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  1. NickedUp

    Personal shavepocalypse- ideas?

    It's strange. I've been a wetshaver (safety razors, mostly) for about two years now. I've amassed a range of GEMs, Gillettes, Injectors, and such, and various soaps, creams, and brushes. All has been fine for some time- the Injector even gives a nice shave sans product in the shower on those...
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    Who makes this AOS Silvertip brush?

    I was just gifted this brush from a (rather affluent) friend who gave wet shaving a try and didn't find it to his liking. It's a really nice-feeling brush- a different experience altogether from the Semogue boar I've been loving thus far. It looks a little Kent-ish to me, but I don't know for...
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    Aftershave Balms as Moisturizer? Bad Idea?

    I use the Nivea sensitive balm fairly regularly. One day, I realized, "Hey, this stuff is moisturizing- maybe I should just put a little all over my face". Just wondering- is there stuff in ASBs that wouldn't be good for one's whole face, and just how moisturizing is this stuff, anyhow? I...
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    OH OW... Torture Device Alert!

    Just a hair over eighty smackers will net you this wondrous machine, listed as a "Racine Senior Deluxe Electric Razor". Looking like an unholy union between a NEW and a power detail sander, this thing scares the p*** out of me. Just the thought of unfused AC zapping along right next to my face...
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    Magic Schick Krona... Wow

    This razor, paired with a Feather, does things no other razor does for me. It zips right over my chin without catching or roughing me up, it cuts WTG with aplomb, and it gets me to at least DFS in two passes every time, with zero irritation- no matter how careless I am. In other words, it...
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    Magical Hybrid D/SE

    Whoever this razor's seller is, they've captured something really SPECIAL! PS: It's being billed as something like "GILLETTE SHAVING SET- COMPLETE!!!!!"
  7. NickedUp

    Eine Kliene Gem Pr0n

    I just did a cursory polish of my favorite razor, a 1912 Gem Junior. I used Simichrome with a Dremel and a rag. At first I was horrified, 'cause with the polish on the newly shiny metal, it looked like steel- I thought I'd just shaved off some gold instead of polishing what I'd thought was...
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    Cool little score in Nottingham

    A couple of dear friends had a pile of collected bric-a-brac from a recently departed grandparent, and they were offering various bits to me, a nice 70s Braun lighter, a cool robin's-egg blue Parker 51 fountain pen, and then I spied a little brown zip-up case... It was a grooming kit- inside...
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    You know you're a committed Wetshaver when...

    Today I received my new vintage Merkur Slant, and while unscrewing the handle to load a blade for the first time, the nice white-painted knob fell down the sinkhole. Immediately, I alerted my housemate not to run water in that sink, and set out to buy a pipe wrench. I then went so ape with the...
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    Proraso Cream vs. Proraso in Tub

    Hi all, I have a tub of the eucalyptus/green tea Proraso shaving "soap" (in quotes because its soft consistency leads some to say it's halfway between soap and cream). I've never gotten spectacular results from it. The lather seems to be difficult to get right- it seems dry, dry, dry, until...
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    Jeez, it's just no contest...

    I'm going on a three-week trip around Europe next month, and I am doing the "one bag, no checked baggage" thing, to simplify and wonderfulify things, so I couldn't chuck my normal SE blades in my bag. After a search around here, I found that Bic Sensitives were amongst the top rated disposable...
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    Damn Fine SOTD - Splash/Balm Blending, woowee

    SOTD: 9/25/2009 Black Tip SS - Red Pack Personna blade Tabac Soap Semogue 2000 brush - finally breaking in and kicking *** -and- Pineaud Lilac Vegetal AS splash mixed with Geoffrey Beene Bowling Green balm The BG balm has a fresh, grassy, herbal scent and feels great on the skin-...
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    My Little Safety Razor Retrospective

    Hi all, Just got the bug to detail the progression of razors I've tried since I joined B&B (going to contribute tout-de-suite, y'all). Razors: Merkur HD: Bought to replace a dead electric razor after reading about it on Cool Tools. I shaved with water in the shower, or maybe a little...
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    Lilac Vegetal Score.. Or is it?

    I was in the local Walgreens today checking to see if they sold injector blades (sadly, no), and saw that they were blowing out Pinaud's Lilac Vegetal for $2. I bought the last bottle, went home, and had a shave. I have been addicted to mentholated splashes like Aqua Velva, so I was...
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    SE blade woes

    I've been using a Gem 1912-style Jr. with the Walgreens Gem blades, and I find that I get one (extremely) solid shave from them, with each subsequent day being an exercise in advanced razor burn. I'd like to get some Ted Pellas to try, but I don't have the space (or the level of commitment) for...
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    Haha, wow, Red Tips RULE!

    I ordered an SS Red Tip for $12 shipped on Ebay, and it turned out to be in rather poor shape- handle full of shaving schmutz, rust, bad plating/paint... I gave it a boiling and a round of Simichrome polishing and it looked ok... Still a little miffed that the seller's pics had not represented...
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    ACK, getting caught up in shaving...

    This forum is dangerous! I'm an audio engineer, musician, writer, cyclist, and foodie, so I've already got an apartment full of stuff. I bought a Merkur HD a while back and have been pretty enamored with it, but within 24 hours of reading this forum, I've got a Gem Junior and a black-tip 60s...
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