05-02-2013, 03:03 AM
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A few weeks ago, while the other half was at work, and I was at home (I'm retired) preparing myself for a day of household chores, I decided to put the kettle on, pull out the Earl Grey, make myself a brew and prepare myself for painting the bathroom. I do hate the old paint and brush. I'd rather swim across a pond full of crocodiles than paint a room. But it must be done. While the tea calmed the old nerves, I switched on the computer for a few minutes while I enjoyed my cup of tea. I'm not sure exactly what I Googled, but up came DE razor. "What does DE stand for?" I ask myself. I soon find out and I start trawling the internet gathering all sorts of useful information about safety razor shaving. That geofatboy chap on Youtube is now my biggest idol. He's the bees knees when it comes to anything sharp!
A couple of days later I order a Merkur 38C from Amazon UK, some Prosraso shaving cream and pre shave. My 87 year old father gave me a shaving brush that has seen better days. Another few days go by and the razor arrives, all shiny and new. I have my first shave with a DE razor. Wow! I am now well and truly hooked, line and sinker.
Since that fateful day I've required a few more shaving items, a Merkur 1904, a Gillette Superspeed Red Tip from 1955 (my birth year, which is coming from America but hasn't arrived yet), a new brush, an Edwin Jagger DE89L , the head of which I've removed and put on my new Ikon Bulldog stainless handle. This is now my daily razor and I love it.
The postman knocked my door yesterday and my wife opened it. "I've got some parcels for your husband", "perhaps he's bought you a present?" he says politely, "You must be joking!" she retorts, "they're probably more shaving things!" I smile to myself. When it comes to the old grey matter, my wife has more brain cells than the average person. She can reply to a question at the pub quiz, quick as a flash. But when it comes down to the art of shaving, she lacks the same enthusiasm as geofatboy and myself. But I love her dearly. Well the days are going by and I've finished decorating the bathroom. The sun is shining, my face is shaved and smoother than the smoothest thing.
All is right with the world. Happy days!Wink

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 05-02-2013, 03:32 AM
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Welcome to The Shave Nook.

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 05-02-2013, 04:09 AM
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Hello, welcome to: " Shave Nook ". Relax & Enjoy.

Charles. U.K

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 05-02-2013, 04:40 AM
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Nice to see we have a Sprog from Penzance. Love that musical with all that naval talk!

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 05-02-2013, 04:48 AM
  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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A very enjoyable introduction! Greetings and a warm welcome to the Nook!

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 05-02-2013, 06:02 AM
  • bullgoose
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  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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Welcome to the Show!

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 05-02-2013, 07:29 AM
  • Johnny
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Welcome to The Shave Nook. After spending some time on here, your wife is really going to love the parcels you receive.

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 05-02-2013, 07:30 AM
  • Howler
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Greetings and welcome to the Nook

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 05-02-2013, 07:37 AM
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Welcome to The Shave Nook.

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 05-02-2013, 08:30 AM
  • freddy
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Welcome to the Shave Nook and enjoy your stay. Smile

The Penzance area is a lovely part of England.

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 05-02-2013, 08:39 AM
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Hello and welcome to the forum.

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 05-02-2013, 09:27 AM
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Welcome aboard enjoy youre stay Smile

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 05-02-2013, 10:09 AM
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Welcome to TSN from another UK member.

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 05-02-2013, 01:09 PM
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Hi Cornishman,

Great story! Smile

Welcome to The Shave Nook! It sounds like you've got some great gear already, and happily building your collection. Nice! Smile

Please feel free to share your thoughts and experience and questions on the sub-forums here.

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 05-02-2013, 02:29 PM
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Hello, and welcome ! Smile

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 05-02-2013, 03:14 PM
  • Crag
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Welcome aboard, Mate! May you find fair winds and following seas!

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 05-03-2013, 01:50 AM
  • savagejoerude
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Very nice intro Sir and welcome to The Shave Nook !!! Happy Shaves !!!

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 05-03-2013, 02:37 AM
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It's great to have you in the Nook!

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 05-04-2013, 11:11 AM
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Great story, welcome to the nook.

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 05-05-2013, 02:08 PM
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Hello and welcome! Cool

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