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Recent content by Rusty Blade

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    Rusty Blade’s Wet Shaving Journey

    I am not prone to paranoia but I am beginning to suspect a conspiracy. I have gone to great lengths in the last year to reduce the number of soaps and creams in my closet. This includes some serious PIFs and giveaways to friends, sending some to the shower and restraints in terms of buying new...
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    The Art of Having Just One _______.

    All you have to do is drive through any suburban neighborhood on a Saturday afternoon and look at all the garages with the doors open and see how stuffed to the ceiling with junk they are to answer your question. We live in a buy now think later society. I am of the view that if something like...
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    Be patient. The straight razor addiction will pass in time and will be replaced with a new AD like stones or strops or shaving brushes or SE razors. The possibilities are endless. Time heals all ADs.
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    PIF: How Long to 3017 MdC?

    Marty, I just re-read your original post and it sounds like 2018 was a very challenging year for you. I hope things have leveled out for you and your family. Your MdC PIF was very adventurous and generous considering what you were going through at the time. As your current jar of MdC dwindles to...
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    Keeping Track of Blade Use

    At any given time I keep 5 or even 6 razors loaded with a blade -- DE, SE -- new, vintage etc. So what I am doing lately is I will load 5 or 6 razors on the first of the month and use them in a loose rotation, or just as I please. At the end of the month I reload them again. If a blade is...
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    What's your goto shave stick?

    I like several shave sticks, but truthfully Speick is my overall favourite.
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    What razor/blade did you use today

    Merkur Progress / GSB
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    What Aftershave did you use today?

    Lucky Tiger, Stirling unscented ASB
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    What's Your Brush Today?

    Semogue boar
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    Rusty Blade’s Wet Shaving Journey

    Ok...so...the Merkur Progress. Lets see, what can I say. This was my first shave with this razor so to be fair I would need a couple of weeks with this in the saddle to pass a fair assessment. The following are some initial thoughts. I used a Gillette Silver Blue blade....good old reliable...
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    Any Hardy Boys fans?

    I grew up reading The Hardy Boys series of books. They were wonderful stories of two very adventurous young brothers who found themselves solving mysteries and going on grand adventures. The books had a remarkable influence on shaping my younger years. I recently pulled a couple of books off my...
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    What razor/blade did you use today

    Merkur Progress / GSB
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    What Aftershave did you use today?

    Lucky Tiger, MWF
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    What's Your Brush Today?

    Omega boar #80266