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    Default Anyone know anything about this razor?

    I recently picked this razor up with a wade and butcher. I assumed it was dated around 1800's judging by how the tang was and the way the blade edge is, but that's all I knew and or could find out about it so far.
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    Acier Fondu translates to Cast Steel.
    I am not familiar with this maker but don't think these scales are original to the razor. I'm sure someone else will have more info on the maker.
    Nice find!
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    It looks pre 1800 to me. The shape of the blade where it comes off the tang in one shape has shown to date back to the mid 1700's. Judging by the writing on the tang it's French. Acier Veritable Fondu translates to real fused steel which would be advertising the quality of the steel used in the razor. The scales are not original.
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    Thanks guys I didn't even realize or know it was French. And I kind of figured the scales where not original. I think it's worth cleaning up. What do you guys think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoover2014 View Post
    Thanks guys I didn't even realize or know it was French. And I kind of figured the scales where not original. I think it's worth cleaning up. What do you guys think?
    Sure, I would restore that one if it was mine. It's a beauty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrchick View Post
    Sure, I would restore that one if it was mine. It's a beauty.
    I might just do that then.
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    Well worth restoring, nice find. Horn scales would look good on it.
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    For sure worth restoring, I believe that razor would have a straight/straighter scale on it originally not curved like most we are used to seeing. That is a sweet find, you have a couple nice vintage blades so far.
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    Fantastic find and well worth the effort to get it back in shape - and it looks to be in pretty good shape.

    From the tang and markings this looks like this could be a re-scale - a 200+ year old razor that is sporting a 150 year old set of scales.

    Please share the shave-ready version when it's done...
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    I am thinking about starting a thread to show the progress of both razor's. From beginning to end.
    And I totally forgot but I also have a J. A. Henckels razor. I thought it was a cool find but I have never heard of them.
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