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    Default Attic find

    Found two of these going through a box of junk. They both had shavwell blades in them. Anyone one have a idea when they were made? Im guessing 50s.Name:  IMG00788-20120328-2009.jpg
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    Think you're off by about 50yrs. Believe that they were US razors made about the same time Gillette started making razors. 1900-1912'ish.

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    Really??? Thanks for the help!!!!!!!!

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    *nods* looks like an early SE, so 1900-1920 would be about right. Clean it up, pop an SE blade intended for shaving, and let us know.

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    Go to walgreens for the blades, not home depot... They look the same, but are not...

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    I doubt i ever try to shave with them. From reading some of the post they sound tricky and about half dangerous. lol

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    If you don't want to try it, send it to me, I will. That thing looks cool! Congrads on the find!

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    In my experience, single edge razors are about half way between a DE and a straight. They are absolutely more aggressive, and can give you a nastier cut than a DE, but they are a safety razor, so they are a little tamer and easier to work with than a straight.

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