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by rmcnelly
Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:16 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Collectors Corner (no chatter please)
Replies: 136
Views: 185530

GEM Micromatic tapered handle


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by rmcnelly
Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Ever-Ready GEM Compatible SE Safety Razor - Best Shaves Yet!
Replies: 242
Views: 48110

Here is what a tapered handled GEM looks like: (click on it for big pic)
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I'm happy with it, but may look for a straight handled model to try out too!
by rmcnelly
Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Scuttle Surprise! - Please read if ordering!
Replies: 25
Views: 5364

Too bad I didn't wait longer, Sara said she put mine in the mail last Thursday :-(
by rmcnelly
Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Third GEM shave, Wow!
Replies: 10
Views: 2245

Several of this style sold on eBay recently for cheap. I just splurged for the nice gold one ;-)
by rmcnelly
Sun Jul 09, 2006 12:06 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Third GEM shave, Wow!
Replies: 10
Views: 2245

Leisureguy wrote:Let me know if you ever want to sell it. :wink:
I think it will be awhile :lol:
by rmcnelly
Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:41 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Third GEM shave, Wow!
Replies: 10
Views: 2245

I hope you find the razor you want. This was my first "bling" razor, and it is in fine shape.
by rmcnelly
Sat Jul 08, 2006 1:42 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Third GEM shave, Wow!
Replies: 10
Views: 2245

Third GEM shave, Wow!

Reading the GEM experiences described here, I bought this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=260000422401&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT&ih=016 Today was my third shave, and I used the teflon blades from Electron Microscopy Services, Proraso preshave, and Proraso green cream. Wow!, I'...
by rmcnelly
Fri Jul 07, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Ever-Ready GEM Compatible SE Safety Razor - Best Shaves Yet!
Replies: 242
Views: 48110

I just won a few nifty items on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=005&item=150001074105&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1 Let us know what's inside the box! I placed the first bid just to watch it, but got impatient and bought this one (my first gold razor!): http://cgi.eba...
by rmcnelly
Fri Mar 31, 2006 7:12 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Stahly Live Blade
Replies: 12
Views: 2566

I've been using the Stahly as my primary razor for quite some time now. My Gillette HD adjustable, Shick injector, and PAL Adjustable injector are gathering dust. The Stahly's weight seems to give a great shave. My routine is to give it 7 quick half winds, shave half of the face, 7 quick rewinds aga...
by rmcnelly
Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:30 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Stahly Live Blade
Replies: 12
Views: 2566

The head screws off. Grasp the ends, and turn counterclockwise :-)
by rmcnelly
Tue Sep 06, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Pal Adjustable injector
Replies: 29
Views: 3939

I just returned home from vacation. I will be selling one of my PAL adjustbles to Joe Lerch. I will have two others for sale, along with 2 personna injectors, and some Type E Bakelite (Not really Bakelite, but everyone call them that) injectors. I may end up putting this stuff on ebay. That price f...
by rmcnelly
Sun Aug 07, 2005 8:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Virginia Gents Cut and Shave - Today WAS the day!!
Replies: 38
Views: 6686

Hi Art,

I just moved from West Point (much closer to you), to Portsmouth. The get together sounds fun, but I will have to pass for now. Please post how it goes!
by rmcnelly
Fri Jul 22, 2005 2:16 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Somebody get this Hoffritz Slant before it gets away
Replies: 4
Views: 1291

Good for you Austin!

Let us know how you like it when it arrives!
by rmcnelly
Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:37 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Somebody get this Hoffritz Slant before it gets away
Replies: 4
Views: 1291

I got mine for much less. I hope someone here won the bid.
by rmcnelly
Wed Jul 20, 2005 3:12 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Somebody get this Hoffritz Slant before it gets away
Replies: 4
Views: 1291

Somebody get this Hoffritz Slant before it gets away

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... Track=true

I won a similar slant marked "POMOCO", awhile back. It is the same thing.

This looks silver plated and in good shape.

If you want a slant, this may be the most inexpensive route.
by rmcnelly
Wed Jun 08, 2005 4:08 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Mach3 Power... Will Wonders Never Cease?
Replies: 14
Views: 3026

Rich, Pick up a Stahly Live Blade off eBay as clownjuggles suggested. A chrome and black one just closed without any bids and the starting bid was a few dollars. Just make sure to ask the seller if it still works ok. It would be a cheap experiment. Mine seems to pause slightly as I'm shaving up unde...
by rmcnelly
Wed Jun 08, 2005 3:59 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Adjustables
Replies: 3
Views: 1445

I used some Zebco Reel oil I had laying around. I have the HD Adjustable, and put a few drops along the gap around the adjustment ring, the silo door hinges, into the hole where the rod that pulls the silo doors closed, into the bottom of the handle in the center, and around the threads the on the i...
by rmcnelly
Fri Jun 03, 2005 1:58 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: In the Spirit of Experimentation, Tried an M3...
Replies: 22
Views: 4617

Rich, I'm glad you found some relief and something that works for you. I've moved from the Gillette HD Adj, to the Stahly Live Blade, to a slant head with a very light handle, to using the slant head on the Stakley handle (but not vibrating - just for the weight), back to the Gillette, then currentl...
by rmcnelly
Tue May 17, 2005 9:59 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Stahly Live Blade
Replies: 12
Views: 2566

Growler, I've been shaving with mine for several days now and am pleased with the results. I've suddenly broke out with several ingrown hairs though, which I've not had using a Gillette HD Adj. The vibration removes some of the feedback you get from the razor. When shaving against the grain going up...
by rmcnelly
Mon May 16, 2005 4:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Cycle of Irritation--Encouragement Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 3493

Rich, I'm newer at this than you, and thank you for your earlier encouragement. Stick with it, and don't give up yet. Patience pays big dividends :-) It seems as though the blade angle is critical for me. I've got great results from starting with the razor resting on the curved cap - handle horizont...