03-17-2017, 09:11 AM
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If I sell or trade I will try Myrsol F but is hard to resist

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 03-19-2017, 08:35 PM
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I'd love to try the brass General when it's released. I'm finding SE razors to my liking.

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 03-20-2017, 03:50 PM
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  • Quando
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So far, I have purchased a shaving mug, and, a shaving brush, both handmade.  

I plan to settle on one of everything -- one blade, one soap, one balm, etc. -- by the end of this month.  

If Proraso turns out to be vegan, I will try their shaving soap, &, cream, but, if not, I think I am finished.

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 03-26-2017, 02:35 AM
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  • Nonick
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(01-03-2017, 07:56 PM)Teddyboy Wrote: 4] Search for a quality aftershave balm that does not cost $50 per 100 ml and does not have "Food" in its name;

Have you tried Myrsol Emulsion?

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 03-26-2017, 03:59 AM
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I think a photo says 1,000 words...

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 03-26-2017, 06:39 PM
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Good catch! Those pens are almost unobtanium-- hard to come by. You have a real knack for hunting! Wink. Wish I knew how to pick one up. Wink.

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 03-27-2017, 11:17 AM
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This morning I pulled the trigger on only the fifth brush that I have purchased for my own use since the 1970s.   (But two of the existing four brushes were purchased during the Great Synthetic Breakout of 2014.  No collector am I.) 

I was totally intimidated by wreck|fish’s DIY brush project, but I have noticed that when Tom buys a brush for himself, he seems to like the Paladin and various Semogues.  So the rare plunge today was (curtain please): 

Semogue S.O.C. two-band badger with the gorgeous cherry wood handle

I now have to wait for The Portuguese Factory to get the brush to me all the way from the Iberian Peninsula; fortunately, three of my previous four brush purchases are still in regular use, so I can stay clean shaven until the Semogue arrives.

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 03-27-2017, 02:18 PM
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Dehaven

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 03-27-2017, 02:33 PM
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On the radar for this year for software are two Aussie artisans which make great stuff.

Australian Private Reserve and Squadron Soaps. I will be investing when my current soap gets low.

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 03-27-2017, 04:33 PM
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Plan to acquire a few (seriously, only a few!) vintage razors during 2017. It will take some doing since I have been self-diagnosed with RAD. That much I am sure of.  Confused

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 03-27-2017, 05:00 PM
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(03-27-2017, 11:17 AM)Mel S Meles Wrote:

I was totally intimidated by wreck|fish’s DIY brush project, but I have noticed that when Tom buys a brush for himself, he seems to like the Paladin and various Semogues.  So the rare plunge today was (curtain please): 


Semogue S.O.C. two-band badger with the gorgeous cherry wood handle

Smile 

Let us know how you like it!  I love my Semogue 2013 SE Badger.  Enjoy!

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 03-27-2017, 09:33 PM
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I bought a pack of Gillette mach3 for $29.13. I am happy so far with it.

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 03-29-2017, 11:25 AM
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2 more straights, a Wacker Jumgmeister and a Max Sprecher
A 7 straight display stand
No more soaps, balms and colognes this year, at least until December
No more brushes, resolve to sell some
Maybe a few blades if I feel the irresistible need to buy, cheap fix

Time to digest and enjoy what I have
Savings to be reinvested in more cigars

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 03-29-2017, 09:11 PM
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Ok, Q1 almost over and so far, just 2 tubs of Jabonman Tallow and 1 puck of ABC Hard soap.  Trying to keep it under control...

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 03-30-2017, 05:14 AM
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(03-27-2017, 04:33 PM)thw Wrote: Plan to acquire a few (seriously, only a few!) vintage razors during 2017. It will take some doing since I have been self-diagnosed with RAD. That much I am sure of.  Confused

I have read the research on RAD self diagnoses, not proven definitive. However, self diagnosed SBAD and/or SSAD may be.

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 04-01-2017, 02:32 AM
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Here is what I have purchased so far in 2017:

Gillette Guard and Schick Xtreme (for head shaving)
RazoRock Babysmooth
Timeless 0.68 solid bar with smooth top cap and dimple handle (handle is in the mail)
Brad Sears Lemon Drop 26 mm Wanderer
M&F Tigris Perla 2XL Blonde
B&M Limon and Original
100 Personna Blades

Here is what I still want to purchase in 2017:

.95 Timeless base plate
Barbaros TR-2
Wolfman

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 04-21-2017, 12:15 PM
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MDC forgerè and a Rooney stubby 1 brush.

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 04-21-2017, 06:33 PM
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a couple of Bloc Osma
too many Israeli IPs
way too many GEM PTFE
a few Valobra unscented
iKon SE handle
Asylum Shave Works razor pouch in tan cordura
Schick type I injector
9/10 Gillette Fat Handle Tech
Elite Razor Spiny Oyster Lotus 26x52 Manchurian shave brush

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 04-23-2017, 06:39 AM
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I'd love to post a pic of the last 30 days' acquisitions, but can't figure out how to attach a pic. Nobody panic. I'm just a Rookie in need of some help!

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 04-23-2017, 08:45 AM
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[Image: h2eLrVW.jpg]The last 30 days have kept me busy with this new hobby!

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