06-01-2013, 06:08 AM
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I was lucky enough to spot this absolute beauty while browsing Ebay two weeks ago, just so happened to come on auction at the very moment I was looking, and the description was brief and the photo's quite ordinary, as you would expect from someone who does not use or collect straight razors, it came with a buy it now price plus make me an offer, well for quite sometime I was looking for an early Filarmonica and a buy it now price here comes the big question do I make him a offer and risk losing the razor or do I buy it now? Well I rode my luck and made him the offer, well 10 minutes later offer excepted and she's mine all mine, well when she arrived my jaw dropped to my chest, not only a superb early Filarmonica but a full 8/8 no hone wear full hollow looks like it's never been honed since it left the factory, wow I couldn't believe my eyes, well there's nothing left to say here she is.

Jamie.

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 06-01-2013, 06:53 AM
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Great luck on that one, Jamie. The scales look more substantial than on most Filarmonica's I've seen. Very, very nice. I love those large blades.

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 06-01-2013, 07:15 AM
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(06-01-2013, 06:53 AM)lindyhop66 Wrote: Great luck on that one, Jamie. The scales look more substantial than on most Filarmonica's I've seen. Very, very nice. I love those large blades.

You are right there, the scales and the peening are of a far better quality than most of the Filarmonicas I've work on, I believe these early Filarmonicas had better scales I was given some excellent information by one of the members over on the straight razor forum regarding this.

Jamie

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 06-01-2013, 07:24 AM
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  • Johnny
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Some folks have all the luck. I should send you some money to buy me a lottery ticket.

Beautiful razor Jamie.

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 06-01-2013, 12:19 PM
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  • OldDog23
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like finding a vintage `35 Ford 3-window coupe in showroom condition
under a tarp in a barn ! Love

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 06-05-2013, 11:28 AM
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  • oscar11
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Congrats, it's a beauty.

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 06-05-2013, 03:27 PM
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  • gijames
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  • TN, USA
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Very beautiful find Jamie!

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 06-06-2013, 01:51 AM
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  • MikekiM
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Wow.. that's a score

Curious why you would you have risked loosing the razor if you made an offer? If it were declined couldn't you have opted for the Buy It Now ?? Or is that not allowed?

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 06-06-2013, 05:17 AM
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With ebay, you get to make three offers.

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 06-06-2013, 05:30 AM
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(06-06-2013, 01:51 AM)MikekiM Wrote: Wow.. that's a score

Curious why you would you have risked loosing the razor if you made an offer? If it were declined couldn't you have opted for the Buy It Now ?? Or is that not allowed?


Well Mike I suppose I like to live a little dangerously, it was a nerve racking 10 minutes wait, I almost jumped through the roof when it came back as offer excepted, and there was also a saving of more than £30 around $46 US dollars after saying that I don't think the razor was worth losing for the extra £30, the razor was one of if not the easiest razor I've ever honed, and what a shaver fantastic, there are very few razors in my collection that I wouldn't sell but this is one of them.

Jamie

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 06-06-2013, 06:06 AM
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WOOOOOOWWW! Eeeeek

Congratulations for the great find!

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 06-07-2013, 12:11 PM
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beautifull blade Wink

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 06-07-2013, 08:38 PM
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Congratulations, Jamie! She sure is a beauty! Smile

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 06-08-2013, 11:28 AM
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(06-07-2013, 08:38 PM)celestino Wrote: Congratulations, Jamie! She sure is a beauty! Smile

Thanks Celestino.

Jamie.

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 06-08-2013, 11:45 AM
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  • tsimmns
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Beautiful razor. I don't use straights, but I know a beautiful one when I see itBiggrin Maybe one day I will make the plunge and try one.

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 06-14-2013, 10:03 AM
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  • mikeperry
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Hi Jamie

Overall a beautiful razor and it looks to be as good as brand new Thumbsup

Take care, Mike

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 06-23-2013, 03:33 PM
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Very nice chopper .... 8/8 is a great find. Biggrin

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