09-08-2013, 12:21 PM
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Yesterday the Filarmonica 14 came up in the regular straight razor rotation (consisting of 8 straight razors). I gave it a thorough pre-shave stropping, then enjoyed a leisurely evening shave. After 3 full passes, it turned out to be one of the best shaves I've enjoyed with any type of razor ever. 16 hours later, I still felt almost clean shaven. This razor has never disappointed me. It reminded me why I love the straight razors.

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 09-08-2013, 12:36 PM
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  • Gago
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Fila` s, making people happy for a century Biggrin

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 09-08-2013, 09:22 PM
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The Filarmonica's 14 are great shavers.

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 09-24-2013, 04:21 PM
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I want a Fili 14 so badly....but just acquired a R. Hibbert 15/16....so gotta get some $$$ recouped soon to go after one. Congrats on the great shave and the Filarmonica 14.

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 09-25-2013, 02:20 AM
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  • MikekiM
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Fili 14 is on my wish list..

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 09-25-2013, 02:35 AM
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  • Obie
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Gentlemen, the Filarmonicas are fine razors, indeed, especially the 14's. They are a wee bit overpriced, like the Wade & Butchers. Still, fabulous razors. The 7/8 is just the right size for me. I had three 13's some years and let them go. I should have kept them. Brothers, my friend, a celestial straight razor shave is one of those things that make life special.

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 09-25-2013, 03:34 AM
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I just love how those big full hollow 14s make that high pitch singing sound while you flip from side to side while stropping, my 14 8/8 is a big razor but it's surprisingly nimble in hand I just find it as easy to shave with as a 6/8 or 7/8, well I couldn't leave you Filarmonica 14 lovers without a token photo now could I. in fact I'm going to pull her out tomorrow give her a little action.

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 09-25-2013, 10:53 AM
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Wow, Jamie! That is an amazingly beautiful razor! Smile

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 09-25-2013, 11:02 AM
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  • TheMonk
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I still haven't tried my NOS Doble Temple 13, but I've really been looking forward to trying a Fili! Blush

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 09-25-2013, 12:24 PM
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Congrats! I just recently acquired a 13 Novodur. First shave should be in the AM. Ill give a report. Mine was not NOS, but still in excellent condition


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 09-26-2013, 09:39 AM
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  • Attila
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Wow....what a beautiful picture. Thanks for that!

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 09-26-2013, 12:05 PM
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As. Jerry Lee Lewis says - if you aint got one, get one!

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 09-26-2013, 12:07 PM
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(09-25-2013, 02:20 AM)MikekiM Wrote: Fili 14 is on my wish list..

It is in my wish list, too. But is dificult.

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 09-27-2013, 04:21 PM
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.......where are all these great looking Filarmonica razors coming from?

........are they old stock that keep getting bought and sold among fellow shavers, or are these razors still being made......?

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 09-28-2013, 12:36 AM
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  • TheMonk
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(09-27-2013, 04:21 PM)leonidas Wrote: .......where are all these great looking Filarmonica razors coming from?

........are they old stock that keep getting bought and sold among fellow shavers, or are these razors still being made......?

Old stock, they're not made anymore. Wink

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 09-28-2013, 04:37 AM
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(09-28-2013, 12:36 AM)TheMonk Wrote:
(09-27-2013, 04:21 PM)leonidas Wrote: .......where are all these great looking Filarmonica razors coming from?

........are they old stock that keep getting bought and sold among fellow shavers, or are these razors still being made......?

Old stock, they're not made anymore. Wink

.....thank you, The Monk

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 09-29-2013, 05:39 AM
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  • MikekiM
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(09-25-2013, 03:34 AM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote: [Image: a894320b-f277-4ddb-8aac-3557a4a2d912_zps...g~original]

Jamie, that's an amazing looking blade... Assuming one can find one, what should a 14 go for in 7/8 and/or 8/8?

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 09-29-2013, 06:38 AM
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Hi Michael, well I know it's an old adage but when it comes to Filarmonica 14, yes size really does matter, if you can get hold of one I would go for the 8/8, not that you will notice much difference shave wise but the resale value of a 8/8 will be a lot higher.

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 09-29-2013, 11:06 AM
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Agreed! For some reason, the large Fillys sell for a lot of money - and they hold their value.

They all shave well. They aren't any better shavers than most other brands, but they do hold their value, and are a safe investment.

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