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Recent content by Luminose

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    Interesting Travel Tech set.

    Definitely a ton of travel sets out there though most have the short ball end handles. I thought the most interesting thing about this set is whatever company put it together ordered that uncommon handle from Gillette. It looks like it's not a Frankenrazor if Sammy1 has the same combo. Sent...
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    Interesting Travel Tech set.

    Hey all it's been a while since I've posted but I bought this interesting Gillette Travel Tech set and I wanted to see what everyone thought. It appears to be a 46-50 gold tech top with a Milady Decollete tech handle also in gold. It came with soap and brush containers that turn to extend...
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    Saw an ERN, decided to buy it.

    I'm mainly a DE razor buyer but the antique stores are just cleaned out around here. I still stop in now and then but all I usually find is lower quality or really beat up straits. While I do love my Feather Artisan Club I decided to buy a real strait if I ever saw a decent one. Today I saw a...
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    1 Piece OC vs. 2/3 Piece OC

    The question I have is can I compare the shave of a 1 piece OC to any of the 2 & 3 piece razors I have or is it different in its own way? I've always been a fan of the sturdy clean simplicity of the 2 & 3 piece razors and in particular the amazing shaves that come from the NEW Improved & NEW...
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    Shave or shower first?

    I'm a woodworker so I shave and shower in the evenings. I always shower first then shave. The shower does a great job at prepping my face for shaving. I find the shave is a lot more rough if I didn't shower. Plus I don't think you get anymore clean by showing after since your lather is soap...
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    Vintage razor blade alignment / straightness

    That is odd that a NEW would bit out of alinement like that when it has a slot & bar specifically to prevent that. Can you take a photo of the underside of the cap and the top of the base plate? I'm curious if that is the original cap or not.
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    What's your smooooooothest razor?

    Yes it's English made vintage.
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    What's your smooooooothest razor?

    I'd have to say my smoothest razor is the oddball of my collection. The Personna DE with the beveled cap design. The best way I can describe it is that it feels just a bit more aggressive than the Pre-War Canadian Tech and the caps angle seems to be have been designed to give the perfect cutting...
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    Safety Razor of the Month, February 2015 - Gillette New Improved

    I can't believe I missed this thread, the New Improved is probably one of my favorite razors! I've always gotten a great shave from the Tuckaway I was given last year so this winter I decided to start looking for a few more New Improved razors. I have a few vintage Gillette advertisements for...
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    Another estate sale razor

    That's a lucky win indeed! Congrats!
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    Need to clean & polish some vintage razors - Is Scrubbing bubles safe?

    The non-bleach Scrubbing Bubbles is perfectly safe and a common cleaning took of many members here. It will easily clean and disinfect your razor. The Scrubbing Bubbles might be enough but if you have to polish them then I've had good luck with Flitz, it's pretty safe for all metals but if any...
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    Raised Flat Bottom family reunion

    Shipping took like a month but the Tech Hybrid I snagged last month finally showed up today. The handle is a bit worn but the rest looks pretty good and considering it only cost me 17 British Pounds it makes a nice addition to my Techs.
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    Newb from CT

    Welcome from yet another CT member!
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    What video game are you playing?

    Steam needs to stop having sales! Hah I'm trying to get some time to play more of Dragon Age Inquisition but have to wait until my 16mo old goes to bed. And I just upgraded to two Asus Strix GTX 970's in sli just for DA & Far Cry 4.. But at 125 games my library seems to grow faster that I...
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    Rite Aid Mustache Grooming Kit

    I did try this wax out for a couple days last month. I found that it had decent hold but not great. I decided to stop using it though because it never dried fully clear and gave my mustache a slightly off white tinted look. Since it didn't dry fully clear it left the hair looking like they had...