03-28-2015, 12:02 PM
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[Image: DBdNUbQ.jpg]So my very nice Dad surprised me today with a travel pack believed to be from around the World War One time. It has a very army-ish look to it. It's also in fantastic condition. However what I want to know is anything related to the contents that might be interesting. It's very cool to me already. Have a look at the pictures and see what you think.

What I can describe is:
A mirror in a sleeve
Some mini towels with the shaving pattern
Two Styptic, one Iodine and one that looks like alum.
A travel brush which looks in very good shape
And lastly what looks like a field razor, I can't open it at the moment but can see an ever ready blade inside. Once I clean this up I am sure it will open.

Dad did a smashing job finding this as I love anything with a bit of history.
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 03-28-2015, 12:18 PM
  • Johnny
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That is just a fantastic find.  Can't wait to see what the razor looks like once you get it open.  Can you tell if that is a boar or badger brush?

Thank you for sharing.

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 03-28-2015, 01:17 PM
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I am pretty sure it's a boar, it's quite firm so I would say not badger. Yea I think getting the razor open is going to be my mission tomorrow.

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 03-28-2015, 02:47 PM
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Apparently during WWI, soldiers had to be clean shaven so their gas masks would fit properly. This find is the heritage of men being clean shaven, hence our genesis.  Cool

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