The 'Parade' model was made for a decade from 1933 to 1943. These razors looked quite ridiculous to me when I started out in this hobby, but like most things, they grow on you and when you eventually get one and use it, your initial thoughts are of no relevance any more! I love this little razor for its shaves and also its ability to stand up straight (and by itself) like a pre-1994 SANDF soldier! These "baton" style razors were, again sold under the various names of Gem Jr, Star and Ever-Ready. Basically, you can have a GEM Jr that looks different than that of your buddy, but chances are they are both correct and original as they were manufactured years back.
There are many things that makes these razors unique and a must have for any discerning shaver, one of them being the interesting shaving position of the head. The head must be placed near-flat to your face and is actually quite user-friendly. despite its bad-ass axe-like appearance! This razor has an open comb guard, but unlike today's open comb razors they bend over and the teeth are joined into a solid bar, unlikely to make contact with your skin, and mostly manufactured this way to provide sturdy structure for the razor's comb.
The razor loads easily by opening the spring loaded cap and then inserting the blade onto the tabs at the edges of the safety bar, flip it closed and let her rip!
The razor weighs in at 44 grams and measures around 92 mm tall. Each razor is supplied with 10 blades, and blades will be kept in stock on our website from here on out.
These are quite scarce, maybe because they are not as durable as the all steel models, or maybe all the handles were used as shotgun shells in Durbs when the police ran out of rubber bullets with the latest round of riots, whatever the reason may be, they won't come along all that often.