Vintage SE v AC/SE Razors.

MPF9

Forum GOD!
Have just completed a rotation using a variety of modern AC/SE Razors. They were fitted with different blades and all delivered quite good Shaves with two or three excellent ones, all these Shaves were trouble free.

Today I started a Vintage rotation using what is probably my favourite Vintage SE - a "Streamline" fitted with a coated Gem Blade [ 2 ]. During this Shave I found that to avoid mishap I needed to take more care than when using the AC/SE, so the Shave was actually more of a challenge. I am rather pleased to say that my care and attention was rewarded with a top notch finish equalling those I get with the modern SEs.

I do not know what those of you who use both Vintage/ Modern AC SE think ?, but I reckon that use of the Vintage requires a lot more skill than their counterparts which I find less challenging. I have not mentioned modern Gem /SEs as I have only tried a Sabre L1 and an ATT SE-G which IMHO are no match for Vintage.
 

Blademonkey

Forum GOD!
Have just completed a rotation using a variety of modern AC/SE Razors. They were fitted with different blades and all delivered quite good Shaves with two or three excellent ones, all these Shaves were trouble free.

Today I started a Vintage rotation using what is probably my favourite Vintage SE - a "Streamline" fitted with a coated Gem Blade [ 2 ]. During this Shave I found that to avoid mishap I needed to take more care than when using the AC/SE, so the Shave was actually more of a challenge. I am rather pleased to say that my care and attention was rewarded with a top notch finish equalling those I get with the modern SEs.

I do not know what those of you who use both Vintage/ Modern AC SE think ?, but I reckon that use of the Vintage requires a lot more skill than their counterparts which I find less challenging. I have not mentioned modern Gem /SEs as I have only tried a Sabre L1 and an ATT SE-G which IMHO are no match for Vintage.
Ha the ATT SE-G is no match for any razor! Even after being worked on by ATT and by myself, a bloody good paperweight though! :) P.
 
Kept my MMOC, MMCP and 1912, since they give good close shaves. Sold my ATT SE1. I found GEM blades sharper and more manoeuvrable. No special wish to try a modern SE since I mostly use efficient modern DEs.
 

R181

Grumpy old man
I have only used a variety of Gem razors. The only blade I will use in them is the Personna GEM PTFE coated stainless steel ones. The angle on the blade is very different from any DE I have used and more like that when using a straight razor. Once you have that sorted, they can and do give a shave that is hard to beat. Love them and have no urge to try any modern SEs.

Bob
 
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