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    can anyone tell me does giesen & forsthoff make a reputable straight razor thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleblu05 View Post
    can anyone tell me does giesen & forsthoff make a reputable straight razor thanks
    Yep they are great shavers I have an "Adoration Axe/deluxe" by them and they are very smooth and sharp

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewatermark View Post
    Yep they are great shavers I have an "Adoration Axe/deluxe" by them and they are very smooth and sharp
    Hey Matt is that a new Razor or a Vintage?
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    The new ones aren't worth owning in my opinion, and should be avoided. The old ones are great from what I have heard.
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    yeah the old one's a very nice i finally got one
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    That's a fine example, the nicest I have seen - love the hammered tang.

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    My first straight was a Giesen & Forsthoff 6/8 round-tip, and it's served me well. It's held it's edge better than a lot of my other razors, and it's still in my weekly rotation.

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    I have one also. Shaves very nicely.

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    The important question here, is the razor modern or vintage?
    Giesen & Forsthoff, Solingen (today Giesen&Forsthoff Stahlwarenfabrik Gmbh &Co. KG) was founded in 1920 by Paul Giesen and Eugen Forsthoff. Located 36-38 Baumstrasse, Solingen. It was/is a solid company. And the company is still in business. I don't know about their quality of other products. But I honed some Timor razors, not good blades. And I heard many negative feedbacks about Timor blades.
    Possible, another company make blades for G&F. IMO.
    Old G&F razors, that I saw, were nice.
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    I also have a vintage G & F "Adoration Ax" -- it's very good.

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