Gillette Khaki with major modifications

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Jrdelgado, Sep 11, 2021.

  1. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    I posted this razor in the Haul but didn’t feel like this post should go there. I got this razor as is. I wanted to see why someone would modify such a great razor. I would never modify the ones I have like this so when I saw it I took a chance. My concern for nicking my jugular was quite high this morning when I lathered up. I stared at the razor loaded with the platinum Sheffield blade with curiosity and a little concern. I started slowly and got finished with the first pass. I lathered again and went almost normal speed and finished another pass. I must say. I am extremely impressed with how this razor performed. It’s a very close shave with just one slight spot of irritation. I am very happy with it and plan on keeping it as is now(I was looking for another plate that wasn’t cut like this one). I personally would never cut one of these fantastic razors down. But this one is staying like it is.

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  2. jay_gatz

    jay_gatz Well-Known Member

    That's pretty crazy looking. Did the blade have any flex during the shave?
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  3. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Went through my parts box and I have an extra open comb base plate if you need it.
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  4. Old School

    Old School *$&%@#~

    My guess, he likes symmetry, but kept breaking and bending teeth over his lifetime... that's what's left :)
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  5. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

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  6. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    Thank you Jim! I may just keep this as it is. Worked quite well!
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  7. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    Lol. I have a couple I have dropped. Maybe a relative of mine.
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  8. Aztecmike

    Aztecmike Well-Known Member

    I'm glad to hear it was a good shave & "Vlad" didn't bite and draw blood after all. Congrats on your unique score. :happy088:
  9. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Maybe he felt the teeth were getting in the way?

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  10. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    Thank you! Lol. He’s a keeper!
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  11. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    Maybe so. I am very pleased with the shave. Was quite close.
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  12. huck1680

    huck1680 Well-Known Member

    Kinda like a hillbilly's smile. Not many teeth left
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  13. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    Haha! Yes!
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  14. canoeroller

    canoeroller Well-Known Member

    Maybe he was into vampires.
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  15. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

    Article Team
    He took care to clean up the points where the teeth were removed. This was deliberately done, and became someone's cherished razor for a time.
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