I'm not the expert on these because I can never keep track of all the variations! But in general that style of shaver has just the right amount of aggressiveness in my opinion. Just right...... (so 7/10 with 10 highly aggressive - just my opinion)
The 1930's British ER 1912s have a different shaped frame to the 1920s US GEMs and are nearer to the Damaskeenes. A great level of well behaved aggression and just a pleasure to shave with. Congratulations!
I have a couple of dozen of these in various cases, a dozen more of the American Ever Ready, GEM & Star. I love the British Ever Ready - the 1930s example, as here, really is the finest of them. That same head carried on through the '40s into the '50s where it was often mated with a lighter handle. They're equally nice in my book, almost like a sport version.
Aggression? The 1912 is the de facto single edge shave around which all comparisons are made. It is right there in the middle - not too aggressive, certainly not mild; effective with every pass and leaves your skin in place. Want classier? 1914. Want more aggressive? 1924.
The older Damaskeene, which this razor evolved from, is often considered the original and best but I'm one who thinks they improved upon the original with the 1912 and something just quite right came together in the British factories where some subtle difference in the manufacturing made it quite literally perfect.
Paul summarized it perfectly, this particular model of 1912 is perfect in every way, both aesthetically and in performance. I'm sure you'll enjoy it very much! ...and by the way, I also think that British ERs are slightly more aggressive than their US counterparts, at least based on the specimens I have.
9nein9: To like or not to like the like button? That is the question. Our society thrives off the like button it seems . I'm not sure if I like it or I don't like it.Just kind of got used to it .
Dec 15, 2019 20:32:06 GMT -6
carlfrommo: Hey guys. Last minute question here. What shot size should I use for flying reindeer?
Dec 24, 2019 22:11:29 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: You want to use 3 1/2 in magnum lead shot, in size T. Problem solved.
Dec 25, 2019 19:03:30 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: No steel, too light and use an extra full choke, unless you have a good blind setup
Dec 25, 2019 19:03:54 GMT -6
carlfrommo: Well, last night was a failure. I had one shot, and I didn't lead the red-nosed one enough. I think I ended up shooting the driver. Might have gotten him in the leg. Hard to tell because he was wearing red pants and coat.
Dec 25, 2019 21:31:47 GMT -6
carlfrommo: He turned his sled away and landed on the roof two blocks down. Out of range for a second shot. I did notice he walked with a bit of a limp though. He shouldn't be coming in my yard anyway.
Dec 25, 2019 21:34:48 GMT -6
mrconklin: Last time I hunted waterfowl. 2 3/4 shells were standard and the cool kids were starting to play with the 3 inch, but most guns weren't made for them. Steel was also just starting to be mandated on Federal and State land.
Jan 19, 2020 11:35:39 GMT -6
9nein9: Is it just me or is the site acting wonky?
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ordinaryshaver: No issue on our end, must have been a pro boards issue.
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wchnu: I only see this when I am not in the mobile version.
Jan 29, 2020 18:24:58 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: Y'all, if y'all only knew what's been going on around my place. Not gone, just have had issues lately.
Feb 5, 2020 15:24:37 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: If I hadn't gone through it, I couldn't laugh like I do now. All good, and will be back around soon.
Feb 5, 2020 15:25:06 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: Just got done with 2nd interview with the prospective employer. It went well, so here's to hoping they finish the background check soon. I'll let y'all know when I hear more.
Feb 27, 2020 15:26:47 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: Starting the new job tomorrow. Going to do the initial paperwork and all that jazz.
Mar 12, 2020 15:40:29 GMT -6
andy914: Congrats on the new job!
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