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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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    Participation PIF - The Mysterious KAI Blades

    Mysterious Kai blade 2, edge 1, shave 4. Wilkinson Sword Sticky; Haslinger Seaweed (tallow) soap; YaQi Giotto 24mm synth. I got a tiny 10g sample of this soap I don't know how long ago, and it just will not die, although it does take a bit more work to get enough lather nowadays. The lather it...
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    Participation PIF - The Mysterious KAI Blades

    Mysterious Kai blade 2, edge 1, shave 3. Wilkinson Sword Sticky; Art of Shaving Lavender soap; YaQi Sagrada Familia 24mm Tuxedo. I grew tired of FrankenDOC. Although the shave was good, regrowth seemed to be quicker than usual. Noting someone's comments upthread about the Kai preferring their...
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    Overseas only PIF. The EU, UK, Australia, Asia - really!

    Wow, that's incredible - thank you so much @Captain Pre-Capsize I'm going to take my time choosing, but I'll pm you at some point before the day is out!
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    BIC Chrome Platinum imitation

    I picked up a tuck of the not-SuperMax WeTells in post #9 in a bargain store in Malaysia. They were awful, couldn't finish a shave with them. They were only about 20p, though, so I couldn't really complain, I just wish they were as good looking as the not-Bics or the not-Minoras!
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    Participation PIF - The Mysterious KAI Blades

    Mysterious Kai Blade 2, edge 1, shave 2. FrankenDOC; Stirling Frankincense & Myrrh; Franks Shaving 20mm best badger. Due to an 'external' meeting today I'm having my first 24hr shave with the Mysterious Kai. Only since it was Sunday yesterday it's more like a 20hr shave. There was precious...
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