09-19-2021, 11:33 AM
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Hey friends, i have heard alot about the weck sextoblade and was wondering if it was just the usual overhype for a vintage razor or is it legit?

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 09-19-2021, 04:31 PM
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  • Chappy
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I had to Google it and found it is a type of straight razor patented in 1909.  Believe it is now out of production.  Blades looked like a Gem blade with a spine but longer.  They are also out of production.

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 09-20-2021, 04:45 AM
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I have a Medical Sextoblade - they can use modern replaceable hair shaper blades that are a little longer than the AC formatted shavettes.  here's a comparison of the Weck & it's blade with a Feather SS .. As far as the shave went, the guard (shown in place) keeps me from doing any real damage, I prefer the shorter AC blade for manuverability's sake.  The SS scales are a bit heavy as well

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 09-20-2021, 04:45 AM
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(09-19-2021, 04:31 PM)Chappy Wrote: I had to Google it and found it is a type of straight razor patented in 1909.  Believe it is now out of production.  Blades looked like a Gem blade with a spine but longer.  They are also out of production.
Yeah it's a vintage razor but it takes the hair shaper blades and it has hype behind obtaining one just like to know if it is worth it.

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 09-20-2021, 04:48 AM
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(09-20-2021, 04:45 AM)garyg Wrote: I have a Medical Sextoblade - they can use modern replaceable hair shaper blades that are a little longer than the AC formatted shavettes.  here's a comparison of the Weck & it's blade with a Feather SS .. As far as the shave went, the guard (shown in place) keeps me from doing any real damage, I prefer the shorter AC blade for manuverability's sake.  The SS scales are a bit heavy as well

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Forgive me are you saying that the SS is heavier? I have the SS kamisori style (without the scales). I ask because I have read the medical version due to the weight makes it unbalanced. How does it shave?

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 09-20-2021, 04:55 AM
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I'm sorry, i meant the Stainless Steel scales on the Weck were heavy, not the Feather SS.  The shave with the guard was ok, but didn't make my socks go up & down.   I haven't been brave enough to try it unguarded.

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 09-20-2021, 05:40 AM
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  • Chappy
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I stand corrected as blades are available.  Thanks, @garyg!  The article I read was wrong.  Sorry for the confusion.

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 09-22-2021, 06:43 PM
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The blades are available from at least three manufacturers: Personnel (USA), Fromm (Japan), and Kismet (Germany). The blades are known as hair shaper blades today, because that is the most common usage. It is essentially the same blade as the Sextoblade, the origionals being carbon steel and the modern-day ones being coated stainless steel. They are properly ground for shaving and have rounded corners.

If you are comfortable other shavettes you will have no problem with a Sextoblade. I like the Kismet blades most. The Fromm blades are about as smooth. The Personna blades feel a little more aggressive, but work well with care.[Image: 330b2b467b6fd9f3405e3cb431fc2dcc.jpg][Image: f3f91a7d6204b3d3b1f02ba27142154c.jpg]

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 09-22-2021, 07:38 PM
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I think the Wex shavettes are very nice and well worth owning.  There are several different models, though they all use the same blades.  Mine is metal and has 'The Shaper' on the side.  It cost about $20.  It is a very sweet shaver using the Wismet blades.

This is a mighty sweet shaver for a great price.  The Kismet blades are expensive, but last a looooooonnnngg time.

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