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    Default Nice Thiers..

    Out of my price range, but sounds like a rare one and in very nice condition!

    Thiers Issard Historical Straight Razor 6/8 on eBay (end time 07-Mar-10 22:01:50 GMT)

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    Rare, but I think I've seen three on eBay in the last year. One of them was in rough condition though.

    Superior shavers. I'm glad I have one but I wouldn't by a second at that price.

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    The Different Scent have an NOS one at about EUR 400. The current bid on eBay for this used TI is 331 EUR. My, my...
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    One also sold on eBay in January for less than $200. I think not too many people know what they are. Max pointed it out here in one of his posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffE View Post
    One also sold on eBay in January for less than $200. I think not too many people know what they are. Max pointed it out here in one of his posts.
    I paid $350 for a NOS copy a couple of years ago. The one that sold recently for the $200 had pitting and finish issues IIRC. A nice razor to have though.
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    I have to admit, I think they're a neat historical piece...

    ...but I find the conflicting angles and arcs of the blade to be ugly as sin. No accounting for taste, I suppose...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKratchmer View Post
    ...but I find the conflicting angles and arcs of the blade to be ugly as sin. No accounting for taste, I suppose...
    The razor is surprisingly small - absolutely not my style. It looks very nice in person, though. A show piece in my view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeBerlin View Post
    The razor is surprisingly small - absolutely not my style. It looks very nice in person, though. A show piece in my view.
    I can imagine that. Two-dimensional perspective can really mess things like French Cruves and such up... And being made by Pierre Thiers is really neat, so it would be a great collection item... I rather fancy the scales, too.... Robin, do you think they're pinned on straight?

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    The razor I saw was flawless. Still a rather hefty price tag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKratchmer View Post
    I can imagine that. Two-dimensional perspective can really mess things like French Cruves and such up... And being made by Pierre Thiers is really neat, so it would be a great collection item... I rather fancy the scales, too.... Robin, do you think they're pinned on straight?
    To my eye it is a beautiful razor. Mine is flawless and is 5/8 from the honing flat to the edge and 11/16 to the top of the spine. There are slight variations in the shape of the blade in the ones I have seen. On mine the point extends slightly farther at the bottom than the top. I like that very much. It is a pleasure to shave with as well. Maybe something to do with the ambiance since I know the history. Old Pierre at the forge with a hammer and anvil. Still has forging/hammer marks on the spine.
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