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Steve

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Re: Peaky Blinders
« Reply #44 on: June 17, 2016, 02:14:55 PM »
I guess he was more upset about ruining his 'threads' than his finger.

It is in doubt re blades in peaks, tho' the safety razor was invented 1901 in USA. But like colour TV etc it would take a few years to arrive in UK.
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Joewoen

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« Reply #45 on: June 17, 2016, 05:50:07 PM »
Steven Knight, author of Peaky Blinders is going to sell a collection of clothes based on the Blinders.

I wish him all the best with that and his plans to open a film studio in Birmingham.

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« Reply #46 on: June 19, 2016, 11:54:38 AM »
As a fictional story, I like it.
Placed after ww1, it allows Churchill to be inside story.
As a weapon itself, a razor blade in a hat would be ineffective.
However, the name of the band is very impressive :)

I don't try to find the connections with the gang in late 1800. I enjoy the show.

Phil

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« Reply #47 on: June 19, 2016, 12:41:02 PM »
The supposed idea behind the sewing of razor blades into the peak of a cap was supposed to be that in the event of a fight the head could be lowered and the peak of the cap run across the eyes of an opponent thus damaging their eyes or blinding them with the flow of blood, hence peaky blinders.
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Joewoen

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« Reply #48 on: June 19, 2016, 03:01:54 PM »
Concur precisely with that Phil.

Warning, the following sentence is not for the faint hearted.
I do remember my grandad, who was around at the time of the Peaky Blinders, telling me that they would slit either side of a persons mouth and then tickle them. This would then rip their cheeks up to their ears. Victims of the PBs could be seen with scars across their face.

Steve

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« Reply #49 on: June 19, 2016, 03:12:48 PM »
Most likely an open razor would have been used. A man I knew was slashed in this way by another who sidled up behind him to do it. He didn't get to do any more as my Dad was on him in a couple of secs.
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« Reply #50 on: June 20, 2016, 12:24:45 PM »
Sound a lot like the 'Glasgow Smile'.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow_smile
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« Reply #51 on: June 20, 2016, 12:29:36 PM »
Dad said his mate was attacked because some one thought he was a 'Grass'. Don't know the Brummy slang for it.
 Grass's grin maybe?
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