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Pierre Thiers - limited edition hammer forged...

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The lust object from the TI line... not only is the blade hammer forged from the man, the legend - Pierre Thiers, but these blades have a widespread reputation for being both beautiful AND amazing (and I mean AMAZING) shavers. These razors seem to be the most consistently sharp TI's outta the bx and need VERY little to no work in order to get them scary sharp.

No two alike....
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With both being hammer forged, AND natural blonde horn scales on these razors, no two razors are alike. It isn't JUST the scales or the hammering's on the spine, but they are all slightly different sizes (I have a few, so I have been able to compare them) and have quite different points and blades. Some have nearly flat blades, some a big belly, others have a barbers notch, others you could consider them more of a deep spanish point. Very, VERY fun and interesting to both collect, and shave with.
Check out some of the differences between 2 of my LE Hammers....

2 different "tips"...
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Deep, low - almost spanish point....
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High, shallow - barbers notch...
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Hammered spine - closer one in focus....
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Hammered spine - further one in focus...
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Eye Candy! :biggrin:
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Interesting filings in a "wavy" patten...
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In my opinion - While these are amazing shavers - buy them for the historical background, NOT for their performance. Don't get me wrong... it is my opinion there is NO razor that is a markedly superior shaver, and personally I find them to be superior shavers to their more expensive competition (IE Maestros) - I think for the lofty price these things command, they should be purchased more as historical collectors items, rather than "amazing shavers" - as I personally feel NO razor is worth more than $300 as purely a "shaver" as once you broach the $300 price range, it is like broaching the $150 price range on a shaving brush, in that ALL difference after that point are VERY minute, and primarily ascetic, marketing, b/s and personal preference.

If you buy one of these as a time warp to 120 years ago.... you'll absolutely love this razor, and feel it's worth 2X the price... if you are buying it solely to be "the best shaver money can buy" - I think you'll be lackluster.

Overall.... interesting razor with a TON of character, looks nice, feels superb, and looks/performs/feels like no other razor. Great (surprising) heft, tremendously dense metal, and just a real peach of a shaver. I'm a fan. :thumbup1:

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Thanks! :smile:

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I just have one of these, honed to perfection by Joel. It is not the smoothest shaver I have, but it gives the most comfortable shave of any of my blades. I had Robert Williams rescale mine in Mammoth Ivory. It seems a shame to clothe a blade like this in common horn. It really deserves better.
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I have 2 of these I must have got lucky on both as the fit and finish as well as the gold leaf actually appears perfect unlike several other TI's I own, they take a little effort to get them shave ready sharp but as with all TI's once there they provide a very nice shave and maintain that edge for a very long time usually only needing at most a quick touch up. They are both great shavers but not noticeably at least to me any better then other TI's I own but these have a bit of history to them now whether that is worth the extra money or not is up to you.
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The Pierre Thiers Hand Forged razors do not bear that monogram simply as hot air advertisng. The razors so labeled are assembled using blade blanks that were forged one (long) generation ago. These blanks were hand forged by Pierre Thiers (not machine forged using dies) which explains the differences and excentricities that users have noted between one blade of this type and the next.

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