This is a beauty, it's in fabulous condition and it's a rarity. Le Grelot razors are highly sought after and as a result very collectible. Pick it up, wash it and shave with it - it's absolutely shave ready. The fact that this Le Grelot comes with its original box makes it even more precious.
From The Thiers-Issard website:
The Grelot round shape razor was created by HOSPITAL Company (Thiers) in the 1910s for easier handling. Indeed, the blade curve under the tang allows the thumb to be placed, which leads to a very close shave. When our old razors manufacturers discovered singing hollowed razors, they decided to call them "bell razors", hence the name "GRELOT". HOSPITAL company took over COGNET-ROCHETTE company in the 1910s. People working in this company were the main friends of THIERS-ISSARD company. Everyone had their own clientele and get along with each other. During the 1990s, Mr VERGNE -the manager's son-in-law of HOSPITAL company- took over the razors manufacture under the brand WELCOME. Ten years later, he sold his brand and models to THIERS-ISSARD.
Possibly C135 steel, possibly silver steel.
HOW TO USE
With great care, this razor is...well razor sharp!