Gem Micromatic Open Comb

Shave of the Day
July 31, 2014
DR Harris Windsor soap
Kingsley badger brush
Gem Micromatic Open Comb razor
Gem coated stainless steel blade (1)
DR Harris Windsor aftershave.

Neat and tidy shave. 


Gillette New Improved Tuckaway

Shave of the Day
July 29, 2014
Grandpa’s Birthday
Taylor of Old Bond Street Lavender soap
Omega boar brush
Gillette New Improved Tuckaway razor
Gillette 7 o’clock Sharp Edge blade (1)
Aqua Velva aftershave

My grandpa died when I was 16.  I got his old (1924) Gillette New Improved Tuckaway. I shaved with it until I went away to college.  It was the first old razor and the start of my collection. I always think of my grandpa when I use it.

The new improved has a big gap, so any error in use can lead to bloodshed. Proper use leads to a great shave.