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Le Figaro


Absurd hero
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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 shaving and then you have a slant cut: one side of the "handle" is longer than the other.
To change the blade you pull both arms a little bit apart and then the head comes free. The head is actually just two metal plates where the blade gets stuck between. The whole thing should be put together in the right way, the wrogn way around will not shave.
The thing is aggressive, but shaves well: a long lasting BBS. That was a surprise.
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Nice catch Richard. Does the blade have a good fixation between the thin metal plates? It all looks a bit wobbly.