"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
"Yep. I lived there for a year, saw the same things you did -
teenagers escorting school groups of gradeschool children with m1 carbines
nightclub guards with m1 carbines
bellhops and hotel staff with sidearms under their uniform…"
"Things in Israel are very weird. I saw guns everywhere, including on civilians. Every day. I went to the grocery store and, on my way in, they asked to check my bag for guns. When they saw I had none, they gave me a popsicle. It's not that guns…"
"I don't know what l'Hexagone refers to.
I think it's perfectly fine for a country to have that kind of talk as long as it's done peacefully. Better that than to wind up with bloody Balkanization or violent separatism…"