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    Default Are Fram's Considered Good Shavers?

    I have a Fram Elite that I bought at a local antique store. No rust, so I didn't have to worry about unpinning it. Some staining. No chips.

    I'm in the process of getting it back to shave ready. But I bought a Black Demon off eBay. Again, no chips. Some staining. I had to take it apart because of rust, but it was easy to put it back together using MicroFastener.com/'s screws.

    And that thing is sharpening up quick. I guess I could chalk it up to improving honing skills, but I stil can't help but wonder what the reputation of Fram's are. I've see very little talk about them here.

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    i have no idea, but i ususally try to stay away from their filters...i like to go K&N, Mobil 1(oil only), or good old motorcraft.


    back to the subj at hand. does it say FRAM or FROM? (just for clarification)

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    Fram were made by a Gentleman named Julius Mahler in Wald Solingen.
    He had to leave Germany in the 30's I understand as a little chap with a toothbrush tash didn't like Mr Mahler's religion!
    I have a very well used Fram that was made for a Swansea (UK) barber. With a bit more work it is going to be a good shaver.
    I think they are a good German razor.

    Shal we start a Fram Club?

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    BTW - Any chance of some Fram razor porn?

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    Yes, it's a Fram. On the front of the blade it says Fram Elite 75. The 75 is much smaller and the word Fram has what looks like a linear ribbon around it. On the back, Julius Mandler & Sohn. Below it, Soligen-Germany. It even says Fram on the scales in what appears to be, but I assume is not, silver.

    I'll post a picture when I get the digital camera working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlesilverbladefromwale View Post
    BTW - Any chance of some Fram razor porn?
    I misread that and had quite a laugh. I've got a good friend, and her last name is Fram.

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    I've got a fram 7/8 that I'm restoring that's a fantastic shaver.

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    Could it be possible that it has something to do with the steel used? Could the steel in the Fram just be stronger, and therefore slower to hone?

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    I just had an idea for a name for a Fram club. We could call it "Say Fromage". It's just a silly joke from Newsradio.

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    My Fram wasn't too bad to hone. I ran up through the chinese 12k on it, and it was a great shave - actually better than I thought capable from the 12k, believe it or not. I set the bevel on diamond, then went through the intermediate stones and 12k. It did so well on my cheeks, that I did my neck and under my chin ATG on the first pass - which I never have done before. I guess my horoscope was good that day, or something!

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