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2024 Shave Purchase Sabbatical - The Year of MacGyver

That's a great looking brush, especially the handle.

Care to share the details?

Thanks @brucered!!

@Guido75 nailed it, its it's an Alpha Ti Outlaw. I can't believe you remembered that man! I'm somehow both honored and embarrassed. :)

As Guido alluded to, there is a loooong story behind it, but the super short version is that I won the handle, sorta, in a xmas 2022 holiday giveaway and then sent it off to Brett Mozingo for a 26mm Manchurian knot. I call it my velvet mushroom rock brush. It's firm and really, really soft.

The handle feels great and they make it in a variety of metals. This titanium version is really heavy, almost 2x the next heaviest brush in my collection, but I like that. The shape is super comfortable to use, it's equally awesome painting or scrubbing. @Phoenixkh has a few of these handles in aluminum with synthetic knots and as I recall he likes them as well. Well, I think his wife likes them, they might be hers.
 
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Still in

Parker A1R
Perma-Sharp Super (15)
Yaqi Sagrada Familia
La Toja
Stirling Arkadia

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Cheers :)
 
Splendid shave this morning with Bloom
MSC is another one of those superb underrated soaps IMHO.
The '61 TTO(xmas gift from my very lovely/thoughtful LOTH) pairded with a vintage Wilkie provided a 3 pass BBS

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With that said, I am out...












Of time to throw in towel on one last Shavemac!
So in honor of the configurator closing down took out the Cherry Cheesecake in 26mmx54mm 2 band configuration this morning.😉
 
Hi,

So, if I am reading that correctly, you used a brush you already had, right?

Stan
Yes sir, picked this one up on the sale he had running late last year, along with a synthetic that's not used yet.
The Mrs. saw the email that Bernd sent out some time back about closing the configurator down, and was giving me a good natured ribbing because of my vow to restrain this year (told me to listen closely while she played a sad tune on the worlds tiniest violin)😆
 
Yes sir, picked this one up on the sale he had running late last year, along with a synthetic that's not used yet.
The Mrs. saw the email that Bernd sent out some time back about closing the configurator down, and was giving me a good natured ribbing because of my vow to restrain this year (told me to listen closely while she played a sad tune on the worlds tiniest violin)😆
That's a gorgeous Shavemac. I'm not sure anything could top that one anyways.

Love the colouring.
 
Still In. Two months down. Ten to go. Only temptation was HC&C Year of the Dragon. All sold out when I checked and its a good thing. I don't plan on checking again. Just have to keep from looking for trouble ;)
Razor: Fat Boy E4
Blade: Bic (1)
Brush: Omega Hi-Brush
Bowl: Pereira
Soap: Extro Mandorla
AS: Proraso White
 
Yes sir, picked this one up on the sale he had running late last year, along with a synthetic that's not used yet.
The Mrs. saw the email that Bernd sent out some time back about closing the configurator down, and was giving me a good natured ribbing because of my vow to restrain this year (told me to listen closely while she played a sad tune on the worlds tiniest violin)😆
Hi,

It's amazing just how loud those tiny violins play. :p

Stan
 
We are cruising along and have rolled into March. For those interested and/or in need of curbing an upcoming AD our desire - March had the Fixed Four event where you shave with the same gear throughout the month. Get to know or reacquaint yourself with underused gear.

Remember that end of March is also our first official check in status, but I think we are pretty current at the moment.

Stay the course gentleman and when in doubt or have a question feel free to reach out to the crowd. We are in this together!!

Cheers,

Guido
 
He is a mutt. We got him from a rescue at 10 weeks.
Absolutely no idea what he is besides pretty smart.

Jay
Dogs are waaaayyy more intelligent than many people realize.
Same goes for animals like cattle, and having worked around and with my entire life witness every day how smart they are.
There are certain breeds we jokingly refer to as "grass puppies", and they are just that when it comes to playfulness and human interaction. It's cute and maddening at times when one is working on something in the yard like a fountain or stretch of fence/feedline bunk....constantly nudging you for a scratch on the head, taking your tools out of your back pocket or bucket...
 
Dogs are waaaayyy more intelligent than many people realize.
Same goes for animals like cattle, and having worked around and with my entire life witness every day how smart they are.
There are certain breeds we jokingly refer to as "grass puppies", and they are just that when it comes to playfulness and human interaction. It's cute and maddening at times when one is working on something in the yard like a fountain or stretch of fence/feedline bunk....constantly nudging you for a scratch on the head, taking your tools out of your back pocket or bucket...
Yup thats this one.
We keep his chew toys in round hammock/basket thing on the cat tree. Its taller then he can reach standing up....except the bottom. He has figured out if he shoves his head into the bottom he gets a rain of toys!

Jay
 
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