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    this is what my buddy was talking about
    that weird comb attachment thing... its on backwards in that pick.
    are these for shaving or what?
    it says weck hair shaper on the one piece scales.
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    Sooo...I think it's a hair shaper.

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    right.... so is it for cutting hair? like scissors?
    or is it for like neck lines and sideburns?
    can you shave with them?
    whats the weird "comb attachment" do? besides keep the razor from touchin ur skin

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    its for cutting and shaping hair on your head

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    Quote Originally Posted by The0ctopus View Post
    are these for shaving or what?
    You can use it for shaving if you want to. It is sold as a hair shaper, but that design was adapted from their Bantam model that came out in the 1930s. The Bantam was a smaller version of the standard model that was begun in 1909. The Bantam was probably made to emulate some of the dwarf style razors. When hairdresser started doing razor styling this shape was easier to use than the full sized razor and fostered a new line for Weck. As the following ad shows, this was a razor intended for shaving the face - not cutting your hair.

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    Here are some Weck variations. Orange scales - hair shaper; stainless scales - Bantam; a Weck corn razor and finally, a full sized Weck Sextoblade. Probably more than you every wanted to know about the subject.

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    oh no thats awesome!
    now im excited, just got to get some blades for it.
    that ebay lot pictured would have been a nice win
    thanks!
    i know i wont like the shave, but itll round out my collection nicely
    mine is a combo of all pictures, it ahs a black plastic covered tang , the comb piece from the red scaled one, and the stainless steel scales, its medium sized, like the redscaled one
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    Quote Originally Posted by The0ctopus View Post
    i know i wont like the shave
    Don't dismiss the shave out-of-hand. There were guys shaving with these razors for a lot of years. Weck was also a manufacturer of medical instruments and the steel used in their blades was very good. Send me a PM with your address and I'll send you some blades to try. Strop them like you would any razor and you may be surprised.

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    You can get a close comfortable shave with a Weck hairshaper/razor. They are very easy to nick yourself with, but if you are careful they will give you a nice shave. I like real straight razor better. Some of the Weck's were sold as razors, I also have a Weck that is a real straight razor.

    I like the Personna blades.

    Charlie

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    i know i wont like the shave, but itll round out my collection nicely

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    You might be suprised. I used a Fromm Hairshaper for a few years and I've had a Weck also - both performed well for me. I always used Fromm Hairshaper blades, but I also have a box old stock Pearl Duck blue blades. PM me with mailing instructions and I'll send you a couple of packs, gratis.

    Goshawk

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