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Gem Micromatic Razor?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zach Jun 5, 2014. 4 Replies

I have an old Gem Micromatic, exactly like the one in the third photo in the bakelite case here: http://wiki.badgerandblade.com/MicromaticI…Continue

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Zach replied to Mike Peters's discussion Gem Micromatic Razor?
"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…"
Jun 5, 2014
Dallas Hayden replied to Mike Peters's discussion Gem Micromatic Razor?
"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…"
Jun 5, 2014
Mike Peters replied to Mike Peters's discussion Gem Micromatic Razor?
"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. For those…"
Apr 8, 2013
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Gem Micromatic Razor?

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
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