Finally....All RADs Are Gone.

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by Redrock, Oct 19, 2017.

  1. Redrock

    Redrock Well-Known Member

    I have no more desire for any new razors, soaps, or brushes (unless a SE/LE that really strikes my interest) pops up. I have not purchased a razor for a number of years. The vintage Gillette and lone Krona razors serve me nicely. I have many very nice brushes (badger/boar/mixed/horse). I have soaps I do not use:sad027:. The only replenishment will be blades. I have 40 or so Astra SPs and 40 or so Gillette Yellows and a couple dozen Feathers which I do not use (too sharp). With 3 shaves per blade it will be well in to next year before a blade purchase.

    Good feeling.
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  2. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Yep, sure is. There's several things I would still like to try but nothing that I really desire anymore to hunt down and own.
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  3. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    Except for Schick type F, I'm not looking for anything new. Feels good enjoying what I already have. Doesn't mean I won't make an impulse buy, but I'm not looking.
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  4. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    I was good for a few years, but picked up a couple razors and soaps this year.

    A temporary relapse with a renewed interest.
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  5. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    I'm right there with ya.
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  6. BigMark83

    BigMark83 [...........] this space intentionally left blank

    I hear ya man. I'm likely going to send a razor to Jay @ Delta Echo, and I plan on purchasing a Shavemac brush in a few months. After that, it'll be blades and soap. I may try a new soap here or there, but my ADs are dying down as well.
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  7. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    I am all set with the 2011 R41 W/ Sabi handle, Shavemac Flat Top W/Rudy Vey handle. Add in Stirling Electric Sheep, a few different blade stashes, and some drug store aftershaves; yep, I am set. This is the reason I don't post in the SOS threads; my shaves are all the same.
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  8. CarlfromMO

    CarlfromMO Well-Known Member

    I'm happy for you, Ed.
    I guess I am not "there" yet.
    I always see something that catches my interest. But I use the excuse of my limited shelf space for a reason to control my shaving gear ADs.
    At least when I trade, I know that I can fit the gear on my shelf when it comes in.
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  9. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    My ADs have died down quite a bit. I have all the razors I set out to get. If I stumble across something that piques my interest and the price is right, well...

    The only thing I need right now is soap.
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2017
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  10. preidy

    preidy Just call me Dino

    I'm Not there yet, but I get it.
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  11. '65 G-Slim

    '65 G-Slim Well-Known Member

    I'm down to the wire myself...I packed away my '41 Ranger Tech last night, and will continue to cull out the remaining 14 until I get to the last 3 or 4 keepers. I've enough blades & soaps to last until I get shoved in an oven and my ashes stuffed into one of my old coffeepots. There may be another oddball razor I'll come across, but not actively seeking them out anymore.
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  12. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    My Rockwell 6s has cured my RAD for now. Of course, I said the same thing with my 39c Vorschlaghammer and Merkur Futur. ;)

    So far so good.
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  13. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    I've thought about trying to narrow my collection to no more than 10 safety razors and 5 straight razors, but I've been unable to make that leap.

    I would keep the following:

    40's super speed
    Gem Damaskeene
    Schick adjustable
    Schick E
    Gem g-bar
    Gem MMOC
    Merkur 34c
    Edwin Jagger 89bl

    Genco SR
    Kiebitz SR
    Engstrom SR
    Charles Adam SR
    Wadsworth SR

    That would leave me with about 25 to unload. One of the secrets to life is to travel light.
  14. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    Of course that list will change tomorrow.
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  15. RetLEO-07

    RetLEO-07 likes his penguin deep fried, with pink sparkles

    I've traded my shaving AD's for CAG(Cigar Acquisition Disorder).
    If it ain't one thing, it's another.
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  16. DesertTime

    DesertTime Well-Known Member

    Like you, I didn't buy a new razor or brush for six years. This year, however, I explored SE razors and synthetic brushes, so my razor and brush count creeped up. I plan on selling off a bunch of razors.
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  17. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    You don't use the Bob's Razor Works Bull Mastiff instead of the SABI?
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  18. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    Correct! I still have the BRW handle, but since it is nickel it sort of looks wrong with the chrome R41 head. The Sabi handle looks better because it is chrome. I like that the BRW handle has the magnet on the bottom though...
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  19. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    Right on. That makes sense. I had forgotten that the Muhle razors are chromed rather than nickel.
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  20. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I am pretty much done with my ADs, too. :happy097:
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