They Didn't Want to Give up the Straight

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Bill, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. Bill

    Bill Man of Steel

    Here is one of those razors that I was talking about in one of the other threads. Back when, the public didn't want to turn loose of their straights. This one was a straight with a locking mechanism that would turn it into a "semi" safety razor, but could still be used like a standard straight razor. I don't think these ever were produced. I've never seen one, anyway.

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  2. IsaacRN

    IsaacRN Active Member

    I cant really make out how it works
  3. Bill

    Bill Man of Steel

    Up there where you see the F, f, f1, f2, C' and such is the locking mechanism that holds the standard barber notch blade in place between the scales.

    The scale profiles (outline) do not match one another. One is shaped like the orange color, and the other like the green. The blade is the purple. Follow the red lines and you will see the cross section of each. The blade barely goes beyond the edge of the green scale and that's the part that does the shaving. It would prevent deep cuts to the face using it this way.

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  4. redorchestra

    redorchestra New Member

    Now that is pretty cool.
    Would you be breaking copyright laws if you tried to produce this?
  5. IsaacRN

    IsaacRN Active Member

    Thaanks for the clarification Bill. Now i see what was up. Must be a bit difficult to hold like that.
  6. Padron

    Padron Active Member

    Looks cool....Pretty neat idea, I wonder how it shaved?
  7. Sejanus

    Sejanus New Member

    These looks down memory lane have been pretty interesting Bill! Keep it up!

    Unique way to keep it locked..

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