Does anyone have a French point razor in their collection?

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by Kayjun, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. Kayjun

    Kayjun New Member

    I rarely see French point razors here. I would be interesting to see a thread dedicated to French points.
  2. Rkep01

    Rkep01 Well-Known Member

    Yes, I have one...maybe more than one. I'll have to go through my collection to see.
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  3. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    I have a few, I’ll try to post before long.
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  4. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

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    Pair of 6/8 between-the-wars French point Bokers in butterscotch celluloid, superb razors.

    King Pelican 27 French point, a fine razor from Nichiri barber supply.
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2019
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  5. Steveclarkus

    Steveclarkus Well-Known Member

    In have had three bit sold or gifted them. I believe the beauty is outweighed by the danger in my hands.
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  6. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member


    Just curious, why? All the vintage French points I’ve had/seen had rather rounded toes, like these above and are quite mild. The sloping toe also allows you to see a bit more of where the edge is going.

    That said, TI makes an aggressive French point, appropriately called the ‘Dominator’, but this is not a vintage French point.

    Those Bokers, honed on the right jnat, can shave a sleeping mouse without waking him up.

    Image is stock TI I believe, but courtesy of the invisible edge.
  7. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    A wonderful look for a razor...

    That TI Dominator is a beauty. My blade face is almost gone, but love the look.
    Here is one I haven’t seen much... a PacKard. Not as pronounced, but nice.
    And a favorite, which needs to be part of a French point thread... the Wacker Chevalier.
  8. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Nice pieces.
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  9. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thanks Bill. I’m afraid to look deep into the quiver as I’m afraid there could be more. :love055:
  10. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    I have a Boker. It needs cleaning up and honing. Have not shaved with it.
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  11. brit

    brit in a box

    very nice ..
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  12. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    My son’s PacKard reminded me of another - the Puma 18 is a shape I have a slight addiction to...
    You might see some similarities with the next two, a Grah & Plumacher “Silver Ring” 49:
    And a Carl Radar... also a 49:
    These are the most usable of my French points. No real bite to that point in this design.
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  13. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    With most of my French points being German, I was on a quest to find an older French razor. :)

    I think I found one...
    M. Navaron-Dumas
    Now I feel better... a French point French razor.
  14. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool sir..
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  15. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Glad I found it... was thinking I was going to have to petition the razor rule book to change the nomenclature to German point. ;)
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  16. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    A “14” with a French point...
    I think it is a German Joseph Feist Ω, but not sure.

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