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  1. gvw755

    Participation PIF - Czech Out These Blades

    Tenth and final shave with the Tatra blade tonight. This time I loaded it into an EJ 3one6. Blade was exceptionally smooth except when going WTG under my chin area, where it turned rough. this was the first time it did this on a WTG pass. ATG went very well, and I did not experience the tugging...
  2. gvw755

    Participation PIF - Czech Out These Blades

    Shave nine with the Tatra blade, this time loaded in my vintage flat bottom Merkur (kind of like a non adjustable Progress). WTG took a while to find the correct angle because the blade feel was almost non existent. To be honest, this razor was always this way. ATG took some buffing to complete...
  3. gvw755

    Participation PIF - Czech Out These Blades

    Shave eight with the Tatra blade. Tonight I loaded it into one of my best slant - RR Wunderbar. This blade is like the Energizer Bunny, it keeps going and going..... WTG pass was totally like a blade was never loaded, but I ended up with a DFS and could have stopped there. I continued anyway...
  4. gvw755

    Participation PIF - Czech Out These Blades

    Shave seven with the Tatra blade tonight. I had it loaded in my Chinese clone R41, but at the last minute, I decided to change the cap and used the triangle shaped cap from WCS that was designed by CG. WTG pass went extremely well with no blade feel, which was a totally different experience the...
  5. gvw755

    R41/SLOC review: Topcaps matter!

    After seeing some activity in this thread, I tried fitting the Yaqi Mellon cap to my clone R41. As mentioned previously, it did not seat well mostly because the Mellon screw post had a squared part near the top where it attached to the cap. I then tried using the WCS triangle shaped cap designed...
  6. gvw755

    FS A Real Bunch of Worthless Junk

    With all this social distancing thing and the stay home stay safe orders we have in our state, what I will do with the rubber band can't be explained in this forum (well it could, but the post might be deleted and I might get banned).
  7. gvw755

    Participation PIF - Czech Out These Blades

    Sixth shave with the Tatra. Tonight I loaded it in my CG SS Lvl3 razor. I had to take it slow as there was significant blade feel, which is not unusual for the Lvl3 plate. Some of the blade feel could have been because the blade was on it's sixth shave. WTG pass went well with much blade feel...
  8. gvw755

    Participation PIF - Czech Out These Blades

    Fifth shave tonight with the Tatra blade. This time I loaded it into a lowly Gibbs #12 razor. I was totally surprised that the Tatra performed extremely well with this razor. WTG pass was totally a phantom pass where I had to look to make sure a blade was loaded. ATG pass had some blade feel...
  9. gvw755

    Participation PIF - Czech Out These Blades

    Fourth shave with the Tatra. Tonight I loaded the blade in my vintage Knockout Razor. WTG pass was totally effortless and did not leave much for the ATG pass. The ATG pass was also effortless and very comfortable. There was enough spots under my chin left over for me to do an XTG pass and...
  10. gvw755

    Participation PIF - Czech Out These Blades

    Third shave with the Tatra blade. I just received an Otto Roth this afternoon and decided to test the razor and the blade together. I am very familiar with the New LC and so I expect the Otto Roth to shave the same. WTG pass was extremely smooth with no blade feel. I noticed that it left a...
  11. gvw755

    Contest Corona style

    I'm in. What surprised me about life the past two months is that given a new set of rules and a changing world, most people will adapt to the changes by coming together and helping others. For me personally, finding different ways to fulfill daily activities just become the temporary...
  12. gvw755

    Participation PIF - Czech Out These Blades

    Second shave with the Tatra, this time in a vintage bakelite slant. I initially had trouble loading the blade because for some reason, it did not want to fully seat in the cap of the slant, which bows the blade significantly. I did finally get it in and started my shave. Like last night, WTG...
  13. gvw755

    Participation PIF - Czech Out These Blades

    Started my first shave with the Tatra blade. This was quite a difference from my experience with the Tiger. The Tatra felt like a new blade on it's first shave. It was very efficient and totally effortless. WTG pass was so efficient that I could have stopped with a one pass DFS+, however I did...
  14. gvw755

    European Shipping Woes

    I got a Simpson brush that took two weeks to even be entered in the Royal Mail database and when it was sent eventually, it stayed another two weeks in US Customs. It is not FINALLY on it's way to me. TBH - the Simpson folks were very prompt in answering my requests and very sympathetic. I also...
  15. gvw755

    Participation PIF - Czech Out These Blades

    Last night was my sixth (and final) shave with my Tiger blade. With all the talk of the Alpha Outlaw razor, I decided to load the Tiger blade in my Magard v.3A/RR Mentor clone head (supposedly the Alpha uses that design) just to remember the shave it gives. I was very surprised at the results...
  16. gvw755

    WTB Merkur 45 Bakelite

    Found one! Thanks B&B.
  17. gvw755

    WTB Merkur 45 Bakelite

    The Merkur 45 was one of the razors that I regret selling as soon as I shipped off to another member. If you have one that you're not using, send me a PM.
  18. gvw755

    Participation PIF - Czech Out These Blades

    Fifth shave with my Tiger blade. After a great shave last night putting it in a comfortable and efficient razor, putting a rough shaving blade in one of my roughest shaving razor was not a good idea. At least I know now that last noght's shave wasn't partially because the blade mellowed. WTG...
  19. gvw755

    Participation PIF - Czech Out These Blades

    Shave four with the Tiger blade and FINALLY I got a good shave. I loaded it in my Mamba 70, which is the most gentile and most efficient razor I own and the blade worked well with it. WTG pass was not as rough as the other nights, which could have been a function of the blade mellowing out or...
  20. gvw755

    Participation PIF - Czech Out These Blades

    Shave three with the Tiger blade. Tonight I loaded it into my vintage Ibsen slant, which is known for it's smoothness and efficiency. Once again, WTG pass was rough, however not as rough as the first two nights. I am not sure if the blade is starting to settle down, or if the slant razor was...
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