Vintage SE razor

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Hi guys, so I recently started shaving with a Razorock Hawk V3. I'm getting the best shaves I've ever had from it. But now I'm getting the urge to try a vintage SE. I've been looking at the Ever Ready razors, I have a few questions though. I have very sensitive skin, so I would need a mild razor, is the Ever Ready considered mild? Are the blades easy to attain in the UK? Is there much of a selection with regards to blades ? Or is there another vintage SE I should be looking at?

Thanks
Callum
 
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Hi Callum,
You can find Vintage SE for sale on the Web and BST. ER Razors were produced over a No of years and vary in Shape & Size.
A popular starter is the 1912 price varies from around £ 10 and up if shipped from UK. I suggest you have a look at the Forum heading
Single Edge [SE] Razors and Blades, where there is info on different types of Vintage SE.

Bladewise the most commonly used is the Gem/Personna available at Connaughts- Carbon blade are available from USA

Do not rush into buying from USA. If you are interested I have cased ER 1912 std, Bathroom Set, ER 1924,ER Natural Angle all at reasonable cost - the latter being the most expensive at £ 18 inc postage.
I think I can let you have an ER 1912 uncased at £10 posted.I can provide photos if you want -just PM me .after you have done some research.
Mike B
 
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For the sake of a tenner, Mike’s ER 1912 would be a great place to start.
I personally find it mild - but it provides a close shave. I actually find it refreshing not having a selection of blades to choose from - 1 blade does it all. The razor you put it in provides the aggression.
The Schick experts should be able to tell you the milder models and a price to look for.
 
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Hi guys, so I recently started shaving with a Razorock Hawk V3. I'm getting the best shaves I've ever had from it. But now I'm getting the urge to try a vintage SE. I've been looking at the Ever Ready razors, I have a few questions though. I have very sensitive skin, so I would need a mild razor, is the Ever Ready considered mild? Are the blades easy to attain in the UK? Is there much of a selection with regards to blades ? Or is there another vintage SE I should be looking at?

Thanks
Callum
Have you thought about this forums pass me round fatboy or there’s a box of soaps , blades and razors to try which has a gold version of black beauty that is my go to everyday razor ( cost me about £20 to post on but stopped me buying lots of soaps to try so probably worked out cheaper in long run ) and as it’s adjustable can be as mild or aggressive as you want depending on the setting and blade choice
 
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Mr.Draper87
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Received my Ever Ready 1912 this morning, just in time for my shave. It's a beautiful razor and is a very smooth shaver. I struggled with getting used to the angle to start with, which resulted in one small nick. Apart from that, it was a very smooth enjoyable shave.

I've only just got into SE razors this year after shaving with DE for 16 years. I don't know why it's taken me so long to try SE razors. But I'm so glad I've finally got into using them. I've got to say I prefer the shave I get with my Hawk over any DE razor I've tried over the years.

Really looking forward to my next shave with the 1912

Thanks
Callum
 
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Mr.Draper87
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Hi Guys, so I had a Gem Kampfe turn up today that I won on eBay. Needed a lot of cleaning was covered in black dirt. But came up a treat. Popped a Gem blade in it, and had an enjoyable shave. Not the smoothest shave I've had. But no nicks and no irritation at all.

I don't know too much about the razor. It does have a Z on the clip that holds the original blade in place and the original blade has a Z on it. So I'm guessing this is the "Z" model, so somewhere around 1903?

I will have another shave with it in a few days and then will decide if I like the razor enough to keep it. I did find the 1912 far smoother. Need to decide

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Kind Regards
Callum
 
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