01-13-2013, 09:09 AM
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Does anyone know a good site for finding out info on these razors as I have one I am going to sell and want to find out as much info as I can please?

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 01-13-2013, 09:58 AM
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Leresche Razors

Begins with Kirby Beard & Co (another French Razor brand) and moves on to Leresche...

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 01-13-2013, 10:45 AM
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Cheers Ben, I have to one in the brown box looks like a #51 weight 79g.

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 01-13-2013, 11:37 AM
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Wow, what a great thread! Thanks for the post, Ben.

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 01-13-2013, 11:56 AM
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What a great read. The pictures make you feel as if you are right there in Paris.

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 01-13-2013, 04:38 PM
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Yes, sorry to direct members to the other forum, but it certainly is worthwhile given the quality of this difficult to source information.

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 01-13-2013, 07:30 PM
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(01-13-2013, 09:09 AM)missingskin Wrote: Does anyone know a good site for finding out info on these razors as I have one I am going to sell and want to find out as much info as I can please?
Moshulu from B&B has one of the best write ups i ever read.

(01-13-2013, 04:38 PM)ben74 Wrote: Yes, sorry to direct members to the other forum, but it certainly is worthwhile given the quality of this difficult to source information.
Its all in the name of Traditional wet shaving love....

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 01-13-2013, 08:00 PM
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Amen! Share the love! Biggrin

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 01-14-2013, 04:03 PM
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  • Andrew
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Ahhhhh, Moshulu's B&B thread on Kirby and Leresche razors. It's the reason I lust after a KBC razor and a Leresche #77.

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 03-15-2013, 05:50 PM
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I may get a #77 soon, wish me luck

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 03-15-2013, 06:16 PM
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Good luck, Alex. Let us know what you think of the shave when you get it. I love the way mine shaves - efficient but easy. And oh so smooth.

[Image: Leresches2.jpg]

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 03-15-2013, 07:10 PM
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Andrew - tell MORE! what do they compare to?

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 03-15-2013, 07:57 PM
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(03-15-2013, 06:16 PM)Andrew Wrote: Good luck, Alex. Let us know what you think of the shave when you get it. I love the way mine shaves - efficient but easy. And oh so smooth.

[Image: Leresches2.jpg]
I have it already, the seller wants one of my NOS french market never open Slim razor plus cash....I'm thinking about it.

(03-15-2013, 07:10 PM)tonsorius Wrote: Andrew - tell MORE! what do they compare to?

I would say it is like a GEM 1912, Big Fellow, Barbasol or a Joris type of shave....or a Toggle at 8

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 03-15-2013, 08:23 PM
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You mean you have the razor in your possession Alex? What sort of condition is it in? Leresche 77s are prone to cracks in the tube on the handle like some of the old Gillettes. Also, the handle is silver plated, while the head of the razor is chrome. One other thing to look for is a bent safety bar. Does the one you might trade for include a case?

Regarding the shave, Tonsorius, I have a hard time making a comparison to another razor. The #77 has a huge blade gap, but it doesn't shave like an aggressive monster at all. The head geometry keeps the aggression in check. Instead it provides a very efficient shave, not quite to the efficiency of an R41, but more efficient than a Barbasol floating head, without having to take too much care not to nick yourself. None of my Gillettes shave like my Leresche 77. The razor is a nice weight and has a very solid feel in the hand. What I find most interesting about the head design is that the safety bars are a part of the top cap:

[Image: Leresches4.jpg]

I should add that I do not own two Leresche 77s. The razor on the right in both pictures belongs to another forum member who loaned me his for comparison. The geometry of his is different than mine - the safety bars on his are bent in a little, exposing more blade and rendering his an aggressive beast.

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 03-15-2013, 08:38 PM
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wonderful! thank you so much Andrew & Alex - now i got some mindfeed. sooner or later i must try one. good night gentlemen.

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 03-16-2013, 12:16 AM
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(03-15-2013, 08:23 PM)Andrew Wrote: You mean you have the razor in your possession Alex? What sort of condition is it in? Leresche 77s are prone to cracks in the tube on the handle like some of the old Gillettes. Also, the handle is silver plated, while the head of the razor is chrome. One other thing to look for is a bent safety bar. Does the one you might trade for include a case?

Regarding the shave, Tonsorius, I have a hard time making a comparison to another razor. The #77 has a huge blade gap, but it doesn't shave like an aggressive monster at all. The head geometry keeps the aggression in check. Instead it provides a very efficient shave, not quite to the efficiency of an R41, but more efficient than a Barbasol floating head, without having to take too much care not to nick yourself. None of my Gillettes shave like my Leresche 77. The razor is a nice weight and has a very solid feel in the hand. What I find most interesting about the head design is that the safety bars are a part of the top cap:

[Image: Leresches4.jpg]

I should add that I do not own two Leresche 77s. The razor on the right in both pictures belongs to another forum member who loaned me his for comparison. The geometry of his is different than mine - the safety bars on his are bent in a little, exposing more blade and rendering his an aggressive beast.
No case, but it also have no cracks and the bar is straight. ...I think that it shaves a bit better than a r41/2011.

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 03-16-2013, 05:02 AM
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I like the way the Leresche 77 shaves better than the R41, Joris, and Barbasol Floating Head. It is one of my best shavers.

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 03-16-2013, 06:21 AM
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I live 15 kilometers from the French border and never even heard about these razors, thanks for the link, wonderful reading!

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 02-24-2016, 02:40 PM
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I have just won a mint #77 on the bay tonight, a snip at £100 post free. Hoping to shave with it next week when I get home again.

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