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tim stevenson (pedalpowersailing)
From: United Kingdom
Posts: 81
hi - just sharpened a wedge using dilacot no tape - so very pleased with myself

the only markings are "Chabarthes Aine A Caune"

Does this mean anything to anyone?
tim stevenson
2011-11-17 23:08
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Emmanuel Giannoulakis (Emmanuel)
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From: Greece
Posts: 942
For me Tim is French names. Is the razor French ?
Best regards
Emmanuel
Emmanuel Giannoulakis
from Athens Greece
2011-11-17 23:33
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tim stevenson (pedalpowersailing)
From: United Kingdom
Posts: 81
Hiya Emmanuel

agreed sounds french - not sure of origin. It has a straight tang that finishes at the end of the scale ie there is no where for your finger at the end of the tang
This is all original

I suspect it is the makers name and the place it was made

regards

Tim
tim stevenson
2011-11-17 23:51
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Bart Torfs (Bart)
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From: Belgium
Posts: 5001
You are correct. Chabarthes is a somewhat common name in the vicinity of Caunes -Minervois, a town in the high Pyrenées, near Carcassonne. "ainé" (with accent) translates into "the oldest", e.g of two brothers.
In other words, you have a razor made by one Chabarthes sr., from the town Caunes.
There is one reference on the internet of a widow from a Chabartes in the Caunes -Minervois area, who worked as a knife maker. The reference dates back to 1801.

Kind regards,
Bart.
Then the light shone, trumpets sounded and I got to the other side, where men shave with smiles on their faces, razors pop hairs, and a continuous choir singing «~~Keen and Smooth~~» is heard everywhere. (Matt)
2011-11-18 10:23
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tim stevenson (pedalpowersailing)
From: United Kingdom
Posts: 81
cool thanks Bart

suspected it was old
tim stevenson
2011-11-18 17:31