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    Default Agres "Cast Steel"

    well ive been through my sources of info and have come up with nothing !! I hate to ask but im asking !! any help on history of this mark or name please inform me still have to clean it up a bit and I think the textured scales are pretty neat , but other then a few drops of glue ,some neatsfoot , and a oiling of the blade nothing is going to change except hitting the hones as it is pretty nice condition already !
    razor is marked ANGRES on one side of tang and CAST STEEL upside down on the other , here she is !!
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    There is an Angres, France.

    Maybe search for razor makers from Angres France.
    It's a dog eat dog world and I have on milk bone underwear.

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    My guess is William Birks & Son, mark LANGRES from the 1774 directory. That mark does not appear in the 1787 Gales & Martin (though Birks still do), I'm not sure but that might put an endpoint to the date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScienceGuy View Post
    My guess is William Birks & Son, mark LANGRES from the 1774 directory. That mark does not appear in the 1787 Gales & Martin (though Birks still do), I'm not sure but that might put an endpoint to the date.

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    That's really cool. Great score gooser!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scareface View Post
    There is an Angres, France.

    Maybe search for razor makers from Angres France.
    that was actually my first search/guess ... but very possible that ScienceGuy has the mark .. very cool if so !!
    thanks !

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    He's got a great resource.

    I can't find anything for the last 2 hrs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScienceGuy View Post
    My guess is William Birks & Son, mark LANGRES from the 1774 directory. That mark does not appear in the 1787 Gales & Martin (though Birks still do), I'm not sure but that might put an endpoint to the date.

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    thanks again (as usual) I can honestly say I searched the 1787 G&M beter never even glanced at the 1774 , and everything in searches came up as something to do with France but nothing about any cutlers , this razor is super smooth so I assume it may have been buffed or sanded at one point years ago , if so that would make sense for the "L" being gone as well as the first part of the "A" ,and also most of the letters in "CAST STEEL" being gone ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scareface View Post
    He's got a great resource.

    I can't find anything for the last 2 hrs.
    2 hr's ?? ive been looking for as long as it took to get here from Sweden ...lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by gooser View Post
    2 hr's ?? ive been looking for as long as it took to get here from Sweden ...lol
    I only saw the post at 6:30 central.

    Dang!

    Looks like you should have asked a week ago! HAHAHA
    You wasted time.
    Scienceguy was quick to school us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scareface View Post
    I only saw the post at 6:30 central.

    Dang!

    Looks like you should have asked a week ago! HAHAHA
    You wasted time.
    Scienceguy was quick to school us!
    It's straightforward really, if it's something I'm not familiar with from that period, I always check the early directories first. I've put them up here for convenience: https://acierfondu.wordpress.com/manufacturer-research/

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