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  Goodbye, old man
Posted by: pjgh - Yesterday 18:44 - Replies (37)

We're not long back from the Vet, having taken my dear little mate of more years than I can remember to be put to sleep. Good night, old friend.

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I'm feeling pretty raw. To Fox ... be free, old man.

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  Can anyone use a spoon to have a shave with?!
Posted by: mr..bean - Yesterday 00:46 - Replies (7)

This guy can!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4oHzFNclzQ

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  finally a shell cordovan
Posted by: BraveBlades - 22-07-2014 21:39 - Replies (13)

i finally found a shell cordovan strop in my price range, from the guy that made this
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which was made using chromeexcel leather (but beautifully made)

he has moved onto making some with more substantial leather
i just ordered this one

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Shell Cordovan one side Latigo on the other.................

i acquired it at a discount as i had purchased from him before - so i paid less than £100 Big Grin

he's also a registered member on here KrytonsJaw and can be found on FB if you search "Westholme Razor Strops"

if the quality is the same his previous one - I'm gonna be over the moon with it!


and yes this is the reason i sold my Tubby 2 NFS Big Grin

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  How about regional meets?
Posted by: mr..bean - 22-07-2014 20:10 - Replies (11)

Would anyone be up for this? Meet up once in a while, share a Doombar or two and talk shaving rubbish?!

Just an idea, anyway, just putting it out there.

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  Acquisitions Mon 21/07/14 - Sun 27/07/14
Posted by: bumfluffbern - 22-07-2014 15:00 - Replies (6)

Fatboy and Slim from 'dodgy' Martin in the US of A. I now understand the meaning of 'one pass, BBS'. Behold, Excalibur! Cheers for the blades and 1903, very nice lather.



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  Noxzema
Posted by: kenrob - 20-07-2014 23:36 - Replies (22)

After reading about this product use across the pond I thought I would give it a try and ordered some on the net.
WOW, I can wholly recommend this in place of Prorosa as a lubricant.
I now have a half tub of Prorosa which I will just keep as spare,just in case I run out.
The Noxzema is very, very slick. Def no no skin irritation at all.
Well worth a try, at the price for the amount you get.

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  Some things and a PIF
Posted by: flip-68 - 20-07-2014 12:11 - Replies (12)

As this is my 1000th post i thought I'd post a couple of things that i have hovering on my desktop - the first is an interesting use of shave brushes in art -

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I saw this in the Tate in Liverpool years ago before i was into traditional shaving - I'd love to see it again to have a look at the brushes! Here is a link to the tate website http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/arma...ife-t03380 with a bit more info about it.

I also saw this and thought it was interesting

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I had a link to brush attachment that sat on top of a shaving foam can - it was so ridiculous i wish i bought it. alas, i cant find it on ebay anymore Sad

anyway, onto the PIF - i have a tube of WARS shaving cream thats up for grabs just say you're "in" here in the thread and I'll pick a winner at random, better yet, i'll get the wife to choose a number from the list generated. It's a great cream if you've not had the chance to try it. there was a rumour that it was being discontinued but the company has changed hands - it's now owned by a company called Miraculum and they've even redesigned the packaging to appeal to the younger crowd. Winner picked on friday next.

Oh, and thanks to everyone for creating a great community and passing on so much valuable knowledge. Smile

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  Any woodworkers here?
Posted by: Nrahuf - 20-07-2014 00:40 - Replies (1)

Hi I am not sure if posting this in the correct place ?

I am interested in getting a few shave items commissioned in wood! These will mainly be brush and razor holders! I am thinking something in the same ilk as a knife block?

Can anyone help? Would like someone who can work with exotic woods - such as walnut, colobra etc .

Pm me please

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  Alum Blocks
Posted by: chappers - 19-07-2014 20:47 - Replies (15)

Looking to pick one up, are they all the same or are there any to look out for or avoid Huh

many thanks Paul

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  S.O.T.D. w/c Saturday 19th July - Friday 25th July 2014, incl9
Posted by: jds - 19-07-2014 07:49 - Replies (131)

Saturday xix July, 2014

Prep: Hot shower, Bulldog Original Face Wash
Pre: Cold water splash
Brush: Kent V25 Pure Badger
Soap: Musgo Real Lime Basil
Razor: Gem Baton
Blade: Treet Super SE
Post: Myrsol Agua de Limón, Trumpers Extract of Limes Skin Food

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Result: Superb. I had been told what a good shave the Gem Baton gives and I was not disappointed. Terrific start to a week of Vintage SE shaves. Highly impressed too with the Treet carbon blade.

All the best, guys

Jon

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