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  1. LaughingAtFate

    Taping Spines

    Okay, I've got a question about Taping a spine I understand the principle of it, and the 'protecting the spine' aspect of the operation, but well, I've a few questions about the angles and the like Does the tape adjust the angle of the edge to assist, or hinder the shave in any way...
  2. LaughingAtFate

    Is this a coticle?

    A local stockist of hones/stones, etc, has a set of stones on their website for sale, pale with a darker backing. They appear to be stamped with "Original Belgischer Brocken" It's being sold as a natural Belgian stone, is it possibly a Coticle? or is there other stones that come from Belgium...
  3. LaughingAtFate

    A different strop material...

    I know most strop makers use Cowhide for their strops, A few even go so far as to use Horsehide But have many others made their strops outta any other sort of beastie? I've found one at least. Kangaroo Leather, I picked up one from the local razor spe......t store (who unfortunately is...
  4. LaughingAtFate

    Finding Your Own?

    Okay, This is a bit of a question I've been running through my head these last couple of days. What sort of stone, If you were to go into your back yard, Would be suitable as a hone? I mean, Not if you lived where they mined such things, But if you looked out in your own back yard. I'm not...
  5. LaughingAtFate

    Wow...

    I think, after many many years on and off trying to get a BBS shave, I think I've finally come very close to achieving it... My technique was always (in my mind) pretty decent, I managed to not destroy the edges of my razors with stropping, and so on so forth, but I've never actually come close...
  6. LaughingAtFate

    Handy Dandy Box!

    Just a small little project, I've gotten tired of having my razors all stored in their separate boxes, so I got myself a cigar box, and did a little bit of work modifying it to fit my trio of straights. it come out nicely I think, might not last too long, but it'd likely last long enough until...
  7. LaughingAtFate

    Honing on an X...

    Okay, So I think I've sorta gotten the hang of the honing, I only have one or a dozen small questions Which is "best" for a razor, Honing the razor from the heel to the toe only, or going both from Heel to toe, and Toe to heel? is there any benefit to only having the single stroke? Does the...
  8. LaughingAtFate

    I'm a convert, Hallelujah!

    Okay, Purchased this one on the BST from Nicks&Cuts, She's a nice T.R. Cadman & Sons "Bengal" (I know some call it a Bengall, but this one hasn't any evidence of the second L stamped on the tang) 6/8 Extra Hollow Ground, with Cream Scales (possibly ivory? is there any simple way of telling?)...
  9. LaughingAtFate

    A tale of Snaggletooth the razor

    Okay, one of the things I gifted myself for Christmas was a 20x jewellers loupe for Christmas, after much squinting and going all cross-eyed trying to see through the thing, I noticed that the blade of my razor was all jaggedy, No worries, I thought, I'll just do a quick strop and see if that...
  10. LaughingAtFate

    BBS shave... what?

    I dunno what I'm doing wrong here, Everyone's raving about achieving BBS shaves and all, but I've never in my life achieved such a thing, Feeling a little left out here guys. Even doing multiple passes WTG, XTG, ATG (up to six all up) and I just don't seem to pull it off. But then again, I...
  11. LaughingAtFate

    I'm a converted Man!

    Okay, this is me being all ashamed and stuff When I first got into the wet shaving business, I went hardline, I said "no Creams" and stuck to that. I don't know why, but I have a feeling that it was cos I felt that creams 'felt' too much like the goop in a can, in that I didnt even need a...
  12. LaughingAtFate

    Greetings from a Martian (well, not really)

    Hey all you fellows, Just thought I'd give a wave and stuff to you all from a guy who's been lurking for a little while. About me? I'm a 30something from QLD, Office admin worker for a medium sized company. I enjoy the good things in life, and to that end, I've splurged a little bit in the last...
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