Anybody here have one of these and use it?

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by McGrande, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. McGrande

    McGrande Well-Known Member

    It's a Soviet era, wind-up mechanical shaver.

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  2. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

    нет, спасибо

    (No, thank you!)
  3. McGrande

    McGrande Well-Known Member

    C'mon......what could go wrong?
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  4. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

  5. McGrande

    McGrande Well-Known Member

    Well yeah, there is that.

    Although he may have wound it too tight.:happy102:
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  6. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    That is one I have never seen before.
  7. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    Looks like the iron lung of hearing aids.
  8. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    You have to admit that it's a pretty good idea for a a quick shave with no water or electricity.
  9. CarlfromMO

    CarlfromMO Well-Known Member

    Eco-friendly? No batteries?
    Things that are eco-friendly seem to be a trend now.
  10. John Ruschmeyer

    John Ruschmeyer Well-Known Member

    Let's see... it's a Soviet version of a rotary shaver powered by a wind-up motor. So, we've got the possibility of an aggressive razor with poor tolerances driven by an underpowered motor. So, it could either eat your face off or die at the first hint of tough whiskers. :)
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  11. NCoxSTL


    I've seen those advertised and always been a bit curious. It is Soviet after all. I've never ordered one because my assumption is it would be painful and inefficient. Pretty much the definition of most things made by Soviet engineering. If it did actually work (a long shot at best) it could be handy for camping or other times when you wanted a quick shave. While I'm usually all in on trying new things, especially sketchy Russian stuff, my skepticism has kept me from plopping the bucks down to buy something that will most likely end up in a drawer, to be discovered at my death.
  12. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

    It reminds me of those little battery driven machines for removing fuzz from wool sweaters!

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  13. NCoxSTL


    Ok now you've done it. Suddenly I'm more interested in buying the Soviet razor, then one of these things, and seeing which one shaves better.
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  14. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

    I suspect the Russian one is better.

    And of course it's probably difficult to source AA batteries inside the Gulag. :(
  15. Arnout

    Arnout Well-Known Member

    If these were developed for military use they might surprise you in a verry good way.
    If they were build for the common people,...

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