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    Well I did not find a dedicated JA Henckels razor club thread so if there was one I missed it peruzzing the threads and apologize.

    But here are my two that I have acquisitioned lately and simply love them!

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    Clan of the dancing twins

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinnermint View Post
    Clan of the dancing twins

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    Well I would have never thought that up!!!!
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    I like Henckels Heroes however, sounds very European!!!
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    Here is my 472, non-stainless - just how I like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomP30 View Post
    I like Henckels Heroes however, sounds very European!!!
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    Here is my 472, non-stainless - just how I like it.
    I have not seen a Henckels in black scales..........simply BEAUTIFUL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael70 View Post
    I have not seen a Henckels in black scales..........simply BEAUTIFUL!
    It's not of Friodur pedigree but it's my favourite shaver thus far. I have to say the etching to the blade on your second Henckels, very very smart indeed!
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    I have three Friodurs and two carbon steel razors. Friodurs are rarely mentioned in the same conversations with good Japanese but I find them to be some of the very best razors out there. When a new guy asks about getting a good vintage razor I recommend a Friodur. All of the ones I've ever handled were ground perfectly, making perfect contact with the hone. They all take great edges and hold them very long. And they shave as good as anything else you will ever use. But there are a lot of them out there and they are priced right. There isn't much bad you can say about them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OCDshaver View Post
    I have three Friodurs and two carbon steel razors. Friodurs are rarely mentioned in the same conversations with good Japanese but I find them to be some of the very best razors out there. When a new guy asks about getting a good vintage razor I recommend a Friodur. All of the ones I've ever handled were ground perfectly, making perfect contact with the hone. They all take great edges and hold them very long. And they shave as good as anything else you will ever use. But there are a lot of them out there and they are priced right. There isn't much bad you can say about them.

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    That a 472 my friend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael70 View Post
    That a 472 my friend?
    The one pictured is a 72. I have two 72s and a 472. I also have a carbon that was originally relabeled through Palace Hardware in SF as a "Palace Special" and an older #50 7/8 marketed through Graef and Schmidt. All of them are very good razors and easy to hone. Henckles are well respected but seem less coveted considering their quality. It probably speaks to the availability of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OCDshaver View Post
    The one pictured is a 72. I have two 72s and a 472. I also have a carbon that was originally relabeled through Palace Hardware in SF as a "Palace Special" and an older #50 7/8 marketed through Graef and Schmidt. All of them are very good razors and easy to hone. Henckles are well respected but seem less coveted considering their quality. It probably speaks to the availability of them.
    Okay. Still trying to learn the Henckel's # designation. I know 1/2 means round toe and that is about it. Most square points I have seen were labeled 472.

    I wish they had a resource for deciphering the number system.
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