1918 Gillette Khaki set - Property U.S. Army - Part 2

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by IAmTheJody, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    2 weeks ago, I posted this thread about one of my latest acquisitions - a United States Army-issued 1918 Gillette Khaki set in the metal cloth-covered case.

    Today I present one of my latest acquisitions: a United States Army-issued 1918 Gillette Khaki set in the roll-up cloth pouch. Even better, it's the rare single-button-closure version. The more common roll-up cloth pouch version seen is the one with two-button-closure as seen here.

    As with the previous Khaki set I posted, this one too is one of the first made specifically for the United States Army for World War I, in the fist year of war production, 1918, as its serial number is J 846. No bent, broken, chipped or missing teeth and no cracks in the handle. Very good condition set.


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  2. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    More images:

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  3. alpla444

    alpla444 That's sweet!

    Another sweet find, those khaki set look great.
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  4. johnus

    johnus Well-Known Member

    Very nice!! I really like the early '04's. Great razors!
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  5. tomnat

    tomnat accepting applications

    Damn, dude! That is awesome! That pouch looks like it just came off the "showroom floor". In fact the whole thing does. Beautiful set, Jody. Congrats! :2thumbs:
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  6. Neolithium

    Neolithium I am Canadian, eh

    You always find the best condition Gillettes. Beautiful set Jody!
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  7. Slipperyjoe

    Slipperyjoe Rusty Metal Tetanus

    Very nice! Now it looks like you have a complete set of sets...
  8. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Excellent set!!
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  9. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Well-Known Member

    Oustanding score - well done sir!
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  10. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

  11. Conrad1959

    Conrad1959 Well-Known Member

    Great looking package! Congrats again!
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  12. lradke

    lradke and doggone it, people like me

    Congrats Jody! Your collection is growing quite handsomely! With handsome razors too! ;)
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  13. razorx

    razorx Member

    Some of my best shaves come from a similar 1918 US ARMY Khaki Set razor...

    The case was in far worse condition

    Original handle was ok,but I like this setup:

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  14. johnus

    johnus Well-Known Member

    Very nice. I too enjoy the '04 ww1 years and before. What handle are you using in the photo?
  15. Neolithium

    Neolithium I am Canadian, eh

    *facepalms* I have been only staring at original sets. Haven't thought about using a different handle, perhaps this could help my picky self when finding something since so many WWI Gillettes have cracked handles.
  16. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    Yep, I use Gillette old type head pieces on my Bob's Razor Works Bull Mastiff Deluxe XXL With Flared Knob handle often. I also use that handle on my Muhle 2001 R41 head pieces.
  17. johnus

    johnus Well-Known Member

    Thank you. It's a sharp looking combo.
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  18. razorx

    razorx Member

    In my photo I'm using an iKon Bulldog handle

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