02-25-2012, 04:24 PM
#1
  • Manticore
  • Old And In The Way
  • Manchester, New Hampshire
User Info
Blades
Astra SP ~ 1400 - Absolute Premium blade for me, so smooth in most razors I don't even feel the blade.
Feather ~ 200
Personna Med Prep ~ 300
Timor ~ 200
Various blades to try, 3 or 4 different gillettes, some red personnas, wilkies both uk and german, rapiras, voskhods, ladas, derbys, etc. (5 to 10 blades per pack)

Brushes
Fitzwilliam Pure Badger - Simpsons produced this hand made line of "Fitzwilliam" brushes under the Coate's brand name.
No Name Banded Boar - From a gift set swmbo got at work years ago. We almost threw it out, but I decided to give it a try first. Good move, it's now one of my favorites!
Omega 13109 Pure Badger
Omega 81052 Banded Boar
Parker Medium Silvertip Badger
Semogue 830 Boar

Razors
1951 SuperSpeed (W1) Birth Year Razor
1952 Blacktip Steel Handle SuperSpeed
1964 Slim Adjustable
Edwin Jagger DE8911
Eversharp Krona
Feather AS-D1
Feather Portable
Gold Ball End Tech
NEW Long Comb

Creams & Soaps
Derby Lavender
Derby Regular
J M Fraser Original
Mystic Water Lime
Proraso Sandalwood Cream (the new red tube)
Proraso White Soap
Tabac
TOBS Avacado
TOBS Mr Taylor

Bowls & Mugs
Old Spice Mug
Blue Suribachi - best lather for breaking in a new boar!
Hand Thrown Lather Bowl from WCS

Pre/Post
Nivea Post Shave Balm - Sensitive Formula
Proraso White Pre/Post Cream
TOBS Herbal Post Shave Balm

Fragrances
Canoe
Jade East
Pierre Cardin


A modest shave nook.


It's not how much life brings to you, but how much you bring to life.


One of these days I'll get my kiester in gear and post some pictures of my space in the bathroom.

0 136
Reply
 02-25-2012, 09:18 PM
#2
  • kav
  • Banned
  • east of the sun,west of the moon
User Info
<SIGH>
one Merkur HD
one Grosvenor LE and one Thater
3 pucks MWF soap
188 Swede Rapiras
332 Super Iridiums
Alt Innsbruk
TOBS # 74-as, cologne and hair dressing
Woods of Windsor- old formulae EDT

A LOT of PIF goodies from online friends tried and again passed on or donated to local homeless vets programme.

Funny thing is; my family thinks I am spending too much, have to much and have utterly no idea how much more I intend to assemble.

2 3,171
Reply
 02-25-2012, 10:06 PM
#3
User Info
I'll play just for fun.

Razor:
EJ89

Brushes:
Tweezerman Pure Badger
T&H Pure Badger ebony

Blades:
Assorted "stuff" from a sample pack.
99 Personna stainless

Creams & Soaps:
1 puck MWF (current fave)
Pre de Provence soap
QC Mysore sample
QC Provence sample
QC Cedarwood Lemongrass sample
QC Queen Charlotte sample
QC Green Irish Tweed sample
Proraso Green soap

After products:
Pre de Provence ASB
Nivea Sensitive ASB


As I said in my intro post, I'm very new to all this (4-5 weeks) but I am definitely having a lot of fun learning and experimenting. I've also worked through a T&H shaving cream sample pack and so far I've liked everything that I've tried. I'd say the MWF soap is by far my favorite though. I can't say why but I just love it. I'm working my way through trying as much as I can and my next item will be a new brush. Unless the Webers come available first. I love reading reviews by other shavers and look forward to what you all have to say. My wife thinks I'm completely nuts but my sons (11 and 16) both want their own setups like Dad's "cool" stuff.

2 43
Reply
 02-25-2012, 10:35 PM
#4
  • kav
  • Banned
  • east of the sun,west of the moon
User Info
MWF is an EXTREMELY well thought of soap and my personal pick.
It is curious how a grooming practise thought of as a 'chore' by so many can become a hobby and pursuit of minutai.
A big, ancillary are incredibly generous people on the forums.
I unashamedly know this small MALE ritual is an emotional godsend. Both men and women are under multiple social assaults
from a world increasingly vulgar and mediocre.This isn't the 'cross' of ANY political,religious or soci-economic group.
There were truly few 'good old days' but there are a lot of tried and true artifacts from a past that seems not to very far gone for
many of us who remember rotary phones paid for with silver content dimes and coffeemakers that lasted ( even if coffee is so much better than
before- there ARE some advances.
Men who shave with deliberation today tend to extend that precision to the remaining 23 hours- including treating the wife as she should be.
so, show her my post and list other hobbies it keeps you from- collecting sports memorabilia and old PLAYBOYS for the 'man cave' or restoring a 60s muscle car or buying assault rifles and 100,000 ronds of ammunition1

2 3,171
Reply
 02-26-2012, 09:30 PM
#5
  • ben74
  • Administrator
  • Perth, Australia
User Info
My shave nook...

[attachment=0]

91 17,850
Reply
 02-26-2012, 09:47 PM
#6
User Info
ben74 Wrote:My shave nook...

[attachment=0]

It appears that you need a new brush.

2 43
Reply
 02-26-2012, 10:14 PM
#7
User Info
ben74 Wrote:My shave nook...

[attachment=0]

The tea sandwich stand for the brushes is a great idea, guess I'm looking for some new finds at the antique stores sooner than later!

0 37
Reply
 02-26-2012, 11:43 PM
#8
  • ben74
  • Administrator
  • Perth, Australia
User Info
EagleDuck Wrote:It appears that you need a new brush.

I've got a few more on the opposite wall...
[attachment=0]

Then there's the stock pile in the study... pp

91 17,850
Reply
 02-26-2012, 11:48 PM
#9
  • ben74
  • Administrator
  • Perth, Australia
User Info
morganjg Wrote:The tea sandwich stand for the brushes is a great idea, guess I'm looking for some new finds at the antique stores sooner than later!

Thanks, my wife purchased it for me. I use it for my "current" (but regularly changing) brush rotation.
[attachment=0]

91 17,850
Reply
 02-27-2012, 05:43 AM
#10
User Info
ben74 Wrote:My shave nook...

[attachment=0]

My goodness!! The paradise. What a big brushes on the top! XD

0 24
Reply
 02-27-2012, 07:31 AM
#11
User Info
I going to show my shave nook. Of course it`s not a collection, only a simple things which I enjoy my daily shaving s}

[Image: IMG_8013.jpg]

[Image: IMG_8014.jpg]

[Image: IMG_8015.jpg]

[Image: IMG_8012.jpg]

0 24
Reply
 02-27-2012, 04:54 PM
#12
  • TSNMod
  • Super Moderator
  • Yosemite
User Info
My "collection" is much more modest in scope:

Blades:
Ladas (200)
Astra Superior Platinum (around 35 or so)
various sample blades

Razors:
Edwin Jagger DE87 (faux ivory handle)
Merkur 37C slant
Black Diamant straight razor

Brushes:
Omega 10098 (boar)
Vie-Long 13061 (horse)
I used to own a Frank Shaving finest badger, but sold it to a co-worker who I got started in wet-shaving

Bowls and Scuttles:
Wal-mart Salsa bowl
Dog-food dish
Georgetown Pottery G5 scuttle

Soaps and Creams:
Edwin Jagger Sandalwood soap in travel container
Scodioli Dust Shaker soap (in the salsa bowl above)
Scodioli Sentinel soap (in the Dog-food dish above)
Scodioli Laudanum soap (still wrapped)
Cella in travel container
Omega Eucalyptus Cream (haven't shaved with this one, yet)
Geo. F. Trumper Almond Cream (almost gone! Need more!)
MR GLO (almost gone! Need more!)

Post Shave:
Scodioli Laudanum Aftershave (great stuff!)
Captain's Choice Bay Rum (more great stuff!)
Bloc Osma Alum

Fragrances:

Geo. F. Trumper Eucris (awesome stuff)
Cirmes Sapera (Great scent, but be careful, it's strong stuff!)
Crabtree & Evelyn Sandalwood (just a few more sprays left in the bottle, will miss it when it's gone)

0 532
Reply
 02-28-2012, 07:52 AM
#13
  • Ryan
  • Junior Member
  • New England
User Info
Blades:
Astra Superior Platinum
Bolzano
Various sample blades

Razors:
Weber
Merkur 180
Hoffritz Travel Slant

Brushes:
Simpson "Chubby 2" LE (badger)
Omega 81056 Green (boar)
Vie-Long 13061 (horse)
Tweezerman (badger)

Bowls:
Large Stainless Steel Shaving Soap Bowl from Super Safety Razors
Birthstone shave mug from Healing Touch Pottery

Soaps and Creams:
Otoko Organics
J.M. Fraser's Original Shave Cream
Speick shave stick
MWF
MR GLO

Post Shave:
Castle Forbes' Essential Lime Aftershave Balm
Geo F Trumper's West Indian Lime Skin Food
Pacific Shaving Company's Nick Stick
Bloc Osma alum block

0 12
Reply
 02-29-2012, 08:42 AM
#14
  • slantman
  • Expert Shaver
  • Leesburg, Florida
User Info
Beautiful pictures and wonderful descriptions of your shave gear.

100 12,442
Reply
 02-29-2012, 12:57 PM
#15
  • river1
  • Active Member
  • Coastal South Carolina
User Info
ben74 Wrote:
morganjg Wrote:The tea sandwich stand for the brushes is a great idea, guess I'm looking for some new finds at the antique stores sooner than later!

Thanks, my wife purchased it for me. I use it for my "current" (but regularly changing) brush rotation.
[attachment=0]
Any thoughts of remodeling the bath area to accommodate more brushes, Ben? P0

11 303
Reply
 03-05-2012, 06:42 AM
#16
  • ben74
  • Administrator
  • Perth, Australia
User Info
Since the upgrade some of my attachments have no longer been viewable, so I've reattached some of my pics in to my posts that (IMO) are lacking without them...
[attachment=172]

91 17,850
Reply
 03-06-2012, 12:37 AM
#17
  • GreekGuy
  • Not saving money yet....
  • La Jolla, CA
User Info
Here are some of my frags and aftershaves. My razors are all about and in the midst of being organized. Soaps are in drawers in my bathroom. I'll post more pics on the future

   

9 541
Reply
 03-06-2012, 02:49 PM
#18
  • freddy
  • Senior Member
  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
User Info
(03-06-2012, 12:37 AM)GreekGuy Wrote: Here are some of my frags and aftershaves. My razors are all about and in the midst of being organized. Soaps are in drawers in my bathroom. I'll post more pics on the future

Wow, Nick! And I thought I had a large stash of AS/colognes/EdT's. Tongue

2 11,211
Reply
 03-06-2012, 05:45 PM
#19
  • Manticore
  • Old And In The Way
  • Manchester, New Hampshire
User Info
(03-05-2012, 06:42 AM)ben74 Wrote: Since the upgrade some of my attachments have no longer been viewable, so I've reattached some of my pics in to my posts that (IMO) are lacking without them...

Ben, a couple of very interesting brushes up there on the left side of the top shelf.

I love to see pics of shaving gear collections of fellow wetshavers. Let's me know I'm not the only barking mad wetshaver in spite of what swmbo tells me.

0 136
Reply
 03-06-2012, 11:58 PM
#20
  • GreekGuy
  • Not saving money yet....
  • La Jolla, CA
User Info
(03-06-2012, 02:49 PM)freddy Wrote:
(03-06-2012, 12:37 AM)GreekGuy Wrote: Here are some of my frags and aftershaves. My razors are all about and in the midst of being organized. Soaps are in drawers in my bathroom. I'll post more pics on the future

Wow, Nick! And I thought I had a large stash of AS/colognes/EdT's. :P

Haha, thats just some of it. It's several rows deep. Most of my Pens are hiding in the back. And of course, everyone needs some backups handy. Those are stored on the shelf below

Hopefully that makes you feel a little better ;)

9 541
Reply
Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)