02-15-2017, 05:00 PM
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So I have been wet shaving for about 7 months now and have been fortunate enough to use and obtain some very nice hardware and software in that short period of time . I literally just made I think my final purchase for a long period of time . My wife was nice enough to ok this purchase and I love her for that . So hopefully shipping soon will be my Charcoalgoods razor in tumbled brass . The only thing I can see me breaking my sabbatical over would be a good deal on a Wolfman , but that's a long shot . How many of you purchased a product and said that's it and relapsed ? I'm sure there might be a few .

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 02-15-2017, 05:03 PM
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  • ARGH
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I do it every year! and my SWMBO still loves me! and I love her for that! Angel

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 02-15-2017, 05:06 PM
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My sabbaticals are on sabbatical. Life is too short not to have good toys.

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 02-15-2017, 05:08 PM
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  • Barrylu
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For me every morning

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 02-15-2017, 05:52 PM
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(02-15-2017, 05:06 PM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: My sabbaticals are on sabbatical. Life is too short not to have good toys.

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 02-15-2017, 06:02 PM
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My long periods of time tend to average a few weeks at most.

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 02-15-2017, 06:23 PM
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(02-15-2017, 06:02 PM)nervosa1901 Wrote: My long periods of time tend to average a few weeks at most.

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 02-15-2017, 06:31 PM
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I thought this forum was taking a sabbatical from sabbatical threads?

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 02-16-2017, 05:49 AM
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dear destroyer;

you are barking at the wrong tree...

jajajaja...

there is no end to the story.  that is why the hobby is so good.  i hope that you keep your word and concentrate your efforts in learning newer and better shaving techniques.  i hope i can do that too.  but, the thing is that you stop buying razors, then you hit the brushes, then the soap, etc... and when you are done buying stuff, you will want to make it yourself.  See?  I make my own aftershave (pretty good) and soap (getting better).  That is good because when my lady starts inquiring too much, i make a batch with the scents she likes and the world keeps spinning... jejeje...

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 02-16-2017, 08:10 AM
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I haven't been able to stop the buying, but what I have been able to do is sell the stuff I don't use so that it can be replaced.  This has kept my den to a manageable level, and kept me out of the poor house (for the most part).

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 02-16-2017, 08:33 AM
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I got myself under control almost a year ago.  I have what I like and see no reason to acquire anymore.  I honestly can't think of a product that I could get that would improve my shaves above what I am currently experiencing, I am completely satisfied.  Unless of course there are any more Rooney Finest brushes to be had.  I have whipped SBAD in all other brush brands, but I would buy additional Rooney Finests without a second thought.  The acquisition phase of the hobby was fun, but I did not find it to be fulfilling.  It always seemed that I was dissatisfied with what I had, and always felt I had to try whatever was new.  It is silly rut to get yourself into, and not the easiest one to get out of, but it is possible.   I find the hobby to be much more fun when I am not worrying about the latest LE brush, or newest to market razor and why I can't get my hands on them.

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 02-16-2017, 09:27 AM
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  • Johnny
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A few razors, a few brushes, a few soaps, and a few aftershaves.  Last purchase I made was three months ago for a new Thater brush.

I have been at this for a VERY long time and I know what I like and what works for me.  The next purchase I make will be out of need, not desire.  So, I figure I am good for at least the next 12 months.

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 02-16-2017, 01:28 PM
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I am very content with the state of my den and am at the point where it is just a joy to shave with these items on a daily basis. I still dabble with a few new software products here and there, but feel no pressure to buy everything that comes out.

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 02-16-2017, 04:59 PM
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I have my one razor purchase in the pipe for this year along with my last brush and thats gonna be it, i have enough soap, splashes, balms etc.. to last me amny, many years.

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 02-17-2017, 02:49 PM
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I have only been wet shaving for about 5 months but got bit by the bug in a bad way! Right now, I think the only thing that will put me on sabbatical is the lack of new and interesting double edge razors. I really don't have an interest in vintage stuff which is good for my wallet. I also really don't have an interest in single edge razors although I am liking the looks of the Asylum RX. 

Right now I have the following or are scheduled to be delivered:

Timeless Razor .68 gap 
Timeless Razor .95 gap
Hone Type 15 brass
ATT Calypso R plate
Wolfman with minimum gap
Wolfman with standard gap (inbound from James)
Shave Asylum Evolution
Blackbird with matte finish (inbound to arrive tomorrow)

I am really wanting a Charcoal Goods razor but was hoping Brian was going to be able to do a complete copper head and handle razor. Guess I will get one in brass soon.

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 02-17-2017, 03:03 PM
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Not going on a sabbatical but I'm definitely slowing down. I'm still going to make a few select purchases but I'm focusing on what I have now for the most part.

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 02-17-2017, 03:16 PM
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He who dies with the most toys wins.

I hope to live for a L-O-N-G time!

Terry

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 02-17-2017, 03:39 PM
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  • pbrmhl
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I on a 2017 sabbatical, and have successfully made it through more than six weeks, a personal record. It helps that the last razor I bought in 2016 was a Charcoal Goods Level 3 open comb in antique brass. It's now my favorite DE, out of 25 or so. You made a great choice for your final purchase!

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 02-17-2017, 09:55 PM
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I tried to take a break probably over 5 times? Each time lasted less than two weeks though, I officially give up on taking a break, just need to monitor my own purchase  Biggrin . with that being said, I bought seven soaps yesterday  Dodgy

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 02-18-2017, 01:02 PM
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I am definitely going to try and stick to it . Like I said the only thing that I will buy if it pops up will be a Wolfman . I received the notification from Bullgoose for the new Asylum DE and didn't even get that weird feeling that if I don't buy it I'm missing out on something . That usually isn't the case with me . My current line up right now in my eyes is pretty stout and that in itself is a good feeling .

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