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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

    Darwin

    Gentlemen, ladies too, I'd like to introduce you to my Darwin Single Edge razor. A model not that often seen model and when you see they can be pricey. I was lucky with this one, in that it was at least an advantageous "Buy! Now!" offer, back in 2015. The Darwin was seen as a luxury counterpart...
  3. efsk

    Unknown Adjustable Angle Slant

    Been sitting in my displaycabinet for quite a while now, never used it as it's too pretty. Kabrand-type adjustable angle razor in pastic, with metal cap. Cap is interesting, in that it has a triangle kind of shape. DRPG, so apparently German made.
  4. efsk

    Doma

    Here's a nice Swedish SE that is not seen or talked about that often. Petty, really, as it is stunning in its simplicity. Just a bit more complex that a Rolls or a Darwin SE, but without the stropping machines that are an integral part of those. The Doma is basically a handle with a baseplate...
  5. efsk

    Krytyk

    An SE @gvw755 pointed me at. Takes thin blades, clamped down by the cap that is branded Krytyk. Bottom of the base only has Pat'd July 18, 1911. Patent meant is number 998009, patentee Floyd D Jones. Razor was produced by the Jones Razor & Mfg. Co., Kansas City, Missouri. U.S. and has a head...
  6. efsk

    Still V.E. Angle

    A few years back I found razorblades of the Still Angle brand. Pics showed these to be far from standard, and suggested a slanted razor, so I bought a bunch. Ever since I've been searching for the razor that should hold them. The blades: Then, recently, I found a razor advertised as the Still...
  7. efsk

    Oblyc

    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.
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    Steiger

    For a long time I've had a razor that I didn't know what brand/modell it was. Both were printed on the head, but which was what? Then I found a razorlot on ebay that made things clear. The thing that struck me immediately is the condition of the shipper: almost as new. Advertising the good...
  9. efsk

    Schick Injectors

    The Schick Injector is a razor with history. The first models were produced 1926, sales in the US stopped 1998, 2003 models were still produced. Of course, different models were produced over this period of time, in that sense longest continuous run probably still goes to the Merkur 37, however...
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    Eversharp (Norway)

    It was a little confusing, this razor. Eversharp, isn't that Schick? Didn't Gillette have something to do with it back in the day? Big question marks until @sɐǝɹpu∀ found the solution: there was an Eversharp in Norway that was not related to Schick or Gillette. He even showed the patent for it...
  11. efsk

    Volcanic

    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...
  12. efsk

    CEP

    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...
  13. efsk

    Zwilling

    Zwilling/Henckels may be well known for their straight razors (that are very good indeed) they also made some nice DE. Quite a few of these seem to be rebranded Merkur, often sold under the Henso brand. Recently I acquired this nice travelkit. The celluloid stick/brush-olders (one of which did...
  14. efsk

    Krect

    From Portland, Oregon comes the Krect Razor Company. The razors are patented by a patent filed by and assigned to Chester Gratiot. There exist three models, that have in common a very sleek head, nicely torqued to form a very mild yet efficient slant. The first model is this three-piece sort...
  15. efsk

    Bohin

    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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    Maravilla

    Maravilla was a Spanish razormaker that made dualsided DE: one side was regular, the other side curved, actually frowning. I suspect Ssseygus got their inspiration for the Zeppelin, which is a frowning DE, here. The razors shave rather good, even the curved side, and I've taken a liking to these...
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    Globusman Catalogue

    Here's my pre-WW2 Globusman catalogue. I've skipped scissors/cigarcutter-only pages and limit this post to shavingrelated stuff.
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    Golf

    Golf was another brand by Louis Perlman, famous for his Louper straight razors. Asan, elsewhere in this forum, was one of his brands as well. Perlman had factories in Solingen and Leipzig, and after WW2 the Leipzig one became DDR-property, and they carried on with the Golf brand. There are...
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    Nationaal

    A brand that was at least marketed in the Netherlands, if not produced here. I hope @FvL knows a bit more about this brand. Got this one from @merwtje , it is not yet cleaned, but pretty nice with its white bakelite/metal combo and differential head.
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    H.W. Travelrazor

    Something weird and unknown. Branded H.W. nothing to be found about that. DRGM, so German and pre-WW2. The interesting thing about this razor is the handle: it telescopes. Where usually travelrazors are four-piece, with a two-piece handle that is taken apart and then placed into eachother, this...
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