger 'funk' but not too bad. Not as dense as my Simpson brushes. Kind of a fun brush.

YMMV
 
Shave 20200416
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Razor: Ever-Ready 1914
Blade: CVS branded GEM Personna (6 and retired)
Brush: @Graydog 26mm Full Moon
Soap: Haslinger Schafmilch
Post-shave: Dickinson's Witch Hazel
Aftershave Balm: Bath and Bodyworks Hyaluronic Acid Gel
Aftershave: Pitralon

WTG, XTG & ATG. Minor touch-up.

DFS+ with no weepers, nicks, cuts or irritation.

The Ever-Ready 1914 is a very nice change-up. The shave is similar to the GEM Junior 1912 - a bit more blade feel. Great shave. Comfortable and efficient. Very pleased with the result.

The @Graydog 26mm Full Moon is a wonderful brush. It just does everything right. Really right. :)


YMMV
 
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Razor: Ever-Ready 1914

The Ever-Ready 1914 is a very nice change-up. The shave is similar to the GEM Junior 1912 - a bit more blade feel. Great shave. Comfortable and efficient. Very pleased with the result.

***CORRECTION***
The razor I used for the 4/16 shave is the Ever-Ready 924, not the 914.

My brain must not have been fully engaged.

Thanks to my friend @Elvis Outlander for helping me out. :)
 
Shave 20200417

Continuing my 2020 Resolution to stop chasing BBS!
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Razor: GEM G-Bar
Blade: GEM Personna (1)
Brush: Epsilon 24mm Horse Hair Fan
Soap: Haslinger Schafmilch
Post-shave: Dickinson's Witch Hazel
Aftershave Balm: Bath and Bodyworks Hyaluronic Acid Gel
Aftershave: Floid
Cologne: Havana

WTG, XTG & ATG. Minor touch-up.

DFS++ with no weepers, nicks, cuts or irritation.

The GEM G-Bar shave is very similar to the GEM Featherweight Deluxe - a little different feel in the hand. Great shave. Comfortable and efficient.

First shave using the Epsilon 24mm Horse Hair Fan. Nice to have a horse hair brush with some backbone! :)

YMMV
 
Shave 20200418

Continuing my 2020 Resolution to stop chasing BBS!
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Razor: GEM Clog Pruf
Blade: GEM Personna (2)
Brush: RazoRock Big Bruce
Soap: Haslinger Schafmilch
Post-shave: Dickinson's Witch Hazel
Aftershave Balm: Bath and Bodyworks Hyaluronic Acid Gel
Aftershave: Clubman Osage Rub
Cologne: Clubman Special Reserve

WTG, XTG & ATG. Minor touch-up.

DFS++ with no weepers, nicks, cuts or irritation.

Second round for the GEM Clog Pruf. Impressed me again. Really close to a BBS. I like this razor.

Revisited an old friend with the RazoRock Big Bruce. Kind of forgot how much I like this brush and how good it is for face lathering. :)

YMMV
 
Shave 20200419
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Razor: GEM MMOC
Blade: GEM Personna (3)
Brush: Zenith B34 28mm Boar
Soap: Haslinger Schafmilch
Post-shave: Dickinson's Witch Hazel
Aftershave Balm: Bath and Bodyworks Hyaluronic Acid Gel
Aftershave: Pinaud Clubman Brandy Spice

WTG, XTG & ATG. Minor touch-up.

DFS++ with no weepers, nicks, cuts or irritation.

Second round for the MMOC. Impressive, most impressive. There is a reason why this razor is a classic. When I am finished with my SE Comparison, the MMOC is staying in my Den Rotation.

YMMV
 
Great thoughts. Thanks for posting on all of those razors. I've got about a half dozen SE. But I've never tried the MMOC. I shave daily and finding that my preferences are moving away from anything OC. The Gem Bullet I've had great success with.
 
Great thoughts. Thanks for posting on all of those razors. I've got about a half dozen SE. But I've never tried the MMOC. I shave daily and finding that my preferences are moving away from anything OC. The Gem Bullet I've had great success with.
You are most welcome. :)

My two favorite GEM style razors (so far) are the Blackland Sabre Level 2 and the GEM Featherweight Deluxe. The MMOC is joining those two, but not as a daily driver. The GEM razor that I can use every day without any irritation or tenderness at all is the Featherweight Deluxe. :)
 
Shave 20200420
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Razor: Ever-Ready 1914
Blade: GEM Personna (4)
Brush: @Graydog 26mm Full Moon "Chubby"
Soap: Haslinger Schafmilch
Post-shave: Dickinson's Witch Hazel
Aftershave Balm: Bath and Bodyworks Hyaluronic Acid Gel
Aftershave: Bootlegger's El Dorado

WTG, XTG & ATG. Minor touch-up.

DFS++ with no weepers, nicks, cuts or irritation.

First shave with the Ever-Ready 1914. High expectations and the 1914 did not disappoint! Smooth, close and comfortable shave!


YMMV
 
Shave 20200421
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Razor: Schick Eversharp G8 Injector
Blade: Schick NOS (4)
Brush: Craving Shaving 26mm Suave
Soap: Haslinger Schafmilch
Post-shave: Dickinson's Witch Hazel
Aftershave Balm: Bath and Bodyworks Hyaluronic Acid Gel
Aftershave: Fine Italian Citrus

WTG, XTG & ATG. Minor touch-up.

DFS++ (BBS everywhere except between my nose and top lip) with no weepers, nicks, cuts or irritation.

The Schick Schick Eversharp G8 Injector with a Schick NOS blade provides a wonderful shave. Smooth, close and comfortable! Top flight razor!

YMMV
 
Shave 20200422
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Razor: GEM Junior 1912, Bakelite Handle
Blade: GEM Personna (4)
Brush: @Graydog 26mm Silver Synth
Soap: Haslinger Schafmilch
Post-shave: Dickinson's Witch Hazel
Aftershave Balm: Bath and Bodyworks Hyaluronic Acid Gel
Aftershave: Pinaud Clubman Lilac Vegetal

WTG, XTG & ATG. Minor touch-up.

DFS++ (BBS everywhere except between my nose and top lip) with no weepers, nicks, cuts or irritation.

The GEM Junior 1912 with the big Bakelite handle is such a cool razor. Comfortable to hold and use. Provides a smooth, close and comfortable shave! I really like this razor. :)

Really a great shave! :)

YMMV
 
Shave 20200423
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Razor: Schick Type I2 Hydro-Magic
Blade: Schick NOS (1)
Brush: Century 7090 22mm Pure Badger
Soap: Haslinger Schafmilch
Post-shave: Dickinson's Witch Hazel
Aftershave Balm: Bath and Bodyworks Hyaluronic Acid Gel
Aftershave: Clubman Osage Rub
Cologne: Pinaud Clubman Musk

WTG, XTG & ATG. Minor touch-up.

DFS++ (BBS everywhere except between my nose and top lip) with no weepers, nicks, cuts or irritation.

The Schick Type I2 Hydro-Magic Injector is a wonderful razor. It shaves very similarly to the Schick Eversharp G8 Injector - which is a good thing. Very smooth, close and comfortable! Like the Type G8, the Type I2 Hydro-Magic is a top flight razor! I like it! :)

Another really great shave! :)

YMMV
 
Shave 20200424
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Razor: GEM Clog Pruf
Blade: GEM Personna (5)
Brush: Wolf Whiskers, 24mm Maggard SHD Knot
Soap: Haslinger Schafmilch
Post-shave: Dickinson's Witch Hazel
Aftershave Balm: Bath and Bodyworks Hyaluronic Acid Gel
Aftershave: Clubman Osage Rub
Cologne: Pinaud Clubman Special Reserve

WTG, XTG & ATG. Minor touch-up.

DFS++ (BBS everywhere except between my nose and top lip) with no weepers, nicks, cuts or irritation.

Shave number three with the GEM Clog Pruf as part of this SE Razor personal overview. The Clog Pruf is definitely, in my opinion, a very good SE razor. Now I'm trying to understand where it should be placed in my personal SE Razor hierarchy.

My quandary is not due to the results - the Clog Pruf delivers excellent shaves. It's more to do with the overall smoothness of the shaving process itself. I think I'm getting there, though.

The answer to the shallow vs. deep angle is a resounding.....it depends on which part of my face. Today's shave was the smoothest so far with the Clog Pruf.

Overall, a comfortable and great shave! :)

YMMV
 
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