The De Haven Razors

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by jmudrick, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. Bookworm

    Bookworm Well-Known Member

    The Ronson isn't a wedge blade. It's a very thick specialized DE blade. However, @twhite mentioned he'd honed the old style Gillette before, which means this one should be able to be touched up.
     
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  2. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    I don't think the shave will be different I just want to collect the variations :p:ashamed001:
     
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  3. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

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    Awesome shave. One thing gents, make sure the blade doesn't shift on you. I was shaving to day when the blade shifted more to one side and the corner of the blade was dragging. It scraped my face and now I have a scratch from ear to throat.
     
  4. Nosheeatzoo

    Nosheeatzoo New Member

    How would I go about getting a set of those adaptors for a model 2?
     
  5. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Message @twhite .

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  6. Nosheeatzoo

    Nosheeatzoo New Member

    Thanks! I think I sent him a pm lol
     
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  7. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    DeHaven Diplomat, Schick Pro-line AC blade, AOS Sandalwood. More care required than using a standard injector razor but a very fine two pass BBS shave. Diplomat requires the @twhite adapter.[​IMG]

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  8. riverrun

    riverrun Well-Known Member

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  9. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    I have eight different Dehaven razor patents (link above) plus one for the case. Folks were certainly looking to Improve. I am curious about why' there is up to a seven year stretch between filings and publication (1925-32).

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  10. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    I picked up another Model 3, this one with a blade variant I hadn't seen, a one piece wedgy. Both blades were packed with the razor though I can't be sure both were original to the unit when sold. Instructions are dated 1937.

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  11. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    I believe the razor itself is a variant and it may be why the blade is different. It’s cool as hell.. lol FYI I changed my mind.. I’ll take this variant if you want to offer it up!:p
     
  12. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    I did double check, all three razors are the same, and the Model 3 is the only one that clipped wedge will fit. I'll try a shave with it. The backup you can have it's in perfect shape except for the case.

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  13. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    I was just joking bud, I just wanted to tease you about this particular razor . Congrats on the find. I hope it shaves well!


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  14. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Thx. It will shave exactly as its Model 3 brothers which is great. The wedge blade we will see.

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  15. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Well the wedge blade was a no go, not sharp enough. Maybe Tom can do something with it, I'll stick to the injectors.

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  16. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    I’m sure it can still be sharpened.


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  17. hins2jw0

    hins2jw0 Member

    I stumbled onto this thread out of curiosity. Will an injector razor blade work with any iteration of the DeHaven razor or only the newer generation(s)?

    I had previously avoided acquiring one of these beauties out of the concern for proprietary blades (because I regularly use my vintage razors). But now that I read about a possible work-around, I would love to acquire 1 or 2 to use.

    I tried messaging @twhite about obtaining or building one of his adapters but that's a no go. Any information that you guys can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again.

    Josh

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  18. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    You can modify a gem blade. It works well.


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  19. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    You're out of luck without an adapter in terms of using an Injector blade with the earlier DeHavens. Get a Model 3 and make sure it comes with a blade holder or two.

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  20. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    If you despine a gem blade and then cut it down, you can use it. That’s how I have been using mine [​IMG]


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