09-08-2013, 12:21 PM
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.
09-25-2013, 02:35 AM
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.
09-25-2013, 03:34 AM
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.
09-28-2013, 12:36 AM
09-28-2013, 04:37 AM
(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.
.....thank you, The Monk
09-29-2013, 06:38 AM
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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