12-20-2016, 03:25 AM
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I decided to have some fun and get the shaving kit from TGR that I spotted a little while ago. So here is the "official" unboxing:
[Image: 2016-12-20%2B11.16.18.jpg] [Image: 2016-12-20%2B11.17.54.jpg] [Image: 2016-12-20%2B11.18.16.jpg] [Image: 2016-12-20%2B11.18.45.jpg] [Image: 2016-12-20%2B11.18.59.jpg] [Image: 2016-12-20%2B11.19.32.jpg] [Image: 2016-12-20%2B11.19.41.jpg] [Image: 2016-12-20%2B11.20.02.jpg] [Image: 2016-12-20%2B11.20.27.jpg] [Image: 2016-12-20%2B11.20.37.jpg] [Image: 2016-12-20%2B11.20.51.jpg] [Image: 2016-12-20%2B11.45.28.jpg]

A few things I noticed:
  • The wood looks like a fast-growing, reasonable soft wood similar to birch. Sapwood, not heartwood.
  • The head relies on the corner tabs to align the blade, which is the first time I see.
  • The "chrome" is rather sloppily applied, as can be seen on the last image.
  • The brush looks, feels and smells like boar.
  • The knot is roughly 22mm, with a 55mm loft. Pretty good backbone, pre-breaking in.
  • The little cup is likely too small for lathering, but good for catching water drips.
  • The stand will most likely not fit most of my razors and brushes
Bottom line? Not a great set, but not bad considering the cost. I'll report again when I've actually shaven with it; I suspect it's a mild shaver suitable for new shavers.

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 12-20-2016, 07:52 AM
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  • chazt
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Hans, what is TGR?

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 12-20-2016, 08:35 AM
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Also known as Flying Tiger Copenhagen, see my previous post: http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=45868

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 12-20-2016, 11:22 AM
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  • chazt
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Ah, yes. Now I understand. Enjoy using your new gear Smile

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 12-20-2016, 04:39 PM
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  • DayMan
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(12-20-2016, 03:25 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote:
  • The little cup is likely too small for lathering, but good for catching water drips.
I have a cup similar to that and I put a little bit of water in it so I can dio my brush when I need to add more water.

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