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Back in the late 80's my sister worked at O'Neill (wetsuits and surf gear) and i ended up with a nice little collection of stickers in neon colors. First post to request gets the lot, via US Mail.
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My Parker 45 GT came with an XF 14k gold nib, which is just way to fine for me, and I was wondering if there were any 45 owners with a Fine, Broad, or Stub (14k gold) nib that they would be interested in trading with me.
Note: I purchased a Medium nib which I like, but I am curious...
I've been enjoying the inkblots created when cleaning up my pens, and figured some might be interesting enough to share, so I'm starting this thread for anyone who wants to post an inkblot they found intersting.
To start it off, this was from cleaning out the cap of a Noodler's Charlie pen...
I've been following this project for a while, and they are now available WW through Amazon. But I haven't pulled the trigger to order one yet.
Has anyone here bought one of these, and willing to offer your impressions?
Or does anyone want to discuss these notebooks further?
Has anyone used the Kultur as an eyedropper fill pen? It would seem to me that if you can seal the threads, there shouldn't be a reason this wouldn't work. The threads seem to be close enough that a little of the same grease Noodler's uses on the Charlie should work to fully seal. But I'm a...
I made my first ever shave video earlier this week, and thought I would share it here. It's really basic, no sound, just a quick easy 5 minute shave with a Rolls Razor.
Hope you enjoy!
I'm currently prepping a Rubberset 1000 handle for a new Badger Silvertip knot, and would like to add a brass ring at the base of the knot where the edge of the handle is. Does anyone know where I could find a trim ring for this purpose?
On a side note, the material of the handle is celluloid...
I just started shaving the back of my neck once in a while to keep it cleaned up between haircuts. It almost seems too easy now that I've gotten fairly competent with my blades for normal shaving.
I admit, it was a little nerve racking at first, holding the blade behind my head and shaving by...
I was just looking though some photos I took last winter, and found this item. It was taken with a Canon SLR, I think 20D, but it was borrowed so I don't remember specifically. 70-200mm lens. A little saturation/exposure adjustment in Photoshop.
We had almost a month of freezing temps, and...
Went to the Colman Building Barbershop today for a shave and a haircut, and thought I'd post my experience.
The proprietor is currently the only barber in what was originally a three-chair shop. The shop has been down to 2 chairs for a great many years now. The current proprietor bought the...
Recently I PIF's a flair tip, Tweezerman badger brush and some Speick cream to a friend, and am happy to report that I've drawn him away from his Norelco lawn mower.
Oddly enough, he had additional reasons to be happy about it than I would have expected.
He's of dark Eastern European stock...
I'm asking this to determine if the price being asked at an antique store is reasonable.
There is a decent, clean, shoulderless Torrey in a 2-razor box with a Portland OR marked razor with similar scales. The antique dealer is asking $65 for each razor, or $120 for the "set". i know I'm not...
Here's one I'm making for the missus. It's a Century brush, originally horse hair I think. (no banding to the original bristles, and longer.) Sitting with it's knot-to-be(sic) 22mm Golden Nib.
It should be dry by the end of today. Will get after shots, and measurements before and after she gets...
Here are my shave ready blades...
From the top:
Generic 6/8 full hollow round point
Boker 95 5/8 full hollow round point
Wade & Butcher 5/8 1/4 grind round point
Henry Sears & Son 5/8(-) full hollow spike point
Be Wise (Service B.S.Co.) 5/8 full hollow spike point (2-1/2" edge)