Russian Rocket PIF (straight razor)

Discussion in 'Freebies' started by Keithmax, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Spyder

    Spyder Well-Known Member

    I'm in because I've never tried a straight....

    Kidding;). Great PIF, Keith. :happy088: I'm looking forward to a possible new member of the dark side
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  2. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    Da comrades - embrace the Motherland and the Motherland will embrace you. :eatdrink047:

    Not in as I have five Russians already. :happy036:

    Excellent PIF @Keithmax. :happy088:
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  3. Mr. Shaverman

    Mr. Shaverman Well-Known Member

    I'm in! I've never tried a straight. I am a big fan of Russian DE blades, so maybe that's a sign this is a good one? Hmm....
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  4. Paul76

    Paul76 Well-Known Member

    I'm in. I would like this straight because of the good things I've heard about that type. And also it was honed by the person who I bought my first straight from, he redeemed shaving for me. But what draws me to straights is that it gives me the best results, also the history behind it. Straights make shaving more of a hobby rather than a chore. Thank you for the generous opportunity
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  5. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

    Good luck to those who enter! Nice work, Keith.
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2017
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  6. TheFiveO

    TheFiveO Well-Known Member

    I'm in please @Keithmax. If I don't like it I will PIF it with some Russian shave cream! Thanks buddy
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  7. Pilotcld

    Pilotcld Well-Known Member

    I'm in if you will accept me! This sharp piece of Russian steal will draw me further into the dark side. Last year I inherited my great grandfathers Dubl Duck SR and strop. I have been using it pretty frequently and love SR shaving. If I won't this PIF I would definitely shave with a SR more often (a little worried about messing up my heirloom strip and razor).

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  8. chicagomike

    chicagomike New Member

    Count me in!! Russian Metallurgy is really second to none--I had the opportunity to try a Russian straight razor on a summer trip to St. Petersburg...and would love to try it as a "daily driver". A lot of Russian steel--including the most beautiful knives and razors originate in Izhevsk...a town which is also renowned for rocket and turbin metallurgy and gun barrels. very hard steel...and impossible to buy here in Chicago. SO..keeping my fingers crossed
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  9. chicagomike

    chicagomike New Member

    so..part II of my answer: I am drawn to the "dark side" because straight razor shaving has a certain integrity. I have always loved Emerson--and if you have read "self reliance"--you just know
    Emerson would have shaved with a straight razor if alive today. It is you and the shaver. Your care produces the edge and your skill is responsible for the shave. so..kind of like "zen and the art of shaving"...LOL
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  10. chicagomike

    chicagomike New Member

    also--I have been shaving with a Merkur--and am just learning the dark art--so...kind of new to this..
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  11. capsfanx

    capsfanx Well-Known Member

    Please count me in! I have only been Wet Shaving for a couple of months. Only tried 1ea DE razor so far. I've definitely been interested in trying a straight razor since joining here.


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  12. jmarlow

    jmarlow Active Member

    I'm in please.

    Been wanting to jump into to the dark side for awhile now. The lure to me, is the nostalgia, as well as the quality of the shave that is talked about once you learn the art.

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  13. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Just a bump. Yes, I would really love this as I would really like this as I would love to try a straight razor but can't justify the cost. However, I think there are others who would like to take advantage of this generous PIF. Good luck to y'all and thank you to @Keithmax for the awesome opportunity.

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  14. NCoxSTL


    I'm in! Already on the dark side, mostly pain sticks but working more on straights. What draws me to this one? It's RUSSIAN!!!

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  15. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Keep the entries coming the PIF is still open, but no one knows for how long.
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  16. dustmite

    dustmite Well-Known Member

    The mystery adds to the fun!
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  17. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Great PIF. Not is. But to add that rocket is a fine shaving razor.

    Good luck to all.

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    COMPNOR Well-Known Member

    Me me me me!

    I'm definitely in. I've been eyeballing Russian rocket straights for awhile now, I think it is just cool with the rocket on it.

    As for the draw... I find it just more a classic thing, something a true gentleman would do.
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  19. PatrickA51

    PatrickA51 Well-Known Member

    I'm in looks like a great PIF.
  20. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks


    The PIF has ended!

    Through a mysterious selection process not even know to me, please welcome @jimjo1031 to the darkside.

    @jimjo1031 you have 48 hours to PM me your address.

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