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  1. DoctorStrobe

    DoctorStrobe's Shaving Soap Walkabout 2019

    I have decided that through all of 2019 I will use a different shaving soap every day. Why? 1) I found the razor and blade I like (Post-war Gold Gillette fat handle Tech, Astra SP blade) so the only thing left for trying new things is soaps. 2) I've developed an interest in scents. Colognes...
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    Flea market find - Shaving kit, Polish?

    Found this shaving kit at a local flea market. $8 Nice case with mirror, shaving brush, soap container, razor and one blade. The blade is a "Rawa Lux" made in Poland. It's double wrapped but a bit rusty. The brush looks to be in good condition. Not sure what type of hair. Boar maybe? Tried...
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    I saw this old Gillette shaving instruction on a thread about the Ranger Tech over in the safety razor sub. Figure 2 says to shave with a diagonal stroke. Does anyone do this? Seems dangerous, like slicing a ham... Maybe I'm just not reading it right?
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    Best and worst Halloween candy?

    As I sit here munching on a few "extra" fun sizes I figured I'd pose the question. Me: Best: Milky Way all the way. Worst: Necco wafers. They were like little discs of chalk.
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    The Gillette Blade - Archived Magazine

    Found this on Archive.org. It's a magazine of sorts put out by Gillette in 1918-1919. The Gillette blade .. : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive This seemed the best place to post it... Part one of the origin of the Gillette safety razor: The Gillette blade .. : Free...
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    Hair growth direction in problem area

    While preparing for tonight's shave (Night shaver), I noticed that the hair on my neck suddenly changes direction. From the top of my Adam's apple down the hairs grow SOUTH to NORTH with a slight angle toward my nose. Above that they are NORTH to SOUTH. I used my magnifying mirror and I can see...
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    Going back in time

    Hello, I did my first shave ever with a DE safety razor tonight. I just happened to get my new razor kit on the same day as I received a new record player so I had an old vinyl record (The Ventures - Walk Don't Run) playing during the first shave. Felt like going back in time... I had been...