04-24-2014, 01:35 PM
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I added on my second high end razor to the fold yesterday with an Engels Perfect Temper.

I love how the marbling looks on the scales, any guess to its age? I know Engels closed shop in 1943 and they opened in the 1870's, aside from those bounds is there a better way to figure its exact age?

I really need to buy a light box for taking pics.

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 04-24-2014, 03:26 PM
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It seems that F.W.E was making razors during this period which narrows it down a bit.
Dates in Production: 1909 - 1943

The razor looks great btw. Congrats!

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 04-24-2014, 07:45 PM
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Beautiful blade! Congratulations!

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 04-24-2014, 10:08 PM
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Very nice. I'll bet that it shaves as good as it looks.

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 04-24-2014, 11:09 PM
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nice razor, perfect just like it says on the scales :-)

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 04-24-2014, 11:19 PM
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Looks very nice, at a guess I would put the razor into the 1940s it just looks about right, Lindyhop66 AKA Robert as a beautiful Engels perfection good score.

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 04-25-2014, 04:45 AM
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(04-24-2014, 11:19 PM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote: Looks very nice, at a guess I would put the razor into the 1940s it just looks about right, Lindyhop66 AKA Robert as a beautiful Engels perfection good score.

I was also thinking it was later in the production run, since you really don't see the mottled/marbled scales much earlier than that. I also snagged a pair of Adoration 292s and a Dubl Duck Satin Wedge with this razor. Which brings my count of blades up to 6 including the filarmonica 12 and a dubl duck satin edge. Which leads me to ask, what should I get to round out the 7 razor den? A few friends suggested a nice sized wade and butcher or a Swedish blade, but I'm always open to new ideas. Lightbulb

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 04-25-2014, 04:56 AM
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Yes a nice Heljestrand MK32 sounds about right Ivory scales of course. Smile

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 04-25-2014, 05:14 AM
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(04-25-2014, 04:56 AM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote: Yes a nice Heljestrand MK32 sounds about right Ivory scales of course. Smile

How does a 32 compare to say a le duc 44? (The heljestrand numbering system is baffling to me)

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 04-25-2014, 06:47 AM
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THIS should make you happy

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Round-Point-13-1...2ed12a17c4

As for the C.V. Heljestrands over on straightrazorplace.com there are several threads where devotees to all things Helje have displayed a reference guide to all or most of the MK series and others...

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 04-25-2014, 07:06 AM
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Well I've never owned a MK 31 or 32 but I think these are full hollows and that's my preference I've had a few in for honing over the last couple of weeks, but I have owned a Heljestrand Le Duc and that was a quarter hollow grind, If I'm right I think the Heljestrand Le Duc 44 is Stainless steel the Le Duc I owned wasn't it was carbon quite a lot of Hejestrands are heavier grinds and to be honest I don't like heavy grinds.

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 04-25-2014, 07:35 AM
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(04-25-2014, 06:47 AM)minimalist Wrote: THIS should make you happy

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Round-Point-13-1...2ed12a17c4

As for the C.V. Heljestrands over on straightrazorplace.com there are several threads where devotees to all things Helje have displayed a reference guide to all or most of the MK series and others...

Wow, so $40 wasn't too shabby Smile. The shop owner wanted 70... Gotta love haggling.

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 04-25-2014, 12:16 PM
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Quality Straight razors are an appreciating asset class

(04-25-2014, 07:35 AM)CartsAreADrag Wrote:
(04-25-2014, 06:47 AM)minimalist Wrote: THIS should make you happy

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Round-Point-13-1...2ed12a17c4

As for the C.V. Heljestrands over on straightrazorplace.com there are several threads where devotees to all things Helje have displayed a reference guide to all or most of the MK series and others...

Wow, so $40 wasn't too shabby Smile. The shop owner wanted 70... Gotta love haggling.

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 04-25-2014, 02:26 PM
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Not a fan of round points generally, but that's a nice piece.

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