I think you meant me, brother Steve. Thank you for the clarification. Like I said, I use the one on the right for all of my GEM razors.Brother Clay,
The picture on the left applies only to the Ever-Ready 1924 model. The picture on the right (razor head flat or virtually flat against the face) applies to virtually all other SE razors.
Really glad to hear things are improving with the Little Lather Catcher!Gotta say: just for giggles last week I pulled out the Little Lather Catcher. I hadn't used it for a while and was in the mood to clean out the Shave Cave a little. Give it a chance to spin my toque, like that. Or send it to a new home if it didn't.
I was pleasantly surprised. Fresh PTFE blade, some care and attention, and I got a good shave. Good enough that I left the razor out for Friday's shave. That went well enough that I'll use it for Monday's shave.
I only don't like the little dinky handles. They're OK but not to my taste. I pawed through the bits-n-bobs bin yesterday and came up with a piece of 5/8" copper rod stock. Two days worth of hand filing later I have a nice 3.5" handle for the LLC or any other razor of similar vintage. I'll post pics elsewhere, probably in SOTD.
I think a heavier handle (gotta get out the scale...) will give it some mass and momentum.Really glad to hear things are improving with the Little Lather Catcher!
Once you develop your technique, a MMOC is a joy to use.I only own one single edge so far, but that may change in the near future. I picked this one up a few weeks ago, and have fallen in love with the challenges it has brought with it. I normally use my Rockwell 6S, and started reading this single edge stuff that's floating around here. Needless to say, I found this razor pretty aggressive at first, but I'm starting to really develop my technique as to where it's become a very enjoyable experience! I think I like this thing!
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Off to count teeth!!The Clog Pruf Peerless. This is a much better razor than the standard Clog Pruf. It is about as close to a Goldilocks razor for the way I shave. It is not too aggressive or mild and efficient enough to get to a BBS without or minimal depending prep irritation for me.
The difference visually between the standard and peerless when looking to buy one is the teeth on the guard. The peerless is the one on the right with more teeth.
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Besides having more teeth I think they only made them in brass without any plating also. The reason for the peerless designation besides for nomenclature purposes to differentiate the 2 is that was the name of the set the razor was sold in. Far as I know they never put a standard Clog Pruf in that particular set.Learn something every day here, my Gem Clog pruf is the peerless model, can't remember if I have even tried it , I tried it or the mmoc and had a rough go, looks like I need to try them both soon.