12-28-2014, 01:34 PM
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Am I the only one who would like to see a modern travel set? I would love a leather or canvas case with a razor, blade bank, shave stick holder, brush holder, and maybe small rubes for a balm and splash. Maybe some clippers and a file as well. It seems these were popular about 50 years ago, maybe we should bring them back.


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 12-28-2014, 02:01 PM
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  • Harvey
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So much better to make your own...Buy Dopp bag....fill up with favorite things and off you go. Muhle has a few but they are a few hundred dollars and you can do much better "making" your own.Most luggage shops sell Dopp bags or even camping places like R.E.I...I think Art of shaving has some as well.

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 12-28-2014, 07:06 PM
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I agree that you could make a nice kit yourself. There is just something about those old sets


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 12-28-2014, 07:41 PM
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It's fun to put your own kit together, but it is really nice to have a sort of "heart" to it. Merkur offers this:

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I think Amazon's got 'em.
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 12-28-2014, 07:42 PM
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That is a nice one


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 12-29-2014, 12:48 AM
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Or you could make your own.

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The way it began.

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The old and has seen better days compared to the new. The new also allows me to keep a blade and shims in place waiting for the next shave. You can't imagine how small that is. The plastic is Delrin, the leather is goatskin.

All it needs is a travel brush and accouterments. The blades in it today are different, those were just for illustration.

Too, in days past there were plenty of kits produced that are still available; at least as far as razors and blades go. They were made out of plated brass and such, also plastic parts that were made to last.

If you need pix let me know.

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 12-29-2014, 06:20 AM
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  • Owl
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Above the Tie has a very nice travel case: take a peek!

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 12-29-2014, 08:24 AM
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  • kav
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The biggest expense today is the leather. Several insecticides used in the livestock industry were
with good reason banned. Finding hides without the
'jewelry' of scars and bites is more problematical
and tanneries are restricted due to formerly dumping the tanning agents into rivers. Many leathers are now 'corrected'
or shaved to produce a uniform surface. The problem is they will not hold a wax shine due to pore loss. Several wags now market 'distressed leather' with images of Ronald Coleman
clutching his battered briefcase to meet Chang from Shangri-La
Quality leather also requires careful trimming of edges and sewing uniform stitches even a machine can screw up.
A quality piece is expensive, but worth it.

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 12-29-2014, 08:40 AM
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I did noT know that. That ATT case was very nice. I think canvas could work as well. I just like all the tins and stiff


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 12-29-2014, 10:31 AM
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in the fly fishing communities i am part of, there is one outstanding man that can make anything in leather you can dream up, master craftsman mr arne mason: http://www.arnemason.com

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 12-29-2014, 12:28 PM
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(12-29-2014, 10:31 AM)tonsorius Wrote: in the fly fishing communities i am part of, there is one outstanding man that can make anything in leather you can dream up, master craftsman mr arne mason: http://www.arnemason.com

Wow! Now, those are beautiful! Thanks for the link, Marius! Biggrin

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 12-29-2014, 01:01 PM
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Marius, he sure does have some great stuff on his site. Thanks!

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