The '1924 model' was actually available from 1919, the naming of it as 'The 1924' refers to the Sears & Roebuck catalogue of that date in which the model became well known. What makes this razors unique is the fact that it has the cap hinges located on the front of the razor on the sides of the safety bar. The cap is not spring loaded, but it rather clips and unclips over a designated 'runway' designed on the razor. GEM, Ever ready, Star and Radio razors all have an 'intertwined history', and getting to grips with how the whole puzzle fits together takes some time (summary table in the pics). Luckily, taking the razor for a spin is as easy as tilting the head forward, flipping the cap forward, lowering the blade onto the notches on the sides of the safety bar, clipping the cap back into place and closing your eyes while you shave to avoid the hair flying all over the place and blinding you temporarily. Here is a nice write up from one user of this cool stubble slaying instrument. In this video Michael Freedberg (I call him the Lucky Luke of shaving) gives it a go, just listen to that feedback from the razor/blade! He also gives a very accurate interpretation of why some folks are reluctant to try these razors, while they are actually very easy to use and to me, so much cooler to own than modern day razors.
There is an additional feature of these type of razors that works for me and that is their ability to angle the blade while shaving. If you are a straight razor user you might go in at a shallower angle on the first pass, and tilt the razor more towards 30 degrees on the second pass for a closer shave, similarly I do my fist pass with the razor's shovelhead almost flat against my skin, and if I want the shave to be closer I'll angle it away a bit on a second pass, I love this as I am mostly a single pass guy with a quick sweep around the face to round up the 'last stubble standing'
The razor weighs in at 61 grams and measures around 80 mm tall, this razor is supplied with 10 blades, and blades will be kept in stock on our website from here on out.
This razor is only propped on the box and comes oiled and wrapped in wax paper only.