05-12-2012, 11:02 PM
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Any Theirs Issard fans?

There doesn't seem to be much mention here at the Nook of Theirs Issard straights...


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My TI "...wing" collection

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 05-13-2012, 02:11 AM
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(05-12-2012, 11:02 PM)ben74 Wrote:
Any Theirs Issard fans?

There doesn't seem to be much mention here at the Nook of Theirs Issard straights...



My TI "...wing" collection

A fine collection of TI razors, i dont own one myself, dont seem to be very popular over on the UK shaving forum the TSR, but i have been looking at the new Dreadnought in blue box elder burr, very nice razors indeed.

Jamie.

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 05-13-2012, 02:16 AM
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(05-13-2012, 02:11 AM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote:
(05-12-2012, 11:02 PM)ben74 Wrote:
Any Theirs Issard fans?

There doesn't seem to be much mention here at the Nook of Theirs Issard straights...



My TI "...wing" collection

A fine collection of TI razors, i dont own one myself, dont seem to be very popular over on the UK shaving forum the TSR, but i have been looking at the new Dreadnought in blue box elder burr, very nice razors indeed.

Jamie.

Perhaps a little of the old English vs French rivalry...?

That Dreadnought is certainly stunning and a limited release too...

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 05-13-2012, 05:06 AM
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Ben,
Yes, Thiers-Issard razors are quite handsome. Through the years I have enjoyed shaving with numerous models. What I have currently, though, are five Le Grelot. These are the Thiers-Issard meat-and-potato razors, spartan in looks, and fine shavers. Best of all, they fit perfectly in my hands.
Stay well,
Obie

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 05-13-2012, 05:21 AM
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(05-13-2012, 05:06 AM)Obie Wrote: Ben,
Yes, Thiers-Issard razors are quite handsome. Through the years I have enjoyed shaving with numerous models. What I have currently, though, are five Le Grelot. These are the Thiers-Issard meat-and-potato razors, spartan in looks, and fine shavers. Best of all, they fit perfectly in my hands.
Stay well,
Obie

I have a similar number of Le Grelot razors too...

Not all of mine are so spartan in appearance, however. A couple boast the stabilised and pigmented wood scales.

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 05-13-2012, 09:32 AM
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Ben,

By Spartan I meant the blades have no etchings. Let me see, I have one Le Grelot in snake wood handle, one in dark buffalo horn, one in ebony wood and two in plastic. They are really sweet razors. As time goes on, I shy away from blades with fancy etching. Either way, Thiers-Issard produces handsome razors.

At one time I had a number of 5/8 Thiers-Issard razors in different scales. All are gone. I also had the 6/8-7/8 Spartacus "Dos Festonne" in the barber's notch point, but the white bone scales were so heavy that I had a difficult time holding the razor. It was gorgeous, though.

I must say, my good friend, beauty is hard to resist.

Stay well,
Obie

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 05-13-2012, 10:27 AM
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I have a few TI razors, and I've had others that I've sold. They're nice razors, but I don't go crazy over them.

Solid shavers, but no better than most.

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 05-13-2012, 12:40 PM
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Gorgeous collection, Ben!

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 05-13-2012, 02:30 PM
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(05-13-2012, 09:32 AM)Obie Wrote: Ben,

By Spartan I meant the blades have no etchings. Let me see, I have one Le Grelot in snake wood handle, one in dark buffalo horn, one in ebony wood and two in plastic. They are really sweet razors. As time goes on, I shy away from blades with fancy etching. Either way, Thiers-Issard produces handsome razors.

At one time I had a number of 5/8 Thiers-Issard razors in different scales. All are gone. I also had the 6/8-7/8 Spartacus "Dos Festonne" in the barber's notch point, but the white bone scales were so heavy that I had a difficult time holding the razor. It was gorgeous, though.

I must say, my good friend, beauty is hard to resist.

Stay well,
Obie

And hence the allure of TI for they certainly are beautiful!

You have a nice collection by the sound of it, we'll both have to post some pics!

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 05-13-2012, 02:43 PM
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(05-13-2012, 02:30 PM)ben74 Wrote:
(05-13-2012, 09:32 AM)Obie Wrote: Ben,

By Spartan I meant the blades have no etchings. Let me see, I have one Le Grelot in snake wood handle, one in dark buffalo horn, one in ebony wood and two in plastic. They are really sweet razors. As time goes on, I shy away from blades with fancy etching. Either way, Thiers-Issard produces handsome razors.

At one time I had a number of 5/8 Thiers-Issard razors in different scales. All are gone. I also had the 6/8-7/8 Spartacus "Dos Festonne" in the barber's notch point, but the white bone scales were so heavy that I had a difficult time holding the razor. It was gorgeous, though.

I must say, my good friend, beauty is hard to resist.

Stay well,
Obie

And hence the allure of TI for they certainly are beautiful!

You have a nice collection by the sound of it, we'll both have to post some pics!

Ben, I'll see if I can do it in the next day or so. I think at one time, before buying the five Le Grelot, I had about a dozen Thiers-Issard 5/8 razors. They were sweet razors, and quite handsome, although there were other brands of razors I preferred over them. Still, I was fond of the Thiers-Issard. As I noted earlier, all are gone except the five Le Grelot, to which I am attached.

Stay well,
Obie

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 05-14-2012, 05:03 PM
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Thanks Obie, I'll be looking forward to seeing your Le Grelot collection soon. I'll need to photograph mine too.

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 05-15-2012, 06:45 AM
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Ben,
Here are photos of what's left of my Thiers-Issard collection — five Le Grelot:

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 05-15-2012, 11:55 AM
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I purchased my first TI yesterday, a Dreadnought 7/8 in blue box elder burr, should have a few pic's up in a few days.

Jamie.

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 05-16-2012, 02:18 AM
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(05-15-2012, 06:45 AM)Obie Wrote: Ben,
Here are photos of what's left of my Thiers-Issard collection — five Le Grelot:

[Image: IMG_1362.jpg]
[Image: IMG_1360.jpg]

They are beautiful, I must photograph mine!

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 05-16-2012, 03:35 AM
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They are expensive, which may account for the limited discussion. Also to get the basic scales, I find you generally have to purchase from online stores in Europe. Those available in the U.S. and Canada are really expensive and have the custom scales and etchings. There may be exceptions to this. But they are real nice and I think the quality is among the best of razors made today.

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