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    Had a pleasant surprise using one of these this morning with a GEM Blue Star carbon steel blade. One of the nicest shaves I have had with any of my SEs or DEs. Smooth and easy but not as close as with my Muhle R41 and a feather blade. They don't seem to clog up and you can easily clear half your face of lather before giving it a rinse for the other half. They live up to there name, lather catcher. Anyway, if you are looking to try something a little different one of these just might do the trick.

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    Very nice looking razor

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    I love the handle. Very neat.

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    That's a great looking razor, any chance of some additional pics...is it like a Rolls Razor, can't quite see the the workings?

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    Awesome!
    I have the exact same razor in a really cool green bakelite box.
    I've always wondered how it would shave. I just bought is because it was so damned cool lookin !
    Thanks for posting
    From where did you get your blades?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcbladescar View Post
    Awesome!
    I have the exact same razor in a really cool green bakelite box.
    I've always wondered how it would shave. I just bought is because it was so damned cool lookin !
    Thanks for posting
    From where did you get your blades?
    Mike
    You should find it a fantastic shaver. I got my blades from amazon. Some gem ptf coated and some PAL blades. Most of the guys swear by ted pella blades.
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    Thanks for the comments fellas.

    Phrank

    The top flips back to load a single edge razor blade.

    Mike

    It is next to impossible to find SE razor blades in Canada. We sometimes go for coffee to a small US town 2 hours south of us and I got mine at the drugstore there. Easiest way would be to order them in from the US, I think. Do not use ant SE blades sold in hardware stores for things like scrapers, they are totally unsuitable.

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    The 1912 line is very good (it is not a lather catcher, those are earlier razors), and I enjoy mine quiet a bit.
    The British made are supposed to be a little more aggressive, I only have the US made ones, but I a bidding now on a british made...
    I have a couple of them as they are still widely available and not too expensive. The one I use the most was part of a 3 razor lot I got from etsy for 6 bucks... they were dirty and one was broken but they cleaned up just fine.

    The best SE blades are PTFE coated, and the best price for them is offered by connaught shaving.
    Funny enough, in that particular razor, I found out that using a DE blade (with the side flaps trimmed) works exceptionally well.


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    Thanks for the tip Galhatz!! I have a few of these razors in my collection and was never able to find a "good" blade for them. I just tried your tip and your right, it shaves very well!!
    Thanks again!!

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    Glad you liked it. I saw the idea on b&b a long while ago and thought ''why on earth would I ever want to do that''... but curiosity got me to try it out.
    I am not sure what to do with the rest of my gear now...

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