The Haul: October 2012

Discussion in 'Show and tell' started by Neolithium, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. Neolithium

    Neolithium I am Canadian, eh


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  2. 5Savages

    5Savages Well-Known Member

    Here's my $4 Slim Adjustable (J1) and $8 Valet razor I picked up Saturday. I've cleaned up the Slim with hot water and Scrubbing Bubbles but haven't touched the Valet yet. I was hoping the Slim would clean up a bit better, but some pits inside remain and the head's not so shiny. I'll give it another go and finish off with some metal polish before I'm done. I do like the heft and feel of the slim.

    I wasn't going to ever get a Valet because I haven't seen too many blades around but this was pretty clean and the gears on this razor are pretty cool. At another antique store I saw a Stahly Live Blade razor for $35 and a Kriss Kross razor for $5. Interesting pieces but I left them there.

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  3. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    Finished my bottle Saturday, so I picked up a couple for $2.25 a piece at the corner store across from work.

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  4. lradke

    lradke and doggone it, people like me

    That's a great looking Valet! I was half tempted to pick one up on the weekend...maybe I'll go back on saturday :)
  5. 5Savages

    5Savages Well-Known Member

    I forgot to mention the other "find" I left behind. A nothing special, fat-handled Tech, with major brassing issues, in a case for $69! I should have taken a picture of it.
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  6. asleep2shave

    asleep2shave Well-Known Member

    Just got my Gold Star Lady Gillette in the mail yesterday:happy093: Snapshot_20121002_2.JPG Snapshot_20121002_3.JPG
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  7. over5feet

    over5feet Active Member

    thats very nice I saw one in a antique shop in Port Hope but the lady wanted $100 and would only come down $10
  8. asleep2shave

    asleep2shave Well-Known Member

    I got this one on ebay for $20 with shipping :D
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  9. over5feet

    over5feet Active Member

    you done very well
  10. andrew m

    andrew m Member

    I got this travel de off ebay for 99p and stuck a derby in and got a great shave

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  11. Conrad1959

    Conrad1959 Well-Known Member

    You can't pass on a $4 Slim Adjustable. Nice going!
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  12. thinklikeh20

    thinklikeh20 Active Member

    Finally got a new strop to fuel my straight razor resurgence. I opted for a 3inch from StarShaving, and although shipping was slightly delayed, I couldn't be more satisfied. Here is a picture with a poor mans strop from whippeddog for comparison.

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  13. drewcandraw

    drewcandraw Member

    as usual big pictures from iphone (slim adjustable, flare tip and my new benchmade mini griptilian
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  14. Smoothy

    Smoothy Well-Known Member

    Just received a shipment of blades I wanted to try:

    10 Polsilver (the brown pack)
    10 Personna Lab Blue
    10 Personna Medical Prep
    10 Supermax Titanium
    7 Gillette 7 o'clock Super Platinum (black Indians)
    20 KAI Stainless
    and a pack of 5 Personna Platinums (red Israelis) thrown in by the vendor - Thank you very much!
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  15. andrew m

    andrew m Member

    please let us know how you get on you have a good selection
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  16. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot

    Frpm Graeme in Bonnie Scotland: Ingram shave cream and four supermax blades! Thanks, mate!

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  17. Norseman

    Norseman misunderstood Dark Lord of the Sith

    After reading so much about it, I just had to get me some of that Pinaud Clubman Aftershave. And I have to say it gave the word classic scent a whole new meaning.


    And after reading that these blades have been discontinued, I just had to grab me a few.


    The razor is an Edwin Jagger DE89. Its supposed to be pretty good :)
  18. lradke

    lradke and doggone it, people like me

    I just had a little haul. I received 20 Shark blades for my shavette and 3 samples of various TOBS shave cream I had wanted to try.

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  19. 5Savages

    5Savages Well-Known Member

    I had a mis-haul. I found two 10-packs of Gillette Thin blades at an antique store. The fact that the packs weren't seals should have been the warning I needed but I paid my $3 and bought them anyway. It turned out that some had been used and all were corroded. I was pretty disappointed and tossed them all away. I didn't even take a picture.
  20. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot

    Too bad, Pat! Better luck next time!
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