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  1. efsk

    Le Figaro

    Although the Figaro uses DE blades, it is an SE: only one side of the blade shaves. It is also an example that the French have their own ideas about razors. The whole thing is thin. Folded in, in a closed box it is only 6mm thick. Unpacked, you turn the head a quarter of a turn to be ready for...
  2. efsk


    The Oblyc is a very nice razor with adjustable tilt. It is basically the same head as the Volcanic with a different handle. Here's a nice travelset. Not sure if the brush is original. Head is branded Oblyc No2, BvteSGDR. Made by Unis France.
  3. efsk


    I got this Volcanic from France. A slant where the head can be adjusted in three steps, both extreme steps are the same here, so actually only two :) Mechanism is the same as that of the Oblyc, also from France. Where with this kind of razor normally a joint is built into the screw, here the...
  4. efsk


    After a long search I found my CEP. Brown/black flecked bakelite razor, with a Zaiss-head that is found on the NEo-Ras/Gam/Lux series of razors. Has the same claspingsystem too. Two differences however: the baseplate is marked "Made in France", and the metal clasp that holds the head in place is...
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    A much coveted French razor is the Bohin. Apart from its very nice handle and solid looking head, it is known for its dual sided head: it has a cote de pres lame, and a cote de tres pres lame: close or extra close shave. Received the acompanying bladepack yesterday, missing is the styptic...
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    Famous French brand that mostly made razors that took proprietary blades. Sometimes however, models can be found that take regular blades. Such as this Ref 12. A simple three piece razor, with an aluminum baseplate, cheap plastik handle, that shaves as effectively and as mild as a Gillette...
  8. efsk


    The JAK is a French single edge, toothed slant. It is an exact copy of the Griffs, except it has a different logo.
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    The below text I wrote on our German sistersite the 18th of may, 2018. Pics are from that same period: The French "Griff's" is a foldable, open tooth comb SE with its own model blade. Folding it opens the razor so that the blade can be replaced, opening it will hold the blade firmly in place...
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    Found this one in France, has no markings whatsoever, except for "555" on the topcap. It looks scary. Unusual is the very long centerpost.
  11. efsk

    Ile de France

    A brand that pops up on our favorite international auctionsite regularly, yet is bought not that often as it needs proprietary blades. A pity, really, as these are basically B3-derivatives and as such shave pretty good! If only we could put our modern blade of choice in it ... I haven't been...
  12. efsk


    Kabrand used to be a French razormaker. A French forum shows an invoice from 1922, and they existed until after WW2. Apart from straights (very good ones I might add) they made DE's and blades. The DE's came as regular and (non-torqued) slants, all in gold, silver and chrome. Most DE's have a...
  13. efsk


    More on Leresche history later. First I'd like to show some :-) A Leresche model 34. Needs some more cleaning. Thin handle, longscrew OC razor.