08-27-2013, 09:10 AM
  • Obie
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  • Glendale, Wisconsin
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Gentlemen, it has been a busy day, but I need a break . . .

If circumstances limited me to only one each of the essential elements in my traditional shaving shaving world, this is the selection I would choose — from what I have in my humble shave den. Yes, of course, there is even a greater straight razor I would love to select instead of the Friodur, but, as I noted, I am limited to what I have in my humble shave den. Yes, it's a hard choice to make, since I have other favorites, but life is hard, so why not make it harder?

And you, gentlemen? What is your choice? Again, one each of the essential elements. Thanks.

Razor: Henckels Friodur 6/8 in stainless steel
Strop: Tony Miller 2.5" cowhide
Hone: A sweet barber hone with its brand name long wiped away
DE: 1948 Gillette Aristocrat
Blade: Super Iridium
Brush: Simpson Persian Jar 2 in super badger
Soap: Martin de Candre
Cream: Xpec original
Alum: Bloc Osma
Balm: Trumper's Coral Skin Food
Cologne: Truefitt & Hill Spanish Leather
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 08-27-2013, 09:46 AM
  • Snuff
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  • Belgium
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Found 3 Henckels Friodur's 8/8" in stainless steel in excellent condition for sale on a forum, for only €110 a piece postage included, they where gone in a blink.

Razor: A. Herder 8/8"
Strop: Tony Miller 2.5" horse leather
Hone: Coticule
DE: Weber DLC
Blade: Super Iridium
Brush: Semogue SOC
Soap: Cella
Cream: St. James of London Cedar & Clarysage
Alum: Bloc Osma
Balm: Kruidvat Aftershave Creme
Cologne: Yves Saint Laurent Kouros

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 08-27-2013, 10:01 AM
  • DoubleB
  • Active Member
  • Zeeland, The Netherlands
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Razor: Le Grelot Hospital 5/8
Strop: 3" Rich Man Strop
Hone: Naniwa 12K
DE: Weber Polished
Blade: Astra SP
Brush: Simpson Tulip 3 Manchurian
Soap: MdC
Cream: Castle Forbes Cedar & Sandalwood
Alum: Edwin Jagger Alum Block
Balm: Unrefined Shea Butter (Multi purpose)
Cologne: Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Limes

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 08-27-2013, 10:14 AM
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If you must, Obie...Wink

Preshave - tap water
Soap - Mike's Natural Soaps
Brush - Elite Razor Desert Ironwood with WSP HMW two-band (24 x 48mm)
Razor - GEM OCMM
Blade - GEM PTFE
Splash - Krampert's Frostbite
Balm - Unrefined shea butter

Simple, reliable and luxurious.

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 08-27-2013, 10:41 AM
  • Grumpy
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  • DisneyLand
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I needed a break too.

If I only had one ... then I would choose to live near another wetshaver or two and share.Biggrin

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 08-27-2013, 08:04 PM
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Rooney Heritage
D.R. Harris Arlington Soap
Muhle R41
Blenheim Bouquet ASB
Blenheim Bouquet EDT

Big Surprise Right?

I'm such a one trick pony. Smile

Speaking of GFT Spanish Leather, Karen gave me a glass bottle of that stuff and I can't find it to save my life! And I like it too!

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 08-27-2013, 08:13 PM
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Only one of each?! i would never be able to actually do it, but here they are: Biggrin

* cool/cold water
* Weber DLC + UFO U2V1 handles
* Super Iridiums
* WSP 2-band 26 X 50mm + oscar11 Brown/Amber
* Mystic Water Sardinian Honey
* Unrefined Shea Butter

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 08-27-2013, 08:20 PM
  • Agravic
  • Emeritus
  • Pennsylvania, USA
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Razor: Cobra Classic
Blade: Feather Professional
Brush: Morris & Forndran Stubby 3 Heritage 2-band
Soap: Mystic Water Sandalwood
AS: Myrsol Antesol
Preshave/Balm: Myrsol Emulsion

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 08-27-2013, 08:22 PM
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Well ! I hate to be mundane but......

Cold water
Mitchel's Wool Fat
Semogue 620
Merkur Progress (maybe not my favorite but if I had to use only one this would be it )with a Polsilver SI
Thayers lemon WH
Krampert's Fristbite
And Floris 89 if I have to wear any stinky stuff

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 08-27-2013, 10:05 PM
  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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Too hard!

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 08-27-2013, 11:40 PM
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Schick Adj. Injector
Personna Comfort Coated Blade
Semogue 1305
Wilkinson Sword SS
Clubman AS


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 08-28-2013, 04:41 AM
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If I only had one ... then I would choose to live near another wetshaver or two and share.Biggrin

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 08-28-2013, 04:55 AM
  • jcmy53
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  • Cincinnati, OH
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Razor: 2013 MÜHLE R101
Blade: Astra Superior Platinum
Brush: Thäter 4376/2
Soap: Haslinger Schafmilch Rasierseife
Cream: Cella Crema da Barba
AS: Speick
Balm: Myrsol Emulsión


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 08-28-2013, 06:02 AM
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These threads are great, especially when revisited some time later. I always end up changing my mind, but for the time being here it is:

Razor: Progress
Blade: red Personnas
Soap: Martin de Candre
Brush: Simpson Jubilee
AS: Speick
Balm: Musgo Real

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