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    Are there any single edge fans out there. If I do not shave with a straight which is rare I use a Single Edge Gem GBar or a Schick Injector j model

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    I have a late 40's Gillette Super Speed that I use every now and again. I also collect a wide variety of DE and SE razors. I really like the style of the old Injectors but haven't had the chance to use one yet. I purchased quite a few in the last couple of months - once I get them cleaned up I'll give them a try. The last one I bought arrived with a pack of fresh blades, so I should be good to go....
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    I never have been able to get consistent shaves with an injector, maybe I don't use it enough. I do use a GEM or Eveready SE reasonably frequently and like them. The G-Bar gets good reviews, but I don't personally get along with it that well. I do like a Micromatic and one of the old 12-24 Evereadys with a big lather catcher. I think the SE shaves much like a straight, maybe because of the more rigid blade, and is about as difficult to use around the nose and on the chin. Using a good blade makes a difference, and I get very good results with the Ted Pella blades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smithee View Post
    I never have been able to get consistent shaves with an injector, maybe I don't use it enough. I do use a GEM or Eveready SE reasonably frequently and like them. The G-Bar gets good reviews, but I don't personally get along with it that well. I do like a Micromatic and one of the old 12-24 Evereadys with a big lather catcher. I think the SE shaves much like a straight, maybe because of the more rigid blade, and is about as difficult to use around the nose and on the chin. Using a good blade makes a difference, and I get very good results with the Ted Pella blades.
    I use pella blades also

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    I like a Gem Micromatic every now and then.

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    I don't use it much but I love my Gem 1912 - my favorite blades are the ASR brand at Walgreens or Treets. It's funny, I really enjoy using my Gems (I've got about 20 of them) but I nearly always use a straight.

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    I love my gems, but especially my micromatics. I use an older open comb model the most, and keep it in constant rotation. I have taken to using the pella blades, mostly because the Treets that give me a good shave rust after a day or so! So, now I use the pella coated.

    These are fantastic razors, way under-rated and so cheap on ebay. It took a couple shaves to figure them out, but once I got angle and pressure right, they are fantastic shavers!

    The only GEMs that I have and don't use that often are the juniors. I have a few of these, even an entire sales display box of unopened NOS ones (I got them for $15 on ebay!). These razors are a bit too "vocal" for me, giving a ringing sound from the head of the razor, which is made from a single curved/bent sheet of metal. It also has a different feel in the hand when shaving that doesn't feel as solid as something like the micromatics. But they do look very cool!

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    G'day from Oz. This is my first post and I am an avid Gem user.Can't see why they are not more popular. I regularly use a Micromatic,1912 Junior and a Damaskeene with Blue Star blades.I get fantastic results but only get 2 shaves per blade.I know there are better alternatives such as Ted Pella's but I can't justify buying 200. Cheers Phil.

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    Welcome! I've always had a passing interest in trying an injector but was worried about being able to consistently get my hands on blades.
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    I think that the injector razor is a great alternative to a straight. I haven't done an actual shave with one for a while, but use one regularly for a touch up, if needed. I like the adjustable Schick (M, I think) or one of the old bakelite/plastic handled models. I use either Schick blades or cut down Feathers.

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