What are you waiting on to arrive...?

Discussion in 'Show and tell' started by Darkbulb, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Shotwell

    Shotwell Well-Known Member

    Update: I got the razor in today. After careful inspection, and after comparing it to photos on mr-razor and elsewhere, it is definitely a 1940 Gillette Milord. It still retains a majority of the gold on the head, but has lost the lacquer and most of the gold from the handle.

    So I am quite pleased. Been hoping to find a decently-priced Ranger Tech or Milord Tech. Going to sterilize it and maybe give it a spin tomorrow... as long as I have time in the morning. It would be a shame to rush things with any DE, especially this one.

    Pics to follow.
  2. BigMark

    BigMark Tests razors by shaving Wookies

    I would just polish the remaining Gold off. I have not done this yet but it goes without saying that you need to be careful!
  3. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    Seifenglatt Neroli Pine Patchouli Shaving Soap Prototype. A 200gram jar, $15 shipped.
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  4. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    That's one catchy name........
    Not quite as succinct as "Shea Moisture Shave African Black Soap Shave Butter Créme"—but it's a dandy! :D
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  5. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    I'm waiting on some supplies from
    pumpkin spice
    pink grapefruit w/ menthol
    menthol bomb
    menthol crystals

    how are y'all using the crystals,
    just add one or two to your other after shaves?
    up the blast on menthol already lotions?
    anybody mentholated Florida water? bay rum?
    how were your results?
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  6. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    Go light. They can be potent. If you decide to handle them bare-handed (not advised), don't touch your eyes or other, ahem, sensitive areas.
    I've used them in lotions and creams. A little goes a long way.

    here a vid where a wet-shaver uses them to make a mentholated glycerin for use in balms, lathers, etc.
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  7. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    David, yes, I add a couple to my aftershaves to jazz them up.
  8. rp_63

    rp_63 Active Member

    The monthly sample box from Luxury Barber.
  9. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    Would you do a mini-review of that when you get it? :)
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  10. rp_63

    rp_63 Active Member

    I'll give it a try, been wet shaving off and on for over 30 years, but only recently started using a brush and soaps. But I can give my opinion
  11. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    I think giving an opinion is the most honest definition of review :)
  12. rp_63

    rp_63 Active Member

    I don't know much about most of the products, but then that could be a good thing. I have no preconceived notions of how good or bad any of it is. My favorite soap right now is Catie's Bubbles LPV. I have a few others I have tried, only one I didn't care for, and it was just because the scent just wasn't for me.
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  13. fram773

    fram773 Well-Known Member

    This small beauty [​IMG] [​IMG] It is marked "Geo. S. Talbot Cumberland Wis." I could not find any info.
  14. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    This looks quite similar to a razor I had from the Swedish Razor Company. Shoulderless (long-cut), half-hollow, top & bottom jimps. Good shaver!
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  15. fram773

    fram773 Well-Known Member

    It must not have been that good. I did hear something about American companies' razors sometimes actually made in Germany, why not Sweden? The one I ordered is 5/8" also. I wouldn't be surprised if it was the same one.
  16. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    I've had a number of 'good' razors pass through my hands. No knock on those I've sold, but we all have our favorites...

    BTW: Swedish, by way of Massachusetts
    95 Foster St., Worcester, Massachusetts
    Formerly Excelsior Cutlery Co (1893 - 1895) ca. 1895 - 1904
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  17. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    INCOMING: A couple of old sheffield razors in need of some restoration.
    I have restored several Frederick Reynolds razors and they really shine when given a 'new' life. This one needs some blade work and probably a new set of scales.
    The B.J. Eyre & Co. Late W. Greaves & Sons (1850-1858) looks to be in slightly better shape. We'll see upon further inspection on their arrival.

  18. fram773

    fram773 Well-Known Member


    Germania Cutl. Works Germany. Interesting story, this razor was made from 1900-1938. Why 1938? That is when the factory was seized by the National Socialists because the owners where Jews.
  19. cmorris357

    cmorris357 catching flies.........

    I've really been digging the Fine American blend aftershave so now I'm waiting on the Clean Vetiver, the Fresh Vetiver and the Platinum. I ordered them late last night from Knockout Shave and received notice this morning that they have shipped. Can't beat that.
  20. ObiDon

    ObiDon member in questionable standing

    Just ordered thanks razorburn
    Seifenglatt European American Barber Shoppe Shaving Soap

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