There are several key aspects to evaluations such as these:
- Sample size
- Unavoidable subjectivity
|This photo from PAA better represents the look of the DOC, |
which is a handsome subtle-golden-hue nickel plating.
|Although the lighting in this photo is misleading, the PAA DOC has an overall nickel plating, which has a slight golden hue. The coloring of the handle in this photo is representative of the color of the razor head as well. It is the lighting in the photo that makes the razor head look more silvery than it really is.|
|This is a photo I grabbed from the Internet. The razor and accompanying Zippo-lighter-like unit are pretty much the same as the razor that my friend has in his museum. A key difference is the outer case, which in this image is metal with black lining, but my friend's artifact has a much simpler olive-drab-cloth-covered semi-solid case with flaps that fold in and snap together.|
|This is a modern replica of the shaving kit in my friend's private museum. The razor and blades shown are all wrong (the razor shown is a c.1948 Tech, and the blade package looks to be paper or cardboard). The case, however, is similar but not an exact reproduction of the real artifact. The stirrups in the real McCoy were olive drab and not elastic. The actual artifact also has labeling on the inside of one of the main flaps, and (presumably) the original owner's initials hand written in ink on the opposite flap.|
|This is another pic I grabbed from the Internet, which shows blades similar to those that were in the military kit.|
|This panorama photo is of the main 1st-floor sales area at Maggard Razors, and was taken from the stairway that goes|
upstairs to the room in which vendors had their displays and where the buffet luncheon was served.
|UPDATE: Mantic59 was looking fit and trim at the event. I, on the other hand, made an unfortunate sartorial decision, wearing that sweater vest that made me look rather bulky around the middle. My vanity requires that I state for the record that I have a 32-inch waist, and am extremely fit and lean. Sorry, I just had to say it.|