Comb/No-comb English NEW

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  1. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I got this English Flat Bottom LC New in a lot of razors a long time ago. I kind of cleaned it up, but it had severe plating loss on one corner, so it sat around never used. I was inspired by @twhite and @GAW9576 to do this modification. Tom had created a DE razor with no comb and @GAW9576 did the same modification I am doing here.

    Before I started.
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    See the plating loss. That is the side that will go.
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    I clamped it in my vice to remove the comb with a hack saw.
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    The comb is now gone.
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    Now I am going to have to dress the cut and deal with the corrosion.
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    I got most of the grunge off and now have a brush finish on the cap.
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    I am calling this my Comb/No-comb razor.
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    Here it is finished with my Razor Emporium Ball End Handle.
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    Last edited: Jun 15, 2020
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  2. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Can’t wait for the shave report.
     
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  3. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

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  4. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    :happy096: That's one more way to skin a cat.

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  5. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    It will be next week. This week is spoken for.
     
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  6. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool Jim.the brit new rfb is a fantastic shaving razor imo,one of their best.cool mod..
     
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  7. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    Here is the razor I have that was referred to above.
    Mine is a new long comb. I don't have an RFB let alone a spare for modification.

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  8. brit

    brit in a box

    this is the razor set in its as new form. 1934 NEW No44.jpeg or this one.. 1945 (P3 on blade)  NEW No88 Set.jpeg
     
  9. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I wanted to see if a half blade would work in this configuration. It looks like it will.

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    It appears to clamp the blade in securely. I will be trying this out next week some time in conjunction with @GAW9576 and will post results here.

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  10. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    I figured it would with the little tabs on the bottom of the cap to hold the blafe from shifting forward.
     
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  11. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    Just for future reference, most people leave the outer teeth in place when they trim the teeth. The blade corners can be 'bitey.'
     
  12. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    I'll keep that in mind if I make another one. This one had a badly bent outer tooth on that side which is why I picked it for the mod.
     
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  13. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I read that too late. No problem. I don't have guides on my straights either.
     
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  14. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    I had an excellent shave today with my newly modified Gillette New long comb/no comb loaded with a new Bluebird. The JA Henckels Rapide with an 8th use Gem SS PTFE also came out to play.

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