10-08-2021, 10:03 AM
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Gentlemen, let's see those acquisitions in October!

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 10-08-2021, 10:44 AM
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 10-09-2021, 01:15 AM
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A little while back I realized I was running a little low on GEM blades. And I could with more Green Astra blades too, and I didn’t have that many injector blades left either. So I went shopping over at Connaught Shaving, since they are the one European supplier I’m familiar with that reliably have gotten me GEM blades in the past. That, and they ship fast to Norway.

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One minor niggle though… the Connaught Shaving website is not the easiest to navigate, nor is it always playing nice with the FireFox browser. So I managed to end up with two boxes of GEM blades in my shopping cart, at which point I shrugged and decided why not – that basically means I won’t have to buy any more until I retire.


The soap in the middle I picked up from their clearance bin. I’ve only tried it once so far, and I’m very much on the fence about it. I’ll probably do a write up on it in a bit.

As for the pack of Supershave blades? They put that in as a freebie – thank you guys – and since it’s an unknown blade to me, so I’ll be sure to try it out in a well known razor first. 

All told a decent haul for a reasonable price, from Great Britain to my door in less than a week.

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 10-20-2021, 11:51 AM
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 10-20-2021, 11:58 AM
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(10-20-2021, 11:51 AM)Mike Distress Wrote: [Image: 0zp9pXh.jpg]
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You did well, Mike.  The BullGoose Alpha sale is a great deal!

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 10-20-2021, 12:19 PM
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(10-20-2021, 11:58 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(10-20-2021, 11:51 AM)Mike Distress Wrote: [Image: 0zp9pXh.jpg]
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You did well, Mike.  The BullGoose Alpha sale is a great deal!

Thanks, yes I did!!! It is a great sale, no doubt. I was looking for a different handle but this one is great in person. The knurling feels fantastic. I've had my eye on the brush for some time so this was a great opportunity to grab it. I will test the razor after open comb OCtober ends.

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 10-20-2021, 07:09 PM
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(10-20-2021, 12:19 PM)Mike Distress Wrote:
(10-20-2021, 11:58 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(10-20-2021, 11:51 AM)Mike Distress Wrote: [Image: 0zp9pXh.jpg]
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You did well, Mike.  The BullGoose Alpha sale is a great deal!

Thanks, yes I did!!! It is a great sale, no doubt. I was looking for a different handle but this one is great in person. The knurling feels fantastic. I've had my eye on the brush for some time so this was a great opportunity to grab it. I will test the razor after open comb OCtober ends.

Don’t be a purist, Mike. Break out that new razor!

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 10-21-2021, 12:42 AM
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(10-20-2021, 11:51 AM)Mike Distress Wrote: [Image: 0zp9pXh.jpg]
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Nice Curious to your findings about the razor! Enjoy them with health!

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 10-22-2021, 06:16 AM
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I don’t often post in this thread, but today I figured, why the hell not?
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 10-22-2021, 07:05 AM
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(10-22-2021, 06:16 AM)chazt Wrote: I don’t often post in this thread, but today I figured, why the hell not?
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Excellent haul, Charlie.  That's a nice looking synthetic knot and I hope you like how it performs.

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 10-22-2021, 07:17 AM
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(10-22-2021, 06:16 AM)chazt Wrote: I don’t often post in this thread, but today I figured, why the hell not?
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Well done Charlie, happy shaves!

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 10-22-2021, 07:56 AM
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Thanks, Pedro! And the same to you, my friend Smile

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 10-28-2021, 07:36 AM
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 10-28-2021, 07:43 PM
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(10-22-2021, 07:05 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(10-22-2021, 06:16 AM)chazt Wrote: I don’t often post in this thread, but today I figured, why the hell not?
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Excellent haul, Charlie.  That's a nice looking synthetic knot and I hope you like how it performs.

I missed your post, Ricardo. My apologies.

Lemmetellya. This knot is a blast to use. I’ve used it twice now. It’s the most badger-like synthetic I’ve tried so far. Perhaps one of its more remarkable features is that it doesn’t splatter lather all around as most synthetic brushes do. I don’t know how they accomplished that, but it’s really noticeable!

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 10-31-2021, 08:14 AM
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HUSARIA Monocero Closed Comb stainless steel razor

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Vintage Fuller (blue/white) & Mohawk (red/white) Brushes, both w/new 22mm Badger Knots

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