"I have one of these GEM micromatics. I first learned how to use a safety razor with it a few years ago. I'd say it's not the most user friendly right out of the gate. There are definitely more forgiving razors out there but…"
"I have been shaving every other day with one of three Micromatics for the past year. I have two clog-prufs and one classic. As long as I'm careful, I can avoid cuts and achieve some of the closest shaves.
In my opinion, the trick is to keep the…"
"I did a lot of reading last night, and this morning gave it another go. There are some things to learn about safety razors before just diving in, it seems. Damn this thing shaves close. No nicks or cuts, no irritation.
I have an old Gem Micromatic, exactly like the one in the third photo in the bakelite case here: http://wiki.badgerandblade.com/MicromaticI used this once a really long time ago. It was awful. Now, I wouldn't hesitate to chalk that up to bad technique or a cheap blade. But does anyone use these daily? Is there a secret I'm missing?See More
"Google says the following:
Five dots on the hand stands for the amount of time a prisoner has done in a prison. The four dots on the outside represent the walls of the prison and the dot in the center represents the inmate bearing the tattoo.…"
Yeah, it's weird. I could go to Florida for the holidays and go to a French Canadian bank, get coffee at Tim Horton's, attend French Canadian Xmas mass, attends French Canadian NYE parties, etc.
""general Southern attributes of being outwardly friendly, happy, and a bit laid back (none of which seems to be the case in many places up North)."
Don't know what you consider to be "up north" but I've spend some time…"
"Martial arts usually year round but I've taken a break since the spring since my (first) child was born.
I'm currently concentrating on Judo and doing a bit of BJJ on the side. In the past I've also done Muay Thai (and a handful of…"