Since this is my first thread, I would like to introduce myself as a new member to this forum, by sharing something that I believe that would be interesting to all the straight razor & classing shaving fans out there.
Last weekend I decided to go and visit the antique boutiques near the Louvre museum in Paris. After wondering around a bit I ended up in a boutique specialized in antique weapons and firearms and to my great surprise I found a sublime pair of straight razors that belonged to Emperor Napoleon III (These antique stores sell undoubted historical items).
The owner of the antique store explained me that this was given to the emperor as a diplomatic gift but they seem that have never been used as they are in perfect condition.
The scales of these magnificent razors are made of mother of pearl and are decorated with a golden bee and the monogram N (for Napoleon). The box that they come in has also the monogram N and the crown in the middle as well as 4 golden eagles, one on each corner of the box.
I was simply astonished by the beauty of these historical objects.
I didn't ask for the price because I knew that I would get disappointed so I simply thanked the owner for demonstrating the set to me and left content since ì got my historical lesson for the day.
So there is a little piece of history that I though I should share with the members of this forum.
Now the fun part.
The razors can be seen at the link below:
Please note that the pictures do not reveal the real beauty of the razors.
Hope you enjoyed it.
Greetings from Paris!