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  1. Audiolab

    Vintage Gillette Orange Blade - Help

    Hi There, I am looking for some advice on these blades. I paid more than I wanted for an Aristocrat #47 that was in near mint condition. I stuck it in the cupboard waiting on me getting round to the cleaning and Barbicide treatment before trying it. Last night I took it out to clean it and...
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    My first straight and strop (with pics)

    Today I got a call to tell me a package has arrived. I am only waiting on my first straight razor and strop so I guess it is here:biggrin: I have been a wetshaver all my life and a DE shaver for several years now. The itch to try a straight has been getting stronger now and and I felt the...
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    My new arrivals (Roket and Flare Tip)

    Today I got home to a nice package of two razors waiting on me from one of our forum members (merwtje). A very nice condition cased HD Roket and a Flare Tip, both very clean and in mint condition, door mechanisim very smooth and they have a nice weight to them. It is going to be a tough one...
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    Muhle R41 Old Version (2008)

    I have been considering a Muhle R41 open comb for a while now and I came across a retailer in the UK who still has the old R41 version, the 2008 model is supposed to be a little more agressive than the 2009 version so I was keen to get one before they are all gone. Complete with the fancy Muhle...
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    1927 Rolls Razor Imperial No2 Advice

    Hi there, As we all know the bay is not a great place for the bargain razor hunter these days. Last week I decided to make a point of stopping by my local charity shops every now and again and asking if they have had DE's or straights donated. The idea is to start to build a relationahip with...
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    Gold Gillette Open Comb and Restoration?

    As promised on this thread….. http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=86158 Here are some pictures of my recently acquired Gillette open comb, it is a British one so no date code but I believe it is from around 1939. To be honest the razor itself was already in first class condition...
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    Can anyone ID this blurry pic?

    Hi there, I seen this on the bay recently and didn't buy it, in fact the auction ended with no one buying it but it bugged me that I could not identify it even using MR Razors site. Can anyone ID this razor? It is clearly a balll end (which doesn't help much) it has what looks like...
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    Out of Production Blades

    Reading a few of the recent hunts for Swedes I wondered if anyone could tell me which (if any) other blades have gone out of production in the recent past? Looking at another site I see "Nacet" as no longer available. So far that’s, Gillette Swedes Nacet ? Anyone know of any...
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    Mantik's Videos on You Tube

    OK so here I am sitting at 3.15am suffering an insomniac night and was watching some car videos (honest) when I stumbled across Mantik's shaving guide videos on You Tube. I had watched every one before getting into wet shaving but watching them again I found it a nice “back to...
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    Merkur 37C v 39C Slant

    Hi there, Long time lurker first time poster. I have a quick question that I hope someone can answer. Is the Merkur Slant 39C just the same as a 37C slant with a longer handle? I was given the impression by a retailer that the 39C is a more agressive razor. I really fancy trying a slant...
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