Brian -- STOP!! Don't let that thing touch your skin. It will peel your face off!! I tried one once when I was a kid and ended up looking like the Invisible Man. Wore a beard for the next 28 years!! Then I looked like Charlie Manson!! I could send you a good straight razor, they're safer!! Best regards. Wind
Hey there Brian -- The one I tried was about the same vintage and was my dad's. I could barely get the bleeding under control! You might check in with marlinman93 as he may still have a lifetime supply of the Marlin blades left and may want to part with!! I'll bet he has Marlin bandaids to go with them too!!! Best regards. Wind
Yeah an ax would be a safer instrument than those old double edge blades. When I was 16 or 17 Y/O I was up state in the hunter mountain area with the same friend who bought the Marlin ax in the gun show. I was getting ready to hit the bars and maybe hook up with one of the young ladies but I needed to shave. I looked in my bag, no razor so my friend lend me his. This was the first time I ever use one and the last.
I went out with a half a dozen bandages on my face and the girls laughed at me all evening.