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Junk DE Double Blade Russkie "Military" Razors, Revisited

Got 2 last year & after multiple shaves, wrote them off as worthless - both with the 2 blade spacer & with single blade. The blade clamps into the plastic Russian heads & profile is bowed & wavy on both. To call it a "Poor shave" is being highly generous. The knurled black plastic handle from one was worth salvage, and the cheaply knurled aluminum handle from the other may be a slight upgrade to a Yin Jili plastic handle; both plastic caps & base plates don't properly fit in combination with anything else of mine.
The corrugated spacers, OTOH show promise. Assembled into a Ying Jili Tech Clone, with 2 old, used Treet Black Beauties for fit, blade spacing is even and straight. Got a smooth shave around my wrist where the hair frequently gets caught in my watchbands, so, it shows promise.
More to come, just as soon as I grow enough beard back to shave later tonite ...
 
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Didn't want to 'waste' good blades, so I pulled a pair of Treet Black Beauties out of the blade bank & set them up with the corrugated blade spacer, using a Ying Jili head on the Russian plastic handle. They easily aligned parallel. 4 passes with no irritation or nicks - 8 hrs later, still BBS.
Should give an amazing shave with fresh blades!
 
Pics, so we know what yo are talking about?

I have always been a frankenrazor type and am interested in new ideas.
 
Pics, so we know what yo are talking about?

I have always been a frankenrazor type and am interested in new ideas.
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The corrugated stainless steel Spacer goes between the blades. I don't bother snappoing the top blade, since it aligne easier on a Gillette Tech-type razor when left whole.
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If you don't hurt yourself trying this I might just try it. I have never had the gumption to try my Russion twin blade but I might be willing to try the spacer and 2 blades in one of my other razors.
 
Todays' shave was with 2 shark Stainless pulled from other razors, but with only about 3 shaves on each blade. 10 hours later, I'm still BBS smooth. I did get a couple of nicks under my nose, but I don't get a good angle when using other blades or razors, either.
 

ajkel64

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I have thought of getting some of these razors as they are still relatively cheap. I wonder about snapping the blade in half if you set it up as per the instructions.
 
I have thought of getting some of these razors as they are still relatively cheap. I wonder about snapping the blade in half if you set it up as per the instructions.
Buy it for the blade spacer to use on a real razor & not for a decent shave. The heads are poorly made & don't hold either single blade or 2 blades with spacer straight. The blades are wavy & uneven. I don't snap the top blade when using the spacer in a Gillette Tech or clone - it isn't necessary.
 
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Bondage007

Contributor
Hello,

I have a few variations of this razor and have had some good results with one and not the other.

I decided to use the the spacer as a shim in a Razorock Tech type razor. I like the RR Tech type but find it too mild.
Well the shim put some teeth on this razor. Dramatically more efficient but very smooth.

Could be onto something here. Used a Astra blade and damn it was a close shave. More feedback after a few more shaves.

Pictures for comparison below.

Cheers
John

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