07-23-2015, 07:32 AM
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Bonjour !


I've been straight shaving for two years now, and collecting for a little bit more. Here are my "shave-ready" razors !

HENNI Solingen 6/8, the on with which I started !
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Guyot, Paris, near wedge, horn scales :

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Oury a Paris, near wedge, barber's notch and curved tang, horn scales :
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CV Heljestrand MK 32, rescaled (too short, hem hem) :
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Famex "Bagpiper" :
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Leresche Frameback "Le Serre-File" :

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Leresche Frameback "Le Lumineux" :
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Leresche Frameback "Vrai Levier" :
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L'Elan, l'As des Tranchants :
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Charpentier St Malo "Qualité Incomparable", ebony scales :


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Cast Steel, scale project of mine (unfinished yet) :
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Bartmann 29 Manganese Steel, black tang :
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R&W Bradford, 2 Patrick Street, CORK : wedge from a 7-day set (Saturday) :
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Pensylvania Made in France, dragon insert on plastic scales :
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A.Grissolange, Thiers "Pour Barbe Dure", inlayed scales :
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FAURE à Thiers, "Triomphe de France" scalloped spine and decorated scales :

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LERESCHE "Le Fin XIXème" frameback :
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SCEPTRE, scalloped spine, rescaled and restored by Mycarver :

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Joseph Rodgers, Sheffield, horn scales :
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Leresche "MAGIC", hollow ground (maybe made by Grelot)
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HAMON Fils Ainé, wedge, custom horn scales with ivory inlay :
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Leresche "Presto", faux frameback, Rameau made ?
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Leresche "Le Citadin", frameback :
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Leresche "Le Radieux - Spécial Barbe Dure", half hollow ground :
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Leresche "Culmen", hollow, maybe Solingen made ?

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Le Grelot "Perle d'Orient", extra hollow :

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THINET, Nogent, the pair was found next to "as is" condition :
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LERESCHE "Le Serre-File" frameback :
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Filarmonica 14, repaired scales :
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The rest will follow...

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 07-23-2015, 07:34 AM
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J.A. Henckels Zwillingswerk :
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Wade Wingfield & Rowbothan, Sheffield, horn rescale :
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32 Dumas Ainé Frameback, needs rescale :
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Erik Anton Berg, ivory scales :
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MORTON, 39 Cheapside, sculpted ivory scales :
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Imperia, stamped back, the plastic scales don't do it justice :
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Böker "Finest India Steel", moulded plastic scales :
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Clean Clipper "Highland Chief", (Böker made) :
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Leresche "Le Serre-File" frameback :

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Leresche "Le Gendarme" frameback :
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Leresche "Diabolo", hollow ground :
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Leresche "Favor" 1, hollow ground :
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Leresche "Favor" 2, hollow ground and scalloped spine :
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Leresche "Sheffield Steel" hollow ground and scalloped spine (Grelot made) :
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Leresche "Diabolo", hollow ground :

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Pair of "Boots", Sheffield :
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Radium :
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Leresche "Le Souverain", tiny frameback :
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Thiers Issard "Double Special Extra Steel" , scalloped spine, curved tang :
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Thiers Issard "Spartacus" :
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Morton - 39 Cheapside, ivory scales :
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Morton - 39 Cheapside, ivory scales with scrimshaw :
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Böker, wooden tang :
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Leresche "Trempe Infernale" :
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Böker Arbolito :

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Thiers Issard "Oak G", horn scales :
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Burny - Bruxelles, original horn scales :
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Leresche frameback "Pipe", circa 1870, horn coffin scales :
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Le Coq :
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Voilà ! It needs some categorizing, but they are approximately shown by arrival date. Thank you for the visit ! ^^

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 07-23-2015, 08:12 AM
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Nice collection, that Curley's is really unique I've never seen anything like it before. Is it just for trimming Or can you shave a full beard with it?

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 07-23-2015, 09:41 AM
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  • Thug
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Some lovely and very unusual razors, an awesome collection.

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 07-23-2015, 10:06 AM
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 07-23-2015, 11:43 AM
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  • evnpar
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  • Portland, Oregon
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You have an excellent collection of straights that I'm sure brings you a lot of shaving pleasure. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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 07-23-2015, 11:58 AM
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OMG! Smile

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 07-23-2015, 04:16 PM
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quite a collection you got there! nice razors!

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 07-23-2015, 07:12 PM
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  • eengler
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Great Post! Appreciate seeing all those straights.

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 07-23-2015, 08:46 PM
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  • Johnny
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HOLY COW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's more than the eyes can bare at one time.  Just lovely.

I need your address and I need to know where you hide the house key.  Cool

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 07-23-2015, 08:47 PM
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That Pensylvania razor with the dragon on the scales looks interesting, it looks like a Welsh dragon and I know there were very many Welsh people who settled in Pensylvania when they emigrated to America. PS I hope you don't mind me sticking my nose in but please remove those awful scales from the MK32 and get yourself a nice pair of vintage faux Ivorine or a nice set of black horn scales using the same MK32 template.

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 07-24-2015, 05:39 PM
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  • geezer
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  • Menomonie, Western WI
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A very nice selection! Thank you for the " drool bait!!"
The Curley works with a full beard or not and with or without the guard. Good steel in them.
~Richard

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 07-25-2015, 12:16 AM
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Thank you gentlemen ! Euro

(07-23-2015, 08:12 AM)AndyC Wrote: Nice collection, that Curley's is really unique I've never seen anything like it before. Is it just for trimming Or can you shave a full beard with it?

The Curley's is a full straight razor, they just tried to add a gimmick to it, which is useless, but very interesting ! And the rest of the razor shaves very well.


(07-23-2015, 08:47 PM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote: That Pensylvania razor with the dragon on the scales looks interesting, it looks like a Welsh dragon and I know there were very many Welsh people who settled in Pensylvania when they emigrated to America. PS I hope you don't mind me sticking my nose in but please remove those awful scales from the MK32 and get yourself a nice pair of vintage faux Ivorine or a nice set of black horn scales using the same MK32 template.

I didn't know about Pensylvania, thanks for the input ! I have seen this dragon on several Thiers razors, so I know the scales are really French-made, but why the name Pensylvania... I love the looks of this razor, but the steel and plastic are bad quality, so if you find one don't pay too much Wink

As for the MK32, yes I know I'm shocking a lot of people with these black scales, but I'm sorry, I LOVE them ! I usually keep the original scales on my razors, but those were white plastic, no markings, and with such a common shape, that I thought I could have some fun. And I'm glad I did, even if they are a bit short, every time I look at it or use it I feel that my razor is not like anyone else's. Heart

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 07-26-2015, 05:57 PM
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  • Andy77
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Like a stroll through a razor museum.  Just beautiful!!

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 07-28-2015, 04:15 AM
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  • Steve56
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Bonjour! Vous avez une belle collection Cha-Wing! 

Cheers, Steve

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 07-28-2015, 04:35 AM
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Thank you Steve and Andy ;-)

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 07-29-2015, 11:13 AM
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whoa!!!! That is a collection of some real beauties. I am a fan of scalloped spines and you have some darlings in there.

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 10-05-2015, 04:18 AM
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A small update, some razors are gone, and this one is new :


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It was next-to NOS, just a dent near the tang, but it's repaired !

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 10-05-2015, 05:06 AM
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Wow, You have a beautiful collection. Congrats !!!

Lorenzo.

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 10-05-2015, 12:46 PM
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Hey, some people dislike things but others it is eye candy.  I like the scales so keep'em!  Nice beautiful collection.  I got dizzy scrolling and drooling!

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