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    Grelot not closing properly

    Gentlemen, I bought a Grelot (bone handle) around June I think. I had to send it back as the blade was bouncing back half way through when closing it. The sharp edge was not exposed but it was very annoying, and quite dangerous... I received another one, I’m sure it’s not the same as the blade...
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    Vintage Gillette Razors

    Gentlemen, It’s been less than a year I started using vintage Gillette razors. The more I tried them, the louder my curiosity screamed in my ear. So, I would like to ask: 1. What’s your criteria when choosing a vintage Gillette razor? 2. What are your most cherished vintage Gillette Razors? /...
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    Help identifying a Gillette British Aristocrat

    Hello gents, I recently purchased this razor and I’m having some trouble identifying the model/year. The information I got so far is quite confusing... Thanks for your help! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    WTB - Gillette Black Handle Super Speed; Date Code Y-1

    Hello gents, Looking for a Gillette Black Handle Super Speed from the first quarter of 1978 (Y-1) in good to very good condition. NOS is more than welcome as well! Hehe! :001_tt2: Please spread the word! :) Cheers everyone!
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    The most beautiful razor you own

    The title says it all. Interested to know how it performs for you as well. My favorite below: Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Very first shave with a SR

    After quite a long and painful learning curve with a Feather AC shavette, I finally pushed the button and acquired a straight razor. I hesitated for months, as the honing and stropping process has been constantly putting me off. Can't even remember how many times I had a SR in my shopping...
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    Executive Fatboy

    F4, received this morning. Can’t think of a better way to start my day [emoji4] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Fatboy in the mail!!

    Found this on the bay for 50€, finally received it this morning after a loooong wait. Very surprised by the great condition, I was not expecting that. [emoji4] Any recommendations on the cleaning, maybe lubricating the mechanics? I’ve a bottle of Barbicide, which is still very unclear for me if...
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    Wolfman WR2 1.15 SB vs 1.15 OC

    Hello there, Hope you’re all very well. I‘ve read many posts about the WR2 head and the insignificant difference between the OC and the SB. They appear to be VERY different for me. The more I use the SB, the more I find the OC to be a lot more efficient and easier to shave with. Weird enough...
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    DR Harris Sandalwood

    I had some shocking experiences in the past ordering aftershaves blindly. Ended up with bottles smelling like a drunk granny’s denture box. The more I read about DR Harris Sandalwood the more it intrigues me. Would love to hear your thoughts if you are or have been using this aftershave...
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    Massive Clearance Sale!!!

    All items are in EXCELLENT CONDITION! (yeah, I'm one of the OCB guys in here :001_smile) For more photos/info please PM. I live in France, the prices do not include the shipment. Please PM your location to calculate the shipping costs. 1. Timeless Razor Bronze - both Solid Bar & Open Comb base...
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    How many days of growth for the most comfortable shave?

    Hello gentlemen! *sensitive skin No matter what I do, I can’t manage to get a comfortable shave after one or two days of growth. Everything goes wrong... razor burns, microscopic nicks, redness, bla bla, the full menu... On the contrary, the 3rd day is the total opposite; I always get an...
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    2 years of waiting - my Wolfman is now home

    I‘m absolutely speechless, so... type away if you wish.. Over the moon!!! [emoji7] Awoooooo! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Your 2019 last shave

    What’s the setup that ends your shaving year? Feather AS-D2 Haslinger schafmilch Barberry Coast Bay Rum Splash Lather & Wood balm Semogue OC mixed Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Acronyms B&B

    Hello gents, Is there any thread about the abbreviations used in our shaving community? Some might find it useful... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    FEATHER ARTIST CLUB SS Shavette Scotch Wood

    Hello gentlemen, Superb shavette for sale! *Shipping to Europe only! Pristine condition, used twice, disassembled and throughly cleaned after each use (yes, part of my OCD :001_smile) Sold with a Thiers-Isaard leather pouch for which I paid 23€ and a brand new (sealed) pack of Pro Guard...
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    Is Wolfman still a one-man-job razor?

    I noticed that it became quite an easy process to subscribe for a Wolfman razor, the orders seem to be confirmed a couple of months later. Knowing myself how difficult it used to be to buy a Wolfman and taking into account the huge demand out there, I’m wondering if it’s still only James who is...
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    Adjustable razor - is it worth it?

    Hello gents! I’m in a bit of a dilemma here, hopefully your advice will bring some light. [emoji4] It’s been a while I’m following different topics about adjustable razors. Especially the Rex Ambassador... which I find intriguing, beautiful and dangerously tempting.. I’ve always loved the...
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    Bay Rum recommendation

    Hello gents, I’m looking for a bay rum aftershave splash with notes of cinnamon, cloves, citrus. Similar to Barberry Coast Bay Rum. Any suggestions? Thank you! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Your supreme setup: 1 brush / 1 razor / 1 soap / 1 aftershave

    If you have to run for your life tomorrow (hopefully not!) and you’re lucky enough to have an admission ticket on Noah’s Ark what setup would you pack? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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