09-06-2014, 06:01 PM
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  • Agravic
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9-7-14

CRSW pre-shave oil
Simpson M6 TSN LE 3/200
CRSW Original Royal Fougere
Mongoose
Feather Professional
Fine Clean Vetiver
CRSW aftershave balm

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 09-06-2014, 07:22 PM
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How was the Mongoose Ravi? Excited to read your impression.

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 09-06-2014, 08:22 PM
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Mongoose -- Dub Legend

Well it is out in the wild and is already on fire. This is the first modern SE to hit the market since the Cobra & the only one to be stainless steel. This is a beast of a razor and the "Dub Legend" handle makes it even 'beast-ier'. At 5/8" diameter of solid stainless steel this handle alone comes in at 135g. With the head on and a blade installed the total mass is 186g.

There is currently the option for a slimmer handle, the "Dub Slim" which is 1/2" diameter and comes in at 90g; for a total razor mass of 141g.

Here is my inaugural Mongoose shave...

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Razor: Mongoose + Dub Legend
Blade: Kai Captain Titan Mild (1)
Brush: Plisson Pearly Gray Synthetic
Soap: Martin de Candre Fougère (67)
AS: Vintage Aqua Velva Ice Blue

I was a bit rushed with this shave but I wasn't going to pass up the chance to use my new precious. I wasn't thrilled with the Kai Mild blades as they felt slightly tuggy on my ATG pass.

What was impressive though was how quiet the blade was even when tugging. In the Cobra a tugging sensation would lead to blade vibration, or chatter, and then my face would be a minefield of weepers. That was not the case tonight. I did have a couple weepers which were caused by my rushing; one on my Adam's Apple and another just under my chin.

I'm sure the sheer mass and gravitational pull of this razor helps to make it such a smooth shaver. However, the designed angle built into this razor is brilliant. It was simply intuitive to find the proper angle with the Mongoose. The only awkwardness I had was holding such a large handle as this completely blows away the Clog Pruf Micromatic that I normally use.

I have zero irritation and my two wee little weepers cleared up with a single cold water splash before I applied the vintage Velva juice.

Batch #1 is sold out as far as I know. There is no reason to panic, however, as Batch #2 is only weeks away and should be large enough to ensure that all who want one will get one. To be sure that you are on the list just send an email to mongooseorders@gmail.com saying that you want on the list for Batch #2. The Mongoose razor costs $149 shipped to the CONUS and it is worth quite a bit more. Be sure to get in on the next round before they realize that the price should be higher.

My many thanks to Bruce Weber for his passion and drive to bring this razor to fruition. Also to Matt Glass, Paul Bombino, & David Marshburn I thank you for your hours upon hours of sacrificing your face to help bring this razor through 9 prototypes and finally to v10 for this first production run. I highly anticipate future offerings from Mongoose Razors, Inc.

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 09-06-2014, 08:28 PM
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Sunday morning:

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Martin de Candre Shaving Soap
Morris & Forndran "The Chief" Blonde Badger
Carl Rader 14
Bello Bay Rum

Heeley Sel Marin EdP

Have a nice day and a great new week!

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 09-06-2014, 09:16 PM
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Brian, thanks for your initial impressions on the new Mongoose! Smile

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 09-06-2014, 09:24 PM
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(09-06-2014, 09:16 PM)celestino Wrote: Brian, thanks for your initial impressions on the new Mongoose! Smile

My pleasure Celestino. Biggrin

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 09-06-2014, 10:51 PM
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Pierre Rodrigue 8/8 * Semogue Mistura * RazoRock Fine American * Fine American Blend AS


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 09-06-2014, 11:15 PM
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Due to technical difficulties, I'm tardy with posting yesterday's.....
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9/06 Shave
Truefitt & Hill (Rooney) 1/2 Ebony/Silvertip
Tabac soap
Gillette Fat Handle Tech
Polsilver Brown
Alt Innsbruck

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 09-06-2014, 11:41 PM
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Razor: GILLETTE Twist
Blade: Feather
Brush: Altay’s Custom Diamondwood Handle and 26 mm HMW
Shave Cream: TOBS Sandalwood

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 09-07-2014, 12:18 AM
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Sapone : Acqua di Parma Collezione Barbiere
Pennello : Simpson Chubby 2 in Manchurian
Rasoio : Thiers Issard Bijou De France 5/8
Strop : Paciccella in Cordovan
AS : Acqua di Parma Collezione Barbiere

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 09-07-2014, 12:38 AM
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13/16 Kikuboshi 6800
Kanayama No.3 Strop
Simpson Chubby 1 2-Band
Creed Green Irish Tweed Soap
Proraso Splash
Creed Green Irish Tweed EdP



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 09-07-2014, 01:06 AM
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 09-07-2014, 01:25 AM
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*****


Mike's Coconut - Briar Rustic Pazzi - Feather Artist Club DX - Floid Vigoroso
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 09-07-2014, 02:23 AM
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Japanese Eiko YSK2 Yasuki steel full hollow 13/16
Kanayama cordovan #8000
Simpsons P8
Boellis Panama 1924
Alum & Witch Hazel
L'Occitane Baux Balm
L'Occitane Ambre & Santal Edt.

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 09-07-2014, 02:31 AM
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(09-07-2014, 02:23 AM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote: [align=center]Japanese Eiko YSK2 Yasuki steel full hollow 13/16
Kanayama cordovan #8000
Simpsons P8
Boellis Panama 1924
Alum & Witch Hazel
L'Occitane Baux Balm
L'Occitane Ambre & Santal Edt.

Love the colours in this photo, Jamie. Excellent.

Did you decide to have a lay in today?Confused

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 09-07-2014, 02:35 AM
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Good morning, gentlemen. Here is today's shave bill:

Razor: Max Sprecher 8/8
Strop: Kanayama 80000
Brush: Savile Row 26mm silvertip
Soap: Czech & Speake
Balm: Institute Karite
Finish: Truefitt & Hill Spanish Leather
Coffee: Guatemala Hanapu
Music: Billie Holiday

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 09-07-2014, 02:38 AM
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Czech & Speake No 88,
Thiers Issard 23X48 Desert Ironwood Super Badger,
Thiers Issard Buckeye Burl ‘Spartacus’ 6/8,
Bison maroon shell cordovan strop,
Floid Amber,
Creed Millesime 1849.

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 09-07-2014, 02:39 AM
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(09-07-2014, 02:31 AM)Optometrist Wrote:
(09-07-2014, 02:23 AM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote: [align=center]Japanese Eiko YSK2 Yasuki steel full hollow 13/16
Kanayama cordovan #8000
Simpsons P8
Boellis Panama 1924
Alum & Witch Hazel
L'Occitane Baux Balm
L'Occitane Ambre & Santal Edt.

Love the colours in this photo, Jamie. Excellent.

Did you decide to have a lay in today?Confused

Thank you David It won't be to long before we see similar hues and colours amongst the trees and shrubs as we move into Autumn my favourite time of year. And you know me pretty well and no I didn't sleep in as I was walking around my local park at 6am.:-)

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 09-07-2014, 02:51 AM
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Sunday
Prep-Beta lemon soap/Becutan baby cream
Razor-Derby DE
Blade-Vidyut Zorrik Super Stainless-5#
Brush-Victoria badger
Soap/Cream-Lider Classic SC
AS-Pascale Moisturising ASL
Cream-Creme 21
Result-DFS!
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 09-07-2014, 02:59 AM
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07.ix.2014

Jason Shave Therapy
Vie-Long TGN Synthetic
TOBS Avocado
Weber Classic
Gillette Platinum
Thayers Lavender Witch Hazel
Aqua Velva

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