05-19-2013, 01:15 PM
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I found this sweet little Khaki Set today. The razor itself is in very nice condition as are the mirror and blade holder. The case has been personalized giving it great provenance. I'd like to add a package of correct blades to this kit. What would be appropriate for 1918 military issue? Thanks for looking.

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 05-19-2013, 01:44 PM
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  • vuk
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Great looking set you have there!
I think the original blades would have been the three hold Gillette blades. Mr. Razor has a pretty good collection and photos of them.
http://www.mr-razor.com/Rasierklingen/Rasierklingen.htm

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 05-19-2013, 01:48 PM
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That's a beautiful kit!

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 05-19-2013, 01:49 PM
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I have a Khaki set and when you get one you are holding a real piece of history in your hand. I appreciate mine for the extra things it represents.

Your set look like it is in excellent shape!

Enjoy!

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 05-19-2013, 02:06 PM
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Thanks for the great link vuk, lots of great info on that site. You really do feel the history in a piece like that, especially when you can actually trace it back to the original owner.

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 05-19-2013, 02:23 PM
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  • Blue line
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Neat fine. Wish I could stumble onto something like that.

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 05-19-2013, 02:26 PM
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(05-19-2013, 02:23 PM)Blue line Wrote: Neat fine. Wish I could stumble onto something like that.

I found mine on e-Bay but many others find them in antique stores.

Keep looking, they are out there.

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 05-19-2013, 02:31 PM
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  • slantman
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Very nice set and in extremely great condition.

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 05-19-2013, 04:14 PM
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Great find!

I just picked one up today at an antique shop but I have the cracked handle like most of them suffer. Yours is in wonderful condition!

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 05-19-2013, 06:26 PM
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Nice set. Here's some history for your kit: The USS Maine


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 05-19-2013, 08:20 PM
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(05-19-2013, 06:26 PM)coolbus18 Wrote: Nice set. Here's some history for your kit: The USS Maine


Thanks for posting this. I was doing a little research earlier tonight and think I might have found the owner's service record.

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 05-21-2013, 11:25 PM
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Service Set used for World War 1 military. The war lasted from July,1914 to November,1918.

The Service Set comes with the Brownie style razor, metal case or khaki canvas case snap pouch, metal mirror,metal blade case. It is marked with "Property U.S Army" inside snap flap or lid, The razor should have a serial nomber on the razor guard beginning with one of these letters E,F,G,H,J for the years 1918-1919 and for the Years 1919-1920 it should have the letter K plus the serial number. (it may have "property of US army" on the guard) ....3 1/2 million were sold to the US government in 1918. [Image: KnXyvTr.jpg] http://www.mr-razor.com/Rasierer/Old%20T...20Type.htm

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 05-22-2013, 06:21 AM
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Looks like my kit is missing the sewn in tag and the loop that holds the razor head. My razor does have a "G" serial number though. Thanks for posting the photo and specs.

Jeff

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 05-22-2013, 11:51 AM
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(05-22-2013, 06:21 AM)jds1 Wrote: Looks like my kit is missing the sewn in tag and the loop that holds the razor head. My razor does have a "G" serial number though. Thanks for posting the photo and specs.

Jeff
So if its G letter series then yours is a 1918 razor. The letters E,F,G,H,(j) all are set at the 1918 year of production , but the letter J has a 2 year date code, in other words the J series starts at j-1 and ends at j-7344 ( that means that 7344 razors were made to the end of the year 1918)

In 1919 the J letters start at j-7345, so that means someone ever has a J series razor and they want to know if its 1918 or 1919, look at the serial number to see if its starts a 7345, if so then its a 1919.

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