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    Default My first safety razor.

    I know nothing about these. From looking at these pics can someone recommend a blade for it? It looks different than the DE razors I have seen to this point.
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    I imagine it takes a single edge blade, but just wanted to confirm.
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    What you have there is a Christy Razor.

    Edit: I may be mistaken.
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    Ya, I bought it because I'm from Buffalo, NY and I like old stuff from there. The box was in really nice condition. Wasn't necessarily intending on shaving with it, I like my straights, but once I won it I was like 'eh might as well give it a shot and see how it shaves. So now I'm trying to figure out what I need to do it. Looks like you could just pop a single edge blade in there, but I was looking for some confirmation before I purchased.
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    If it's a Christy razor, it takes a proprietary blade that is long out of production. If you just want it as a collectors piece, have at it. Maybe you can shoehorn a single edge blade into it.

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    Lookin at pics I think you may be right. Guess I will need to wait till it gets here and read the written material in the box and see if it sheds any light on what it takes. As I said though I originally bought it more as a knick knack, then got more curious. I will say when searching single edge safety razor and christy razor I see no head that exactly matches this one, but the cristie's look a little closer in terms of overall design.
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    Yep, that's a lovely razor, but it does use proprietary blades. I don't think anyone has figured out a safe way to use regular SE blades with that. Still, it will be nice as a curiosity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yohannrjm View Post
    Yep, that's a lovely razor, but it does use proprietary blades. I don't think anyone has figured out a safe way to use regular SE blades with that. Still, it will be nice as a curiosity.
    Ya, really the box is what I was paying for almost. Ill just polish it up and put it on the mantle I guess. And I learned something.
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    I hear you, you had to go for it. DE blades today are flimsy and need a head that bends them a little and holds them in place. If you want to get into safety razor, check out the EJ's. Mine shares the same head with the more expensive brands and all the "today" blades fit it well.

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