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Firm Blade

efsk

Absurd hero
Moderator
One of the weirdest razors I know of is this Firm Blade. Apparently based in Portland, 4913 SE Powell Blvd somewhere around 1945, it has a wooden egg for a handle and uses a proprietary, curved SE blade. Apparently there's a version without wooden knob, and I've seen a pic of one with a different knob.
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sɐǝɹpu∀

Well-Known Member
Nice one.
Waits compendium and the patent claim that its a razor for half DE blades.
Waits: "Uses one-half of a Gillette-type double-edge blade"
Patent: "The blade ... is substantially one-half of the width of the ordinary wafer blade"

The patent is on my to-do list.
 

efsk

Absurd hero
Moderator
Upgraded my Firm Blade. This one has case, papers and blades, and you can see the difference between Firm Blade and ordinary blades, which might explain how I could not get half an ordinary blade to fit.

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