03-28-2013, 12:29 PM
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  • Andrew
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  • Austin, TX
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I am offering two uncommon razors for sale. Payment via Paypal, shipping within the US is free.

SOLD The first is a Barbasol Floating Head. I bought this from a member of a different forum for $25 and am asking the same. The razor is definitely user grade, and I would caution that it might not make a good replate candidate. The reason is the pitting of the guard bars, which I have tried to demonstrate in the photos. I have been told but have no proof that the heads on these razors were cast from a zinc alloy and are prone to this sort of wear. I talked to someone who has refurbished quite a few of these razors (but didn't show him photos of this particular razor), and he sees this quite a bit. Alternately, this could just be the way the chrome has flaked off of the guard bars. I think the top cap could be replated successfully, as it is just brassed. All that being said, the razor is in perfect working order and shaves just like the nicer one I subsequently acquired. If you just want to see what this razor is all about, here is your chance. The shave is incredibly efficient and smooth. This is also a very solid, hefty razor and impressive to hold. $25 SOLD

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SOLD The second razor is a Le Coq open comb from France, included with case. This razor is in good shape, with very subtle wear noted along the edges of the top cap and slight marks on the handle. I also consider this more of a user grade razor, but definitely on the nicer end of user grade. It provides a fairly aggressive shave, on the order of a Joris, not quite the 2011 R41. The construction of the razor (materials, fit and finish) is not to the level of my other French razors, like Leresche and Kirby Beard & Co. The metal used on the base plate (with the comb) is lighter and thinner than I thought it would be from the photos. That being said, this is an interesting razor, and I thought someone else might like to give it a try. There is one wrapped blade in the box. I am asking $35. SOLD

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Thanks for looking.

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 03-28-2013, 01:38 PM
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Those are incredible prices.

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 03-28-2013, 02:33 PM
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The Le Coq , does that use a standard DE blade?

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 03-28-2013, 02:53 PM
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Fantastic deals, from a fantastic member. These are some nice beauties.

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 03-28-2013, 03:16 PM
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Yes, the Le Coq uses standard DE blades.

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 03-28-2013, 03:47 PM
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The Barbasol is the razor I use everyday and does everything you want it to. I've always believed that it was what the new Muhle R41 aspires to be. I'm almost tempted to buy it just to have a backup. Seriously tempted.

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 03-28-2013, 06:25 PM
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(03-28-2013, 03:47 PM)jpakstis Wrote: The Barbasol is the razor I use everyday and does everything you want it to. I've always believed that it was what the new Muhle R41 aspires to be. I'm almost tempted to buy it just to have a backup. Seriously tempted.

Me too and I won't even use it. Were the Barbasol on ebay, it would go for a multiple of this number.

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 03-28-2013, 06:46 PM
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  • GregDR
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Wow! I've been looking for one of those Le Coq open combs for a while. Congrats to whoever picked it up! Outstanding price on both razors!

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