The Haul; January 2023

Discussion in 'Show and tell' started by Queen of Blades, Jan 1, 2023.

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  1. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    A big shout out to my friend @Primotenore! He surprised me with a puck of Chiseled Face Midnight Stag shave soap and the matching aftershave.

    This will be my first time using Chiseled Face products. I am already pleased to learn that it will help me maintain my rugged good looks. :cool:

    Midnight Stag is a powerhouse scent. I can pick out all the advertised notes. Maybe because I like stronger scents like Aramis, I like this one too. First impressions: the smoke hits hard at first but then eases up to something more pleasing. I like the wood and leather notes, and they seem to dominate. The jury is still out on the gasoline/Hoppe's No. 9, but it stays in the background. It will be interesting to see how my opinion changes after a few uses.

    I watched a video review of the soap. It appears to perform quite well.

    Joseph, you definitely expanded my horizons (and cleared out my lungs) with this one. Thank you, and I look forward to using it. :)

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  2. swarden43

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

    The generosity here at TSD never ceases to amaze me, with @Primotenore often leading the way. :happy088::happy088:
  3. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Eccentric Razor Collector Staff Member

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    Yeah. In hindsight it was a hell of a gamble. Turned out alright though. It's not the razor stone I wanted, but it turned out to be the knife stone I needed.

    I have a buddy who has quite the collection of old hones and he's trying to sell some of them. He might be the resource I've been looking for.
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  4. brit

    brit in a box

    i know exactly what you mean.i was most fortunate to be around when Andy @ajc347 liquidated his gillette collection.saved me a lot of headaches with ebay purchases and such.Andon @tonich as well as others here.both are/were big into british stuff.:):eatdrink047:
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  5. ChrisB

    ChrisB Active Member


    28 Jan 2023
    Went shopping this morning...nothing. Nada, nothing, blank, zero, zip

    Then went back home, got the call from Gumtree! ---- a retired chap up the road is clearing his den, 10 minutes away! The Slim I have been looking for.
    Hmm, think I got slightly carried away...anyway.

    2x Slims, great condition, one boxed, ( I4) one unboxed, K3.
    Heaps of blades
    New Razorock plisoft 24 mm synthetic, don't have a synthetic up to now.
    One reknotted Ever-Ready 200 made in USA, can't say more than that.
    Two Gillette shaving sticks, unused, slightly different scent to the Arko I have already, (now grated and 'resting' in the garage for a few weeks)

    Should keep me going for a while.
    Collecting I mean.
    Thought I had shaken the habit.:D
  6. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Safetee shaving cabinet. It's not in the best shape but hey, it's a century old and it's intact (and I've seen much worse). It will stay at work since shaving has been happening there lately.
  7. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    So long as the wood's not rotten it can be resurrected. I really enjoy restoring vintage items.

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  8. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    I see them on Ebay.
  9. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    It's the metal version.
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  10. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

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  11. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Mail Call: Mug and brush from the same seller..........
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  12. ChrisB

    ChrisB Active Member

    I see even these had different shapes and designs, love the vintage spelling.
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  13. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    Gorgeous mug right there.
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  14. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Yes it is. I couldn't pass it up.
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  15. ChrisB

    ChrisB Active Member

    29 Jan 2023
    E-Shed markets Fremantle

    Something old...
    just needs a clean up, looks like that stick has been in there a while.

    Something new...
    Cheap enough. Support local. Worth a whirl. My wife's nose approves so that is a bonus.
  16. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    Monday’s Amazon delivery is 3 different Adidas aftershaves; Pure Game, Dynamic Pulse and Ice Dive. 49D5E8EF-CF9E-4F69-98AC-E327ACFFF380.jpeg
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  17. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Avon Captain's Choice Spicy arrived yesterday...........
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  18. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Just got my very first Grandchild. A little new wet shaver. 8lbs10oz. 22” long. [​IMG]

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  19. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Eccentric Razor Collector Staff Member

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    Congratulations, Grandpa!
  20. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Eccentric Razor Collector Staff Member

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    Is that a Rolls Razor shave stick? It looks a lot like one. If so, it's a very good soap, once you get past the outer petrified layer. Also very rare to find one still unused like that.
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