An Idea For Durham Duplex Razors !!

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by jaro, Aug 26, 2021.

  1. jaro

    jaro Well-Known Member

    Okay folks I have an Idea !! ( I know , me having an idea could be dangerous ) !! Okay there is a blade called
    Jaguar Blades JT1 / JT3 / ORCA the blades say 62mm and the Durham blades measure about 60 mm but I think the jaguar are 62 including the ends that are like a DE blade that could be trimmed... The blades look like this... jaguar blades.jpg
    jag blad 3.jpg
    These blades were originally made by Dovo for their shavettes and are breakable but I believe if the tips were trimmed on the ends they would fit in the duplex and would probably be sharper than any other current blade for the Duplex razors....
    What are you peoples thoughts? Might work or CRAZY idea?
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2021
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  2. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Try it and report back to us!


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  3. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    :happy088: Sound like it has potential.

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  4. jaro

    jaro Well-Known Member

    I'm gonna have to order some at some point but I have to try this other stuff first.. I was also mentioning it to see if anyone had tried it before because if its been tried and wont work then there is no need to waste money on something I or others cant use because I have no other razor those blades would work in......
     
  5. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    AC blade works fine, a little snip as shown, and a little plastic shim to raise the back of the blade a bit.

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  6. jaro

    jaro Well-Known Member

    I remember you saying that , but I saw those and thought they may also be a possibility..
     
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  7. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Yup , hope they work

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  8. koenfucius

    koenfucius Member

    Could you show a picture of the shims you use? I have some Durhams which I have not been able to use. The AC blade seems promising. Thanks
     
  9. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Any piece of thin plastic will do, I just used an old micro SIM. You just want to slightly change the blade angle to something less aggressive. [​IMG]

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  10. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    This. When blade options are very limited, it's always nice to find another one. If you try it, be sure to let us know how and if it worked out.
     
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  11. jaro

    jaro Well-Known Member

    If I'm able to get some I will be sure to post the results. I'm looking for a reliable supplier of them so if they are any good I can post the seller also...
     
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  12. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

  13. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Besides the Personna pathology blades part number 72-0200

    You can get a modern Durham Duplex style razor and blades that should fit the vintage Durham Duplex razors on the UK ebay.

    Here is an example of both, I do not endorse the seller just using the listing since it is a buy it now to show what the items are.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173311142215?hash=item285a262947:g:iDAAAOSwy6la9EW7
     
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  14. koenfucius

    koenfucius Member

    Thanks but I have tried those blades. I didn't like them at all. That's why I am interested in alternatives.
    I like AC-blades so that seems a good option
     
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  15. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Same here.

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  16. jaro

    jaro Well-Known Member

    yeah I'm just interested in something that will work. I have tried the blades recommended and they were very tuggy for me. I haven't tried the AC blades in it but might, I saw the long shavette blades that I pictured and thought they might work. If I can find a blade I will try it. I'm talking with a few sellers and people I know at various places to see if we can come up with a blade to try and see if it fits....
     
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  17. huck1680

    huck1680 Well-Known Member

    Very innovative. I always looked at this razor as something Paul Bunyan would've used. Its huge
     

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