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Object 6 [of 66] – Straight Razor

 

Julia first used an old fashioned straight razor, sharpened with a leather strap, to make the slashes on the top of French bread. Later, she would simply use a razor blade. French bakers nowadays use a small razor inserted in a handle, a tool called a <i>lame</i>.

 


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