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  1. cw62803

    Cutting your own hair

    I just bought hair clippers and plan to try to cut my own hair this weekend. Does anyone do it? Any tips?
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    Look at my new brush!

    I recently won a PIF in which @Graydog generously gave away three of his handmade brush handles. When I asked him what size knot I should get, he went a step farther and installed a brand new Maggards synthetic knot. Look at this beautiful craftsmanship! This is the best brush I own. Thank...
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    Are expensive badger brushes significantly better than Stirling Finest?

    The best badger brush I own is a Stirling Finest. I bought it because it received excellent reviews and cost about $40. I've never used an expensive badger like a Kent, Simpson, or Savile Row. When I use my Stirling, I feel like I'm basking in luxury. Is there a big difference in feel or...
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    Blade Wars: Gillette 7 O'clock Super Platinum (black) vs. Personna Lab Blue

    Blade Wars: Black and Blue edition Happy New Year's, B&Bers! I'd like to start 2019 by pitting two great blades against each other. The Personna Lab Blue is still made in America and the 7 O'clock black is made in India. I have used both blades for years and am fond of both. My tools for...
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    Blade Wars: Gillette Nacet vs Perma-Sharp Super

    Blade Wars: Gillette Nacet vs Perma-Sharp Super This blade war features some of my favorite products. Two of my top-tier blades, Gillette Nacet and Perma-Sharp Super will square off in two of my favorite razors: Edwin Jagger DE89s. I recently purchased a second DE89 so I could use it for...
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    Great deal on DE 89

    I just ordered an Edwin Jagger DE89 on Amazon for under $25.
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    PIF - Nivea Sensitive Shave Cream

    A couple of years ago, you could get this cream for about $3.50 in any Walmart, Target, or drugstore in the U.S. It was a very good product at an amazing price. When I couldn't find it locally anymore, I wrote the company who informed me it was discontinued. I guess there weren't enough of us...
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    Blade Wars: Merkur Super vs Parker Double Edge Razor Blades

    Blade Wars: Merkur Super vs Parker Double Edge Razor Blades This blade war features two blades from companies that are well known for making double-edge razors. I do not know if either company manufactures their own blades themselves or not. If you know about either company’s practices, it...
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    Blade Wars: Gillette Guard vs Personna Lab Blue (in a Merkur 34C)

    Blade Wars: Gillette Guard vs Personna Lab Blue (in a Merkur 34C) I’m trying something different for this installment of Blade Wars. Usually, I use two identical razors loaded with two different blades, and I don’t know which blade is in which razor. For this competition, I will clearly know...
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    Blade Wars: Gillette Wilkinson Sword (India) vs. Dorco Prime

    Blade Wars: Gillette Wilkinson Sword (India) vs Dorco Prime This globe-spanning Blade War pits together the Gillette Wilkinson Sword from an Indian saloon pack and a Korean Dorco Prime. I haven't tried either blade before and I am curious about both. German-made Wilkies are among my favorite...
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    O Captain! My Captain!

    Recently, I was one of three lucky PIF winners of a bottle of Captain's Choice Venture aftershave. This stuff smells expensive. I feel like I went up to the fanciest salesperson at Saks Fifth Avenue and asked for the best they have. I've come to learn that Venture is Captain's Choice's...
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    Blade Wars: Astra Superior Platinum vs. Astra Superior Stainless

    Blade Wars: Astra Superior Platinum vs. Astra Superior Stainless This Blade War features two blades made in the PPI plant in St. Petersburg, Russia. Both of these blades can be purchased for about $10 per hundred. Astra SP is a well-loved blade that I haven't always had good luck with. I'm...
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    Blade Wars: Ladas Super Stainless vs. Shark Super Stainless

    Blade Wars: Ladas Super Stainless vs. Shark Super Stainless Ladas Super Stainless blades ($12.99 per hundred at Smallflower.com) are made in the Mostochlegmash factory in Moscow that makes Voskhod and Rapira. Shark Super Stainless blades ($16.50 per hundred at Smallflower) are made in Egypt by...
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    Blade Wars: Razor Edition - Merkur 34c vs Edwin Jagger DE89

    If you're thinking of asking Santa to bring you one of the most popular safety razors on the planet and you'd like some help choosing between them, this thread may help. I'll compare a Merkur 34c and an Edwin Jagger DE89 side-by-side, shaving half my face with each razor. I've loaded them both...
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    Blade Wars: Razor Edition

    I'm going to conduct a blade war on the double-edge razor forum. Instead of comparing two different razor blades, I'll load up a Merkur 34c and an Edwin Jagger DE89 with a GSB and see which razor comes out ahead. Take a look if you're interested.
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    Lord L6 Razor PIF

    I would like to give away a brand new Lord L6 (or LP1822L) razor. This isn't a very generous PIF, as these razors are quite inexpensive. But they are one of my all-time favorite shaving products, and I'd like one more person to have one. Just reply "I'm in." I'll ship anywhere in the world...
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    Blade Wars: Polsilver Super Iridium vs Polsilver Stainless

    Blade Wars: Polsilver Super Iridium vs Polsilver Stainless This blade war features two highly regarded blades, Polsilver Super Iridium and Polsilver Stainless. Polsilver Sis are one of my all-time favorite blades. I haven’t tried the stainless blades yet and am looking forward to giving...
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    $2 Shipping - WCS

    West Coast Shaving has a $2 shipping promotion this week.
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    Blade Wars: Perma-Sharp Super vs. Gillette Rubie Plus

    Blade Wars: Perma-Sharp Super vs. Gillette Rubie Plus This blade war pits two wonderful blades against one another. Both are manufactured in St. Petersburg, Russia by PPI. Perma-Sharp Super are currently for sale at Maggard Razors for $19 per hundred. Maggard also sells the Gillette Rubie...
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    Blade Wars: Gillette Platinum Plus - New vs. Vintage

    Blade Wars: Gillette Platinum Plus - New vs. Vintage The competitors in this blade war are a currently manufactured and a vintage Gillette Platinum-Plus. The new blade is made in Brazil and available in 3-packs in many American drugstores and supermarkets for 3-4 dollars. To the best of...
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