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cooncatbob
02-20-2009, 09:52 PM
I just received these beauties in the mail.
They were almost black with tarnish but cleaned up nicely.
New Standard (Bostonian?) and a Tuckaway.
I shave my face and head with the Tuckaway and it shaves as good as it looks.
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_6P_7INYCblE/SZ88vVPqFXI/AAAAAAAAAq8/8Ucx1CR38UA/s640/New%20Improved%20%28Large%29.jpg

Topgumby
02-20-2009, 10:57 PM
Nice, nice, nice. I'm starting question my preference for TTO razors.

pal
02-21-2009, 08:13 PM
I am an open comb fan.

Hanspleasure
02-21-2009, 11:07 PM
I agree.. I've had some of my best shaves with the open comb models! Nice find!

cooncatbob
02-23-2009, 11:06 AM
My only concern is how slippery the silver plating stays.
I've noticed on the brass NEW heads when they get tarnished they get less slick.

Mr.Gentleman
02-23-2009, 12:46 PM
I bought Omega....in Venice!:w00t:
http://i42.tinypic.com/8yxnnn.jpg
Omega SC
Omega 80280 Pura setola

Nick D.E.vious
02-23-2009, 12:49 PM
I love the handle!

adamant
02-23-2009, 12:50 PM
Dang, I really wish I was into wetshaving before my trans-European trip last summer. I bet I could have gotten some nice products.

Nick D.E.vious
02-23-2009, 12:58 PM
Dang, I really wish I was into wetshaving before my trans-European trip last summer. I bet I could have gotten some nice products.Which countries did you visit on your trip? I would love to take a trip to Europe one day. I would especially like to go to Turkey since it was where my mother was born and raised.

joshmpdx
02-23-2009, 01:11 PM
This is coming in from Germany!

http://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/big/43h7-4t.jpg

bythbook
02-23-2009, 01:20 PM
I want one!
[of everything!]

muddy250
02-23-2009, 01:49 PM
Today the postie dropped off:

1 Kent BLK4
1 Belgian blue 200x70 whetstone,
1 Belgian yellow coticule which turned out to be a natural combi with a bbw back! Whoo hoo! :w00t:
1 natural combi slurry stone to match. Thanks to Rob at Ardennes.

Just lapped them flat ready to go, now I need an old straight to practice with.

Mr.Gentleman
02-23-2009, 01:51 PM
I love the handle!

I like it too!:lol:
This is me in front shop where I bought Omega SC... Prices were from 10 to 300Ä...:tongue_sm
http://i42.tinypic.com/2pqroeu.jpg

sachin
02-23-2009, 03:33 PM
This is coming in from Germany!

http://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/big/43h7-4t.jpg

Tobacco Aftershave :drool: Let us know how these fare compared to Alt Innsbruck.

Starfury
02-23-2009, 03:54 PM
I bought Omega....in Venice!:w00t:
http://i42.tinypic.com/8yxnnn.jpg
Omega SC
Omega 80280 Pura setola

That is a damn fine-looking brush. I only have one Badger brush (I never got SBAD) and it's a lower-end Omega.

I just wish they would come with a decent stand. But I guess it's the brushes we really want eh?

Cheers.

kenpojay
02-23-2009, 04:42 PM
Today I recieved:
trumper's Rose soap
Em's Unscented soap
and a couple packs of feathers

RoyalKooparillo
02-23-2009, 04:48 PM
Wow, Josh. That's quite the haul!! Please let us know how those Tobacco splashes fare, I'm really curious about those.

thatguy1807
02-23-2009, 04:51 PM
I finally got some Acqua di Parma shave cream!:w00t:

RoyalKooparillo
02-23-2009, 04:55 PM
An Iwasaki and a Belgian "White" Coticule. Thank you Kevin & Joel! :001_smile


http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=16125

This Iwasaki is sharp. It can easily fillet a single hair multiple times. Yowza! :w00t:

joshmpdx
02-23-2009, 04:56 PM
Wow, Josh. That's quite the haul!! Please let us know how those Tobacco splashes fare, I'm really curious about those.


Those Two different Tobacco AS's were the entire reason for the German haul, i have yet to find them anywhere!

im only praying they don't break on the trip over the river...

professorchaos
02-23-2009, 05:09 PM
This is coming in from Germany!

http://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/big/43h7-4t.jpg

Goddamn King Kong, what a haul! Tell us more about those aftershaves? What is the 378.

DanOK
02-23-2009, 08:24 PM
Came back into town a a little different way to check a shop I haven't been to in 4 months. The Twinplex Stropper is the frist of its kind I have seen. Patents say Dec. 11, 1917. As Dec. 11 is my Birthday it was mine. Any reason to buy, right? Always nice when I fine a Old Spice mug with soap included. The Old Spice Tankard Decanter is full and appears unused. The silver injector says PAL and has a dial adjustment. Nice Gillette with case. I don't know how practical the old style scuttle is but I liked the blue design. All in all, worth the stop.

sachin
02-23-2009, 09:05 PM
An Iwasaki and a Belgian "White" Coticule. Thank you Kevin & Joel! :001_smile


http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=16125

This Iwasaki is sharp. It can easily fillet a single hair multiple times. Yowza! :w00t:
That's a beautiful Iwasaki, Michael.

Starfury
02-24-2009, 10:55 AM
Came back into town a a little different way to check a shop I haven't been to in 4 months. The Twinplex Stropper is the frist of its kind I have seen. Patents say Dec. 11, 1917. As Dec. 11 is my Birthday it was mine. Any reason to buy, right? Always nice when I fine a Old Spice mug with soap included. The Old Spice Tankard Decanter is full and appears unused. The silver injector says PAL and has a dial adjustment. Nice Gillette with case. I don't know how practical the old style scuttle is but I liked the blue design. All in all, worth the stop.

Sweet stuff there DanOK. :thumbup1:

That Tuckaway looks very nice. How's the condition?

Oh. And at first I thought you were born on Dec 11, 1917. :lol:

Cheers.

joshmpdx
02-24-2009, 11:05 AM
Goddamn King Kong, what a haul! Tell us more about those aftershaves? What is the 378.

haha! i was as surprised as you to see the 378, i know nothing about the product. The Tuff, from what i understand, is a very light medicinal aftershave... im assuming more healing than but similar to witchhazel.

SilkySmooth
02-25-2009, 12:39 AM
Omega 48 Brush
Tabac Soap
Tabac EDC

bythbook
02-25-2009, 10:25 AM
http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=40617&stc=1&d=1234662268

This beauty arrived in today's mail - my newest favoritest prettiest razor! It's better in real life....

I acquired this through B/S/T -

THANKS, Hawkeye5!

Antique Hoosier
02-25-2009, 10:25 AM
Omega Boar brush
TABAC Luxury Bath Soap

Dustinl
02-25-2009, 11:09 AM
http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=40617&stc=1&d=1234662268

This beauty arrived in today's mail - my newest favoritest prettiest razor! It's better in real life....

I acquired this through B/S/T -

THANKS, Hawkeye5!

Outstanding!!! Very beautiful razor!


DL

merwtje
02-25-2009, 11:27 AM
... and how well a wooden case survives almost 90 years!

And Old versus New Improved.

Tinkerputzer
02-25-2009, 11:27 AM
Just got this in the mail yesterday :001_smile

Tinkerputzer
02-25-2009, 11:40 AM
Very nice Erwin! I am always speechless when you turn up these beauties.

Hanspleasure
02-25-2009, 12:47 PM
Wow Erwin!! How do they shave??

Hanspleasure
02-25-2009, 12:50 PM
Okay.. so I'm doing a lot of catching up with my new digi camera... here's a lot I purchased from C&E a year or so ago. I thought I'd buy enough to last me a year or two.. or 50 :biggrin:

thirdeye
02-25-2009, 12:51 PM
Wow Erwin!! How do they shave??

The Big Fellows are awesome shavers as long as you like heavy weight razors.
They are another favorite of mine.

thirdeye
02-25-2009, 12:56 PM
http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=40617&stc=1&d=1234662268


Your going to love it...Nice score!!!


Okay.. so I'm doing a lot of catching up with my new digi camera... here's a lot I purchased from C&E a year or so ago. I thought I'd buy enough to last me a year or two.. or 50 :biggrin:

Going into business or what.....:biggrin:
Your a wildman......

merwtje
02-25-2009, 12:56 PM
Wow Erwin!! How do they shave??

Hey Scott, I have still to try these.

bythbook
02-25-2009, 01:03 PM
Your going to love it...Nice score!!!



Going into business or what.....:biggrin:
Your a wildman......

honest to... - no more.

none.

i'm through.

no more razors.

really.

I mean it this time.

merwtje
02-25-2009, 01:26 PM
Okay.. so I'm doing a lot of catching up with my new digi camera... here's a lot I purchased from C&E a year or so ago. I thought I'd buy enough to last me a year or two.. or 50 :biggrin:

Nice Scott, how much of it was used in that year?:wink:

joshmpdx
02-25-2009, 01:36 PM
Just got this in the mail yesterday :001_smile

Nicely done on the Yardley! is the container made of wood? it's one i've never seen before.

pal
02-25-2009, 03:42 PM
Great score, I love an open comb razor.

Gafer
02-25-2009, 04:44 PM
I'm thinking there's no way you need two of these. Hint, hint.

UncleStu
02-25-2009, 04:48 PM
Yesterday a no-date gold Gillette Tech with vertically grooved ball-end handle arrived, in a fairly nice Sheraton case. It was sold as a "Regus" brand razor.:biggrin:

And today, just won what I think is a 1958 TV Gillette- no horizontal grooves in the handle. Link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320342644361

We'll see when it arrives!:wink:

thirdeye
02-25-2009, 04:51 PM
honest to... - no more.

none.

i'm through.

no more razors.

really.

I mean it this time.

Tell me this next week ok.....:lol:

copperhead
02-25-2009, 05:06 PM
Goddamn King Kong, what a haul! Tell us more about those aftershaves? What is the 378.

You read my mind!! Josh we need a full report.

Starfury
02-25-2009, 05:17 PM
And today, just won what I think is a 1958 TV Gillette- no horizontal grooves in the handle. Link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320342644361

We'll see when it arrives!:wink:

Hmm...it does indeed look like one.

Let us know when you get it.

Cheers.

Starfury
02-25-2009, 05:19 PM
http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=40617&stc=1&d=1234662268

This beauty arrived in today's mail - my newest favoritest prettiest razor! It's better in real life....

I acquired this through B/S/T -

THANKS, Hawkeye5!

Nice-looking razor there bythbook. :thumbup1:

I'm still working on getting one of those as well. Definitely one of the more desirable American Gillettes.

Nice score indeed.

Cheers.

adamant
02-25-2009, 05:47 PM
Today I received in the mail and almost full tube of C.O. Bigelow green Proraso shaving cream, AND Geo F. Trumper Sandalwood cologne with 10 derby blades as a surprise. Both purchased from fine folks on the BST, jcof3474 and woodsrider, respectively. Thanks guys!

Tinkerputzer
02-25-2009, 07:11 PM
Nicely done on the Yardley! is the container made of wood? it's one i've never seen before.

It is, though not a nicely turned wooden bowl, I believe it is very thin balsa that is bent in the form of a circle. Turned wooden bowl or not, this sure doesn't affect the quality of lather.

rodd
02-25-2009, 08:28 PM
I got myself a replacement Toggle today. I knew it was going to be shaver grade, but it isn't as bad as I was expecting.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3658/3309973423_59ffc49e23.jpg?v=0
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3631/3310802600_d187c8ff9b.jpg?v=0 http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3558/3309973003_a08e9bfc9b.jpg?v=0

Oh yeah, did I mention it was $38 shipped (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&item=120380120608)?

thirdeye
02-25-2009, 08:32 PM
I got myself a replacement Toggle today. I knew it was going to be shaver grade, but it isn't as bad as I was expecting.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3658/3309973423_59ffc49e23.jpg?v=0
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3631/3310802600_d187c8ff9b.jpg?v=0 http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3558/3309973003_a08e9bfc9b.jpg?v=0

Oh yeah, did I mention it was $38 shipped (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&item=120380120608)?

Nice looking shaver Rodd, and a toggle to boot...Sweet!

DarkAudit
02-25-2009, 08:39 PM
Got a replacement case for my fatboy from a member on another forum. This case is actually in better shape than the previous one, before I had my little adventure with the lid... :eek:

richmondesi
02-25-2009, 09:00 PM
Checking out these hauls just made me much more excited about my upcoming trip to France. La Rochelle, Lyon, Niece... May have to make time for a "shave gear pit stop" while on business!

ambrose
02-25-2009, 09:11 PM
I meant to place this in the acquisitions thread sorry.

ret tip SS

aristocrat

british tech

bulldog (to be re plated in rhodium)

Still need to clean them up.

total of $29

Blackstangal
02-25-2009, 09:16 PM
Nice score!:001_smile

scottydoint
02-25-2009, 09:19 PM
Nice. How much is the rhodium replating going to cost?

ambrose
02-25-2009, 09:23 PM
$25 a razor :cool:
Im going to get 2 bulldogs plated if your interested in adding something let me know. The minimum is $100 so I can do 4 razors total.

SilverToy
02-25-2009, 09:39 PM
It's been a good couple weeks in Shaving Land. I'm a Happy boy!


Don't the words "Tallow (Beef)" just put a smile on your face?

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=16156

A very happy boy!

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=16157

joshmpdx
02-25-2009, 10:13 PM
Don't the words "Tallow (Beef)" just put a smile on your face?


:biggrin: ear to ear!

what in the world is that, and where did you get it?

JEEP
02-26-2009, 12:55 AM
I picked up this set of travel bottels and -tubs for a travel shaving-set projekt I am working on:


http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e259/Jakobeep/Vintage/Score250209_01.jpg

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e259/Jakobeep/Vintage/Score250209_02.jpg


I am planning to fill them with Proraso products.


Regards.

Jakob

Starfury
02-26-2009, 03:37 AM
I got myself a replacement Toggle today. I knew it was going to be shaver grade, but it isn't as bad as I was expecting.

Oh yeah, did I mention it was $38 shipped (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&item=120380120608)?

I remember that it was you that got that awesome deal.

And I also remember asking you not to break this one. :biggrin:

Cheers.

Hanspleasure
02-26-2009, 03:46 AM
Nice Scott, how much of it was used in that year?:wink:

1/2 puck of Sienna... :eek:

thirdeye
02-26-2009, 04:06 AM
It's been a good couple weeks in Shaving Land. I'm a Happy boy!

Don't the words "Tallow (Beef)" just put a smile on your face?

A very happy boy!


Somebody must be getting read for hurricane season....:biggrin:

kretzsche
02-26-2009, 06:29 AM
This is coming in from Germany!

http://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/big/43h7-4t.jpg

Ha, my pic in B&B...:w00t:

Josh, the 378 is a old traditional czech AS, not a german product. the smell is very old, a original.

The Tüff AS is a east-german (former GDR) product without scent and perfum. only herbs and alc. The Champaca is a old german AS from Mühlens, but its out of production for over 30 years.

cu Uwe

RoyalKooparillo
02-26-2009, 09:24 AM
:biggrin: ear to ear!

what in the world is that, and where did you get it?

If I'm not mistaken, that's Jean's soap/cream from My Time Bath & Body...Really good stuff, and you can custom pick the scent from her plethora of EOs and FOs. I have some freezy-cold Rosemary/Spearmint/Menthol that is out of this world. :biggrin:

SilverToy
02-26-2009, 10:38 AM
Correct Royal, I used it this morning, the sent was light and you end up smelling like you've been cooking beef! Well maybe not that bad but you can really smell the Tallow. It was my first time with it; I thought I would go a week with it and do a review. Briefly it is very slick, and a good amount of protection but the lather falls apart fast. It could be the amount of water that I was using, but I had to add soap on each pass and whip up a new batch. But remember. It was the first try. On the other hand I'm sitting at work with a smooth BBS and did not have to add a moisturizer. So itís a good day!

JEEP
02-26-2009, 10:44 AM
Found an antique medicine glass, that I am planning to use as a blade bank, today:


http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e259/Jakobeep/Vintage/Score250209_03.jpg


Regards.

Jakob

Tinkerputzer
02-26-2009, 11:48 AM
Found this showcase awhile back while "teeking," it even has the scratched up original glass with decals. I believe this was home to many a fatboy or even our coveted 195. If you knew how much I bought it for you'd call me a thief :biggrin:

JEEP
02-26-2009, 01:22 PM
I joined this forum 3 months ago, this is what it has done to me:


http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e259/Jakobeep/Vintage/Den_260209_01.jpg

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e259/Jakobeep/Vintage/Den_260209_02.jpg

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e259/Jakobeep/Vintage/Den_260209_03.jpg


I had just only (temporarely) satisfied my RAD when SBAD set in :001_smile


Regards.

Jakob

blackfoot
02-26-2009, 01:24 PM
I'm aonly a couple of weeks in. I don't think I'll be where you are in three months but I wish I could be. :w00t:

blade08
02-26-2009, 01:30 PM
I joined this forum 3 months ago, this is what it has done to me:

I had just only (temporarely) satisfied my RAD when SBAD set in :001_smile


Regards.

Jakob

That's just a good start Jakob, not more :wink:

JEEP
02-26-2009, 01:32 PM
How about these?


http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e259/Jakobeep/Vintage/Sharpex_Stropper_01.jpg

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e259/Jakobeep/Vintage/Stropper_01_01.jpg


This is madness!


http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e259/Jakobeep/Vintage/2220607178_47a05f53b0.jpg


But, a nice kind of madness :001_smile


Regards.

Jakob

kozak
02-26-2009, 01:34 PM
It looks like you are on the right track :biggrin:

You need to replace the canned proraso with some english soaps (read D.R Harris), tabac, aftershaves etc...

JEEP
02-26-2009, 01:46 PM
The canned Proraso are samples, I haven't tried them yet - actually I have never (not even once) in my life used canned cream, when I started shaving my farther gave me a stick of Palmolive soap, a Wilkinson's brush and a M3.

As to soaps and creams - and aftershaves and colognes for that matter; my girlfriend is heavily allergic to pefume, so I'll have to stay with unscented or lightly scented products - the mentholated Proraso is luckily an exeption.


Regards.

Jakob

Hanspleasure
02-26-2009, 03:32 PM
$25 a razor :cool:
Im going to get 2 bulldogs plated if your interested in adding something let me know. The minimum is $100 so I can do 4 razors total.

I've been wanting to replate my 3 piece British New that's in my rotation.. ! This sounds like a fab idea! Do you have for razors to send yet?

Austin
02-26-2009, 03:42 PM
Found an antique medicine glass, that I am planning to use as a blade bank, today:


http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e259/Jakobeep/Vintage/Score250209_03.jpg


Regards.

Jakob

Jakob, that's a very cool idea. On my next visit to antique stores, I will be on the lookout for something similar.

Abagadro
02-26-2009, 06:07 PM
Just received my soap that Suzie was kind enough to send my way as winner of the newbie drawing. A lovely cake of Dragon's Blood that smells awesome. Can't wait to try it!

Abagadro
02-26-2009, 06:19 PM
Nice.

I'm too embarrassed to put up pictures of how much I've bought in the two months since I've been here. :redface:

blackfoot
02-26-2009, 06:54 PM
The madness picture is too funny!

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Starfury
02-26-2009, 07:31 PM
The Big Fellows are awesome shavers as long as you like heavy weight razors.
They are another favorite of mine.

+1 Ray.

I have one too and it is awesome.

But like Ray said, you gotta love a heavy razor.

A Tech these guys are not.

But I love the Big Fellow and the Tech.

Enjoy Erwin.

Cheers.

jadam318
02-26-2009, 07:59 PM
http://badgerandblade.com/vb/picture.php?albumid=136&pictureid=142

Just getting started with 'real shaving'. My new paraphernalia is beginning to show up. In the picutre: Barclay and Crocker bay rum sampler, Col. Conk shave mug and bay rum shave soap (all from barclayandcrocker.com). The razor is a 1926 H. Boker & Co. 'The King' I found on ebay. It has a small spot of tarnish near the tip well clear of the shaving edge. Otherwise, it is super clean, and it came shave ready...not bad for a first (I don't want anything super expensive yet).

In the mail:

Vulfix 660, small super badger - leesrzors.com
Miller Latigo Strop - thewellshavedgentleman.com
Dominica bay rum, Barclay AS (orange flavored) - barclayandcrocker.com
Kent shave soap - somewhere in England (ebay)

I absolutely cannot wait for everything to get here so I can give it a go!

ctakim
02-26-2009, 08:30 PM
Too funny Jakob! Nice collection! You've done well in a short period of time.:001_smile

thirdeye
02-26-2009, 08:36 PM
And Jakob, just know that your not done yet.....:lol:

Welld done sir!

VR6ofpain
02-26-2009, 08:51 PM
You're not going to replate them?

mdunn
02-26-2009, 09:00 PM
its a good start :biggrin:

ambrose
02-26-2009, 09:11 PM
I've been wanting to replate my 3 piece British New that's in my rotation.. ! This sounds like a fab idea! Do you have for razors to send yet?

I have only 2 so far. :001_smile

Jim
02-26-2009, 10:02 PM
Dibs on the New!

SRock
02-26-2009, 10:23 PM
Nice Very Nice!

ambrose
02-26-2009, 11:19 PM
Great score friend!!

Funny thing I actually shaved with mine this morning. I had a perfect shave as usual.

SilkySmooth
02-26-2009, 11:45 PM
Yeah, so far so good!:biggrin:

thatguy1807
02-26-2009, 11:47 PM
I finally got some Acqua di Parma shave cream!:w00t:

Add to that some Castle Forbes lime shave cream. I wanted a nice spring/summer cream.

merwtje
02-27-2009, 01:21 AM
Great score friend!!

Funny thing I actually shaved with mine this morning. I had a perfect shave as usual.

Thanks, is that the Old Type? Shaved with it without shimming it?

ambrose
02-27-2009, 01:32 AM
Yup an Old type, no shim just loaded with a feather.

My favorite shavers are old types. I get the perfect shaves with them I prefer them over the TTO types.

I have 2 bulldogs, 2 ball ends and a big fellow.

Have you ever shaved with one?
If not make sure the blade is exposed evenly on both sides. I usually tighten it almost all the way then adjust the blade. After its in place continue to tighten until its secured. Just make sure and not to over tighten though.

Hanspleasure
02-27-2009, 04:32 AM
I have only 2 so far. :001_smile

Let me see if I can find another razor in my rotation (that I don't plan on selling) and we'll work something out. I'll send you a PM soon.

Not4you
02-27-2009, 07:51 AM
Okay, so last night I visited my Dad and tucked away in his basement I found a box of my old belongings from when I lived there. In this box I found the safety razor that he gave me when I was 14. I later identified the razor with help from this forum as a Gillette British Rocket Flare Tip circa 1955. In 1955, my Dad was 14 himself and his father had bought this for him. I spent an hour and cleaned it up. I now have my first DE razor with some significant family history - which at the time that I got it went completely unappreciated.

I have also placed an order this week from Fendrihan in Toronto for a Merkur 38C Barber Pole DE razor, a sampler pack of blades, a silvertip badger brush and some Mitchell's Wool Fat soap.

And so it begins ... and with much thanks to the fine people on this site!

markb
02-27-2009, 09:56 AM
Recent deliveries..

3" Straight Razor Designs Red Latigo Strop (Niiiiiice!!)
RupRazor "Filly" Practice Strop (Great investment!! Only $20. Works great too)
Speick Shave Cream (Love the spikenard scent)
J.M. Fraser's Polar Ice Shave Cream
Wars Shave Cream (Smells exactly like English Leather!!)
Speick Shave Stick (Mmmmmm... Tallow!!)
Ogallala Bay Rum & Sage & Cedar Shave Soap
Speick ASL
Speick Bath Soap


Landing soon..

Hen and Rooster 5/8 round point str8 I sent in to Lynn for honing - Arrived today
Trumper's Violet Shave soap - Arrived today
Proraso ASB
Proraso Shave Cream (in a can.. I had to try it)
AOS Starter Kit-Lemon (only $25!!)
Cussons Imperial Leather Soap
TGQ Cavendish Black, Highlander & Oak and Moss Shave soaps (1oz. size) - Arrived today
Kent Boar Brush

jawardi
02-27-2009, 10:03 AM
Scored a 1953 President on ebay last week for $45 plus $5 shipping. It just showed up in the mail. My photographic skills suck so the photos don't really do it justice. The handle is nice and shiny with no plating loss or water spots. There are a few water spots on the silo doors and inside. No case, not mint, but still nice looking; I'm happy to finally have acquired a President for an affordable price. My nickel plated Gillettes look positively dull next to this guy.

Tinkerputzer
02-27-2009, 10:36 AM
Scored a 1953 President on ebay last week for $45 plus $5 shipping. It just showed up in the mail. My photographic skills suck so the photos don't really do it justice. The handle is nice and shiny with no plating loss or water spots. There are a few water spots on the silo doors and inside. No case, not mint, but still nice looking; I'm happy to finally have acquired a President for an affordable price. My nickel plated Gillettes look positively dull next to this guy.

Very nice Ward :thumbup1: You won't be disappointed by the shave either.

jawardi
02-27-2009, 10:40 AM
Very nice Ward :thumbup1: You won't be disappointed by the shave either.

Thanks, I'm looking forward to shaving with it; it's on deck for today. :smile:

biomesh
02-27-2009, 11:50 AM
Correct Royal, I used it this morning, the sent was light and you end up smelling like you've been cooking beef! Well maybe not that bad but you can really smell the Tallow. It was my first time with it; I thought I would go a week with it and do a review. Briefly it is very slick, and a good amount of protection but the lather falls apart fast. It could be the amount of water that I was using, but I had to add soap on each pass and whip up a new batch. But remember. It was the first try. On the other hand I'm sitting at work with a smooth BBS and did not have to add a moisturizer. So itís a good day!

I have a Tea Tree scented cream and don't smell anything but Tree Tree EO. As for the performance make sure you hydrate the cream for a bit (not sure if you face lather or not) and make sure you use enough product (it is pretty dense).

scottydoint
02-27-2009, 12:02 PM
http://s727.photobucket.com/albums/ww275/Scottydoints_Gillette_Collection/

My most recent scores are the Milord, the Old Type, #52 HD rocket Set, and the New De Luxe Big Fellow.

paul.c
02-27-2009, 01:24 PM
Hey Cool OS mug. And I think that i have a shave stick just like that one.

Mr.Gentleman
02-27-2009, 01:28 PM
I ordered 100 Feathers (http://global.ebay.com/100_FEATHER_Razor_Blades_NEW_Hi-Stainless_Double_Edge_/180331394414/item) for US $ 34.99!

I can't wait to try'em! :w00t:

Dustinl
02-27-2009, 01:32 PM
http://s727.photobucket.com/albums/ww275/Scottydoints_Gillette_Collection/

My most recent scores are the Milord, the Old Type, #52 HD rocket Set, and the New De Luxe Big Fellow.

Man, Scotty, that is one impressive collection!:thumbup1:


DL

JEEP
02-27-2009, 02:23 PM
Hey Cool OS mug. And I think that i have a shave stick just like that one.

:lol:

professorchaos
02-27-2009, 03:16 PM
Good start, but you have shown remarkable restraint. Just wait until you get a full blown AD.

JEEP
02-27-2009, 03:20 PM
Good start, but you have shown remarkable restraint. Just wait until you get a full blown AD.

Now I am getting scared :001_smile


Regards.

Jakob

Austin
02-27-2009, 03:29 PM
Very nice Jakob!

satyr2k2
02-27-2009, 03:42 PM
Hello gentlemen! Please excuse me if you don't recognize the name, I am a fairly quiet newbie to the forums but enjoy reading what all of you regular posters have to say. With that said, I happened to stumble across my first 'score' of my wet-shaving career not but a week or so ago.

While exploring a new shop in town, one that specializes in re-used and re-purposed items, I came across this guy, sitting in a box with some other junk... literally, junk.

It was marked $35. I just about started giggling, knowing full well as a former antiques collector that what I was looking at was worth way more, in its current condition, than $35.

Without further dawdling... first photo:
http://www.caseymhunt.com/images/razor/IMG_2645.JPG

What you are looking at is a Gillette Tuckaway. This one in particular is the NEW Nofolk with Bar Handle. I must say thank you VERY much to 'rodd' a fellow B&B poster who posted this thread (http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?p=747835), which is the source of all my information. Thank you rodd, else, I would have no idea what I actually purchased.

The condition of the razor when I purchased it was pretty good though it had some oxidation present on all parts, most evidently on the handle where it clearly had sat for a long time.

What REALLY struck me was that it came in its original box, with its original linen case, housing the original metal travel case with original blade case. This thing is basically intact the way it was when it left the store in the '20s. THAT, alone, I believe, makes it worth way more than the 35 bucks I paid.

Some shots of the recondition, my first, by the way:

http://www.caseymhunt.com/images/razor/IMG_2648.JPG
http://www.caseymhunt.com/images/razor/IMG_2649.JPG
http://www.caseymhunt.com/images/razor/IMG_2656.JPG
http://www.caseymhunt.com/images/razor/IMG_2661.JPG
http://www.caseymhunt.com/images/razor/IMG_2665.JPG

What I don't know, however, is how much this razor is actually worth. I realize 'worth' is relative, for I will never sell this gem, however, I am curious what the going price is of a razor in this series in this condition.

Thanks guys, for reading, and for checking out my first recondition and find. Appreciate any responses!

ALSO-- If you are interested in seeing a bigger photo gallery, here's a link to my Picasaweb photo gallery (http://picasaweb.google.com/casey.hunt/1920GilletteTuckawayRefurb).

Thanks again.

SilkySmooth
02-27-2009, 03:44 PM
That's awesome! Congrats!

satyr2k2
02-27-2009, 03:45 PM
Thank you very much! I'm pretty excited about the whole thing.. I'm even more excited I was able to get a mirror finish out of all the flat surfaces.

Nocturne
02-27-2009, 04:29 PM
Nice pictures and presentation; a real delight to look at. :001_smile Have you tried it yet?

satyr2k2
02-27-2009, 04:38 PM
Yes- I have had one shave with it so far. As I said I am quite the wet-shave newbie with only a few weeks and 2 blades under my belt...

I've been using a Classic Merkur closed comb- this Gillette seems a bit too aggressive for me, but I am going to try it again once I hone my skill a bit.

jeffb
02-27-2009, 05:34 PM
http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=16180

Abagadro
02-27-2009, 07:37 PM
A British TV Rocket just arrived. I took a bit of a flier on this as condition was not evident in the photo I had to go on, but it is basically flawless. Had some soap on it so was used but zero in the way of signs of use once I cleaned it off. That Rhodium really does hold up well and it is shiny as all get out. The photos don't do it justice.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y222/Abagadro/HPNX0030.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y222/Abagadro/HPNX0034.jpg

ctakim
02-27-2009, 08:49 PM
Nice, very nice. The outer packaging is a rare find. Enjoy!:001_smile

Deftim13
02-27-2009, 08:54 PM
Very nice!

papasmurf
02-27-2009, 09:14 PM
ill give you $36 for it plus actual shipping

DanOK
02-27-2009, 09:20 PM
Been out of pocket the last few days. The tuckaway is in good shape from what I can tell, it does have a small dent in the left side of case. Some plate loss on the head. Haven't cleaned it yet but no cracks or damage that I can tell. Clearly it was someone's daily shaver as the the blade box has a few Schick Plus Platinum blades in it, one of which is clearly used, and the overall crud around the open comb. Not bad for $6.50 but will know better once I've got it clean.

Ray Todd
02-27-2009, 10:23 PM
Not sure if this is the right forum, but I wanted to show off a nice case I just bought from Cooncatbob. I haven't decided which of my DEs is going to live here yet, but it does a great job holding a Fatboy....

TSWebster
02-27-2009, 10:30 PM
Nice case, I've got a case Bob made for me that I keep my grandfather's ball ended old type in.

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k28/Richard_Vorak/DSC00113.jpg

Ray Todd
02-27-2009, 10:42 PM
Bob does a great job on his products. Beautiful finish on your grandfather's razor also by the way.

DanOK
02-27-2009, 10:47 PM
Today's fine was a GEM Micromatic and two (2) Old Spice Lantern Decanters. The Decanter on the right has never been used and is full, the one on the left is empty. My pictures don't do the GEM justice the case is a deep dark brown with a walnut pattern. Has a piano hinge and is just beautiful.

amateriat
02-27-2009, 11:01 PM
Wow...might want one of those myself. Beautiful!

Edit: I noticed there aren't any cases pictured or mentioned on Bob's site. Were the cases shown here strictly "by request?"


- Barrett

Ray Todd
02-27-2009, 11:47 PM
There was a thread about them a couple of months ago. He's been working on a standard design, and the one I got looks a lot like some of the prototypes. I'm not sure if he ever decided on a standard, but he contacted me about this one since I had expressed an interest.

If I can find the thread, I'll post a link, otherwise just send him a PM and tell him what type razor you want to fit.

bunchoffives
02-28-2009, 12:47 AM
I was surprised to find these in the wild over the last week...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v646/bunchoffives/aristocrat.jpg

1946-47 Aristocrat - plating loss evident, but definitely shave-worthy.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v646/bunchoffives/slim.jpg

1965 Slim Adjustable - if this hadn't had a blade in it when I found it, I would have assumed it had never been used. Really excellent condition!

And my personal favorite score --

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v646/bunchoffives/hd2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v646/bunchoffives/hd1.jpg

British HD Rocket - after a little Maas and elbow grease this one turned into a stunning specimen. I'm really impressed by the heft and detailing on these! It puts my poor little 40s SS to shame.

D.Irving79
02-28-2009, 12:54 AM
he could pull off a dead on big fellow case if he wanted too. very nice.

TetchyPete
02-28-2009, 04:01 AM
Very nice score, they don't come along very often :w00t:

muddy250
02-28-2009, 06:20 AM
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h298/muddy250/EJC_9947s-3.jpg
Since last Saturday:
D.R. Harris Marlborough Soap (disappointingly unfragranced)
D.R. Harris refill (FOC after an enquiry to their customer services, thank you DRH!) nicely fragranced.
DMT 8C lapping plate.
Belgian Blue Whetstone 200x70mm
Belgian Yellow Coticule selected bout, natural combi with bbw on the reverse!:lol:
Kent BLK4, wow! Works beautifully even on soap which was unexpected.
Mr Taylor aftershave balm, (liked it so much I got another).
Mr Taylor Aftershave. My face doesn't like it, burned me two days in a row so won't be using again unless I treat it like a cologne.

After this lot I think I better back off for a week or two AD is a terrible thing...

cooncatbob
02-28-2009, 09:45 AM
You're not going to replate them?

I only replate razors that need it.
While both of these razors have micro cracks in the tubing the plating is pristine, no scratches or brassing.
If either of them were showing a lot of brass I'd have them replated no problem.

Topgumby
02-28-2009, 10:35 AM
These cases are amazing.

Masterofsparks
02-28-2009, 11:04 AM
Very impressive! I just might have one of these in my future!!

Tinkerputzer
02-28-2009, 11:21 AM
Man, Scotty, that is one impressive collection!:thumbup1:

+1 :thumbup:

thirdeye
02-28-2009, 11:23 AM
Looks like everyone is having a great week...Keep it up folks....Enjoy!!!!

spyoly
02-28-2009, 12:04 PM
My recent acquisition...:001_smile

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=16188

Ookla The Mok
02-28-2009, 12:13 PM
I got this lovely pair from GsSixgun (http://badgerandblade.com/vb/member.php?u=3559) in the mail today.:w00t:

Wishoot
02-28-2009, 01:23 PM
Picked this up for $8 today. It's in mint condition:

Topgumby
02-28-2009, 01:26 PM
You did. To soothe the injury of such injustice, I'll take it off your hands for $10.


Nice Score!

TetchyPete
02-28-2009, 01:28 PM
That's a once in a lifetime score, and a chrome one too! You know everyone here hates you now don't you? :biggrin:

PaulX608
02-28-2009, 01:35 PM
You did. To soothe the injury of such injustice, I'll take it off your hands for $10.


Nice Score!

X2!!!

I'd give $20!!!

JimBow
02-28-2009, 01:36 PM
Whoa, what is that thing? It looks sooooooo cool!

ambrose
02-28-2009, 01:49 PM
British HD Rocket - after a little Maas and elbow grease this one turned into a stunning specimen. I'm really impressed by the heft and detailing on these! It puts my poor little 40s SS to shame.





I wonder how it looks in a side by side picture comparison :smile:

cleancut
02-28-2009, 01:53 PM
Shuffled out to the mailbox to find that my order from Superlather.com and ShavingEssentials.com had arrived. Brought the mail into the house where I sorted out while the wife watched. I pretended to not be in any particular rush (while my heart seemingly 'bout burst out of my chest). SWMBO tells me to "go ahead, shave...get it out of your system", and I rush off to the bathroom with my new treasures. I received 2 (TALLOW BASED) Palmolive Shave Sticks, a Trumpers Lime refill, an Institute Karite puck and a bunch of samples from ShavingEssentials.com along with the usual hand written thank you card, (gotta love those guys). I must of looked funny trying to shave with GFT Lime on my left cheek, Institute Karite on my right, and Palmolive Shave Stick on my chin and down the center of my neck. I don't know which I like the best. Maybe I'll have to shave twice tomorrow. I can't wait!

Plott
02-28-2009, 02:12 PM
I must of looked funny trying to shave with GFT Lime on my left cheek, Institute Karite on my right, and Palmolive Shave Stick on my chin and down the center of my neck.

:lol::lol:

behrendprof
02-28-2009, 02:14 PM
Mailman was good all around - I received Provence Sante to day from a place called Touch of Europe (referenced here this week as having a special price on PS). I bought mine and they shipped very quickly. I was originally a bit put off by the cost of shippng but, given how fast it got here and how well the redware bowl was packed (bubble AND paper AND other stuff) - I'm competely OK.

Unfortunately, I'd already shaved for the day- have to wait until tomorrow to give this a try.

Wishoot
02-28-2009, 02:17 PM
Whoa, what is that thing? It looks sooooooo cool!

I believe it's called a Gillette Toggle. I'm assuming that these are somewhat rare.

JimBow
02-28-2009, 02:26 PM
Yeah, soon after asking the question I did some research. It is in fact a toggle, and they were produced in 1960, and I think that was the only year.

Lucky duck!:prrr::::wink:

rsvossen
02-28-2009, 02:32 PM
OK, this is one of those funny stories that you would never believe. Today I was in town to do some stocking up of my supplies. I went into a drugstore to get some new after shave balm. I wanted to try the Tabac Original After Shave Balm and while I was searching for it in the drugstore I found myself looking at a straight razor (in a franchised drugstor :lol:) wrapped up in a cheap plastic case. I had a look at it and at first sight I didn't think very much of it, since it had some stains on them. After some further research I found out that I was able to rub those stains of with my finger. It was actually oil to preserve the blade.

Anyway, I looked at the make, which was Malteser. I had never heard about it, therefore I still didn't think very much of it; evenmore when I found some minor scratches on the scales. After cheching the price, I thought I would take my chances - it was 14.95 EUR!!! The person that helped me said it was something left over in stock from years ago, hence the clearance!

As my barber had advised me to try and find a cheap straight razor to practise honing with, I definitely convinced myself to buy it. So I came home with a (new) straight razor, even though I was just stocking up on some shaving supplies.

As curious as I am, I decided to look up information one the internet. So I 'googled': malteser razor and it came up with the site zamberg.com. After searching for half a minute I found the razor that just looked like mine:
Malteser 7/8 (http://www.zamberg.com/zb/wide-7-8-straight-razor-original-schulze-by-malteser-solingen-germany-10196i.ashx)
I compared it completely and even took measurements.... conclusion it is the same. I never looked at the price until that second... I bought this straight razor for 14.95 and its retail price happened to be 199 USD!!!

As I continued reading on the website I found out that the etching was made out of 24K Gold!!! I couldn't believe what I ws reading. So I checked over and over again...

After stropping, I also did a HHT and the razor happens to be very sharp as well!

Let me say no more...


Here are some pictures (sorry for the quality):

Hanspleasure
02-28-2009, 02:41 PM
Great story! Thanks for sharing.

bunchoffives
02-28-2009, 02:42 PM
I wonder how it looks in a side by side picture comparison :smile:

A bit like this --

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v646/bunchoffives/hdvsss.jpg

The finish on the HD and SS is similar, but the knurling seems more pronounced on the HD. I also appreciate the ring towards the head of the HD -- it's a small detail but adds just that much more class to the overall appearance. You'd have to hold both in your hands to really notice the difference. The SS seems puny comparatively. I'll find out soon how the actual shave compares.

Hanspleasure
02-28-2009, 02:43 PM
My recent acquisition...:001_smile

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=16188

Wha??? Oh so so nice. I've only seen a few of those around.. I think Ray owns one himself! One day I'll fine one.. luckily I own couple of their American counterparts.

paul.c
02-28-2009, 02:46 PM
Pics? No pics? Where are the pics? I like to see the pics. Why no pics?

Welcome to the Blade.

Azza
02-28-2009, 02:56 PM
I love the mailman! :001_smile

- Aaron

Wishoot
02-28-2009, 03:04 PM
Yeah, soon after asking the question I did some research. It is in fact a toggle, and they were produced in 1960, and I think that was the only year.

Lucky duck!:prrr::::wink:

Thanks Jim.

wavescrashing
02-28-2009, 03:11 PM
That is a fantastic score! I only seem to find beat up techs and Rolls razors everywhere I look (antiqe stores).

bythbook
02-28-2009, 03:21 PM
Fantastic - I wish I had a razor from my ol' dad.

Lucky you & lucky Dad to have a son who appreciates him... be sure to let him know.

SmoovD
02-28-2009, 03:41 PM
Nice score. You did quite well with that purchase.

RILEY
02-28-2009, 03:57 PM
Shuffled out to the mailbox to find that my order from Superlather.com and ShavingEssentials.com had arrived. Brought the mail into the house where I sorted out while the wife watched. I pretended to not be in any particular rush (while my heart seemingly 'bout burst out of my chest). SWMBO tells me to "go ahead, shave...get it out of your system", and I rush off to the bathroom with my new treasures. I received 2 (TALLOW BASED) Palmolive Shave Sticks, a Trumpers Lime refill, an Institute Karite puck and a bunch of samples from ShavingEssentials.com along with the usual hand written thank you card, (gotta love those guys). I must of looked funny trying to shave with GFT Lime on my left cheek, Institute Karite on my right, and Palmolive Shave Stick on my chin and down the center of my neck. I don't know which I like the best. Maybe I'll have to shave twice tomorrow. I can't wait!


Nice score :w00t:

Ru4scuba?
02-28-2009, 04:00 PM
Hilarious story...I'm the same way and so is SWMBO! lol

AceBuckeye
02-28-2009, 04:08 PM
Very nice looking razor, here's to many great shaves with it!

Not4you
02-28-2009, 04:32 PM
thanks guys. I'll take some pics when my new gear arrives next week.

and yes, I appreciate my dad - and even more so if he'd also hand down the keys to his '71 Mustang!

bythbook
02-28-2009, 04:40 PM
ahhh... you ungrateful young whelps are all alike.

Get off my lawn...!

Henrique
02-28-2009, 06:33 PM
Very nice! lucky you!

Tinkerputzer
02-28-2009, 08:00 PM
Found this in the wild today, an old spice mug with hardly used ss. I've heard good things about old spice, but man 'o man do these things ever give away the lather, and good lather too!

Windwalker
02-28-2009, 09:41 PM
I picked these up in SD, while on business, a Senator with a case, a Frankentech, a New head on a Fat Tech Handle with a red and black case, a Muschel straight, a Rubberset 200-3, a Christy w/ box and instructions, the Schick box contains 4 original blades and 6 Gillette blades, and the purple box contains 20 Valet and 3 Enders Blades. Enroute is a New handle to replace the tech handle, along with 3 SE's, 2 Gems and a Star Fat Man, and a box for my Gem lather catcher, thanks to Cooncat Bob . :biggrin: :biggrin:

Nick D.E.vious
02-28-2009, 09:47 PM
I forgot to post the picture of the ranger tech from last week. Also, here are my acquisitions of the week. Regards, Nick

ctakim
02-28-2009, 10:02 PM
A Toggle for $8??:eek: Who what where when and how? Please tell us the story behind this!!

ctakim
02-28-2009, 10:12 PM
What razor is that in the Big Fellow wooden case? Is that a Rocket?

dixee6
02-28-2009, 10:13 PM
Everyone here is dead wrong! Don't listen to them. Eight dollars is way too much money, hell,...eight pesos would be too much money! The better deal would have been if you had gotten it for free. Plain and simple but you still have a super nice razor there you'd better sleep with one eye open cuz theres a lot of good ol' boys here who'd love to take it! Warm lather to you!:tongue_sm

scottydoint
02-28-2009, 10:13 PM
What razor is that in the Big Fellow wooden case? Is that a Rocket?

that is a Senator

Nick D.E.vious
02-28-2009, 10:15 PM
What an unbelievable score. Congrats!

ctakim
02-28-2009, 10:16 PM
Even more impressive then!:001_smile

Nick D.E.vious
02-28-2009, 10:20 PM
Heck, what do I know? I had a feeling the wooden case wasn't an original. My gut told me that because the razor handle didn't fit the whole length of the case. I really thought the razor in the wooden case was a ranger tech. You guys say it's a senator? Please correct me if I'm wrong. Regards, Nick

Wishoot
02-28-2009, 10:48 PM
A Toggle for $8??:eek: Who what where when and how? Please tell us the story behind this!!

Just dumb luck and being in the right place at the right time.

ctakim
02-28-2009, 11:11 PM
Was it an antique store, thrift shop, estate sale?? It could not have been eBay, that is for sure!:001_smile

Wishoot
02-28-2009, 11:14 PM
Was it an antique store, thrift shop, estate sale?? It could not have been eBay, that is for sure!:001_smile

It was an antique store that I thought I cleaned out a month or two ago.

I guess it pays to check back once in a while.

I did score an extremely nice Fat Boy at a thrift store about four months ago. Cost me a whopping $1.

nuovorecord
02-28-2009, 11:14 PM
Picked this up for $8 today. It's in mint condition:

You're not winning too many "Mr. Popularity" votes around here, you know that, don't you? :biggrin:

Sweet find! Congrats!

glennz
02-28-2009, 11:17 PM
Picked up some Tabac edC and some Kaloderma SC today.

Masterofsparks
02-28-2009, 11:18 PM
Well to give you a little insight I paid $120 for a toggle in mint condition with original box and papers.......So at $8 for this I think you did very well! Oh and it shaves pretty well also!

Wishoot
02-28-2009, 11:22 PM
Well to give you a little insight I paid $120 for a toggle in mint condition with original box and papers.......So at $8 for this I think you did very well! Oh and it shaves pretty well also!

I'm kind of afraid to use it. It's so unique and cool looking, I don't want to risk messing it up.

Is the shave similar to a Fat Boy?

JEEP
03-01-2009, 06:23 AM
That is some score :001_smile

Really shows that good deals are still to be found out in the wild.


Regards.

Jakob

Starfury
03-01-2009, 07:41 AM
A bit like this --

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v646/bunchoffives/hdvsss.jpg

The finish on the HD and SS is similar, but the knurling seems more pronounced on the HD. I also appreciate the ring towards the head of the HD -- it's a small detail but adds just that much more class to the overall appearance. You'd have to hold both in your hands to really notice the difference. The SS seems puny comparatively. I'll find out soon how the actual shave compares.

Very nice bunchoffives. :thumbup1:

Now I'm going to have to puy my British HD to the test as well. I still have yet to use it as I'm leaning more towards 3-piece razors now.

Cheers.

Starfury
03-01-2009, 07:44 AM
My recent acquisition...:001_smile

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=16188

A beauty indeed spyoly. :cool:

I've come this close to getting one of these, but been nicked at the last minute.

Nice to see it going to someone here and not another profiteer.

Cheers.

thirdeye
03-01-2009, 07:50 AM
My recent acquisition...:001_smile

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=16188

That is a sweet razor, I picked up one just like it a few weeks back...Enjoy!!!

Starfury
03-01-2009, 07:52 AM
To me $8 is a great deal on anything these days.

You certainly can't buy much gas (or petrol) for $8.

And you aren't going to get anything for $8 that is going to impress as many people here as that Chrome Toggle will. OK maybe an $8 bottom-dial I95.

The finest score for the money I've seen in quite some time my friend.

Cheers.

Starfury
03-01-2009, 07:54 AM
Pics? No pics? Where are the pics? I like to see the pics. Why no pics?

Welcome to the Blade.

Paul here is addicted to razor porn.

You will discover this once you've been around for awhile.

So please post pictures soon for the good of us all. :lol:

Cheers.

thirdeye
03-01-2009, 07:55 AM
Picked this up for $8 today. It's in mint condition:


What were you thinking? 8.00 for that...man you got taken to the cleaners this time....

Look, I'll help right the wrongs and send you 20.00 for it.....:biggrin:

Very nice score sir!!!

thirdeye
03-01-2009, 08:02 AM
Fantastic story, thanks for sharing it with us. I'm sure you'll use it with pride and dare I say, get the best shaves of your life....Enjoy!!!

PaulX608
03-01-2009, 08:04 AM
What were you thinking? 8.00 for that...man you got taken to the cleaners this time....

Look, I'll help right the wrongs and send you 20.00 for it.....:biggrin:

Very nice score sir!!!

Easy there, I already made the $20 offer!:hand:

In all seriousness, that's a great deal on a great razor. Always wanted a toggle. Although I've got the straight bug and likely won't be purchasing any safety razors for a while. GREAT score!

copperhead
03-01-2009, 08:04 AM
"Contra Felicem vix deus vires habet." :ouch1:

copperhead
03-01-2009, 08:09 AM
Priceless, the razor and the history linked to it. Use it in good health.

Poulin
03-01-2009, 10:34 AM
Good story indeed.

Take good care of that razor.

Stubblefield
03-01-2009, 11:23 AM
Received my order from TESC yesterday, two EJ razors and some sandalwood shave soap. I'll post pix later.


SWMBO tells me to "go ahead, shave...get it out of your system"Hilarious.

thirdeye
03-01-2009, 11:25 AM
I must of looked funny trying to shave with GFT Lime on my left cheek, Institute Karite on my right, and Palmolive Shave Stick on my chin and down the center of my neck.

I would have expected nothing less.....:lol:

Nice package of goodies for sure...Enjoy!!!

ambrose
03-01-2009, 12:29 PM
A bit like this --

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v646/bunchoffives/hdvsss.jpg

The finish on the HD and SS is similar, but the knurling seems more pronounced on the HD. I also appreciate the ring towards the head of the HD -- it's a small detail but adds just that much more class to the overall appearance. You'd have to hold both in your hands to really notice the difference. The SS seems puny comparatively. I'll find out soon how the actual shave compares.

Very nice thank you for posting this. Let us know how the shave goes, im currently off of TTO type razors but im still curious. :001_smile

JimBow
03-01-2009, 12:59 PM
This isn't anything too spectacular or special, but it's my first legit set I've bought. I ordered it a few weeks ago, and it finally arrived while I was working my shift tonight.:biggrin:

The person who sold me this also threw in the hunting magazines to share with the guys around the place.

paul.c
03-01-2009, 01:02 PM
This isn't anything too spectacular or special, but it's my first legit set I've bought. I ordered it a few weeks ago, and it finally arrived while I was working my shift tonight.:biggrin:

The person who sold me this also threw in the hunting magazines to share with the guys around the place.
So of course we took pics. Cause shaving takes priority over acft maint.

JimBow
03-01-2009, 01:05 PM
So of course we took pics. Cause shaving takes priority over acft maint.

Well, why fix an Apache when you can take some sweet pics of an even sweeter shave kit? DUH!:tongue_sm

thirdeye
03-01-2009, 01:09 PM
Well, why fix an Apache when you can take some sweet pics of an even sweeter shave kit? DUH!:tongue_sm

Sounds logical to me....:001_rolle

JEEP
03-01-2009, 02:25 PM
This isn't anything too spectacular or special, but it's my first legit set I've bought. I ordered it a few weeks ago, and it finally arrived while I was working my shift tonight.:biggrin:

Nice pics :thumbup1:

My girlfriend bought me a tubewinder today:


http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e259/Jakobeep/Vintage/Score010309_01.jpg

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e259/Jakobeep/Vintage/Score010309_02.jpg


Regards.

Jakob

TetchyPete
03-01-2009, 03:35 PM
That's very cool :cool:

spanx
03-01-2009, 05:24 PM
Here's what I got yesterday.The brush I just got finished with.The handle came from a ladies leg shaving brush retrofitted with a 26mm knot.The straight is a George Wostenholm suedo frameback.The de is a gillette travel razor date M-4 which is 1967 I think. Comes with a gold zippered case and I believe it is mint because it still has the cardboard insert in the head.

Deftim13
03-01-2009, 07:30 PM
Nice pics :thumbup1:

My girlfriend bought me a tubewinder today:


http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e259/Jakobeep/Vintage/Score010309_01.jpg

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e259/Jakobeep/Vintage/Score010309_02.jpg


Regards.

Jakob

Where did she buy it, Disneyland???:lol::lol::lol:

Not4you
03-01-2009, 08:54 PM
Pics? No pics? Where are the pics? I like to see the pics. Why no pics?

Welcome to the Blade.

So here are a few pics. I picked up the $2 Wal-Mart soap today solely for the purpose of having soap in the pics - and because strangely I now want to purchase all things shaving. The CR bag I use to hold a camera lens so I added it for dramatic effect.

Enjoy ...

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p184/Not-4-you/ShavingKit_0070.jpg

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p184/Not-4-you/ShavingKit_0068pp.jpg

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p184/Not-4-you/ShavingKit_0061pp.jpg

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p184/Not-4-you/ShavingKit_0059pp.jpg

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p184/Not-4-you/ShavingKit_0062pp.jpg


But now seeing these pics I can see how dull the finish is. Time to bust out the dremmel tool with some polishing gadgets ...

.

Ru4scuba?
03-01-2009, 08:58 PM
Nice pics! Welcome to B&B and great story!

I'm hoping some day to score my Dad's Fat Boy..he still has it stored away at home somewhere!

Ru4scuba?
03-01-2009, 09:00 PM
Ouch...ol toggle paid $120????

Sounds like you got a bargain bud!

scottydoint
03-01-2009, 09:12 PM
Heck of a deal. I paid $155 for my Near Mint set with the instructions and warranty card.
http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww275/Scottydoints_Gillette_Collection/Gillette%20Adjustables/IMG_0166.jpg
http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww275/Scottydoints_Gillette_Collection/Gillette%20Adjustables/IMG_0171.jpg

ambrose
03-01-2009, 09:22 PM
wow what a great deal :w00t:
makes me want to head out tomorrow to hit up some shops that I haven't been in a while.

ambrose
03-01-2009, 09:32 PM
Awesome :001_smile

SRock
03-01-2009, 10:03 PM
Cool story, thanks for sharing!

VR6ofpain
03-01-2009, 10:24 PM
Sweet score. What do you think about the shave?

The fact that it is Nickel plated makes it SO MUCH MORE desirable. People love the nickel NEWs.

D.Irving79
03-01-2009, 10:28 PM
wowowowowowowowowowowow.

...wow.

thats the only type of that razor i actually DO want :w00t:

smalltownlegend
03-01-2009, 11:16 PM
Impressive, now go forth and find another one and send it to me!:biggrin:

satyr2k2
03-01-2009, 11:20 PM
LOL -- Will do.

JEEP
03-02-2009, 12:49 AM
No, at the Danish Industrial museum. But I see what you mean :001_smile


Regards.

Jakob

paul.c
03-02-2009, 12:55 AM
Thanks for the pics. I looooove razor porn. I can't help it. I am an addict. Great little razor. I am a fan of this style.

pablo_h
03-02-2009, 12:58 AM
I've heard of toggles, but never seen one before.
I thought I did OK paying $17.50 for a fatboy, but that toggle is a great buy!

SRock
03-02-2009, 01:09 AM
Looks like a great haul.

Hanspleasure
03-02-2009, 02:31 AM
What an awesome score.. congrats and use it or admire it in great health!
Not sure about value but it is certainly worth more than you paid for it.. probably a few times more :biggrin:

muddy250
03-02-2009, 03:22 AM
Looks like a great haul.

Cheers, quite a week for me. Never gonna top this!

SRock
03-02-2009, 03:42 AM
Excellent score! :thumbup:

Stubblefield
03-02-2009, 07:37 AM
That is a sweet looking toggle.

Stubblefield
03-02-2009, 07:39 AM
I joined this forum 3 months ago, this is what it has done to me:



http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e259/Jakobeep/Vintage/Den_260209_02.jpg


I had just only (temporarely) satisfied my RAD when SBAD set in :001_smile


Regards.

Jakob
You have it BAD. :biggrin:

If you don't mind my asking, what shave bowl is that?

JEEP
03-02-2009, 01:48 PM
It's an antique thin-walled enamel metal bowl. Excellent for keeping my lather warm while floating around in the sink.


Regards.

Jakob

Dustinl
03-02-2009, 02:12 PM
Dang, Jakob!!! You have it BAD!!!

Looks great!


DL

johnniegold
03-02-2009, 03:25 PM
I remember being in grip of SBAD. Glorious days I tell ya, glorious days. :biggrin:

Enjoy it.

muddy250
03-02-2009, 04:40 PM
Nice! When do you plan to start on straights.....? :wink:

Windwalker
03-02-2009, 08:25 PM
I had to post these, the box arrived today from Cooncat Bob, he made it to fit either the lather catcher or the 1912 style Gems. There is a spacer that I can leave in or remove as needed. My pictures absolutely do not do it justice.

JEEP
03-03-2009, 12:49 AM
Thanks for all the compliments :001_smile

I am actually toying with the thought of getting a shavette, I am not really willing to shell out for a full set of razor, hones and strop right now. So a shavette seems like a good starting point.


Regards.

Jakob

featherman
03-03-2009, 01:42 AM
Hi, very nice set of razors (to start with ...)
I cant identify all of them :frown: can you write which ones are shown?
And, what's your favourite?

/Alexander

JEEP
03-03-2009, 09:58 AM
Sure:


http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e259/Jakobeep/Vintage/Den_260209_01.jpg

From the left: Merkur HD 34C, Merkur Classic Open Comb, 40s Gillette Super Speed, two British alu-handeled Techs, two Swedish Matador De Luxe


http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e259/Jakobeep/Vintage/Den_260209_02.jpg

In the Old Spice Mug: Military Issue Gillette Tech w. black plastic handle, British Gillette Slim Twist, Chinese Flying Tiger Brand teck-clone, two no-name open combs (one of them a tine travel razor)


http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e259/Jakobeep/Vintage/Den_260209_03.jpg

Merkur Barberpole 38C, Yuma/Luftwaffe replica, Gillette Ball-End Old Type


My favourites are the Merkur HD 34C, the 40s Gillette SS and the Matador De Luxe with the barberpole handle.


Regards.

Jakob

amateriat
03-03-2009, 05:27 PM
Here was my treat, as of a week and a half ago:

http://mysite.verizon.net/bwbenton/Shaved!/Twogillettes.jpg

From a fellow B&B'er: 1972 Gillette Super Adjustable & late-40s Gillette Aristocrat, with a handful of Dorco and Gillette yellow 7 O'Clock blades thrown in. These are my first vintage Gillettes. I've been positively hooked on the Aristocrat/Dorco combination for the past several days...some of the sweetest, closest and smoothest shaves I've had in a while. I've shied away from non-adjustables in the past, so this was revelatory, especially given that I started with a Merkur Vision and Futur, in that order.


- Barrett

VR6ofpain
03-06-2009, 07:15 PM
Picked this up back in Feb. Still polishing it a little. Unfortunately the seller did not mention the crack in the handle. I still decided to keep it, as I have never seen a J.A. Henckels DE razor and the head is different than the Merkur HD head.
The case is unique too, being baby blue cardboard lined in t super thin glossy coating of vinyl or something. The velvet is in good shape and so are the blade cases.

http://i8.ebayimg.com/05/i/001/32/c2/51a2_1.JPG

Tinkerputzer
03-07-2009, 03:42 PM
Picked this up back in Feb. Still polishing it a little. Unfortunately the seller did not mention the crack in the handle. I still decided to keep it, as I have never seen a J.A. Henckels DE razor and the head is different than the Merkur HD head.
The case is unique too, being baby blue cardboard lined in t super thin glossy coating of vinyl or something. The velvet is in good shape and so are the blade cases.

http://i8.ebayimg.com/05/i/001/32/c2/51a2_1.JPG

Sweet score! Got any close-ups of the head. I'm curious :001_smile