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  • Loiseau Place Vendome

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    Size: 13/16
    Point: square
    Blade: swedish steel
    Tape: one layer Box: generic or vendor

    Vendor Description

    Age Range: Circa Late 1800s-Early 1900s
    Manufacturer: likely made by Heljestrand or Engstrom of Eskilstuna Sweden for Loiseau of Place de Vendome in Paris France 
    Restoration: Fully restored, honed, stropped, sanitized and ready to shave 


    • Material: Carbon Steel
    • Width: 13/16” wide from edge to top of spine
    • Grind: Frameback style
    • Hone Wear: Very light
    • Tip: Square
    • Finishes: Crocus (mirror) finish on spine and tang, etched finish on blade faces
    • Condition: Excellent, some cosmetic blemishes (patina) remaining in the steel, commensurate with its age but stunning overall
    • Shave ready: Yes, freshly honed with one layer of tape on the spine, stropped and sterilized, fully ready to shave


    • Material: Pre-1900 Elephant Ivory
    • Pinning: Nickel silver pins & washers, only the pivot has been replaced
    • Condition: Glossy and lovely, the blade is held tightly and it centers well between the scales







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    Condition: hair moistened, tip out/root in

    HHT-0 - shave: The hair can be shaved immediately at the holding point. This is strictly spoken not a true HHT, but it does tell us that the edge is capable of shaving. [all other attempts must be made at least half an inch from the holding point]

    HHT-1 - violin : The hair doesn't cut, but it "plays violin" with the edge. This is due to the shingles catching the edge, but it's not sharp enough to penetrate. On a full hollow razor, a faint ringing sound can be heard. On all razors it can be felt with the fingertips that hold the hair.

    HHT-2 - split: When it is dragged across the edge, the edge catches the hair and splits it lengthwise.

    HHT-3 - catch&pop: When it is dragged across the edge a bit, the edge catches the hair and pops it. The severed part will jump away.

    HHT-4 - pop: The hair is popped immediately when it touches the edge. It still jumps away.

    HHT-5 - silent slicer: The hair falls silently as soon as it touches the edge.

    source: http://coticule.be/hanging-hair-test.html

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