01-04-2013, 11:02 AM
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  • Blue line
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OK, I got a couple of buddies that went WAAAAAAYYYYY beyond the call do duty last summer. While I'll lay in a coma, my two buddies spent every off night keeping my wife and other family members safe in the roughest ICU waiting room in Atlanta. They did this after driving over 120 miles one way. I was wanting to give them a hybrid shaving appreciation gift. Both use Mach III/Sensor razors now. I was wanting to give them a nice razor for what they use now plus: a good beginners safety razor, and a good brush. I'm gonna give them a good shave soap stick to keep it simple. I need to keep the cost for each kit at $100 or less. The idea is to give them a lifetime razor handle for what they use now (mach 3/sensor)and a safety razor to maybe get them hooked on doing it the OLD WAY.
Can you guys give me some suggestions to build a gift set.

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 01-04-2013, 11:11 AM
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Go custom all the way! Have their names etched into the handles, it'll look great!

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 01-04-2013, 12:20 PM
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(01-04-2013, 11:02 AM)Blue line Wrote: ... The idea is to give them a lifetime razor handle for what they use now (mach 3/sensor)and a safety razor to maybe get them hooked on doing it the OLD WAY.
Can you guys give me some suggestions to build a gift set.

Hi

You might have to go custom on the "lifetime razor handle for what they use now (mach 3/sensor)" as a quick look around left me shocked how much something like an Edwin Jagger handle costs...

You might try contacting someone like Eskimo and see what he can do for you on the custom "lifetime razor handle for what they use now (mach 3/sensor)" front.

Regarding "starter" kits, both GullGoose and Italian Barber (among others) sell some nice kits are good prices.

Good luck.

Take care, Mike

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 01-04-2013, 01:01 PM
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As Mike just stated there are some good deals.

I would go for this...

http://www.bullgooseshaving.net/budestset.html

The BullGoose DE Starter Set is a great way to get started in wet shaving and it includes everything you will need. The set includes:

An Edwin Jagger DE89.
A Semogue 1460 Boar Brush
Italian Palmolive Shaving Cream -Excellent skin care properties with a nice dose of menthol.
An Omega 226 Stand to hold razor and brush
10 Astra Superior Platinum blades

Plus a good sampler pack.

http://www.bullgooseshaving.net/butodeblsapa.html

That totals slightly over $90.

Good fortune to you.

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 01-04-2013, 07:08 PM
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I would go for any of the Cadet razors found on this page for less than $25 each.

For brushes I would get the Omega Pro '49's found here for $9.

For shave sticks I would go with LaToja found herefor $7.50 each.

If you get these things you are well under $100 to outfit them both very nicely!

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 01-04-2013, 07:29 PM
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Either this or this from Italian Barber. Either is a great starter kit.

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 01-04-2013, 07:31 PM
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These are all very good choices.

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 01-04-2013, 07:39 PM
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You must have been in Grady Memorial! Those guys do deserve the gift you're after. Congrats again for pulling through. Glad to have you here.

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 01-04-2013, 08:18 PM
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What a wonderful gesture. I am glad to hear you are back in action as well.

Here are a couple places I know make custom Fusion or Mach 3 handles. Note, I have NEVER dealt with them, but there are some nice looking handles for not a ton of money. You should be able to meet your goals with the above mentioned items combined with the custom handles.

http://www.badgerbrush.net/catalog.php/b...h_3_Razors

http://www.ebarbershop.com/store/MACH3.html

Both have Fusion and Mach 3 and at least one of them has Trac 2 as well (Trac 2 was IMO the best of the cartridge types).

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 01-04-2013, 09:47 PM
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Sharpspine, you are correct, Grady. World class care that saved my life located in the biggest puss hole known to man. Thanks for the ideas.

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 01-05-2013, 06:20 AM
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I like the custom idea. A personalised gift means more and it's uniqueness is an added thrill! Contact Bob from Elite Razor and discuss the recipients backgrounds to create something truly meaningful...

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 01-07-2013, 03:25 PM
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(01-05-2013, 06:20 AM)ben74 Wrote: I like the custom idea. A personalised gift means more and it's uniqueness is an added thrill! Contact Bob from Elite Razor and discuss the recipients backgrounds to create something truly meaningful...

If I can help you out with the Mach 3's, please let me know. I don't do many Mach 3's, but shown below is a pair I did for woman as Christmas presents for her sons.

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Bob

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 01-07-2013, 03:54 PM
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They look great Bob!

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 01-07-2013, 07:38 PM
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Those are PUUUURTY! I gotta find out what type of blade system he uses.

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