"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
"I know, as tempting as it is it would only create trouble. My wife and I joke about that with her ex because of the stupid games he plays with our kids (he's the bio-dad) especially our daughter. Like when my daughter graduated high…"
Gents, I'm on Day 3 of the 30 day Be a Better Man quest. Just a quick update:Day 1: Core Values.This was a tough one for me. In the AF, we have a set of core values drilled into us. It took some real soul searching and understanding that it was okay to be different. 1. Be genuine. I haven't always walked around without a mask, but I've always tried to be genuine to who I am. Integrity, Actions, Sincerity all go hand in h...and with that.2. Empathy. Use it and keep an open mind. 3. Self…See More
"Lawyer, separation (why on earth is she still around him this much?), restraining order if needed. If he violates that restraining order, she should immediately call the cops, and be prepared to shoot him if he threatens violence."
"Mostly what I've noticed is the people who own those "Pavement Princesses" don't wave.
The other day I saw a Rubicon go by with the Rubicon lettering modified to LSUBICON, and another that is owned by a woman has…"
"Support your sister by supporting your sister ... not by beating the asshole senseless. Might be momentarily satisfying, but unless its self-defense, you'll make things worse. You'll land in jail. You'll get the…"