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    Can anyone tell me what this is? And where to replace it?

    Sadly, my significant other dropped this while cleaning, and I can't remember which brush this is. Can anyone tell me what this is? I've owned it for years. The handle is 1.5" high, and the total height is about 3 inches. Thanks for the help. Also, would it be worth having someone use the brush...
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    What to do about a shedding brush

    I need some advice. I bought a used Rooney Super Silvertip from another member. So far it has shed 9 hairs, 5 hairs, and 4 hairs in the three times I've used it. I'm wondering if the shedding will stop after a few more shaves, or if I should return the brush to the maker for a replacement? (The...
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    Fun new toy, a gem of a razor!

    Just received a lovely pushbutton Gem razor from Shave4fun. Thanks! It is a lovely razor and quite unique in my experience of the Gem razor line. It is actually a mild razor! I was astonished. Even with that Ted Pella supersharp blade, I couldn't cut myself even when I tried. It's a nice...
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    Great Wall Rack for Razors from Target

    I found a terrific and inexpensive wall rack for razors from Target of all places. It is a product called the Tie and Belt Rack from Closet Maid. Sku # is 78053. Costs $8.99. It holds almost all types of razors (not straights, sorry). Easy to install, and holds 13 razors. I mounted mine right...
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    Great Brush Rack for the Wall from Target

    I found a terrific brush rack at Target. It is sku # 73045, and is called Chrome utility Hook from Closetmaid. It holds 3 brushes (see pics below). I did bend the hooks a little so it would fit a little better. Costs $5.99 I think. And although my lousy pictures don't show it, it is mounted...
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    Best Blade for GEM

    I am curious, what is folks favorite blade for a Gem Micromatic or G-Bar. I've only used the Ted Pella Teflon coated blades. Are there other blades that are good? I read somewhere that someone used a microtome blade. Thoughts?
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    In Praise of the Not So Pretty Toggle

    I highly recommend that if possible, you pick up a not so great condition Toggle. Like some plain women, having a not so pretty Toggle provides some great experiences. Buying a collectible Toggle costs too much and also creates guilt about shaving with it. I love my not so perfect Toggle. It's...
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    To Cork or Not to Cork, That is The Question

    As I see it, it all boils down to a direct comparison. Here's how I did it. I took my favorite Gillette Toggle out. Corked one edge of a Feather blade, running it lightly thru a cork about 4 times. Then I carefully put it in the toggle, noting which side of the toggle the corked edge was on...
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    How long does it take to get competent with a straight razor?

    I just got a Feather Straight razor, and I've tried shaving with it a couple of times, once with a Pro Guard blade, and once with a Pro Super blade. The Pro Guard was useless, hard to shave and left me with stubble. The Pro Super was a little better. But it is very hard to a) get a close shave...
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    "That's not a knife. THIS is a knife!"

    "That's not a knife. THIS is a knife!" Crocodile Dundee For those who believe size DOES matter, from Cole's in New York City...
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    My Visit to Pasteur's In New York City

    I've been meaning to post these pics for a while. Pasteur's has two stores in New York, one uptown at 63rd Street and Lexington and another downtown (I think 34th street). These are pics of the uptown store, which has quite a nice selection of soaps, creams, and even Simpson brushes. That's...
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    My Itty Bitty Striped Silvertip Travel Brush and Case

    I finally figured out the perfect super small travel brush and case. It's an Omega Sunshine Silvertip, which is about 2.5 inches tall, and fits perfectly into a standard pill vial, with holes drilled for ventilation. Check it out below:
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    Tweezerman Mod

    My home away from home brush has been my Tweezerman Badger brush, which used to look like this: http://www.shop.com/op/~His_Tweezerman_Deluxe_Shaving_Brush-prod-38303961-50859245?sourceid=298 So I decided to pretty it up. A few coats of nice blue laquer, and now it looks like this...
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    Shavemac VLB brush Review

    Okay, having shaved with both versions, I can post a review. The VLB is a variable loft brush that has a base that turns to extrude the brush head at variable lofts. There was a V1, which had some problems of sticky turning and jamming, and the new V2 which I review below. V2 (see pics) is...
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    Would anyone rent/lend me a Feather Straight?

    Here's the deal, I'd like to rent or borrow a Feather Straight, the one that takes Feather disposable blades. I've already got the blades (from using Feather Injectors), and would like to try out straight shaving without having to put a big investment in, as I am not sure it's my cup of tea. I'd...
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    Best source for M3 or Sensor 3 Cartridges

    Hi, As much as I love my Feathers, my IP's, there are times when I want a quick and easy shave, and my Mach 3 and Senor are the go-to razors for that. I tried buying M3 cartridges off Ebay, but ended up with some very inferior and most likely counterfeit cartridges. Can anyone recommend...
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    How to use Mama Bear Soaps

    Hi, I feel dumb asking this, but I've always used creams, and never soaps, so I don't know how to use my new Mama Bear soaps to shave with. I tried it once and got very thin, watery lather. How do you use them? Thanks. PS Using B&B Finest brush, and the Android Scuttle.
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    The Official Android Scuttle: My $6.95 Shuttle Experiment

    I finally figured out how to make a pretty nice Scuttle for keeping lather warm. I've fooled around with multiple bowls, etc, many of which were mentioned here, but never thought they worked as well as a real scuttle, but couldn't quite get myself to spend the $65 for Sara Bonnyman's Scuttle...
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    Get $30 of RAD stuff for only $15!!!

    I thought I'd let people know that if you go to your paypal homepage, there is a promo where you get $15 rebate if you spend $30 with paypal. The only caveats are that it can't be a Send Money transaction like buying a razor from another B&B member. It has to be with a paypal merchant. I bought...
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    Bic Metals at Walgreens.com

    Hi folks, for those of you who can't find the Bic Metals locally, I found them at Walgreens.com. http://tinyurl.com/36cmp4http://tinyurl.com/36cmp4 Shipping is expensive so it only makes sense if you buy 4 or 5 packages, or go in with someone else. I've got some on the way, and look...
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