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  1. Luminose

    Interesting Travel Tech set.

    Hey all it's been a while since I've posted but I bought this interesting Gillette Travel Tech set and I wanted to see what everyone thought. It appears to be a 46-50 gold tech top with a Milady Decollete tech handle also in gold. It came with soap and brush containers that turn to extend...
  2. Luminose

    Saw an ERN, decided to buy it.

    I'm mainly a DE razor buyer but the antique stores are just cleaned out around here. I still stop in now and then but all I usually find is lower quality or really beat up straits. While I do love my Feather Artisan Club I decided to buy a real strait if I ever saw a decent one. Today I saw a...
  3. Luminose

    1 Piece OC vs. 2/3 Piece OC

    The question I have is can I compare the shave of a 1 piece OC to any of the 2 & 3 piece razors I have or is it different in its own way? I've always been a fan of the sturdy clean simplicity of the 2 & 3 piece razors and in particular the amazing shaves that come from the NEW Improved & NEW...
  4. Luminose

    Feather AC SS Japanese Style Limited Edition

    So last week I remembered my mother-in law had given me a $50 gift cert to WCS for Christmas. I wanted to try something new and she had mentioned the strait razor like she remembered her Grandfather using. I'm not quite ready to jump into the strait razor game right now but I saw the Feather AC...
  5. Luminose

    Gillette British Bathroom Set No. 31

    I just acquired this British Tech set. I have a few English Tech razors but I've never seen a No. 31 set before. The razor is mint and came with the original shipper showing it's a Gillette Bathroom Set 31 with a Bakelite stand to hold the razor & a blade box. The blade box is also unopened...
  6. Luminose

    eBay's "There I Fixed It"

    I just saw this auction on eBay. Either the cap stud was broken off or threaded so the owner drilled out the cap weld and inserted a pan head flat head machine screw. Hah he must have thought it was quite the ingenious fix! I'm sure that bolt head would feel great scraping against your face...
  7. Luminose

    Rite Aid Mustache Grooming Kit

    I saw this Mustache Grooming Kit at Rite Aid a few days ago. I'm going to test out the wax and see how it compares. The wax is made in the USA but there is no brand label name on it. The scissors are made in Pakistan and actually pretty decent and tight for the cost. I don't trim my mustache...
  8. Luminose

    Stomach Sleeping Mustache Issue.

    I don't know about any of you guys but I'm a stomach sleeper myself so my face is laying side down on my pillow at night. Whenever I get to a certain length for my mustache I find that I have mornings where some of my mustache hair is literally bent up or out from being slept on. Sometime...
  9. Luminose

    Does Hot Water Clean Better Than Cold? Yes and No.

    In a recent thread I saw a few members discussing whether to use hot or cold water when cleaning the lather off your face. They didn't have any definite reasons on why they felt that way but knew what worked best for each of them. I wanted to make a reply without sidetracking the OP's thread...
  10. Luminose

    Badger & Blade Christmas Tree Ornament

    While I was in the shop today I had a few extra min so I made myself a wood Christmas tree ornament based on the new Badger & Blade logo. I did not make this to sell. I have no rights to reproduce anything based on the B&B logo. I only made one for my personal Christmas tree and thought it...
  11. Luminose

    I think I have S.A.D "Seasonal Acquisition Disorder"

    I'm not sure why but come November I find myself going out looking for razors, accessories and hitting the B&B forums again. Since I started wet shaving a few years ago I never stopped or fell of the wagon to use a modern or electric razors. I in fact have hardly missed a blissful day of lather...
  12. Luminose

    EBay razor win from shady seller.

    Yesterday I was happy to win a DE razor off of eBay France, that was until the seller contacted me. The seller wanted to be paid by either personal check or bank transfer, both of which are against eBay's policy for accepted types of payment in this category. I contacted the seller to inform...
  13. Luminose

    WWII Shaving Comment From My Grandfather.

    I was visiting my Grandfather on Sunday and we got into talking a bit about razors. He was in the Army Air Force during WWII as a bomber gunner in the Pacific. When I asked him about what he was given as a razor he said that he recalls they were given a kit that contained a Steel Double Edge...
  14. Luminose

    Feather Open Comb DE Razor.

    A few days ago I saw this vintage Feather open comb nickel razor and decided to buy it. I have no idea when it was made by Feather and it's not one of those crazy expensive Feathers sold by ebay seller "japannippon" I've seen in other threads here. The vintage ones he sells have Feather's logo...
  15. Luminose

    1940 Gillette French Bakelite Tech Set No25

    I received a 1940 Gillette French Bakelite No25 Tech razor in the mail today. While I have the Gillette Bakelite & plastic handle razors on my list of razors to buy when I have the spare money or see a good deal I've never put a priority on them. This razor was a surprise find since I can't...
  16. Luminose

    Spruced Up My Bathroom With Some Vintage Ads.

    A while ago I picked up a couple of mint vintage Gillette magazine advertisements that I was hoping to frame at some point. Today while at Micheals I saw they had buy one get one free on frames so I bought a couple 16"x20" frames that matched my vanity. I was happy to find my wife kept her...
  17. Luminose

    French Manufrance 3 Piece OC Le Barbu Razor

    A couple razors came in the mail for me today. One of them was an interesting French razor that I thought was kind of pretty in a simplistic way so I bought it. The razor is made by Manufrance otherwise known as Manufacture Francaise d'Armes et Cycles de St.Etienne As far as I can tell there...
  18. Luminose

    Personna DE Razor

    I got a couple of razors in today. One of them was a Personna razor. I've seen a few of the Personna razors made by ASR that was a clone of the Star razor but this one is a bit different and I think less common. This Personna DE has a nickel cap & base with an aluminum handle. The interesting...
  19. Luminose

    Snow Storm Ruined My Shave!

    It's pretty cold here in New England and we got enough snow last night that I was up early this morning shoveling and snow blowing for a few hrs. I'll tell you when the wind changed direction and the snow is thrown back into your face it's really wet and cold! I didn't realize I had windburn...
  20. Luminose

    Feather SamraiEdge Razor Idol Girls!

    So Feather of Japan is now selling a new Cartridge razor called "SamraiEdge" and they are using Japanese "Idol" girls group NMB48 to sell them lol. samraiedge.com Hah they can keep their new cartridge razor, can we keep the girls and have them move over to selling their Feather's DE razors...
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