The Haul; February 2023

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  1. Queen of Blades

    Queen of Blades Mistress of Mischief Staff Member

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    Show us what you got!
  2. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Eccentric Razor Collector Staff Member

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    Massive haul today, three packages. Of the 4 clippers, two had broken teeth and are now in the garbage. The prize of that package was the Kriss Kross stropper, which appears to be slightly dirty, but in otherwise pristine condition. As I suspected, one of the strops is unusable and will become a donor source of strop leather for other projects. I'm in the process of restoring the other two strops, one of which is an unusual combination of shell and pigskin. The other is double shell with one of the strops having a textured pattern of dimples for stropping compound. Two Gillette blade banks, one of which is very old, pre-1920's.

    The other package, courtesy of drake @redrako, is 3 tubes of Figaró Habzó Borotvakrém, a Hungarian bottom shelf lathering shaving cream which I inordinately adore, and which I've had trouble sourcing for years.

    The third package is a very special gift from @Beth/denmason, and is the fourth edition of the Standardized Textbook of Barbering. This is the book that taught her late husband, Dennis @denmason how to properly hone straight razors, using the now common "X" pattern honing technique at a time when pyramid honing was all the rage, and now it will properly teach me to do the same.
  3. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Eccentric Razor Collector Staff Member

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    Not included in the picture are five brushes that will be heading out to @jimjo1031 in the next few days.
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  4. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    A few days ago, we received a computer desk for my GF, but she ordered it before she knew how big her new gaming tower was. It's larger than a lot that I've seen so we started a return at Walmart online. They refunded the payment and generously said that we didn't need to return it. So now I have a better place to put my printer and other stuff.............
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  5. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    Thursday’s mail call is a 1973 Schick Grip razor. F50A2A4D-74B8-4C63-B0F7-586E02852AC0.jpeg
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  6. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Eccentric Razor Collector Staff Member

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    Do you have the others?
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  7. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    One of my favorites.
    Despite being a “novelty” handle it’s a fantastic grip for a razor.
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  8. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Merkur Progress 510


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  9. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    I have the Stick Schick and the Schick injector adjustable.
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  10. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Arrived today, Gillette Fatboy and two packs of vintage blades. Took a chance as I got a very nice offer from the seller and it cleaned up nicely..........
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  11. ChrisB

    ChrisB Well-Known Member

    Front door drop off: surprise. It took long enough....
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    Ma, noi siamo arrivati.
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  12. ChrisB

    ChrisB Well-Known Member

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    I feel blessed

    This should keep me busy for a while
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  13. brit

    brit in a box

    oh boy..lots of fun here..congrats..nice haul..:):eatdrink047:
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  14. ChrisB

    ChrisB Well-Known Member

    Thanks Gary, can only shave once a day, but the puzzles can take up more time.
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  15. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

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  16. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I tried it last night the shave was great ........ almost like I was just wiping the lather off with no blade feel. I use to think it was just a bunch of hype about how nice it shaves ..... it's not, it really is a great razor!

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  17. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I needed a case for my brushes ......... hi ho Craig's list away!

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    These are the sellers pics; I'll post some pics when I hang it and fill it. All the wood on it is one inch thick and not 3/4 of an inch, so quite beefy.

    Not bad for $15.

  18. ChrisB

    ChrisB Well-Known Member

    Hmm, nice, good price, real wood!
    Will look nicer when loaded up with all those brushes of yours. Will they all fit? Waiting for pictures.......:)
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  19. ChrisB

    ChrisB Well-Known Member

    Earlier this week: 100 Astra SP to my collection.

    Nice idea about the fishing tackle box from a member on this forum (can't remember the name off hand, but thanks!)


    Today: Just in Committed to wet shaving for a while.

    All stocked up for now.
    Lots to try.
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  20. cliffb599

    cliffb599 Well-Known Member

    A Tackle box is what I use also.

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