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    First post!

    I've been shaving with a straight razor for about a year now, and sold off all but my favorite, until a fit of RAD yesterday.

    The favorite, and really only a favorite because it's in decent shape with tight scales, etc, is a bone scaled razor marked "friedrich dennert - solingen foche", with what appears to be slivery bits at each end (of the scales), and a little bit of floral engraving on the spine.

    It looks like (from looking at pictures in the wiki) that it is a french tip, and I would guess a 6/8 razor. It does not look very old.

    Does anyone know anything about the brand? From the brief look that I've had looking for more razors (especially an older pre-1900 to try to get one from crucible steel - or are the modern ones crucible steel, too?), it appears that there must've been piles of shops in solingen or using solingen steel, and I can find only one other razor of the same brand on all of google.

    I don't know what I was thinking when I sold my other razors, but thanks to ebay and the USPS, that problem will be alleviated shortly.

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    I don't know about your razor, but recommend our Classifieds as another place to indulge your RAD.
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    Never came across this maker but back in the "golden days" of Solingen until the first half of the 20th century there was literaly a razor maker in every street. Some existed very limited time and did not produce many blades.
    A photo of Your Razor would be nice to get a better impression.
    Many advertised using "silberstahl or silver steel". Today that would be 115CrV3.

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    I'm pretty satisfied that it's just another low-volume razor that didn't make it, i haven't been able to find anything looking around, but the stamp font doesn't look that old. I'm guessing the scales are some kind of bone, with prominent grain (that doesn't show up as well as it should in the pictures).

    The bottom of the stamp says Solingen-Foche

    No clue what Foche is, but it doesn't matter much, I like the way the razor shaves, and that it sings, and that it's filed on the top and bottom of the tang.

    (and a direct link to a bigger picture to show the scales)

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    Wow, that is a good-looking razor.

    I also really like jimps on both sides of the tang; makes for good traction when everything turns soapy.
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    Nice. Foche is simply a region of Solingen (like Wald). Sorry I can't help more.

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    It's funny how pictures show you things you don't notice. Never noticed the scratches in the hollow, and maybe i've seen it before, but never knew there was that much dirt between the scales. I guess I'll take care of those two things this weekend.

    I paid a fairly stiff price for it several years ago on ebay ($65), at least stiff for a bargain hunter like me, but I think regardless of what else I get, it'll be my regular shaver until i wear it out, so I don't care too much what the price was.

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    I'm pretty satisfied that it's just another low-volume razor that didn't make it, i haven't been able to find anything looking around, but the stamp font doesn't look that old. I'm guessing the scales are some kind of bone, with prominent grain (that doesn't show up as well as it should in the pictures).

    The bottom of the stamp says Solingen-Foche

    No clue what Foche is, but it doesn't matter much, I like the way the razor shaves, and that it sings, and that it's filed on the top and bottom of the tang.

    (and a direct link to a bigger picture to show the scales)

    http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/1555/p1040741c.jpg

    It seems to be a very nice quality razor in very sound condition.
    I would definitely date it pre WWII.
    There are so many Henkels, Engels, Böker or W&B out there but the well made razors from the smaler companys are the real gems to find.

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