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    just a quick review of Burt's Bees

    I've used this soap quite often with success with Boar and Badger brushes. The secret to using this soap is to rub the moistened puck directly onto your face and neck, like a shave stick, while adding a few drops of "Kiss my Face" directly to the brush. If you like to face lather, then this...
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    What's your soap for today?

    Bert's Bee's shaving puck rubbed onto my face along with some "Kiss my Face" cream on a Simpson Eagle brush.
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    The 2012 B&B LE Brush. Discussion thread.

    Thanks Rudy! Just got back Home on Sunday and #28 of 100 was waiting for me in the mailbox with your stick of Arco! Nice work.....really a unique brush! Can't wait to break it in very soon!
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    Rudy Vey Custom Shaving Brushes and Restorations

    Thanks Rudy. Got my RV Shavemac # 28/100 on Saturday when I arrived back home. Nice Work....Really nice!
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    Rudy Vey Custom Shaving Brushes and Restorations

    Rudy and Bernd, Nice Going on those Shavemac Knots. The anticipation of completion on these Fine RV Shavemac brushes is overwhelming. Thanks for the update.
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    Vintage UK Wilkinson Blades

    Tod, I had a great shave with one of these classic blades today. After three passes, using some Tabac soap and a drop of "Kiss my Face" cream in the boar brush, I still have a nice smooth face that is irritation free and comfortable. I happened upon a nice stash of these blades a couple of...
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    I had a nice close shave with a Wilkinson DE, made in England blade this AM.

    After three passes, using some Tabac soap and a drop of "Kiss my Face" cream in the boar brush, I still have a nice smooth face that is irritation free and comfortable. I happened upon a nice stash of these blades a couple of years back bought all that were available. These English Wilkes may...
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    Opinion on Kai Blades

    Kai blades are nice and smooth. IMO...just like a feather except that the blades have absolutely no markings or identification on them. Maybe Kai blades are Feathers and are used primarily for lab work in Asia like the Personna Labs in North America. After the tragedy of the Tsunami in Japan...
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    Does anyone know if Derby has corrected the issue with their DE blades?

    So, after reading the posts, it looks like the Deby blade problem was not a problem at all. It appears that many feel the Derby blade issue was all a rumor started by people who wanted to drive the price of Derby blades down or try to put a distributor out of business. Another conspiracy...
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    Astra SP's... what are comparable blades ?

    Maybe get some Derby blades. They might be comparable to the Astra blades that your accustomed to using....and a lot less.
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    Does anyone know if Derby has corrected the issue with their DE blades?

    Well, there must have been an "LOAD" of bad boxes a couple three years ago that had members mighty surprised and upset with the blades. BTW....I've been shaving for over 40 years and my technique was very good when I came back to DE shaving. The two sampler packs that I received three years...
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    Introducing The B&B 2012 LE Brush. SOLD OUT!! See post #227

    Well Brian, it sure looks like these Badger and Blade, RV, Limited Edition Brushes will be in the "history book" very soon. Regrettably, I missed out on last year's offering.....but not this year.
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    Does anyone know if Derby has corrected the issue with their DE blades?

    A couple of years ago I had some Derby extra blades that were pretty bad. I got these blades as part of a sample pack and nine out of the 10 blades were all duds and caused nicks, cuts and razor burn. I could not understand how a blades like Derby, with rave reviews, could tear up my face the...
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    Checking In

    Welcome to the home of the shaving.
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    Introducing The B&B 2012 LE Brush. SOLD OUT!! See post #227

    I would like a RV DO1...nice Shavemac Knot. Payments sent via Pay Pal. Thank you.
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