PIF: Dutch Philite razor (2x)

Discussion in 'Freebies' started by macaronus, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. AlDm

    AlDm Well-Known Member

    Enter into list me). Brown color (the razor at the left).
    О... The Netherlands very interesting country!
    Huge quantity of bicycles.
    Buildings are under construction on piles.
    To the Dutch very much love a herring.

    Включите меня в список). Коричневый цвет ( бритва слева).
    О....Нидерланды очень интересная страна!
    Огромное количество велосипедов.
    Здания строятся на сваях.
    Голландцу очень любят селёдку.
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  2. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    Bless them all. What a nightmare that must have been.
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  3. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome pif sir , i'm in black..thank you ..
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  4. riverrun

    riverrun Well-Known Member

    I'm in for the brownish-red one, please.
    Little known fact:
    The Eurode Business Center is a business park in Herzogenrath (Germany) and Kerkrade (Netherlands). It sits right on top of the border. You might work in an office on the Dutch side and go to the toilet 10 meters away in Germany (or vice versa) without knowing it.
    Closeby I knew a guy whose house was in Germany and his garden in Holland. Before the EU, he was obliged to go to the nearest border crossing then go to his garden from there. He never bothered.
    True story that.
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  5. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    I'm in. Brown would be nice.
  6. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Do I get an extra chance if I make my entry in Dutch?

    De kleur is niet belangrijk voor mij omdat ik "not in" ben. Ik heb al te veel krabbers.

    Nederlanders zijn de langste mensen ter wereld ... tuurlijk alleen maar wanneer ze opstaan. :D

    (edited for grammar)
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2019
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  7. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    Not in, but :happy088:
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  8. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Very generous PIF ..... I'm in. I'd prefer brown, but either would be great.

    I’m sorry @macaronus I forgot my fun fact ...

    New Amsterdam was founded in 1625, when a settlement was established by the Dutch West India Company. Later in 1644 the English took over New Amsterdam and renamed it New York (after the Duke of York).

    I hope that counts as a fun fact.

    Last edited: Mar 26, 2019
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  9. AGHisBBS

    AGHisBBS Well-Known Member

    Great PIF! I'm in, thank you. I'd be up for either color.
    The Pesse Canoe was found in 1955 during the construction of the Dutch A28 motorway. It's believed to be the oldest boat, and certainly the oldest canoe. Carbon dating indicates that it was made between 8040BCE and 7510BCE.
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  10. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    Not in, though I'm curious how you rate the efficiency or aggression of this maker as compared to other DE razors.

    A fuzzy Dutch fact; Dutch traders bought Manhattan Island for 60 Guilders (around US$24) of trade goods and glass beads from American Indians. There's some question as to which tribe sold the island. Indians from a neighboring isle may have taken payment for land they didn't own. It was a number of years later before a Bill of Sale was recorded.
    One of my Dutch ancestors was on the second boatload of settlers to reside in the settlement of New Amsterdam, later renamed New York.
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  11. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot Staff Member

    Problem is, since I got one, I nearly never use another razor anymore ... :scared003:

    Schick model L comes to mind (though SE). On my face: just go at it. Almost too easy to obtain BBS. Even after 3 weeks with the same blade (Personna Lab Blue)! I'm a most privileged, spoilt, lazy son of a gun... :happy102:

    Apart from having a cold and sneezing my heart out, that is. But that's karma for you, or rather, me. :happy097:

    Other contestants: Gillette Aristocrat Junior and Gillette Flare Tip. But as always YMMV. *sigh*
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  12. madmedic

    madmedic Resistance Is Futile

    I would love a chance with with either colour. I love bakelite razors!
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  13. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Fun fact.....

    The story of the little Dutch boy had no basis of fact and was written by American Mary Mapes Dodge and published in 1865.
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  14. Ijustmissedthe50s

    Ijustmissedthe50s The Warnee

    I'm in for the Brown one please!? Read your review of those razors before and thought they're just great looking razors. Enjoyed the read as well.

    Two shaving related Netherlands trivia items for me extra entry, if you please:
    1) born in the Netherlands, Van Gogh's ear was not removed by the painter, nor was he the victim of local schoolboy's vicious attacks. Rather, it was lacerated in an unfortunate straight razor shave by his local barber, who was distracted trying to turn up the shop radio when his favorite song came on...Don Mclean's ""Vincent". (It should be noted that many historians dispute this version of the incident)
    2) Since more than 25% of the country's land is below sea level, at least that percentage of native wet shavers are, therefore, in fact, shave soap bloomers.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2019
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  15. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    I would love to be in on this. Brown please.
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  16. Spock

    Spock Well-Known Member

    I'd love to be in for either one please! I'd prefer the brown one but am perfectly fine with the black one.

    I'm curious as to whether each one feels different to you?

    Fact: The Dutch eat the most liquorice in the world - Some 32 million kilos of the black sweet are consumed each year.
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  17. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot Staff Member

    The two feel the same to me, so no difference there. :)
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  18. Leclec13

    Leclec13 Well-Known Member

    After reading review on this razor I’m changing my original not in to

    I’m in ... either/or color, but if I have to specify then brown.


    The Dutch Caribbean includes..... Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sint Eaustatius, And Sint Maarten

    Prostitution is legal, regulated, and state sanctioned in the Netherlands and colonies.

    What is the Dutch artist Rembrandt’s first name? Answer.... Rembrandt or Rembrant, originally Rembrant Harmenszoon van Rijn..... harmen’s son, from the rhine
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  19. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

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  20. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot Staff Member

    The list of contestants:
    1. Jorvaljr
    2. MrChick
    3. MrChick
    4. Hembree
    5. Jmudrick
    6. Gorgo2
    7. Gorgo2
    8. Sincity
    9. DentonMajik
    10. DentonMajik
    11. Jimjo1031
    12. John Ruschmeyer
    13. 178-bplatoon
    14. pj3r
    15. pj3r
    16. hins2jw0
    17. hins2jw0
    18. cpool222
    19. cpool222
    20. lightcs1776
    21. cliffb599
    22. Jrdelgado
    23. Jrdelgado
    24. Killerflyingbugs
    25. Killerflyingbugs
    26. AIDm
    27. AIDm
    28. Brit
    29. riverrun
    30. riverrun
    31. poppi
    32. Enrico
    33. Enrico
    34. AGHisBBS
    35. AGHisBBS
    36. Madmedic
    37. Ijustmissedthe50s
    38. Ijustmissedthe50s
    39. wchnu
    40. Spock
    41. Spock
    42. Leclec13
    43. Leclec13
    44. Sara-s
    45. Sara-s

    After randomizing:
    Which leads to these winners:

    27: @AlDm (first choice: brown razor)
    32: @Enrico (black razor)

    Congratz guys! Please PM me your addresses so I can send you the goodies!

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