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    Default First try with a Micromatic

    I have had this for a few weeks and finally got some blades.

    I can maybe see where the thoughts about aggressiveness enter the discussion but I had no issues.

    It is not perfect but very serviceable.

    Another of my adventures into the history of shaving!

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    It looks like a gem of a shaver.
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    Just got mine in the mail today for the 2nd place winner of the monthly give-away. Hope to give it a try in the next few days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leatherstockiings View Post
    It looks like a gem of a shaver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasman View Post
    Just got mine in the mail today for the 2nd place winner of the monthly give-away. Hope to give it a try in the next few days.
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    From what I understand yours is an open comb version a little earlier than mine which is a Clog Proof.

    A North south stroke was very easy for me but in the opposite direction I had to hold it in at a little awkward angle. At least for myself!

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    Nice shavers those are. A little like shaving with an adze the top cap almost kissing your face. Really different from most DEs. The best blade that I have found to use in those is the Personna GEM PTFE coated stainless steel blades. Very sharp and smooth plus they won't rust.

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    Thanks for reminding me Bob. I forgot about the angle need with these. I do remember now that the top cap was almost flat on my skin last time I was using one of these. You might have saved me a lot of issues.

    And yes, Mine is the open comb. Always did like open comb DE's and SE's. Still got my 1912 I think they call it. Spring loaded top plate. One of my favorite SE's beside the DE, OLD, (open comb also) I still have.
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    I use mine once in a while, the open combs are considerably more aggressive than the ones with the bar.
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    I use my gem open comb micromatic regularly. My favorite SE along with the Ever Ready Streamline.
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    The Gem Micromatic open comb will always be in my rotation.
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