09-11-2016, 09:40 AM
#1
User Info
While those of us who swears to the single blade (and even single edge), the obsession with having two, three, or even five blades are puzzling... but it's not a recent idea as some might think. One of the ones that I found was filed by Palmer Harman in '54, and included not just an "improved" safety razor but also a novel blade construction - which probably doomed it in the market.

To quote, the razor:
Quote:...comprises generally a plurality of superposed blade retaining plates adapted to receive cutting blades therebetween, and transversely extending pins for positioning the plates and blades.
[Image: US2807084-0.png]

While not a new idea per see, Harman improved on it by changing the way the blades were separated - so that:
Quote:...the teeth on an adjacent pair of blade retaining plates are disposed in alternate or staggered relation so that if a hair is held depressed by the teeth of one plate and missed by the associated blade, such a hair will be guided by the teeth of the next adjacent plate into contact with the cutting edge of the blade associated with the latter plate. In this manner, assurance is provided that no hairs will be missed upon any single movement of the razor.

The main objective of the invention? Almost word by word what the big multinationals claimed when they pushed out the multi blade cartridges:
Quote:...as each blade completely cuts all the hairs in the path of razor movement, a pair of blades may be inclined at different angles relative to each other so as to effect both coarse and close shaving upon one stroke of the razor.

3 4,510
Reply
 09-11-2016, 09:53 AM
#2
  • bullgoose
  • The Enabler
  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
User Info
Interesting. I have a multiple blade razor at the shop that was sent to me a few years ago for testing. I will try and take pictures of it later today to see how it compares to this patent.

46 18,377
Reply
 09-11-2016, 10:58 AM
#3
  • Entasis
  • Atop the Razor's Edge
  • Southern California
User Info
I like the staggered open combs.

13 611
Reply
 09-11-2016, 03:51 PM
#4
  • bullgoose
  • The Enabler
  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
User Info
No staggered open comb but here is a double blade DE razor.

[Image: 3Vn1AiQ.jpg]

46 18,377
Reply
 09-11-2016, 04:07 PM
#5
  • eengler
  • Administrator
  • South Dakota, USA
User Info
Whoa! Looks a little exposed Shok

59 4,501
Reply
 09-11-2016, 04:36 PM
#6
User Info
I can't find it right now but there was a guy on YouTube that had a multi-blade razor utizing DE blades. It was a large blocky monstrosity, not sure how he was able to shave with it being so bulky.

7 328
Reply
 09-11-2016, 05:16 PM
#7
  • bullgoose
  • The Enabler
  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
User Info
(09-11-2016, 04:07 PM)eengler Wrote: Whoa! Looks a little exposed Shok

It was too scary for me to give it a go. I took one look and thought this would be a good task to delegate. Tongue

46 18,377
Reply
 09-11-2016, 05:20 PM
#8
  • gp569900
  • Senior Member
  • Franklin, TN USA
User Info
(09-11-2016, 05:16 PM)bullgoose Wrote:
(09-11-2016, 04:07 PM)eengler Wrote: Whoa! Looks a little exposed Shok

It was too scary for me to give it a go. I took one look and thought this would be a good task to delegate. Tongue

I assume the delegate didn't bleed out?

61 507
Reply
 09-11-2016, 05:21 PM
#9
User Info
I saw this somewhere else and thought to myself that a razor with such huge blade gap x2 would be way too rough for my pretty face.  I'll pass.  I think its from Germany..ain't like the Germans to over engineer something as beautiful in its simplicity.

0 115
Reply
 09-11-2016, 05:55 PM
#10
  • kav
  • Banned
  • east of the sun,west of the moon
User Info
Anthony Fokker, dutch aircraft producer's one great original idea was the syncronized interupter linkage to allow forward firing machineguns through the propellor arc. His Eindecker was a near copy of an earlier french design. The famous triplane was inspired by Tommy Sopwith's Tripe and the D7 utilised the first 'fat' airfoil gained ahead of competing factories with a bribe to the state wind tunnel. The D8 flying razor killed more german pilots than it's trwo confirmed victories. Back to the DR 3 triplane. Anthony decided if 3 wings were superior ( only in climb) FIVE were better and had chief designer Reinholdt Platz  construct a DR3 with an additional biplane configuration behind the cockpit. It barely flew. All Fokkers were noted for indifferent construction. The Bavarian built Phalz, while not a great performing machine could outdive everything and was beautifully constructed by men drawn from the Bavarian piano industry.
German industry has a tradition of either superb or 'what were they thinking' design.

2 3,171
Reply
 09-11-2016, 08:40 PM
#11
  • bullgoose
  • The Enabler
  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
User Info
(09-11-2016, 05:20 PM)gp569900 Wrote:
(09-11-2016, 05:16 PM)bullgoose Wrote:
(09-11-2016, 04:07 PM)eengler Wrote: Whoa! Looks a little exposed Shok

It was too scary for me to give it a go. I took one look and thought this would be a good task to delegate. Tongue

I assume the delegate didn't bleed out?

He did not bleed out but, I do not think he came away unscathed either. Facepalm

46 18,377
Reply
 09-11-2016, 08:41 PM
#12
  • bullgoose
  • The Enabler
  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
User Info
(09-11-2016, 05:21 PM)Nuki Man Wrote: I saw this somewhere else and thought to myself that a razor with such huge blade gap x2 would be way too rough for my pretty face.  I'll pass.  I think its from Germany..ain't like the Germans to over engineer something as beautiful in its simplicity.
It is indeed from Germany. I will try and take some pictures of the packaging when I get into the shop tomorrow.

46 18,377
Reply
 09-12-2016, 12:48 PM
#13
User Info
(09-11-2016, 03:51 PM)bullgoose Wrote: No staggered open comb but here is a double blade DE razor.

[Image: 3Vn1AiQ.jpg]
I'm sure you need an arms licence to handle this.

Seriously now, wouldn't using a multiple blade razor increase the chances of getting ingrown hairs?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk

0 34
Reply
 09-12-2016, 03:17 PM
#14
  • bullgoose
  • The Enabler
  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
User Info
(09-11-2016, 05:21 PM)Nuki Man Wrote: I saw this somewhere else and thought to myself that a razor with such huge blade gap x2 would be way too rough for my pretty face.  I'll pass.  I think its from Germany..ain't like the Germans to over engineer something as beautiful in its simplicity.

Here is a quick i-phone picture of the packaging. Yes, definitely German.

[Image: DD9FQ2a.jpg]

46 18,377
Reply
 09-12-2016, 07:42 PM
#15
User Info
The double-double edged razor from a couple of years ago.. I had all but forgotten about that one. It seems like this idea just wont die, will it?

3 4,510
Reply
 09-12-2016, 08:00 PM
#16
  • bullgoose
  • The Enabler
  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
User Info
(09-12-2016, 07:42 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote: The double-double edged razor from a couple of years ago.. I had all but forgotten about that one. It seems like this idea just wont die, will it?

Yup. I had completely forgotten about it too until you posted this thread.

46 18,377
Reply
 09-12-2016, 08:11 PM
#17
User Info
I was in a knife shop at the mall and they had one of those double DE razors.  It also said Razolution, but the package said it was made by Boker.  I went to the Boker website and it is on there, so I guess it's legit.  The Boker looks like both blades curve, though--the bottom one isn't straight.

0 30
Reply
 09-12-2016, 08:16 PM
#18
  • bullgoose
  • The Enabler
  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
User Info
(09-12-2016, 08:11 PM)AZBronco Wrote: I was in a knife shop at the mall and they had one of those double DE razors.  It also said Razolution, but the package said it was made by Boker.  I went to the Boker website and it is on there, so I guess it's legit.  The Boker looks like both blades curve, though--the bottom one isn't straight.

Perhaps in the loose sense of the word. The handle is made of rubber and actually flexes when you tighten it. It felt more like I was playing with Gumby than a razor.

46 18,377
Reply
Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)