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    Default Durham Blade Wanted

    Anyone have some used Durham Duplex Razor Blades they do not need? I recently traded a Durham Duplex Razor for a haircut. The barber wants a blade to make his Durham complete. I don't think he is going to use it- it is just for collector display. If he uses it, he says he can sharpen the blade. Thanks, Robert in Texas

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    arent those typical DE blades?
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    Red face Durham Blades

    No, I don't think a regular DE Blade will work. I have only seen photos of Durham Blades-they appear to be longer and have square holes in them for the detachable parts of the razor to sandwich the blade between. Durham bought out Wade & butcher in 1953 or so. I think. Presently there aren't any reasonable blades offered on Ebay. The barber could not find a blade from his Barber Supply House. Surely, for as many of those Durhams made, there must be a supplier or blades today. Somewhere. Those razors were well made. The ones I have seen have great plating and even have jimped tangs. They fit the hand well also. I was going to use the scales off the one I had, but they were too short for the orphan blade needing scales. I did get a good haircut for it. A good deal all around. I promised him a blade. Still looking and hoping.

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    I have no experience with this but I think I remember reading that some carpet blades fit in the Durham razors. I doubt Home Depot has a shaving section but you might have better luck in the carpet section!

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    Cool Durham Blade Source

    Check out this website www.****eyed.com/razor/razor.html (what a male rooster is called in the place of the asterisks) and click on Razor Blade Gallery. Unusual warning message at the bottom.
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    It's obviously a shameless ploy to keep you around buying more razors, or a strange way to convince you to book a vacation on a cruise ship.

    Definitely unusual.

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    I have a durham duplex in the box with a blade and trimmer attachment if needed. I also have a carpet knife filled w/ blades and Utopian is correct its the same danged blade. If you want my duplex let me know, I would be glad to see it get a new home.
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    Default Home for Durham

    Nun, PM on the way, Robert

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian View Post
    I have no experience with this but I think I remember reading that some carpet blades fit in the Durham razors.
    I've also heard that some of the only current blades that fit are those carpet blades. I think someone over at B&B bought some and shaved with them in their Durham and said it was great! Don't take my word for it though, I'd look into it some more!

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