08-19-2013, 04:26 AM
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  • Taff
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Hi there folks. This is my first post on here. The brits amongst you may wonder why Taff would be posting from Scotland, well that's down to my work!!

Been thinking about getting into proper wetshaving for some time now and this morning my new stuff turned up!

This morning, a parcel arrived containing:

1 x Parker 13r DE razor with cow horn handle (how cool is that?!)
1 x Edwin Jagger Badger hair brush
30 x Wilkinson Sword razor blades (bloody sharp!)
1 x Alum stick (never knew these existed till I read on that forum)
1 x Taylor Of Old Bond Street Sensitive Shaving Cream
1 x Taylor Of Old Bond Street Sandalwood aftershave

This morning I spent a luxurious ten minutes having the most amazing shaving experience of my life (and frankly I didn't know such a thing existed!) It shaves so much closer than a five bladed cartridge with just one blade, the cream smells and feels gorgeous, the alum sorted any burn (minimal to begin with which surprised me) within seconds and that aftershave makes me smell really good - proper manly and old fashioned (in a good way) and it bizarrely seems to be enhanced by the smell of Old Gowrie (pipe tobacco - I'm a pipe smoker too) me!! My better half will be well impressed when she gets in from work I think! So with wet shaving I am well pleased....

BUT!!!!

Now I have a hankkering to try all the other products, lotions and potions out there, I want to (eventually) try these feather blades folk are raving about but warning newbies off, and of course, I'm going to need a smaller travel razor for when I go back to sea...

So that's me folks, quite pleased so far and I'm guessing it will only get better!!

*I was relieved to learn that badger hair brushes are made from farmed Badgers from China and not from our cute furry ones in the UK. Apologies to any cattle farmers out there, I am well aware of the current issues with Badgers and Bovine TB, and have no issue with culling them if it is beneficial to livestock and livelyhoods, hell we could even use the culled ones fur, but I wouldn't want to think of cute british badgers being killed just for their fur. Not that I am an animal rights guy or anything, I'm just fond of British wildlife!

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 08-19-2013, 04:40 AM
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Hello and welcome! Cool

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 08-19-2013, 05:02 AM
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Welcome to The Shave Nook!

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 08-19-2013, 05:12 AM
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  • Johnny
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Taff, welcome to The Shave Nook. You are off to a good start. You said off to sea. Are you in the Navy or are you a fisherman? Either way, you might want to look in to either a Jagger or Muhle synthetic brush. They dry faster than badger and that might be a good thing at sea.

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 08-19-2013, 05:14 AM
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  • Taff
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Hi guys thanks for the welcome. Johnny, I am indeed in the navy - I shall look into that synthetic brush idea

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 08-19-2013, 05:16 AM
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  • slantman
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Welcome to TSN.

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 08-19-2013, 05:40 AM
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  • Agravic
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Welcome to The Shave Nook, Taff! Smile

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 08-19-2013, 06:00 AM
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Welcome to TSN, Taff

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 08-19-2013, 06:12 AM
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  • Fab
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Welcome Taff. Looks like you had a great start a already. It only gets better.

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 08-19-2013, 06:46 AM
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Well from one Taff to another welcome to the Shave Nook, in fact I walk past the river Taff almost everyday of my life, and the upper reaches in my town of Merthyr Tydfil is one of the finest trout rivers in Wales, they held the UK international fly fishing championships there a few years back.

Jamie.

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 08-19-2013, 06:53 AM
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  • Grumpy
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Welcome to TSN.

Chinese Badgers ... hair for shaving brushes and meat for the pot.

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 08-19-2013, 07:03 AM
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  • TheMonk
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Welcome to TSN, Taff!

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 08-19-2013, 07:03 AM
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Welcome to The Shave Nook!

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 08-19-2013, 08:16 AM
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  • beartrap
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Hello and welcome!

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 08-19-2013, 08:23 AM
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Welcome aboard!

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 08-19-2013, 08:24 AM
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Hello and welcome to the forum.

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 08-19-2013, 08:49 AM
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  • Taff
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Thanks for the greetings guys, much appreciated!

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 08-19-2013, 09:55 AM
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  • freddy
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Welcome to The Shave Nook, Taff, and enjoy your stay. Smile

I spend part of every summer in Dunfermline and was wondering if, perhaps, you are stationed just down the road in Rosyth.

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 08-19-2013, 09:56 AM
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  • Taff
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Ah no Freddy, am the other side of the country at Gannet

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 08-19-2013, 10:17 AM
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So Taff, it's funny how once we get hooked on wet shaving it opens up this whole other world of purchasing stuff. I laugh to myself when I read in various articles how one of the benefits of wet shaving is saving money. Show me a wet shaver who saves money and I'll show you a shaver who really isn't into wet shaving. I see a lot of the benefits, but it's just very cool to do. The whole experience is somewhat captivating and addicting. and the stuff to buy! Well, you seem to have jumped right in with purchases. Lots of fun trying all different stuff.

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