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    I don't care for it too much because while I know it does not affect a great blade as far as shaving I would always worry about it eventually fade off or get scratched off accidently. That said, my only razor with it is a used JA Henckels but it is perfect and does not look like your kid's crayon masterpiece.
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    I have not been following the modern razors for some time. I have a couple of blades that I bought new, but that was when I very first started. Since then it has been all vintage, and not much with gold wash. Personally most of the modern etched blades look like graffiti and that is a small part of what pushed me to wards vintage. I have a TI special coiffeur that I seriously considered buffing the etch off. It is better done than those examples but displeased me on an otherwise well made razor.
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    They look ok to me. They're just razors, so with use the gold wash will eventually fade anyway. Some people must be buying them, otherwise Thiers-Issard wouldn't keep making them. No need to complain; if you don't like the look of them, then don't buy them.
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    Thiers Issards gold wash on their razors have been of a poor quality for some time, sometimes not even put on straight.

    I take it gold wash on the new W&B will be perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markbignosekelly View Post
    I take it gold wash on the new W&B will be perfect.

    LOL, well, no goldwash on our razors I think, but point being - if we're adding ornamentation of any kind, it will be done with the utmost care and the desired effect achieved properly, or there will be no ornamentation at all...

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    With today's laser etch technology i would think you could produce something like the W&B Masonic razor or the Lather Well, Shave Well type etch
    Just a thought, i have no idea about the heat issues it may cause
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    I love blade etches. The old classic blade etches that were done well make razors come alive IMO.

    Here's 2 that I have that I love.

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    As for Gold wash, as some have already said, when it's done properly it can look outstanding. But, when done poorly it can just make the whole blade look awful.

    Here's a real nice one I have on a later Wostenholm Peerless.

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    And here's some gold wash that must have been done by someone who never passed grade 2 because they couldn't stay in between the lines.

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    Just wanted to add, it would be ultra cool if a modern maker could master a deep, old style etch like that top Wostenholm Pipe razor I posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelC View Post
    LOL, well, no goldwash on our razors I think, but point being - if we're adding ornamentation of any kind, it will be done with the utmost care and the desired effect achieved properly, or there will be no ornamentation at all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffR View Post
    They look ok to me. They're just razors, so with use the gold wash will eventually fade anyway. Some people must be buying them, otherwise Thiers-Issard wouldn't keep making them. No need to complain; if you don't like the look of them, then don't buy them.
    There is no excuse for shoddy work.

    Unfortunately when folks buy things like that and accept it the manufacturer gets the idea it acceptable so why bother to take the time to do it right and we know time is money.

    people should complain and send stuff like that back. The maker will get the message.
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    I agree - one of the reasons that I won't buy the majority of the new production razors - just mass produced, and they demand a premium price, but don't deliver a premium product.

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