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    Quote Originally Posted by BeJay View Post
    That is a truly spectacular razor. I'm envious.
    I had the thought for about 10 seconds.
    Then, I thought how fortunate ScienceGuy was able to obtain it and complement his collection.
    I spoke about it being in the right home.
    All should be well with the world, should it not?

    Pray, what is vermeil ?
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    Gorgeous restoration. How did you deal with the rust so carefully?

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    What an interesting find, a whole new world of the French Frame backed razors, one of my favorites.

    ScienceGuy - who would have owned such a razor? I can imagine it potentially being part of a set, just trying to picture who would own such a razor and would it have been made to order? Any details you can share would be great...stunning and thank-you.
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    Wow that is one of the most intricate and beautiful straights I have ever seen! Nice find!!!

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    Craftsmanship is very detailed. Both original, and restoration. Nice find!

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    Vermeil is gold plated silver

    It was quite a trend on luxuary fine cutlery at a time.

    It is the same Gavet isn't it ?

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    It's said this one was a gift or a homage to a french king, but sadly most of the information is missing from the picture. Could be Louis XVIII or Charles X.

    It's the finest frameback I ever saw.

    On second position, a friend just finished to restore this one, nearly as fine.

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    Frameback can really be marvelous....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffxylo View Post
    Gorgeous restoration. How did you deal with the rust so carefully?
    Small pieces of steel wool, tweezers, and a magnifying glass. And a lot of patience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrank View Post
    What an interesting find, a whole new world of the French Frame backed razors, one of my favorites.

    ScienceGuy - who would have owned such a razor? I can imagine it potentially being part of a set, just trying to picture who would own such a razor and would it have been made to order? Any details you can share would be great...stunning and thank-you.
    Thaeris - it is the same Gavet. And your frameback is glorious. A note with it says that family tradition attributes it to king Louis XVIII, but I find those kind of family traditions to be generally dubious without hard evidence of provenance. In any case it would have been a very wealthy owner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magpie View Post
    I dont know where you find these things
    Most of them come from the internet. If you are a little search savvy and don't mind devoting an obscene amount of time to snooping around, it's not too difficult...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScienceGuy View Post
    Most of them come from the internet. If you are a little search savvy and don't mind devoting an obscene amount of time to snooping around, it's not too difficult...
    Gotta have some deep pockets too ....... no ?
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