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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,017 ✭✭✭jpb1974


    From the recent AgainstTheGrain forum (http://www.againstthegrain.uk.com/) Shavemac group buy -

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


    Orion wrote: »
    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.

    I havn't seen anyone argue against the razorock plissoft not being as good as the l'occitane plisson. It's a great brush and cheap. There soaps are very good, smell good and really easy to lather. I use my Razorock & Soap Commander soaps over my TOBS sandlewood or Ethon College.
    Both of the soaps are great but the razorock is the stronger scent which i prefer. Don Marco is good but not like the scents you have. Heard tripple X is great but havn't used it yet

    Shipping is expensive though and takes about 2 weeks to arrive. You can't track once it gets to thr final stop before the plane


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


    Yeah I've heard great things about the triple x one too. Placed an order last week - went for the Emperor instead though.

    1x Handmade Authentic Buffalo Horn Palm Lathering Bowl - Small - (For Kits - CSKB)
    1x RazoRock Don Marco Shaving Soap - (For Kits - CSKB)
    1x RazoRock Blondie Boar Bristle Shaving Brush - (For Kits - CSKB)
    1x RazoRock Emperor After Shaving Splash
    1x RazoRock Emperor Shaving Cream Soap


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,227 ✭✭✭Azatadine


    I got a tube of DR Harris Arlington today. More or less got it to see if the scent was as nice as the consensus seems to be on forums.

    Have to say, I don't think I like the scent very much myself. It's very floral, not sure exactly what kind of floral....maybe freshly cut hedging or something? It's a little overpowering but maybe I'll get used to it.

    I don't think it lathers as well as Almond either and I have some irritation but I'll hold judgment on that until I've honed it in a little after another couple of shaves.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 370 ✭✭The Wolverine


    Just got a Merkur Progress plus some Gillette yellows, greens and silver blues looking forward to trying them out


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  • Registered Users Posts: 961 ✭✭✭AthAnRi


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    Received this on Monday, not from postman but from my cousin. What a wonderful gift. Fat Tony's shave kit.

    Delighted with it :D


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 16,112 Mod ✭✭✭✭adrian522


    This lot arrived today. Thoughts on this for someone starting out? Anything missing?

    1 x Muhle R89 Classic Razor
    1 x Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Aftershave Gel
    1 x Deluxe Styptic Pencil
    1 x Edwin Jagger Ivory Shaving Mug
    1 x 50 Blade Premium Selection Sampler
    1 x Taylor of Old Bond St Sandalwood Shaving Cream Bowl
    1 x Semogue Owners Club 2 Boar Cherry


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


    That's perfect to get you started. I do really like the TOBS Sandalwood - great choice for a first cream. Before you go buying anything else try out the different blades and focus on honing your technique. Every face is different so techniques vary.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,331 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00


    My Edwin Jagger DE89L fell on the floor a couple of days ago and broke. I got three good years out of it.

    I decided to go for the Muhle R89 Classic. I couldn't justify getting anything more expensive considering I have a beard so I only shave half my face :pac:

    I also got the Proraso beard balm as I find it really nice. And I decided to get some Proraso aftershave lotion and the travel size pre-shave cream :)

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


    I have the R89 Grande - same razor with longer handle. As its a 3 piece you can get different handles for it without changing the head. Lovely razor.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,227 ✭✭✭Azatadine


    Got a tub of DR Harris Almond and a shave stick of DR Harris Marlborough. The shave stick is fantastic. Great shave. Lacks a bit in terms of strength of scent but really smooth shave and face feels nice and soft after it too. I love Harris stuff.


  • Registered Users Posts: 236 ✭✭Wiggles88


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    This came in the post yesterday. Had my first shave with it this morning, took a little while to get used to the size but once I did it was a really great little razor


  • Registered Users Posts: 303 ✭✭Walter Sobchak III


    Does anyone have a recommendation for an online shop for shaving products other than shaving.ie. It's that he just doesn't seem to have a lot of what I am looking for.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,922 ✭✭✭beardybrewer


    There's actually a good few options in the UK these days. I normally stick to Connaught Shaving (http://connaughtshaving.com/) and Maggards (http://www.maggardrazors.com/)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,909 ✭✭✭hitemfrank


    giftsandcare.com have been good in the few times I've used them


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


    Does anyone have a recommendation for an online shop for shaving products other than shaving.ie. It's that he just doesn't seem to have a lot of what I am looking for.

    What are you looking for?


  • Registered Users Posts: 303 ✭✭Walter Sobchak III


    Cella, 3p pre shave & institut de Paris asb. I also thought Razorock products were more expensive than other online stores.


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


    Cella, 3p pre shave & institut de Paris asb. I also thought Razorock products were more expensive than other online stores.

    https://www.shavingstation.co.uk/razorock-shaving-soap/

    http://theshavingroom.co.uk/community/index.php?threads/7-5-tsr-discount-code-shavingstation-co-uk.36445/


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,909 ✭✭✭hitemfrank


    I had a lovely razor arrive this morning. A Kyoei folding kamisori.

    I've been looking for a folding kamisori for a while and finally picked one up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 528 ✭✭✭All My Stars Aligned


    hitemfrank wrote: »
    I had a lovely razor arrive this morning. A Kyoei folding kamisori.

    I've been looking for a folding kamisori for a while and finally picked one up.

    Dose the WD40 lather well?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,909 ✭✭✭hitemfrank


    It's more for helping the razor glide across the skin than for lathering.


    They are actually pictures from the seller. Pictures I took didn't show any detail in the scales.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,922 ✭✭✭beardybrewer


    Been a bit quiet here recently. Was in Spain recently and brought along some Jabonman. Ended up placing an order on my return which just arrived today.

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    Really thankful for all the samples as I was especially curious about a couple of them.

    Standouts to my nose are the fougere and tobacco which are both beautiful scents.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,815 ✭✭✭stimpson


    I got a notification from Shaving.ie that the Muhle R41 head was back in stock yesterday so I quickly ordered it and it arrived this morning. Tried it with a Voskhod and got a very close shave. I had found them to be quite mild in my EJ DE89

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    Also, just back from a week in Italy so I stocked up on Prorasso. I had used the hard soap before but tried a tube to see what it's like and it gives the same lather in half the time. Unfortunately I could only find it in green although I tried several shops. I may have overdone it a bit!

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


    Was my birthday on Tuesday so Mrs. O and the kids got me this. Year of birth Gillette - P2 date code. Haven't tried it yet but it will certainly take pride of place in my collection.

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  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 16,112 Mod ✭✭✭✭adrian522


    I got a razor from Aliexpress yesterday. It's called a Q-shave and seems to be a Futur imitation. People on B&B seems to have good things to say and at about $7 including 5 blades it seems worth a try. I haven't gotten around to giving it a test drive yet though it does look good.

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Men-Double-Edge-Safety-Shaving-Razor-Adjustable-1-6-Files-Classic-Double-Edge-Razors-1-handle/32791325508.html?spm=2114.13010608.0.0.DXKZf8


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,909 ✭✭✭hitemfrank


    Does the actual product match the pictures? If so it looks like an impressive clone.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 16,112 Mod ✭✭✭✭adrian522


    Yeah, attached is the actual razor. It looks good but I don't have a real one to compare with.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,922 ✭✭✭beardybrewer


    Hah, picked one up for fun. At that price why not?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,220 ✭✭✭✭Lex Luthor


    stimpson wrote: »

    Also, just back from a week in Italy so I stocked up on Prorasso. I had used the hard soap before but tried a tube to see what it's like and it gives the same lather in half the time. Unfortunately I could only find it in green although I tried several shops. I may have overdone it a bit!

    6034073
    ya its seriously cheap over there

    also could only find it in green
    if I had known how many kg I had left in my suitcase I would have bought the whole stock in the shop, probably a few years worth for less than €20


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  • Registered Users Posts: 563 ✭✭✭Buddy97mm


    adrian522 wrote: »
    I got a razor from Aliexpress yesterday. It's called a Q-shave and seems to be a Futur imitation. People on B&B seems to have good things to say and at about $7 including 5 blades it seems worth a try. I haven't gotten around to giving it a test drive yet though it does look good.

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Men-Double-Edge-Safety-Shaving-Razor-Adjustable-1-6-Files-Classic-Double-Edge-Razors-1-handle/32791325508.html?spm=2114.13010608.0.0.DXKZf8

    Looks good for a cheap clone, how does it shave - would be interested in getting one if half decent.


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