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    Still scares me more than my straights when I use it.
    You'd think a safety razor would make me feel more well, safe!

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    I just shaved with an se for the first time yesterday and it was harrowing indeed. It was a cross between a de and a straight. But I really enjoyed it and shaved with it again today. Now I have an even harder time picking a razor each morning.

    Here's my GEM 1912 triumph I bought for next to nothing.
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    Nice little GEM there! I have a little silver 1912. I haven't tried that one yet. It was scary enough trying the Micromatic. Maybe tomorrow as I won't have much stubble... Just finished shaving with my "Real Magnetic Razor" straight. It was actually in my Wednesday slot, but I switched it with Tuesday. So tomorrow is supposed to be my Dovo, I can skip that one for a day to try my GEM 1912.

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    I picked a GEM OCMM on Sunday morning after shooting some trap,,

    Need to find some blades for it to try it out, I keep buying these DE's ands SE's in the outlandish hope that the wife will try one..

    The Gillette Slim Adjustable I got a few months ago was just gifted to a 2012 HS Grad up here that showed intrest in Wetshaving, put a whole Kit together for him to take to College
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    I have my grandfather 1912 GEM and shave with it occasionally. I also have a 1962 Gillette adjustable which I loaned to my brother so he could see if he liked it. Gramps razor is WAY better for me than the Gillette, but still not nearly as good as a straight. Still, it's fun to try different things once in a while.

    BTW Glen, very nice of you to afflict another person with your AD's...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gssixgun View Post
    I picked a GEM OCMM on Sunday morning after shooting some trap,,Need to find some blades for it to try it out
    If you're ever near a Walgreen's, stop in and pick up a pack of the Gem Persona SE blades. They are the best that I've found that are sold in regular stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theseus View Post
    If you're ever near a Walgreen's, stop in and pick up a pack of the Gem Persona SE blades. They are the best that I've found that are sold in regular stores.
    CVS also has their own store-branded stainless SE blades. I didn't buy them, but they appear to have the same number code on the spine as the Gem Personnas and come in the same type of dispenser.

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    The CVS by me sells Treet blades, the only ones I've used, but they seem to do a nicer job than my DE with a Merkur blade...

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    I got a set of those CVS branded blades, and they perform well... I will check the code to see what manufacturer made them. It seems as though CVS buys their blades from major manufacturers.
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    I find that the Treet Carbon blades, available from Rite Aid, are much better than the Stainless Ted Pella Coated Blades. I actually have been shaving with my Gem Open Comb Micromatic for the past week and have gotten the best shaves I have had in a very long time. I then tried the Pella Stainless blade this morning and got razor burn on my neck, not good.

    From what I have read the Treet carbon blades from Rite Aid are very smooth compared to all Stainless ones actually but it's a YMMV topic.
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