The Haul: May 28th - June 3rd, 2012

Discussion in 'Show and tell' started by IAmTheJody, May 28, 2012.

  1. awake2shave

    awake2shave Crazy Sharp Melon Baller

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    After a great day of bon fires and swimiing with the fam I get home to my TSD order.

    De Vergulde Hand with a bowl that my wife quickly clamed for her new soap.
    TSD Egyptain spice full size smells just like I was hopping for will be the first one I use
    TSD Crackling fire wood sample after a day of bonfires I think its right on the money.
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    TSD Raspberry for SWMBO , that being said your darn skippy I will be using this one two.
  2. lradke

    lradke and doggone it, people like me

    VAT free? You can't go wrong with that! :D
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  3. Conrad1959

    Conrad1959 Well-Known Member

    Seems perfectly normal to me!
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  4. TexasWheels

    TexasWheels Member

    My first purchase of razors showed up today so I can finally take my antique shop find for a ride, now how to decide on which ones to try first?
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  5. Neolithium

    Neolithium I am Canadian, eh Staff Member

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    Bluebirds are supposed to be amazing blades from what I've read time and time again!
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  6. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Sharp but not very smooth in the long run. I can use them 2 times in my Slim then it needs to go. Concord Blades are from the same factory (Derby) as Bluebirds and are somewhat smoother but harder to find.

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    This one lasts one additional shave.
  7. blanka

    blanka I will not eat my shaving products. Promise.

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    Dark picture, but 3 more R160 ASBs (couldn't resist), a tube of Euro Gillette Regular and one Extra Sensitive, two tubes of Italian Palmolive Classic and a tube of the famed 444 Balm. That's it, I'm now on a purchasing sabbatical! (maybe)
  8. tuco99

    tuco99 Well-Known Member

    My TSD order came in and couldn't be happier with the Wheat cream scent.The last wheat I had was cedarwood and I PIF'd it away as it was not a scent that I could enjoy . IMG_0165 (Small).JPG
  9. Smoothy

    Smoothy Well-Known Member

    My final order which was placed before I decided to slow down for a while has been delivered: A Merkur Vision (2000), which also completes my trio of Adjustables I have recently acquired. Now, I'll enjoy playing with what I have and discovering the various settings on those 3 adjustables in addition to the rest.
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  10. Conrad1959

    Conrad1959 Well-Known Member

    Jeff
    I will be looking forward to your next photo and expect to see it soon!:lyrtuy5:
  11. lradke

    lradke and doggone it, people like me

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    Hurray! I finally get to try Gillette Blue's and Crystal blades! :) One of my little orders front connaught came today. :)
  12. theblindog

    theblindog Active Member

    no.6 Turkey horse hair brush
    the grosvenor bristle an badger
    Australian Vintage Deluxe Shave Soap
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  13. DLP

    DLP Well-Known Member

    Yesterday brought two packages.

    The first from Gem Star Customs is a W.H. Morley & Sons Straight razor. My first, guess I'll see how bloody I can get with this. It is a fine looking razor, I'm looking forward to learning how to use it.
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    Next came a Muhle R89 DE with a few blades to sample.
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  14. Neolithium

    Neolithium I am Canadian, eh Staff Member

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    Another beautiful restore from Glen. You're going to have an awesome shave with it - just take the time to go over some youtube videos, particularly Geofatboy who does a decent job with straight razor suggestions for shaving and you'll do fine. There's of course always advice for no pressure with DE's....with straights it's the law. ;)
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  15. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master

    I had gotten a couple of these vintage 1960s Schick Krona blades and since they were still sealed in their wrapper, I decided to try one out. I was very pleased with the result. So here's 4 sealed packs I scored and received. Really a damn fine blade. Made in Sweden, which could have something to do with how awesome they are.

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  16. Queen of Blades

    Queen of Blades Mistress of Mischief Staff Member

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    It's also the brother to your Double Duck. :D
    I rescued it from the antique store at the same time.
  17. Neolithium

    Neolithium I am Canadian, eh Staff Member

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    Well then. You keep finding sweet hidden gems! They're both beautiful razors now that they've had Glen's TLC package.
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  18. Queen of Blades

    Queen of Blades Mistress of Mischief Staff Member

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    Actually, the Morley looked in pretty darn good condition when I got it.
    The Duck though.....it definitely got some treatment.

    I like rescuing shaving stuffs from the antique shops. I don't collect or buy much for myself, but I like passing them along to others I know will love them or find them good homes.
  19. DLP

    DLP Well-Known Member

    Thank you for finding both of them. :)
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  20. Queen of Blades

    Queen of Blades Mistress of Mischief Staff Member

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    I think it's awesome they both ended up with TSD members. :2thumbs:

    I hope you'll enjoy the razor and let us know how it treats you.
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