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What I got in the post today!

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


    It sas the most excited I've been opening a package since I got my first straight razor.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 30,864 Mod ✭✭✭✭Insect Overlord


    I don't have my own camera to hand, so here are some pics off the 'net of what I got in the post today:

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    :)


  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 28,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭Cabaal


    Nothing major...got this yesterday. the Mitchells soap will last me a good long time :)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,403 ✭✭✭run_Forrest_run


    @Cabaal is that a Marathon training book in the background? Shaving will help your streamlining :D


  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 28,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭Cabaal


    @Cabaal is that a Marathon training book in the background? Shaving will help your streamlining :D

    It is indeed :)

    Ultimate Training Guide by Hal Higdon
    Streamlining....sure that's the plan next Monday in Dublin :pac: :pac:


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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 30,864 Mod ✭✭✭✭Insect Overlord


    What's in the Edwin Jagger box at the front of the picture, if you don't mind me asking?
    I can't read the rest of the words on it! :o


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


    If I'm not mistaken it's an aftershave sample. Sandalwood to be exact.

    This morning I got the second version of a shave soap being developed by Dr K Soap Company. I got the first version last Wednesday, gave some feedback and the second version arrived this morning. A pretty impressive turn around for making and sending a soap.

    I used it this morning and I'm very impressed with this version.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,403 ✭✭✭run_Forrest_run


    Cabaal wrote: »
    It is indeed :)

    Ultimate Training Guide by Hal Higdon
    Streamlining....sure that's the plan next Monday in Dublin :pac: :pac:

    Hal Higdon is the man, he got me through Paris, twice.
    Good luck on Monday...I'll be watching on TV.


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


    I got a package unexpectantly this morning from Dr K Soap Company.

    It's a good soap and is about €6.50 delivered.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,403 ✭✭✭run_Forrest_run


    hitemfrank wrote: »
    I got a package unexpectantly this morning from Dr K Soap Company.

    It's a good soap and is about €6.50 delivered.

    how was it unexpected? They sending them out to people for free:D


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


    I helped test the soap and I was sent a free one when it was ready to be sold on their site.

    I wasn't expecting to be sent a free one :)


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


    Could some of you guys do me a favour and buy more stuff so this thread doesn't look like it's all about me? I'm starting to realise just how much I'm spending :D

    I had a very nice razor arrive this morning. A Henkotsu kamisori

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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 30,864 Mod ✭✭✭✭Insect Overlord


    I don't have the balls to upgrade to a straight-edge blade yet, but I do enjoy seeing your updates! :D


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


    Unless I happen to get an absolute bargain I doubt I'll be buying anything else for a while.

    The brush I'm waiting on doesn't count as that was paid for last week.


  • Registered Users Posts: 447 ✭✭Smokeyskelton


    That's one cool looking razor, may it shave you closely and safely. :)


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


    Thank you sir!

    I tried using it this morning in the traditional way, with the stamped side facing away from the face, and it was a bit awkward. With some practice I think I could figure out the angles necessary to shave with just the one side.

    I'm going to try it out using both sides tomorrow.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,225 ✭✭✭nc6000


    hitemfrank wrote: »
    I got a package unexpectantly this morning from Dr K Soap Company.

    It's a good soap and is about €6.50 delivered.

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    I see this soap is already sold out according to their website.


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


    nc6000 wrote: »
    I see this soap is already sold out according to their website.

    I'm wondering if it's actually undergoing a recipe change. I've used it a fair bit and get really good lather from it but I've heard from someone else who got a really poor lather from it. They may have decided to review their recipe.

    Hopefully it is sold out and not under review. However if they are looking to change the recipe I have to give them credit for removing the soap for sale. I've seen other soap makers keep selling a poor version of shave soap while they were actively changing the recipe for their soap.


  • Registered Users Posts: 663 ✭✭✭CourierCollie


    This arrived in the post today:

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    It's a Gillette Tech, unknown year. Handle in perfect condition, though there is some wear on the top of the blade holder. Already had a go if it and it gives a very mild shave as expected.

    Also got this:

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    One of the cheapest badger brushes I could find, and fits nicely onto the Kent stand I had bought a while back.


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


    Is there a letter and number under the head of the Tech?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,330 ✭✭✭Gran Hermano




  • Registered Users Posts: 663 ✭✭✭CourierCollie


    hitemfrank wrote: »
    Is there a letter and number under the head of the Tech?

    No there is no letter or number on it at all. Looks exactly like the one in Gran Hermanos post. Though I think they made the same model for decades.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,330 ✭✭✭Gran Hermano


    Gillette only introduced the date codes in 1950, my Super Speed from the 1940s has no code whilst I have other Super Speeds from the 1950s and 60s with codes.
    http://wiki.badgerandblade.com/US_Gillette_Dating_Information


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


    Well this thread has been quiet for a while. Guess it's my duty to post something then.

    Some aftershaves are running low so I decided to pick up a few.

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    TOBS Jermyn Street is an aftershave I've been wanting to pick up since it was released. Dr Harris Marlborough, I got a sample of some time last year so decided to get a bottle of it. The Blue Stratos was just something thrown in the cart to try out to see if I would like it.

    Three samples came in the package too. ACCA Kappa 1869 and White Moss as well as Geo F Thrumper Ajaccio Violets. Out of the three the White Moss is the scent I prefer at the moment.


  • Registered Users Posts: 445 ✭✭ladhrann


    As a matter of interest do you know of any online retailers of Santa Maria Novella? Can't find it anywhere, and I'm a fan of their 'Acqua di Cuba'.


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


    I did a search for it and this is the only site I can find it on http://www.lafcony.com/smn/index.php

    They are an American site and I don't actually know if they ship outside the US.


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


    A present, probably the closest I'll get to Plisson 'hardware'.. smells lovely. I didn't ask, obviously, about cost\price.. :o

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


    Oooh nice!

    That's probably about as close as I'd ever get too.


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


    Very very nice. I used to pilfer my Dad's years and years ago, when he was working in the US.

    Short acting scent, but leaves a nice spicy musk, close to the skin.

    [Bay Rum scented smiley > :) ]

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


    I'm really not a fan of Bay Rum.

    That bottle is pretty nice though.


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