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    This Double Duck blade is an 8/8 shown with a Friodur shown for comparison.This came in a box with 11 more,in 1969 this one had broken scales so I took it apart and was going to redo the gold plating,but never got around to it.I think they were 8.00 each.I bought them from a feed store in South Miami that had lots of razors and Japanese swords as the owner was a collector.I sold all of the other ones the last one in around 2006.I shaved with one years ago and it was pretty good just about like the Friodur Smooth but noisy.Please let me know if you have one of these.Are they common?

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    DDs used to be darling razors a few years ago. Now you hear nothing about them. I have about 30 DDs. Those large ones are very uncommon. They are out there but like hensteeth.
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    Yes I have a few 6/8 as well I like the cracked ice style scales with the embellishments,they are very nice shavers, but I have always preferred the frame backs and concave grinds.Kindest regards ,Gary

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    I've got a handful. Love the way they shave.

    Been after one of the big bladed ones (8/8) for years.

    They are next to impossible to find.

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    I picked this one up a few years back, a DD Goldedge 13/16 NOS, I don't know what it is with me and German razors, they just don't float my boat, I suppose that why I no longer own any.
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    I like a quiet well behaved sheffield at least 160 years old must be wedge and weigh at least 2 lbs. I do have a lot of the german ones though ,but I am 76 years old and have a very soft beard,I will probably give up the shaving this year as I take a blood thinner now.Double Duck did make some beautiful razors though
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    Quote Originally Posted by gwalfonso View Post
    I like a quiet well behaved sheffield at least 160 years old must be wedge and weigh at least 2 lbs. I do have a lot of the german ones though ,but I am 76 years old and have a very soft beard,I will probably give up the shaving this year as I take a blood thinner now.Double Duck did make some beautiful razors though
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    Totally agree with you on big Sheffields. I prefer to hone with coticules and they seem to really like those big old English razors.

    Just because you’re on blood thinners doesn’t mean you have to give up shaving. It means you have to give up cutting yourself.

    Seriously though, being on thinners does not necessarily mean you bleed forever. I’m on a mild blood thinner and when I have nicked myself, my alum stick and a bandaid have stopped the flow pretty quickly. I do avoid shaving when I’m tired or distracted just to be safe, but that’s a reasonable precaution for everyone.

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    DD was one of the first razors I ever bought, won it on eBay and sent it to Glen for restoring and honing.
    I still like them and buy them when the price is right.

    I do have one of those big ones, I think mine is 15/16.

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    DD's are Dovos as are Hess. When they were going silly years back, I peddled all of mine. I still have a basic #1 though.

    I have a 15/16 #55 Dovo and a 8/8 #1 Hess and they are a bit thin for my taste.
    Still great shavers though.
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    I only shave with 800 year old 5 pound razors
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