#1

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Philadelphia, PA
I found this Swedish SE razor that uses wedge blades at an antique shop in Jackson, Mississippi last week.

On the inside of the case and the back of the razor head, it's marked as:

C.V. Heljestrand
Eskilstuna
Sweden

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#2

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Las Vegas, NV, USA
Very cool. I have a friend who lives in Eskilstuna. My guess is that most straight razor shavers are familiar with the Heljestrand brand. Hadn’t seen one of these razors before, though. Nice find!
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#3

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Philadelphia, PA
tagging ShadowsDad as I'm sure he'd like to check this one out.
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#4

Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
andrewjs18, I love old razors like this. Is it a lather catcher? It certainly looks like it might be. How does it shave?
#5

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Philadelphia, PA
(11-20-2017, 01:40 AM)Freddy Wrote: andrewjs18, I love old razors like this.  Is it a lather catcher?  It certainly looks like it might be.  How does it shave?

I believe it'd be considered a lather catcher, yes. I have not shaved with it...and not sure that I will.
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#6

Merchant
Central Maine
I would certainly consider it a lather catcher.

Not many of them are seen on this side of the pond. That was a good find.
Brian. Lover of SE razors. Maker of Krampert's Finest Products.
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#7

Merchant
Central Maine
The latest info' I have is that it can use modern GEM blades. Cool! That makes it more usable for a wider audience.
Brian. Lover of SE razors. Maker of Krampert's Finest Products.
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#8

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Philadelphia, PA
(11-20-2017, 11:15 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: The latest info' I have is that it can use modern GEM blades. Cool! That makes it more usable for a wider audience.

I'll confirm tonight, with photos...
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#9

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Vancouver, BC
That is a lovely razor, Andrew.
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#10
I know a guy thats into vintage razors that hasnt shaved with a DE for 2 months and totally digs his Gem G bar that would have a keen interest in that razor (me) Smile
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