I've been shaving with a Streamline for the past 2 weeks...
The shave ( aggressiveness and all ) feels like a blend of the best characteristics of 2 razors I'm partial to: The '14 EverReady Little Lather Catcher and '24 EverReady Shovelhead I get a good sense of the blade's edge for the accuracy one needs for edging around a goatee or trimming sideburns from this razor.I like that the blade sitting securely in place within the frame making conventional blade stops a non-issue,the curved blade cover felt comfortably familiar.
The Streamline handled well,I believe it weighs aproximately 12 grams more than a GEM 1912 or about 8 grams more than an OCMM.Handle diameter and surface texture provided a comfortable solid grip.
I don't think lather flows through and drains through the Streamline quite as well as most SE's....The effectivness of this razor declined sharply if I didn't lather properly.Optimal lather or a bit thin was right in the Streamline's strikezone...Thick pasty lather was a Streamline Killer and not easily rinsed clean...
My recent use of glycerine soap has been tremendously beneficial allowing easy flow thru,clear rinse out during the shave and most importantly highly efficient whisker whackage....
I'm gonna say that for a go to razor,the Streamline's a solid top 3 draft pick.
My belief is that your best SE Razor is the one your hand instinctively reaches for early in the morning when your brain couldn't care less...
This arrived yesterday (Saturday) had to work,cool to see this when I got home.Still a hint of shaving soap residue under the flip tab,I don't think the seller did much clean up,didn't need to....
Streamlines are nice to look at,but it's performance that wins my affection.I can throw a GEM PTSE Blade in these things,leave it there and get 14 outstanding shaves before flipping it open for a fresh blade 2 weeks later.Might be a couple more shaves than 14 left in it,but I change blades every other Sunday to easily keep a consistent 14 shave count.
The Streamline's become my daily razor,except for an occasional romp with an ER '14 IMO.....2 of the finest looking SE razors of all time and a both a blast to shave with.
These pics are right out of the box,got real lucky on it,mint condition,stocked blade boxes and all.Only thing that would have made it better was if the instructions had survived.
Lovely. I would like to pick up a full set one day but its not a high priority currently. I have a lonely Streamline without a case so at least I get to use one. If the shaves were better than the OCMM for me, then I'd be shelling out the $ for it immediately. As it is though, I can wait. If only there was an open comb version of the Streamline...
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?
Jan 23, 2020 0:12:49 GMT -6
9nein9: All good now . Was slow scrolling and freezing up earlier
Jan 23, 2020 1:59:36 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: No issue on our end, must have been a pro boards issue.
Jan 24, 2020 18:51:19 GMT -6
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!
Mar 14, 2020 22:44:39 GMT -6