07-10-2014, 12:14 AM
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Stumbled across an oddity on the web today - an open comb straight razor, or possible shavette.
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I guess the idea was to make a safer straight, but I don't know enough about straights to say if it's a good idea, a bad idea, or a pointless idea. Or it may be for trimming hair... but neither possibility explains the odd comb on the back of the blade.

Anyone who knows straights have any idea what this is? It's a mystery to me, and I don't like being baffled Wink

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 07-10-2014, 01:10 AM
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AFAIK it was made for trimming, thinning hair on the head; cleaning up ends during a haircut.

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 07-10-2014, 06:26 AM
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My wife was a stylist. She has quite a few. You'll find them in any beauty shop for razor cuts and trimming.

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 07-10-2014, 07:28 PM
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I have several Weck razors like this but without the safety comb. You can shave with them. Go to Sally's and buy the long single edge Personna blades and shave away. It's a cheap way to shave with a shavette.

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 07-11-2014, 11:15 PM
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Thanks for clearing that up guys - I'm less baffled now Smile

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