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Fasan

gvw755

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When I got to this DE section to add to the Fasan thread, I was surprised to see that one was not started yet. So I guess I will once again chum the water to get big fish @efsk to show up. I just took delivery of what was described as a Fasan 170. I have no idea if that is really what it is or if there really was a model 170. This particular model had a metal cap and handle with a bakelite base. The handle is the tapered and angular variety. It is one of the earlier models which the PAA cloned a while back (not the newer glow in the dark one).

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First shave was tonight and I was surprised how smooth and efficient the shave was. I remember the PAA bakelite version to be a medium rough shaver and so this was quite a change from that. It could be that this razor had more weight to it because of the metal parts. Tomorrow I will compare both razors in a shave off to see if my memory was wrong.
 

efsk

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Fasen had a whole schema worked out to optimize blade duration, where you used the numbers 1-4 on the blade in combination with the dot to keep track of usage. You’d start with 1 on the dot, next day have 4 on the dot, etc. I do not believe the dot signifies differential aggression.
 

efsk

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Acquired a couple of 1940s bills Osberghaus sent to a Fasan-dealership. Interesting to see what we can learn from type-numbering, prices nad the apparent popularity of Fasan in the city of Weimar.
Also, 1½year into WW2, Osberghaus apparently had a shortage of personnel.
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ehv

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I would like to add these fasans to the thread. The models are already presented here, but the cases are not. The all metal one looks brand new. The other is a little bit discoloures, but that doesn't affect the shaving. I also have the impression that the fasans shave smoother then the paa oc.

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Walid

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So, how did you guys get the numbers of the Fasans, is there a catalogue or something?
Is there a logic behind the numbers. I am still ignorant about European razors.
 
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efsk

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It says so on the shipper :)
@Jake has shown a catalogue over at B&B once, that showed some models with cat#.
With the newer ones, double digits come in shipper only, triple digits means clamshell too.
 
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efsk

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Rare und rather unique is this Fasan 42. Unique, as it's one of a very few 2-piece Fasan razors. The interesting part there is that handle and baseplate, the razorparts married together with 2-piece razors, are of different materials: baseplate is plastic, handle is metal. In a way, a metal handle in itself is noteworthy, as Fasan did not produce too many models that were not plastic.
Funny thing is: as much as I love lightweight plastic razors, this mostly metal Fasan shaves like a dream. Absolutely fabulous. Maybe not for every-day use, but still, a wonderful, rarely seen razor.
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efsk

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Yet another strange Fasan. This, too, metal with plastic baseplate, looks a lot like the above 42, yet has a plastic knob on the handle and is a 3-piece with a short screw.
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efsk

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Here's the oddest Fasan-oddity that I know of: the Fasan Rasiputz. This is a ladies-razor, with one straight and one curved/frowning side. It uses proprietary blades, and has an extra long handle to make it easier to shave your legs.
Funny thing is the insert is written from a mans perspective: the man gets angry when she uses his razor, obviously always after he just inserted a fresh blade. Attentäter im Badezimmer basically means Assassins in the bathroom: damn women ruining my razor! So here's the solution to that problem:
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