May 22, 2009

A Fantastic Collection of Safety Razors

Safety_razor_kit.jpgAt Collector's Encyclopedia is an amazing collection of over 2500 safety razors, complete with photos and descriptions. Here's the intro:

"Jean-Jacques Perret was a well-known French cutler who wrote "La Pogonotomie, ou l'art d'apprendre a se raser soi meme..." in 1770. In this treatise, he described and showed a razor, which he manufactured and called " a rabot" (rabot = plane). Perret's razor would allow unskilled men, including the old and handicapped, to shave themselves, even by using only one hand. This razor led the way to the next hundred years when the development of safety razors began in earnest. All razors listed in this collection pertain to Perret's razor, or rather all razors made to hold blades and using any type of edge guard (different from guarded straight edge razors), in other words, all guarded and wet razors having a blade (removable or not)."

Check out this collection, but set a timer, 'cause you might get lost in there...

Collector's Encyclopedia

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Posted by Derek Markham at May 22, 2009 7:00 AM
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