06-12-2013, 04:12 PM
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My apologies to those who may have read my introduction at another shaving forum. I repeat it here, having little time at present to recreate it in another form...

My interest in traditional shaving might well be called a gift, as I was literally handed a wonderful, rather opulent (Muhle Silvertip, HD, Taylor's sandalwood and a sampler pack of blades that soon had me sensing the marvellous possibilities of this new world) beginner's kit for my fortieth by my excellent elder brother (wielder of a Merkur Vision and a true gentleman!).

A couple of months of shaving and reading have followed and I've added a Vulfix 404, an EJ DE8911, a little Lord 5 and what sundry blades and soaps I could get my hands on at this great Antipodean remove.

Owning a small assemblage of Russian watches I have been thrilled to be able to purchase excellent Russian made blades such as those labelled Rapira and Astra and, like my watches, to be able to use them on a daily basis.

I find myself here now after deeming the tone and mood of this forum both considered and inclusive, and the levels of experience and knowledge on display truly inspiring.

I do hope you will forgive the shortcomings of any posts to follow.

Stephen K
New Zealand

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 06-12-2013, 04:14 PM
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Someone gave you a great gift. Welcome to the Nook!

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 06-12-2013, 04:54 PM
  • tgutc
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Welcome to the Nook!

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 06-12-2013, 05:05 PM
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Greetings Stephen and welcome to the Nook. You are practically my neighbour (I'm in Australia)!

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 06-12-2013, 05:08 PM
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Hello and welcome to the forum, Stephen.

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 06-12-2013, 05:22 PM
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(06-12-2013, 05:05 PM)ben74 Wrote: Greetings Stephen and welcome to the Nook. You are practically my neighbour (I'm in Australia)!

Many thanks gentlemen! I'm very grateful for your welcome

Ben, a truly wonderful neighbourhood it is too! I thank the lucky country for the Antipodean Palmolive, I shaved with it for many seasons in a student's garret, and find myself doing so again from time to time.

guildx500 - the gift of a lifetime it seems!

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 06-12-2013, 06:07 PM
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Welcome Stephen to The Shave Nook.

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 06-12-2013, 06:19 PM
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Hey there Stephen and welcome to The Shave Nook !

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 06-12-2013, 07:12 PM
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Stephen, welcome to The Shave Nook.

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 06-12-2013, 07:36 PM
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Welcome to The Nook!

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 06-12-2013, 07:42 PM
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Stephen, welcome to The Shave Nook!

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 06-12-2013, 07:46 PM
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(06-12-2013, 04:14 PM)guildx500 Wrote: Someone gave you a great gift. Welcome to the Nook!

Yes they did. And he in turn gave us a great gift as well with that eloquently worded introduction.

It's great to have you in the Nook!

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 06-13-2013, 01:09 AM
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Hello Stephen, welcome to: " The Shave Nook " Relax & Enjoy.

Charles U.K

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 06-13-2013, 05:06 AM
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Welcome to TSN, Stephen! Smile

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 06-13-2013, 07:35 AM
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Welcome to the Nook!

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 06-13-2013, 07:56 AM
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Greeting Stephan, welcome to the Nook

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 06-13-2013, 11:02 AM
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Welcome aboard, Stephen!

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 06-13-2013, 12:17 PM
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Welcome to TSN, Stephen

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 06-13-2013, 06:33 PM
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Hello, Stephen and welcome ! Smile

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 06-14-2013, 02:13 AM
  • freddy
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Welcome to The Shave Nook, Stephen, and enjoy your stay. Smile

I have had the good fortune to visit Wellington and it is a beautiful city.

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