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Luc

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I own a Minora at the moment and everything started in this thread: http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=86488

I borrowed Erwin's pictures(first 2) as I bought it from him and I took some more pictures that will show the plating loss on the head/tin. I would qualify the whole kit as good to excellent condition. Nothing broken, box closes well. Missing 1 blade dispenser. Plating loss here and there. The thread would need to be re-done if you want to fit this on a Bull Mastiff handle as it won't fit at the moment. I tried a couple of Gillette handles on it and they all fit fine except the Bull Mastiff!

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I can take more pictures if required. Thank you for your advice.
 
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I just picked up a box (5pack) of Minora blades yesterday. The ones I have were manufactured in Canada with the blade design registered in 1930. I know this is not terribly related, but merely a little extra info.

I also noted in your other thread folks are pondering the Gillette connection. Gillette definately owns Minora blades these days - they sell them in Africa. Not sure of course when they picked them up which is what would be important here. The 1930 patent DE Minora's I have however were manufactured by the Dowd Blade Co Ltd - and Gillette had a plant in Montreal Canada. So, they probably did not own the Minora name at that point at least. (And your razor looks right around that vintage).

New blades - View attachment 56157
 
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Why would anyone want to trade out handles on a perfectly good Minora? I can see, albeit very reluctantly, using a different handle on a vintage razor if the original handle was damaged beyond functional use. But, I cannot understand the desire to ever replace a fully functional original handle, especially on a beautiful razor like this. :confused:
 
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Luc

"To Wiki or Not To Wiki, That's The Question".
Why would anyone want to trade out handles on a perfectly good Minora? I can see, albeit very reluctantly, using a different handle on a vintage razor if the original handle was damaged beyond functional use. But, I cannot understand the desire to ever replace a fully functional original handle, especially on a beautiful razor like this. :confused:

I was going to try it with my other handle however it doesn't fit so I tried it with the original handle. It's a great razor but I am more satisfied with my current setup.
 
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Why would anyone want to trade out handles on a perfectly good Minora? I can see, albeit very reluctantly, using a different handle on a vintage razor if the original handle was damaged beyond functional use. But, I cannot understand the desire to ever replace a fully functional original handle, especially on a beautiful razor like this. :confused:

Some people like to try different handles on different heads.:rolleyes:
It's not like their harming the razor by using the non original handle.
Different weigh handle change the balance of a razor and can affect our perception on how the head shaves.
The ability to use different handles with different heads in my opinion make the 3 piece design more flexible then TTOs or long stemmed 2 piece razors.
 
It's a lovely looking handle. But for me with the NEW head, I prefer a longer and heavier handle. That's why my Gillette version will be leaving my den soonish.
 
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I'm drooling a little bit... it looks lovely. I do have a trip coming up in August that would necessitate a travel set...
 
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Luc

"To Wiki or Not To Wiki, That's The Question".
It's a nice set and I'm having difficulties finding more information on the razor... Everything seems to be related to the blades... It must be one rare piece!
 
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