You are right indeed, Erik - a full original set with original blade bank is the golden target. And those cream blade dispensers are actually quite hard to come by. You have a wonderful full set now!
What about cleaning this razor and sell the replated one? I think the razor is as good as the case it comes in
Just like those Red Tips and I'm hankering for one!
Very nice and in super condition!On a lazy Sunday I got lured (yes, blame someone, thats it Peter ) into doubling my L’Essor collection.
One of the most eye pleasing razor designs I ever saw, like the Supreme a hefty, bulky, sturdy and industrial appearance. And even ‘adjustable’ as the sides are asymmetrical defined by the cap. What tipped me over the edge was that it is in awesome condition, almost NOS, and complete with an original (though very basic) Essor branded plastic case.
The razor is marked - like many other French DE razors of the period - with "CSCF", standing for "Chambre syndicale des Couteliers de France" (Union Chamber of the French Cutlers).
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Get one if you have the change. These are great shavers. The size and weight realy sets them apart from the other vintage Gillettes. Team up with an Big Fellow after that if possibleBeautiful!
I'm not on the hunt for anything, but if I came across a decent deal on a nice one of these...
Perhaps I should move some razors not in use to build up my PayPal account just in case.