01-08-2015, 07:52 AM
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Not knowing much about Straight Razors...looking to obtain info about a Filarmonic Vintage 14 Straight. It is pictured below and I believe doesn't have original scales, and it has "14 Jose Mon..." engraved. Any additional info would be greatly appreciated.

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 01-08-2015, 12:27 PM
  • geezer
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  • Menomonie, Western WI
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You are very fortunate to have that blade. They are considered to be among the best shavers out there.
Enjoy it!

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 01-08-2015, 01:46 PM
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A great shaver.....Enjoy!

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 01-09-2015, 02:39 AM
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Agree with the posts above. Not known for great scales, so if the replacements are horn then it's a bonus in my books, although I can't quite tell if they are horn or plastic. The blade is where the kudos come from. IE large, great steel, great shaver.

I have read a full history somewhere about the various iterations of the Filly's but can't seem to recall exactly where. I do recall that it was on a shaving forum, but alas enough time has passed so that it eludes memory.

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 01-09-2015, 03:39 AM
  • Doc226
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It is a fili 14 with replacement scales, the goldwash and etching are gone from the blade as is some of its original size. These were sold as 14/18 (hense the 14) but that is measured from the thickest part of the blade to the edge. Top of spine to edge it should be 25-26mm (very close to an inch).

The reverse side of the tang started getting stamped with "made in Spain" in 1952-so that can help you with dating.

It is a great user grade fili 14, get her honed and enjoy.

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 01-12-2015, 03:24 AM
  • MikekiM
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  • Long Island, NY
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The vital facts about the coveted Fili 14..

The Fili and what makes it so good...

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 01-12-2015, 03:54 AM
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That is very nice looking!

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 01-13-2015, 11:49 AM
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Thanks gents...I appreciate the info. Found out that it was recently restored and honed by Noah at ShaveReady. I don't use straights, acquired this via trade. Just wanted to make sure I describe it accurately in my sale thread.

Thanks again.

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