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WWII US Army Shaving Kit -

This is a US Army field gear item. It is a shaving kit. As issued during World War two. The kit comes in a metal box that is lined with a khaki cotton cover. The lid is hinged to the main body. Separate compartments are built into the carrying case to hold the different components of the shaving kit.

This section of the website provides information that allows you to identify WWII American military collectibles. The data also includes a price guide to give you an idea of the value of the items.



This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWII US collectibles. Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined points that should be noted.

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The military shaving kit consisted of a metal razor blade handle, the head of the shaver, a rectangular metal box that looks like a lighter which is where the shaving blades are held. A basic mirror is placed in the inside of the lid.

The following nomenclature is found on the back of the mirror:

Made in USA
Gillette
Known the worldover
Khaki Set





This WWII US military collectible may be currently reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this item. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the collectible.



If you have an interest is seeing other WWII US military collectibles, you can do so by going to our WWII US Military Collectibles Price Guide. Where we cover items from the Army, Navy, Army Air Force and other organizations.



PRICING GUIDE INFORMATION

The value for WWII US field gear and other military antiques and collectibles is provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com. The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.

Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Value $35.00 $40.00 $45.00 $50.00 $50.00
Availability Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium
Invest Grade B B B B B


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