11-02-2014, 12:54 PM
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What can you tell me about these? I found them at a 2nd hand store for 40 bucks for the pair. The first is a Genco.

The second has no name I can see but is some sort of shavette.

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 11-02-2014, 03:45 PM
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Good catch!!
The first would have had a slip-over shield to protect the skin like a modern hair styling razor. The Genco name makes it a worthy razor to hone and use! Mine is a winner, even as yours, without the shield.
The second allowed a DE blade to be stropped on a normal strop. Also, it makes a simple single edge Kamisori with a good blade and practice!
Have fun!
~Richard

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 11-02-2014, 03:49 PM
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(11-02-2014, 03:45 PM)geezer Wrote: Good catch!!
The first would have had a slip-over shield to protect the skin like a modern hair styling razor. The Genco name makes it a worthy razor to hone and use! Mine is a winner, even as yours, without the shield.
The second allowed a DE blade to be stropped on a normal strop. Also, it makes a simple single edge Kamisori with a good blade and practice!
Have fun!
~Richard
So the second one wasn't a razor per se but a DE razor accessory?
BTW the genco looks to be a 5/8

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 11-02-2014, 05:07 PM
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The handle on the stropper thingy looks like you could unthread it an maybe use it on a DE too. Looks like a nice long handle.

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 11-02-2014, 06:09 PM
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(11-02-2014, 05:07 PM)Shannons Soaps Wrote: The handle on the stropper thingy looks like you could unthread it an maybe use it on a DE too. Looks like a nice long handle.
It unscrews and a DE blade fits between the two head pieces. One edge seems to be covered and the other half protrudes. I'll take pics of it in pieces tonight.

I cleaned them up a bit and stropped the genco. I plan to shave with it tonight.

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 12-12-2014, 09:29 PM
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How did the shave go??
~Richard

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