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What I got in the post today!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,911 ✭✭✭hitemfrank


    That will serve you very well.

    Here is what I got yesterday. Not shaving related but I've not had any really exciting shaving stuff to post.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,911 ✭✭✭hitemfrank


    This just arrived in a massively oversized box from the US.

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    Ever Ready 925 for restoration.


  • Registered Users Posts: 303 ✭✭Walter Sobchak III


    A Parker 99r razor. Feels nice and sturdy in my fat paws. Looking forward to using it in the morning.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,911 ✭✭✭hitemfrank


    So yesterday this arrived

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    And then today this arrived

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    Now I just need some epoxy and seven 10 cent pieces and I'm good to go.

    Not sure how to go about painting the lettering. I've tried a few things with the red brush and haven't been impressed with the results.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,551 ✭✭✭SeaFields


    hitemfrank - sorry a bit OT but just wanted to check do you get caught with customs when ordering from whipped dog?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,807 ✭✭✭✭Orion


    I got my straight from Whipped Dog and no problem with customs.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,911 ✭✭✭hitemfrank


    Yeah you shouldn't have any issues. I've had 3 orders from him now without issues.

    Nice guy to deal with too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,551 ✭✭✭SeaFields


    Cheers lads Stuck in an order for a sight unseen straight this evening. Wish me luck!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,807 ✭✭✭✭Orion


    SeaFields wrote: »
    Cheers lads Stuck in an order for a sight unseen straight this evening. Wish me luck!

    That's what I got. Did you get the poor man's strop kit too?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,551 ✭✭✭SeaFields


    Orion wrote: »
    That's what I got. Did you get the poor man's strop kit too?

    Yeah I intend getting that too. I haven't officially ordered anything yet-just filled out my details on the website so waiting to hear back from him.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,551 ✭✭✭SeaFields


    Straight razor from Whipped Dog that arrived during the week. tried it out last night. Lots of practice needed but didn't fatally cut myself which is always a good start.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,911 ✭✭✭hitemfrank


    It took 20 days from Russia but my blades finally arrived.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,015 ✭✭✭Vote 4 Pedro


    hitemfrank wrote: »
    It took 20 days from Russia but my blades finally arrived.

    I've loads of those blades, there not bad at all and cheap enough too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,911 ✭✭✭hitemfrank


    The only reason I'm trying them is because of how cheap they were. If they don't work for me I'll give them away so even if I don't like them someone will benefit.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,807 ✭✭✭✭Orion


    I have a load of them too. My new go-to blade. As good if not better than feathers imo.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,228 ✭✭✭nc6000


    hitemfrank wrote: »
    It took 20 days from Russia but my blades finally arrived.

    I bought a couple of the Rapira, Sputnik & Voskhod mixed blade packs on Ebay but find the Voskhod blades to be by far the best of the bunch, much better than the Astra or Wilkinson Swords blades I was previously using.

    I think I'll just stick to the Voskhod blades from now on so if anyone wants any of the other blades let me know.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,807 ✭✭✭✭Orion


    I'll take the Rapiras - got a free pack with the Vokshod and really like them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,911 ✭✭✭hitemfrank


    I had a Muhle R41 head arrive today. Should be interesting to try out tomorrow.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,191 ✭✭✭uncle_sam_ie


    hitemfrank wrote: »
    I had a Muhle R41 head arrive today. Should be interesting to try out tomorrow.

    How did it go?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,911 ✭✭✭hitemfrank


    Pretty good. I only shave every second day so I'll be using it again tonight so I'm hoping it goes as well again.

    I'll have a decent idea of it after a week or two.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,551 ✭✭✭SeaFields


    Got these in an auction on ebay - razors £1.95 (for both) + £4 postage (UK only) + €3.85 parcel wizard. Both look to be in very good condition. Both Gillette. I wanted a razor for travel as I am in hotels a lot so picked this up.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,911 ✭✭✭hitemfrank


    A travel Tech and an open comb ball end Tech. Looks like a bargain to me!


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,551 ✭✭✭SeaFields


    hitemfrank wrote: »
    A travel Tech and an open comb ball end Tech. Looks like a bargain to me!

    Cheers hitemfrank. Yes, I threw in a bid for a fiver and forgot about it! Nice to get the email to say I got them both for £1.95! How old would they be roughly do you think?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,911 ✭✭✭hitemfrank


    Have a look under the base plate of the head of each of them. They should have a letter and number which corresponds to a dating system Gillette used on their razors. The letter is the year it was made and number is the quarter of that year. Check the date code on your razor against the date codes in the below link to find out when they were made.

    http://www.razorarchive.com/gillette-date-codes


  • Registered Users Posts: 478 ✭✭MickH503


    hitemfrank wrote: »
    The only reason I'm trying them is because of how cheap they were. If they don't work for me I'll give them away so even if I don't like them someone will benefit.

    Where did you buy them from?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,911 ✭✭✭hitemfrank


    MickH503 wrote: »
    Where did you buy them from?

    From a Russian seller on eBay. I'll try find the link for you later.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,911 ✭✭✭hitemfrank




  • Registered Users Posts: 3,008 ✭✭✭colly10


    Got a delivery from italian barber today, the don marco smells amazing :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,026 ✭✭✭Amalgam


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    La Toja shave stick soap. Not expensive, I'm told, from Spain. They smell gorgeous.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,807 ✭✭✭✭Orion


    colly10 wrote: »
    Got a delivery from italian barber today, the don marco smells amazing :)

    How good are the razorock brushes? Looking at some of the deals on Italian Barber - loving the prices. Been meaning to try out razorock soap - any specific one you'd recommend. If it helps my go-to creams include ToBS Sandalwood and ToBS Grapefruit, Proraso Green and Palmolive.


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