05-22-2014, 11:48 PM
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I picked up this razor last week and it comes with a very interesting history, I already have a later Boehler Stahl model an Eursta German Solingen 13/16, as with all my vintage razors I always unpin the razor firstly to see what's going on behind the pivot hole and with most vintage razors the vast majority tend to have no internal washers and this one proved no different so with a sparkling clean tang and pivot hole and new internal washers and re-pinned then honed and stropped nothing left but the pictures.

Rasiermesser coupe choux NOS Boehler Steel 15/16 WWII




NOS Boehler Steel 15/16 WWII
Bohler Stahl (steel) dates back to the 1800s in Austria Vienna.
After some quick research I was able to find that this German cutler was actually a Jewish company which was forced to remove its stamp from their razors during the Second World War - a Jewish Star of David which this razor would have had during pre Nazi Germany.


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 05-23-2014, 02:13 AM
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  • Snuff
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Nice big fellow, I had some smaller Boehler Stahl razors in the past and they are good performers. Enjoy the shaves!

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 05-23-2014, 02:19 AM
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  • ben74
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Beautiful!

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 05-23-2014, 05:51 AM
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Interesting and beautiful razor. The history alone makes it desirable much less the quality of the steel. If I recall you said that steel was used to make gun barrels.Have you shaved with her yet?

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 05-23-2014, 06:23 AM
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(05-23-2014, 05:51 AM)W.S.O. Wrote: Interesting and beautiful razor. The history alone makes it desirable much less the quality of the steel. If I recall you said that steel was used to make gun barrels.Have you shaved with her yet?


No I haven't shaved with the razor yet I would think it will shave very similar to a big Filarmonica.

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 05-23-2014, 07:10 AM
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(05-23-2014, 06:23 AM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote:
(05-23-2014, 05:51 AM)W.S.O. Wrote: Interesting and beautiful razor. The history alone makes it desirable much less the quality of the steel. If I recall you said that steel was used to make gun barrels.Have you shaved with her yet?


No I haven't shaved with the razor yet I would think it will shave very similar to a big Filarmonica.

I was thinking more like the Erusta as you had pointed out same steel. I guess a lot more too it than just the steel, the grinding etc, tempering, so forth.

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 05-23-2014, 08:04 AM
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(05-23-2014, 07:10 AM)W.S.O. Wrote:
(05-23-2014, 06:23 AM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote:
(05-23-2014, 05:51 AM)W.S.O. Wrote: Interesting and beautiful razor. The history alone makes it desirable much less the quality of the steel. If I recall you said that steel was used to make gun barrels.Have you shaved with her yet?


No I haven't shaved with the razor yet I would think it will shave very similar to a big Filarmonica.

I was thinking more like the Erusta as you had pointed out same steel. I guess a lot more too it than just the steel, the grinding etc, tempering, so forth.


The other Boehler Stahl Erusta is a 13/16 and as a very fine extra hollow grind, and this ones a 7/8 and a full hollow so I would think It would feel more like a big Filarmonica, my two Filarmonica 14s are half hollows and because they are 8/8 the second half of the grind is so fine it makes them feel as if you are shaving with a full hollow, I hope you understand what I mean.Smile

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 05-23-2014, 10:43 AM
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(05-23-2014, 08:04 AM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote:
(05-23-2014, 07:10 AM)W.S.O. Wrote:
(05-23-2014, 06:23 AM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote: No I haven't shaved with the razor yet I would think it will shave very similar to a big Filarmonica.

I was thinking more like the Erusta as you had pointed out same steel. I guess a lot more too it than just the steel, the grinding etc, tempering, so forth.


The other Erusta is 13/16 and a very fine extra hollow grind, and this ones a 7/8 and a full hollow so I would think It would feel more like a big Filarmonica, my two Filarmonica 14s are half hollows and because they are 8/8 the second half of the grind is so fine it makes them feel as if you are shaving with a full hollow, I hope you understand what I mean.Smile

I am far from the straight razor expert but yes I understand exactly what you are saying. As I use more and more different razors the feel improves all the time. Some, like wedges for example, I have a hard time getting any feel for what so ever. It seems i get the proper angle and make a stroke and the whiskers are just gone with little feel for much of anything. Face or feedback wise. On the other hand I have a vintage SuperKama (just an example that happens to be a personal fav shaver) that has a blade that is so thin i feel everything, again face and feedback wise. Im getting the gist of it, and loving it.

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 05-23-2014, 10:11 PM
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Beautiful, Jamie.

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 05-23-2014, 10:39 PM
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(05-23-2014, 10:11 PM)evnpar Wrote: Beautiful, Jamie.

Thanks Richard.

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 05-24-2014, 09:41 AM
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Beautiful razor, Jamie! Smile

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 05-24-2014, 09:52 AM
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  • Agravic
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Very nice, Jamie.

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 05-24-2014, 11:35 AM
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Thanks Celestino and Ravi, the razor as been sold to a UK member over on TSR I think he will be more than pleased with this beautiful razor.

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 05-24-2014, 05:13 PM
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Awesome razor Jamie!! Interesting that you unpin all the razors you get. I have yet to see you post a picture of one that looks like it isn't perfect.


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 05-24-2014, 08:40 PM
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(05-24-2014, 05:13 PM)MikekiM Wrote: Awesome razor Jamie!! Interesting that you unpin all the razors you get. I have yet to see you post a picture of one that looks like it isn't perfect.


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You would be surprised Mike at the amount of corrosion you can find even on the most pristine looking razor once you unpin the pivot more so when they have no internal washers where tang is allowed to move against the scales.

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