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Thread: C.V.Heljestrand 924 F. (not F.L.) -- anyone with any history / details?

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    Question C.V.Heljestrand 924 F. (not F.L.) -- anyone with any history / details?

    Just picked up this razor for 5€ on a whim...



    More in album here: C. V. Heljestrand 924 F. - Album on Imgur

    A bit of Googling did not turn up much info. Most references to the 924 are for a model F.L. which apparently was a hospital issue model. The all metal construction presumably so that it is autoclavable.

    But the one I found only has the F. after the model number. Anyone have an idea how it differs from the F.L. model?

    It's not in the greatest of shape, but I was anyway looking for something to practice honing with...
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    Great find for the price! And a beautiful patina, as far I can see, with great contrast from the stainless scales to the carbon blade. The profile seems very close to the model 24, so a layer of tape and finishing on translucent Arkansas must bring it to the pinnacle.
    Unfortunately for you I don't have a clue about the meaning of the sole "f", let's wait and see what the viking dudes and/or the wiser deans have to say about it.

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    When looking at your razor and the 924 FL (För lasarett/for hospital),they look like the same razor to me, scales, size, grind etc. Unfortunately there not a lot of information out there about Heljestrand numbers and models.

    Nevertheless they are fantastic shavers.

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    Hmmm... this is probably grasping, but having seen another similar example which was suspected to be military issue, and given that "field" is "fält" in Swedish, I'm wondering if the F stands for Fält and it's a "field razor", i.e. military issue.

    c.f. Dictionary - Swedish/English, Military terms (UTF-8)

    Or perhaps it's just "för (whatever)"

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    Well, as it turns out "preparation" in Swedish is "förberedelse" and as it's already established this type of razor was intended for surgical prep, maybe it's that simple. "F" is for "förberedelse".

    (I just hate mysteries like this )

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    I always say & will again.......................I learn something everyday!!!

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