09-23-2017, 12:00 AM
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I got this old wedge blade razor on ebay in a lot. One came with a wedge blade which are 40mm but the spine is longer, and regular GEM blades (or Star wedge blades) are not wide enough. 


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I "solved" it by using another spine on top of the blade. Huge blade gap and exposure, rendering the comb non-existent.
I think if I change the angle, as you can see there is a gap to the clamps, the exposure and gap would make it more user friendly and less like a shavette.

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I couldn't find any data on this brand...

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 09-23-2017, 03:13 AM
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  • Sully
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Interesting solution.  How does it shave?  I really like your photos, especially the first one.

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 09-23-2017, 03:22 AM
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  • eengler
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Great Photos and fix Thumbup

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 09-23-2017, 05:29 AM
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(09-23-2017, 03:13 AM)Sully Wrote: Interesting solution.  How does it shave?  I really like your photos, especially the first one.

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The shave is like a shavette because the blade is practically exposed. Thing is, with a shavette you have a clear site of the edge... not so in this case as the lovely art Deco head hides the edge...
This wouldn't have been a challenge had I had a mustache...

Next time I hope that adjusting the angle would tame it a bit.

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 09-27-2017, 05:20 AM
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Here is the razor with an original wedge blade. 
As you can see, different exposure and angle. 

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 09-27-2017, 06:16 AM
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I have a spine clamped on a vise to make it uniform and even. I put it under the blade, as a shim on some lather catchers and it works quite well.
Some have sharpened those reusable blades like you sharpen a straight and apparently that gives a very nice shave. At least very rewarding, am sure. 
Very nice razor! Enjoy.

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