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    Anyone else?

    I've found this with a bunch of Rapira-family (including Voskhod) and Lord blades. I'd try a different blade (brand) before pinning it on the razor.
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    Your Regrettable Purchases?

    A single carbon Flying Eagle blade. I was confused by some poor English on a website and I imagined I was buying a tuck. The vendor must have taken pity on such a fool and sent me two blades, but the first shaved so poorly that I don't see the second ever getting used.
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    Refinished My Birthday Slim in Orange/Black

    M4. Orange and black. Is your birthday 31 October?
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    Anyone Familiar With These Blades?

    I was pretty sure these were NOS, I saw some like these on the bay or etsy a while back, and found this: Rapira Russian Ussr Vintage Safety Shave and 50 similar items - https://www.bonanza.com/items/like/220023492/Rapira-Russian-Ussr-Vintage-Safety-Shave-Razor-Spare-Blades-In-Box-Nos-Unused But...
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    Participation PIF - The Mysterious KAI Blades

    Mysterious Kai Blade 2, Edge 2, Shave 4. Souplex Bakelite razor, Captain's Choice Lime cream, YaQi Sagrada Familia 24mm tuxedo, Captain's Choice seaworthy bowl. I've delayed this shave for a bit because it's going to be my last with the Mysterious Kai for a while - I've got a huge backlog of...
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    Overseas only PIF. The EU, UK, Australia, Asia - really!

    At the risk of rubbing it in...
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    Overseas only PIF. The EU, UK, Australia, Asia - really!

    My postie had a lovely surprise for me today... Thank you very much @Captain Pre-Capsize everything arrived safely. And in addition to my requested soap/cream/balm/bowl, Scott was kind enough to include some small samples, just to make me almost regret my choices (Lime and Venture, I have no...
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    Schick DE blades

    These are probably the blades sold as Wilkinson Sword in Europe/N America. Shame, I prefer cardboard tucks.
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    Anyone Familiar With These Blades?

    Those look like NOS blades, certainly from before the current 'brand identity', possibly from the USSR (which is technically not Russia). Nice score.
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    Mega-PIF

    Respectfully not in, but wow that's generous!
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    Random q: Are analog watches quiet?

    Don't buy a Swatch. My daughter has one and you can almost hear it in the next room! My Timex makes enough noise to disturb my wife when she's trying to sleep, I have to keep my wrist under either the duvet or pillow, but you don't notice it at any other time.
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    Participation PIF - The Mysterious KAI Blades

    Mysterious Kai blade 2 edge 2 shave 3. Souplex Bakelite razor, Pheonix & Beau Sanskrit soap, YaQi Sagrada Familia 24mm tuxedo Of course, after singing the praises of this razor last time I jinxed the shave and regrowth happened just as quickly as usual, if not quicker. My bristles were still...
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    Participation PIF - The Mysterious KAI Blades

    Mysterious Kai blade 2, edge 2, shave 2. Souplex Bakelite razor, Stirling Frankincense and Myrrh, Frank Shaving 20mm Best Badger brush. I was rather unkind about this razor last time out, and it's true that I still don't enjoy using it particularly, but you can't argue with the results. My...
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    Participation PIF - The Mysterious KAI Blades

    Mysterious Kai blade 2, edge 2, shave 1. Souplex Bakelite razor, Art of Shaving Lavender soap, Homemade boar (24mm) I picked up this razor as part of a vanity set for £5 delivered. I've seen some love for Souplex on this forum, but I've yet to 'click' with it. I did wonder if a change of blade...
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