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    Quote Originally Posted by Moleman View Post
    ”The mole is an animal that digs tunnels underground. In search of the sun, it sometimes comes to the surface. When it sees the sun, it is blinded.” - El Topo
    Holy ****! Someone quoting Alejandro Jodorowsky! We are friends forever mi amigo!

    You are excrement. You can change yourself into gold.

    I think I know now why they are called Filarmonica's... Sing sing sing do these spanish blades of ours!
    ...they are by far the loudest blades I have ever work with. Granted, that isn't as many as max or glen or sham or etc etc u.s.w...
    but! it must be true in some sense.

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    So, I just finished repairing and honing my #14 Especial:





    Is it possible, that it is made of stainless steel? There was no rust on the blade, sanding it went quickly (soft steel?) and left a satin finish, like Stainless Steel mostly does.
    Really love this one, but it was a PITA to restore it. Will shave with it tomorrow, the HHT makes me confident that it will be good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moleman View Post
    Indeed, they are!

    Here some pics of my new '#14 Filarmonica:

    It's an "Especial" model. The engraved eagle on the tang I have never seen before

    I was lucky and could get this razor for very little money, but my happiness quickly disappeared as I unwrapped the package.
    The razor everything else but in mint condition



    - The scales are cracked, the blade doesn't close centered
    - There is massive honewear at spine and edge
    - The broadth varies from 6/8" to 7/8"

    Restoration:
    I have glued the scales. After cleaning them, I'll have to try to repin the blade. Unfortunately my replacement scales don't fit, because the blade is longer than usual. Let's hope, that the glued original will last.

    I tried to polish out the honewear with 150 grit sandpaper. That worked quite well, but it still needs a finer finish.

    In order to save the etching, I dipped a toothpick in green acrylick paint (contains ChrOx) and started to polish in between the etched notes. You cann still see some some scratch marks of the toothpick/1000grit paper combo.

    Lust but not least, I'll have to hone it.

    Mmmm, that eagle engraving, is exactly the same as this "Imperial" I got recently (which was actually advertised as a "Imperial Filarmonica" and also was engraved as "14")...



    Got more pics of that eagle???

    Thanks and regards

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    Of course, here's a close up of that eagle. I think it is the same like on your Imperial razor.


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    That's interesting, thanks Moleman!

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    I'm hoping to bring give life to this old thread because I have a question about the Fillie "Rejoneo." Is this one of Filarmonica's rarer blades? They seem to go for more in auctions and sales; so, how much (in your opinion) should be the most one ought to expect to pay for one in NOS, mint condition? I realize that its worth is ultimately determined by those who're bidding on it; but let's say based on a rough average, what dollar amount is over the line—300? 400? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falafel View Post
    I'm hoping to bring give life to this old thread because I have a question about the Fillie "Rejoneo." Is this one of Filarmonica's rarer blades?
    The "Rejoneo" is one of the 6 themes present in the blades of the Filarmonica "Medallon Taurino" edition.
    It's rare? Yes, this was not a regular production blade, I suppose. The rarest? I don't know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falafel View Post
    hey seem to go for more in auctions and sales; so, how much (in your opinion) should be the most one ought to expect to pay for one in NOS, mint condition?
    The prices is ultimately what you are willing to pay. If you had all the Taurino razors but that one and it would complete the set then you may think paying 1000 or more is worth it.. if it is your first one of the set and you just really like the design you may only pay what the market demands at the time which could be anywhere from 20 bucks to 300 or 400 if that is the current average depending on the location that you are purchasing and how many others are looking at the same item.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blaireau View Post
    Fillies are made from Toledo steel, the world's finest steel. It is the oldest steel in Europe dating back to about 700 AD. It is one of the greatest gifts that the Arabs gave to Spain. Palmera razors are also top shelf razors, very similar to Fillies but and less expensive. I would like to make a comment about razor prices. I don't subscribe to all the moaning, groaning, lamenting, weeping and gnashing of teeth about razor prices. I also don't subscribe to all the from ignorance commentary spewed out on this and other forums about price as if there is an intrinsic value in things. The price is defined by the marketplace in a free economy. I recently got some Fillies from a friend of leon who i believe is tcharah. These razors are in the most spectacular NOS condition that I've ever seen. So what are they worth, well some people here paid $300.00 or more for one razor. Personally I think that's a great deal because the razors are perfect and none will ever be made again. I bought a Peres razor from Lynn off this site. It is equally splendid and NOS, I only paid $50.00 for it. So you see, worth or value are relative terms and not absolutes. It's kinda like why are van Gough's paintings fetching hundreds of millions and mine aren't. The explaination lies in the minds of buyers not in the intrinsic worth of either painting. I actually prefer my paintings over van Gough's!
    Toledo steel interesting..

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