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Straight Razor

ca. 1760 – 1780

As Continental Army regulations did not permit soldiers to grow facial hair, shaving became part of the soldier's hygiene routine. Soldiers generally shaved about twice a week.

Iron, wood. L 18.1 (blade L 14.9), W 1.6 cm
The George C. Neumann Collection,
Valley Forge National Historical Park, VAFO 1471