This set is the perfect gift for any guy interested in the WWI era of history! Included is a beautiful Old Type Ball End razor featuring open comb guard and balanced ball-end handle. This razor has been professionally restored by our team of razor experts. The surface has been refinished and replated transforming this antique into a modern usuable connection to history! The teeth straight and ready to shave, and the finish is stain and scratch resistant!
Included with your WWI replica case is a pack of ready to use Gillette blades. You can't go wrong with this awesome traveller and thoughtful gift!
Country of Manufacture: USA
Type: Double Edge Razor Head
Finish: Factory Nickel
Condition: Cleaned, Sanitized and Shave Ready
Imperfections: cracks in handle are common for this era and do not effect functionality, teeth are straight, slight bends that do no effect shave may be present
Included: Razor, Case, Gillette Blades
History: The Gillette Old Type was the original razor head produced by Gillette Safety Razor Co. It features open comb design with two stabilizer pins that keep the blade straight. These heads are known for their smooth yet aggressive shaves. These were the same model as featured in the WWI Khaki sets.
Posted by Alexander Luciani on 10th Jan 2017
This is a neat little kit, and it makes a wonderful collector's item or gift for a WWI history buff. I have only one beef: the material used for the case. It's made from cloth-wrapped fiberboard, and while it won't easily come apart, I would love to see this item made from canvas or the more appropriate cotton twill. It looks the part but just doesn't feel authentic.
Posted by GC on 29th Nov 2016
The razor itself is as advertised. As we've come to except and appreciate from Razor Emporium, it's a very nicely restored Old Type Ball End from the WWI era. Judging from the serial number on the baseplate, the razor I received in the kit dates from 1918. A big problem is the case. If it is an accurate replica, then the original design was functional crap: the three elastic holders are so loose that the handle, baseplate, and head cap clang around in it. These holders can't be adjusted, and so everything also quickly falls out through the side flaps, which can't be properly secured to the top of the case. In making replicas, I'd suggest modifying them slightly so that they can function.
Posted by Maximos Pyrovetsis on 25th Mar 2016
Even if was a replica it would be a great item to reminiscent that era but it is the real thing! Imagine that as you shave you became part of it