My first experience with single-edged shaving was with the Schick injector razor. I started using the Schick SE in about 1965 as recommended by my good friend Pat Cox. He convinced me that the thicker blades would last longer. I used the Schick through my time in the Army and then I started experimenting with various blade types that were supposed to be improvements. I had never used the Gem razor because my mother used that to shave her legs. That was a girl's razor to me.
In 2010 I got my father's Schick injector razor (series E) and added it into my rotation of DE razors. I was surprised how well it shaved.
I have since become intrigued with the Gem/Ever-Ready razors. I have five that I have gotten from eBay auctions at reasonable prices.
|Gem Featherweight, March 13, 2013|
|Gem Clog-pruf and Schick I, July 10, 2013|
|Schick M Adjustable, September 13, 2013|
|Ever-Ready 1914, November 23, 2013|
|Ever-Ready 1924, January 21, 2014|
|Eversharp Hydro-Magic Type I, February 6, 2014|
|Schick J-2, L-1, and M-2, September 17, 2014|