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L’Essor Le Supreme adjustable

Great score Richard.
To the best of my knowledge they were originally sold as a Hol'Pif.
There were a few design changes and they were then sold as Le Supreme.
See @Snowbeard Hol'Pif and my Hol'Pif/Le Supreme razor earlier on this page for the differences.
 
Hi there!! My name is Justin, this is my first post and I wanted to see if I could get some opinions if possible… when I bought this, it was listed as both a l’essor or hol pif’ without markings I’m not sure what to think apparently the slotted holes for the top cap alignment pins suggest it’s a l’essor, but the vertical knurling suggests hol pif’ (forgive me I’m not French) but either way it’s also a beautiful razor and quite unique!! And never gets clogged, I don't use it very often but I do love it, it’s 85 grams and made mostly of stainless steel from what I can tell. Anyways, thank you for this community of wet shavers!!! I hope you all are doing well!!
 

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Hi there!! My name is Justin, this is my first post and I wanted to see if I could get some opinions if possible… when I bought this, it was listed as both a l’essor or hol pif’ without markings I’m not sure what to think apparently the slotted holes for the top cap alignment pins suggest it’s a l’essor, but the vertical knurling suggests hol pif’ (forgive me I’m not French) but either way it’s also a beautiful razor and quite unique!! And never gets clogged, I don't use it very often but I do love it, it’s 85 grams and made mostly of stainless steel from what I can tell. Anyways, thank you for this community of wet shavers!!! I hope you all are doing well!!
Hey justremps, welcome to the forum! Clouds seems to have the best bead on the differences. My eyes start to glaze over when we start talking about pins and slots and knurling...Anyway my own view is that a Hol'Pif is not differential, not asymmetrical. The shave is the same on both sides. There's not a gentler side and a more "assertive" side. I believe that all of the L'Essor Supremes are differential. My Hol'Pif is not. A small sample to make such a conclusion so take it with a grain of salt. By the way, I know that mine is a Hol'Pif as it came in a Hol'Pif box. Other than that it's unbranded. Don't ask to see the box...I can't seem to relocate it, to my much embarrassment..
 
Thank you Snowbeard!! That’s another thing I did not know about the aggressiveness changing from one side to the other on the l’essor, I really really am quite a fan of this razor…. it was also extremely hard to find… I was lucky to have found mine on that big website everyone sells on but had to pay for it that’s for sure!! The craftsmanship and the age of these is what is most intriguing, as it must have been so much harder to produce something like this in the 1930’s or whenever these are from, I’d have to say this is my favourite razor out of all the razors that I have ever seen!! I sure hope you find that box…. just for your own sake that is lol…..although that razor you have you must have been incredibly lucky to be at the right place at the right time to get one in an original box, that’s just amazing!!!:buana as I have never seen one for sale anywhere
 
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