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    Whomsoever won the cased Darwin on ebay.uk.

    ...congratulations! I guess. I still harbor some small materialist-based hate, but I'm working with it.:glare:
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    Barbasol Question...

    Because I know several people here have them, could someone give me a *fairly* definitive answer: are the all-metal Barbasols plated brass, or zinc? I like aggressive. I like real metal. I despise government-surplus trashcans, melted down over a campfire, sold for premium $$. Thanks, in...
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    Wood hardener to stabilize horn scales?

    Has anyone used wood hardener to stabilize horn scales? I have a very early set that, at some point, were left in water, which resulted in some serious warping at the butt of the scales. It also has a split at the pivot hole. I've soaked and straightened the scales, epoxied the crack, and...
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    Tradere...again...

    I don't know how many actual pieces were in that first run, but I've got a feeling there will be a few of these.:w00t: Yeah. AWESOME shave. I was in shave Nirvana, until my wife popped open the BR door to tell me the funniest thing she'd ever heard, on Criminal Minds. Of course, perhaps I...
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    W&B Scale question

    I picked up a W&B on the bay: My question is on the rear binding point, with the cordage. I *believe* I've seen this many moons ago, but I have no idea whether it was a tactful el cheapo great-granddad fix, or factory. There is no rear pin hole, and the scales have a small, nicely shaped...
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    Ignorance is bliss...

    at least for me!:biggrin1: http://www.ebay.com/itm/400285316893?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 My new "Valet Autostrop", in solid brass. Did not know they made a brassey, but glad to find it!
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    Repairing a Cracked-Barrel Coles Slant

    I was a little unhappy when I received this- just another caveat emptor, watch the pics more than the words issue. in any event, it led to a touch of creativity (at least I think so). The problem: I tried pressing, heat stress relieving, then silver soldering. Worked fine, initially. Since...
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    Using a modified SE Permasharp Blade in a De Haven Model #2

    If you are a pure collector, don't read any further- it will cause you pain.:biggrin1: Over the past month, I've been running exclusively SE razors, particularly older SEs- Wilkinson Sword Empire, Valet, CV Heljstrand, Rapide, and the De Haven. I received this razor a few weeks ago, and it...
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    Question for De Haven owners...

    Does your razor have a number on the base? Pic did not turn out well, but I have a "2". Based on the handle design, and the box, I know its early, but I wondered if this was a series #, or...? Please and thank you!
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    Spined SE blades, 1/2" wide...?

    It may be here, but Search is a PITA, so... I'm looking for SE blades roughly 1/2" wide, like the Feather Professional, or Injectors, but with a spine. I've seen Cloud brand on fleabay- from China. I'm sure my Communist-cum-Capitalist bretheren make wonderful blades:rolleyes5, but if anyone...
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    Stahly Owners- Update & Question...

    If you looked at the Stahly disassembly & repair thread, and if you own a Stahly: I'm getting a quote from Hunter Springs for manufacturing new power springs. Obviously, more is cheaper, and it still may not be cheap, but, in any case... If you own a Stahly and want/need a new power spring...
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    Plating a Pomco/Merkur...?

    Fighting off the RAD by doing a bit of spit and polish on what I have so far:tongue_sm, I have a question: I picked up a Pomco Slant. The barrel is silver plated, and could obviously be redone (in Rhodium); is the head brass also, or is it zinc? It feels exceedingly light, in comparison, but I...
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    Stahly Werkz: Disassembly, Repair, Maintenance

    I started on this last week, and took pics, so, without further ado: Early model Stahly Live blade, broken ratchet dog spring, and bound body- unable to wind. There are 3 seams to the Stahly. From the bottom of the razor, they are: just below the knurling, before the handle necks down; at the...
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    Stahly Owners: Disassembly?

    Trying a different tack- if you have disassembled a/your Stahly, I have some questions for you: 1) The lower casing is left-hand thread, is this true of the neck cap also, or is it RH? 2) Have you successfully opened a Stahly with heat and/or hand pressure? (Gripper gloves, bottle opener...
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    Rex brushes?

    Did a search and came up with one (not really helpful) hit. I don't see info on them, so... Are they skunk-hair? Nasty synthetic? Akin to using monkey-butt fur to make lather?:001_tongu Or, are they underrated/cheap but serviceable, credible handles if re-knotted? Dated, but comparable to...
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    Hi, from OKC!

    I've been posting, and decided I'd better do an intro, finally.:001_smile I've been a cartridge shaver most of my life (Trac II, since around age 16), with occasional electric dalliances. My wife bought a mint 1940s Valet dopp kit for me for Christmas- and the bug bit me hard! I'm not a...
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    Question on a Keen Kutter

    I've exhausted my new toy fund for the near future, but I came across something interesting in an antique store this weekend. It appears to be a mint NIB Keen Kutter SE safety, described as a "transitional", apparently because it has no comb. Pretty, and probably cool, but drawing a SE naked...
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    New guy with Valet ...

    Hi, all. I was hoping someone might be able to help me narrow down a lineage on my Christmas present. My wife found this 1940s Valet dopp kit in an antique shop. I was on the other side of the store, and found a matching, user-grade, Valet!:w00t: Pepsodent and shave lotion are original, but I...
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