01-07-2014, 08:52 AM
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  • slantman
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  • Leesburg, Florida
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My latest acquisition is a Giesen & Forsthoff Timor three piece open comb that is 100mm long and weights in at 116 grams. Although the dealer advertised all stainless the handle is the only part that is solid stainless steel. The head is chromed and easily equals that of a Muhle or Edwin Jagger in quality. The entire raaor is made in Germany. This particular model comes in closed comb as well as open and in 80mm or 100mm lengths. Finally they do make this razor with wood handles. Will try it out in several days.

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 01-07-2014, 09:05 AM
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  • Elbe
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  • Wolfsburg, Germany
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I have this with the open comb and the shorter 80mm steel handle. Using this exclusively for 5 weeks now. A great razor, smooth but very efficient. Of course it would be nicer, if the head was made from steel, too, but we have to live with it, that it's made from pot metal. The handle looks much more slippery as it is in reality.

This razor gets very favourable reports in german shaving forums.

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 01-07-2014, 09:14 AM
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  • slantman
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(01-07-2014, 09:05 AM)Elbe Wrote: I have this with the open comb and the shorter 80mm steel handle. Using this exclusively for 5 weeks now. A great razor, smooth but very efficient. Of course it would be nicer, if the head was made from steel, too, but we have to live with it, that it's made from pot metal. The handle looks much more slippery as it is in reality.

This razor gets very favourable reports in german shaving forums.
I look forward to trying it. The G&F website says the head is zinc and chrome but the quality appears to be excellent.

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 01-07-2014, 10:04 AM
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  • Songwind
  • Soap Slinger & Scuttle Pusher
  • Burnsville, MN
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That's a pretty razor. I had never even heard of this brand before. Is it new?

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 01-07-2014, 10:38 AM
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  • Elbe
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No, not new. They are making scissors, straits etc. for a long time. They offer "Timor" butterfly razors, but those are from China. New is, that they manufacture DE razors inhouse.

http://www.gf-solingen.de

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 01-07-2014, 01:03 PM
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  • mjemec
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  • Slovenia
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I really like the darker wood handle in the same style.

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 01-07-2014, 09:34 PM
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Congratulations, Jerry. I hope you enjoy the new razor!
They do seem to be very finely made razors as a friend of mine who lives in Germany showed me his and he really likes it.

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 01-09-2014, 05:55 AM
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  • slantman
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My first shave using this wonderful shaving tool. Three passes to a BBS without any irritation. Smooth as silk for an open comb razor. The flaired end prevents any slipping which is a good feature. The Timor blades that came with this razor are excellent. I rate this razor as medium aggressive but that is in the eye of the beholder.

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 01-11-2014, 07:52 AM
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  • slantman
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Another wonderful shave using this marvelous shaving tool. The head is almost flat which might account for the closeness of my shaves. In any event it works for me.

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 06-06-2014, 12:45 PM
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  • blzrfn
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  • Vancouver USA
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I just received a light wood handle version that came with both open comb and safety bar base plates. I have only used the open comb thus far, but it was enough for me to get rid of my Ikon Deluxe and is giving the ATT Krono R2 a run for its money. I plan on using the safety bar base plate next week to compare to my ASD2, ATT M1 and Weber. Four shall enter but only one (or two) shall emerge.

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 06-13-2014, 07:51 AM
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  • blzrfn
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  • Vancouver USA
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I used the safety bar base plate this morning and it offered a shave as smooth as the Feather ASD2 but with a much closer result. I must say I am very impressed with both the open comb and safety bar heads' performance. Although it was a bit spendy (just under $100), it did include both base plates and the craftsmanship and finish of the olive wood handle and the chrome plated parts seem very high quality. The head is supposedly zinc alloy so time will tell how well it holds up, but at this early point I would call this razor a strong buy. It has displaced the Feather and may convince me to sell the Weber too, though the Above the Tie razors (R2 and M1) are holding their own.

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 06-13-2014, 11:51 AM
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  • Harvey
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  • North Hills CA
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Didn,t know this but FENDRIHAN in Canada sells these in several versions...quite nice and not too expensive

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 06-13-2014, 02:24 PM
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  • blzrfn
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 06-25-2014, 12:12 AM
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I concur, Timor razors are great ! All their 3-piece razors are now made in Germany, and all their TTO still in China (but, maybe one day this would change too ?)

Although the head are made from zinc alloy, the chrome plating is thick and well finished. Two thumbs up !

Their 1352, 1325 and 1326 models are cheaper (because not stainless steel), but also made in Germany, so that's good to know !

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 06-25-2014, 06:54 AM
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  • slantman
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This a Timor 1325 variation razor I just received. It has an almost 4" stainless steel handle with excellent gripe. The top plate is matte chrome and the bottom plate a shiny chrome finish. The shave is extremely smooth and close considering its a closed comb. The bottom the handle says "Timor"

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 06-25-2014, 07:00 AM
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This is still the old head, they very recently changed it for the "Made in Germany" one. I don't know where yours was made, though !

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 06-25-2014, 08:23 AM
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  • slantman
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(06-25-2014, 07:00 AM)Cha-wing!! Wrote: This is still the old head, they very recently changed it for the "Made in Germany" one. I don't know where yours was made, though !

The vendor listed it as Germany but I don't really know for sure.

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 06-25-2014, 07:52 PM
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  • Harvey
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  • North Hills CA
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The one I got from Fendrihan has both the top plate and bottom plate high chrome plated and both are marked 'made in Germany"...there is nothing printed on the handle...also came with Timor brand blades and a felt lined box.

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 07-20-2014, 11:53 PM
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Just recently I also bought a Timor 1350 razor.
I already own an EJ DE89.
As a relatively new DE razor user I wonder whether the 1350 is more aggressive than the EJ ....
Any "old hand" who can give me an answer to that ? Rolleyes
And an additional question: what is the aggressiveness of the Weber Classic compared to the DE89/1350 ?

Edit 20140728: slantman kindly provided me with the info:
The 1350 is slightly more aggressive than the DE89/R89 and Weber.
Thanks Jerry !

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