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  1. Grundi

    Participation PIF - The Mysterious KAI Blades

    Participation PIF - The Mysterious KAI Blades Legend has it that a 1,000 years ago, a mystical meteor crashed to Earth into the Sea of Japan causing the Mighty Godzilla to rise from the murky depth of the ocean. Fishermen from a local island retrieved the meteor, delivering it to a renowned...
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    Participation PIF - Swinging The Legendary Viking's Sword Blade

    Participation PIF - Swing The Legendary Viking's Sword Blade Everyone who participates gets 5 Israeli-made Viking's Sword blades (from the same factory that gives us Israeli Red and Crystal blades)!! Do Not confuse these with Viking Blade blades; those are NOT legendary blades!! HUGE Thank...
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    MEM Shaving Cream (Regular)

    MEM Shaving Cream (regular - black, red and white box) TL;DR - excellent cream, very nice scent, great performance Gratitude: Thank you, @Space_Cadet, for sending me a tube of the amazing Israeli Shaving Cream. I'm very grateful for the opportunity to try this shaving cream. My equipment...
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    Participation PIF - Czech Out These Blades

    Participation PIF - Czech Out These Blades Everyone who participates gets 6 Czech-made blades - 3 Tatras Platinum Blades and 3 Tiger Platinum Blades!! HUGE Thank You to @Space_Cadet who generously provided A WHOLE BUNCH OF CZECH-MADE BLADES to be distributed to whoever would like to try...
  5. Grundi

    Pre-May 2020 GRUME Public Service Announcement

    @FoolishMortal, the current host of the B&B GRUMEs, gave me the go-ahead to put out a heads-up to anyone considering the May 2020 GRUME but also loves trying new and relatively unknown DE blades. Since GRUME's include not participating in PIFs, I wanted to let everyone know about an upcoming DE...
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    Challenge PIF - Classic Wilkinsons Vs Modern Wilkinsons

    Challenge PIF - British-made Wilkinson Blades Vs German-made Wilkinson Blades :a11: It's an Epic Throwdown between Two Legends!! :a11: Which Blade will claim victory??? Only 10 B&B'ers (and myself) will find out!!! Sign up for this Challenge PIF and get 2 Classic British Wilkinson Blades...
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    Participation PIF - ELIOS Inoxidable Blades

    What is a Participation PIF? It's a PIF where anyone (up to 37 Participants) who posts "I'm In!" gets 5 blades (ELIOS Inoxidable Blades), tries them, and post about their experience!! I have enough blades for 37 B&B'ers (and me - I'll be trying them too along with everyone else)!! @Space_Cadet...
  8. Grundi

    Declaration Grooming - Mayflower

    Declaration Grooming - Mayflower (Seasonal) in Icarus Base TL;DR - very good soap, nice slickness, excellent post shave feel...but (see scent below)... My equipment: Merkur 20C, Derby Premium blade(2), Timber Wolf GrayDog Brush, and a re-purposed 50-cent salsa bowl Performance: - Lather...
  9. Grundi

    Captain's Choice Shaving Soap - Venture

    Captain's Choice Shaving soap - Venture TL;DR - excellent scent, dense lather, very good slick with nice residual slick, overall very good soap My equipment: British Rocket (Parat), Sharp Durablade Hi Chromium (1), Gray Wolf GrayDog Brush, black salsa bowl The Soap: Venture is a soft soap...
  10. Grundi

    Lathering Modern Williams - one method with great results

    (Modern) Williams Mug Shaving Soap The following is one lathering method that I've found for great lather with Modern Williams (or any hard puck shaving soap). I thought I'd share it, along with pictures to help anyone who has just discovered Williams; or who, like me, has failed several times...
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    Men Rock Sicilian Lime Shave Cream - A Review

    Men Rock - Sicilian Lime Shave Cream TL;DR - very good shave cream, nice slickness, no irritation, with a subtle lime and black pepper scent Background: my daughter brought this back as a gift for me from her recent adventure to Canada (New Brunswick and Nova Scotia). She wanted to find...
  12. Grundi

    Stone Cottage Shaving Cream - 5 Samples Reviewed

    (I've recently purchased 5 samples from Stone Cottage Shaving and wanted to do reviews on them. I'm amped about these 5 different and awesome scents - Bayberry, Balsam, Oriental Wood, Bay Lime, and Hesperide) Stone Cottage Shaving - Bayberry tl;dr - New formula, easy to lather, great...
  13. Grundi

    I Survived Using A Weck Sextoblade...

    TL;DR - I used a Weck Sextoblade Razor for the very first time and lived to tell the tale... Background - during some bantering, I posted that I'd like to try a Shavette. @imatabor generously offed to let me try his Weck razor. I accepted and this morning was my very first time using a Shavette...
  14. Grundi

    Gillette Super Adjustable - The Black Beauty

    1972 Gillette Adjustable - Super 109 - The...Black...Beauty TL;DR - committed to razor for a week, excellent shaves, weight biased toward the head, love the long handle History - Gillette introduced adjustable razors in 1955 and produced them through 1988. The Super 109 (along with the...
  15. Grundi

    1934 Gillette New LC - My First Shave

    Gillette New LC - 1934 Red and Black Set(?) TL;DR - impressive razor, timeless design, excellent shave History - the head matches both the 1933 Chicago World's Fair Exposition Razor and the 1934 Red and Black Set Razor, and the bar (a shoulder-less bar handle) points to the 1934 Red and Black...
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    Review from 20 Blade PIF - Part 5 Of 6

    Yes, this is another 20 Blade PIF thread...actually part 5 of 6. Being lucky winner #5 of the 20 Blade PIF, I enthusiastically claim my place in line!! Each of us received 20 blades and were asked to select a few of the blades and review them. Thank you, @Toothpick, for the generous and varied...
  17. Grundi

    Chinese Made Ying JiLi Stainless Razor Blade - Review

    TL;DR - very good blade, 5 shaves, similar to Russian Stainless blades, made in China Background: This is the 3rd of 3 blades that was PIF'd to me by riverstyxxx (excellent experience, thank you for making these available) and the best of the lot. riverstyxxx has had good luck with AliExpress...
  18. Grundi

    Chinese made GFLV Razor Blade

    TL;DR - noticeably thinner blade, ok for 2 shaves, quickly loses edge, made in China Background: This is the 2nd of 3 blades that was PIF'd to me by riverstyxxx (gracious thank you) and the worst of the lot. In his defense, he did warn us that these are not comparable to the other 2. I did get...
  19. Grundi

    Korean Made Boyou DB100 Stainless Steel Razor Blade - Review

    TL;DR - impressive, consistent blade, made in Korea, would be welcome in my regular rotation Background: I had never heard of Boyou DB100 blades until @riverstyxxx (shout out and thank you) offered to share these blades (while supplies last) with fellow B&B'ers. He actually sent me a couple...
  20. Grundi

    I Did It! Finally Hit A Major Milestone!

    I did it!! Finally hit a major milestone!! I love my DE shaving adventure and I'm still excited about all of the options and choices!!...BUT...the LOTH, who has been very supportive, hinted strongly, that I needed to start using up some of the supplies that I've been acquiring. When I first...
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