Florian Cross Handle - Copper

$85.00
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  • Florian Cross Handle - Copper

Florian Cross Handle - Copper

$85.00
New

St. Florian is the patron saint of Firefighters (and chimney sweeps) and this razor handle design pays tribute to those first responders.

Machined from solid bar grade 145 Tellurium Copper and offered in a bright tumbled finish.

This handle measures 3.5 inches in length and has an average weight of 70 grams.

handle only, no razor head is included.

Florian was born about 250 AD in the ancient Roman city of Aelium Cetium in present-day Sankt Pölten, Austria. He joined the Roman army and advanced in the ranks,[3] rising to commander of the imperial army in the Roman province of Noricum. In addition to his military duties, he was also responsible for organizing firefighting brigades. Florian organized and trained an elite group of soldiers whose sole duty was to fight fires.[4]

During the Diocletianic Persecution of Christians, reports reached Rome that Florian was not enforcing the proscriptions against Christians in his territory. Aquilinus was sent to investigate these reports. When Aquilinus ordered Florian to offer sacrifice to the Roman gods in accordance with Roman religion, he refused. Florian was sentenced to be burned at the stake. Standing on the funeral pyre, Florian is reputed to have challenged the Roman soldiers to light the fire, saying “If you do, I will climb to heaven on the flames.” Apprehensive of his words, instead of burning Florian, he was executed by drowning in the Enns River with a millstone tied around his neck.[3][4]

— https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Florian

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St. Florian is the patron saint of Firefighters (and chimney sweeps) and this razor handle design pays tribute to those first responders.

Machined from solid bar grade 145 Tellurium Copper and offered in a bright tumbled finish.

This handle measures 3.5 inches in length and has an average weight of 70 grams.

handle only, no razor head is included.

Florian was born about 250 AD in the ancient Roman city of Aelium Cetium in present-day Sankt Pölten, Austria. He joined the Roman army and advanced in the ranks,[3] rising to commander of the imperial army in the Roman province of Noricum. In addition to his military duties, he was also responsible for organizing firefighting brigades. Florian organized and trained an elite group of soldiers whose sole duty was to fight fires.[4]

During the Diocletianic Persecution of Christians, reports reached Rome that Florian was not enforcing the proscriptions against Christians in his territory. Aquilinus was sent to investigate these reports. When Aquilinus ordered Florian to offer sacrifice to the Roman gods in accordance with Roman religion, he refused. Florian was sentenced to be burned at the stake. Standing on the funeral pyre, Florian is reputed to have challenged the Roman soldiers to light the fire, saying “If you do, I will climb to heaven on the flames.” Apprehensive of his words, instead of burning Florian, he was executed by drowning in the Enns River with a millstone tied around his neck.[3][4]

— https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Florian