07-07-2017, 04:03 PM
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Since I've been traveling recently, this seemed quite appropriate...

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Trouble of finding that old advertisement is that now I really want one... I don't need it, but I want it Biggrin

Does anyone have any further info on this razor? The reference to servicemen would indicate a time frame of one of the Big Wars, but I think WWOne would be too early since DE blades wasn't that common when that started.

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 07-07-2017, 04:07 PM
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Hans, re-post your image but the url sounds like it could be one of the Gillette traveler sets.  Some of those were quite stunning.

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 07-07-2017, 04:18 PM
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Fixed.. It's not one of the Gillette sets, which is what peaked my interest.

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 07-07-2017, 04:43 PM
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Wow! That's a new one to me!

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 07-07-2017, 05:22 PM
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Awesome! This page has more photos culled from an old eBay listing: https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/v...-422205823

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 07-08-2017, 12:23 PM
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You come up with the most interesting items Hans!

It was patented in 1942 and made by The Pak Co.

I'd never heard of it either, But I found it in Waits Compendium.

Carbon steel blades must have been a joy to use days or longer after a beach landing! Heck, just sweat and general crud would do them in. No wonder they were the greatest generation.

Find the screenshot of the Waits blurb here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ovg2cioyczwq54...r.JPG?dl=0

At some point I'll remove it to reclaim my dropbox space. But anyone can download the screenshot and post it for posterity.

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 07-08-2017, 01:15 PM
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Thank you Brian!

It's an interesting design, made even clearer by the colour photo at the bottom of the page. Now I want one even more Tongue

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 07-09-2017, 04:14 PM
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(07-08-2017, 12:23 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: You come up with the most interesting items Hans!

It was patented in 1942 and made by The Pak Co.

I'd never heard of it either, But I found it in Waits Compendium.

Carbon steel blades must have been a joy to use days or longer after a beach landing! Heck, just sweat and general crud would do them in. No wonder they were the greatest generation.

Find the screenshot of the Waits blurb here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ovg2cioyczwq54...r.JPG?dl=0

At some point I'll remove it to reclaim my dropbox space. But anyone can download the screenshot and post it for posterity.

Ouch!  Excellent observation. I cant imagine they took any blades wih them on the initial landings. The guys probably had to skip a shave or two until beachheads were established and they had dry supply lines. Except for G.I.s with a straight.

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 07-15-2017, 08:17 AM
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Great find!  It's always fascinating to see what folks came up with in years gone by.

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