Kro-Man Blades Found In The Wild

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Timwcic, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    Found today in the wild, 1930 New Big Boy Chromium De Luxe. As a added bonus, the blade bank was full. It contained 7 Blue Blades and 7 Kro-Man blades. All are unwrapped in good condition. Never saw Kro-Man blades before. Some google-fu told me they are quite rare. Looking for some info on the blades so I can treat them with respect they deserve.

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  2. Morman Bridge

    Morman Bridge Well-Known Member

    Very cool! I have been saving/collecting blades since I started collecting razors. I don't even have any of those. I've seen them in photos, but haven't come across any yet. Thanks for sharing this. Congrats on the Big Boy, and the blades!
     
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  3. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Quit rubbing this find in my face! Lol
     
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  4. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    I try to be gentle. I did not think anything was special about the find. I never saw these blades before, did some research and said " holy crap on a cracker". Everything I looked at said rare and uncommon.
     
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  5. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    It’s a good find. Congrats.
     
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  6. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Sweet score!
     
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  7. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Never heard of Kro-man blades. Very nice.
     
  8. sdguero

    sdguero Well-Known Member

    Awesome find! Well- done.
     
  9. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    very nice.........
     
  10. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    Thank you gentlemen
    This simple wild find is getting interesting. It has been brought to my attention by that the bottom handle had no rings. Google-fu showed my lots of Big Boy/Fellows but every one has two rings. Can not find any without rings. The big question, is this razor a rare bird or did it just get thru quality control? Any other ideas?

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  11. Morman Bridge

    Morman Bridge Well-Known Member

    Is it made in USA, or England , or Canada?
     
  12. Morman Bridge

    Morman Bridge Well-Known Member

    I see it now in the blow up of the photo. Made in USA. Does it have a serial number? I think this one is a very early one.
     
  13. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    Good question, it is USA
     
  14. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    126563
     
  15. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    My 1921 Big Fellow for comparison. Quite different.
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  16. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    Beautiful, is that a Old Type Big Fellow or The New Improved Big Fellow?
     
  17. Morman Bridge

    Morman Bridge Well-Known Member

    I think it is a 1929 vintage. One of the early New De-Luxe razors.
     
  18. Morman Bridge

    Morman Bridge Well-Known Member

    I think Primotenores razor is a New Improved style razor.
     
  19. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    After doing some investigation in my Krumholz book and with a magnifying glass, I can make out: "JAN 13 1920" on the handle.
     
  20. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Here's a description from the Krumholz book:
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