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    Mike's Hungarian Lavender. There is nothing quite...

    Mike's Hungarian Lavender. There is nothing quite like it.
  2. Polarbeard, thanks. I'm expecting my Maggard...

    Polarbeard, thanks. I'm expecting my Maggard stainless handle any day now, and the first razor I use it with will be a Fatip. Shaving with a handle that weighs 150g will be quite an experience! :w00t:
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    +1. For me, BBS requires touch-up after the third...

    +1. For me, BBS requires touch-up after the third pass. It's usually worth it, but it's also when I'm most likely to draw blood -- that one touch-up stroke too many. :mad3:
  4. Excellent, thorough comparison -- thank you! I...

    Excellent, thorough comparison -- thank you! I probably shave with Fatip 40% of the time, ATT H2 with Kronos handle 40% of the time, and other (2011 R41, MMOC) the rest of the time. To me the Fatip...
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    Actually, you can. See this post...

    Actually, you can. See this post in this thread.
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    Bought one -- couldn't resist. I thought my UFO...

    Bought one -- couldn't resist. I thought my UFO Goliath was over the top at 115g, but this thing is 35g heavier!

    If it's too heavy to shave with, it'll make a nice paperweight. :laugh:
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    Mühle 2011 R41 with Weber Classic handle / Personna Lab (1)
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    Another vote here for the Fatip or the ATT H2,...

    Another vote here for the Fatip or the ATT H2, which happen to be my two favorite razors in the world. If you choose the Fatip, I strongly recommend getting a better handle for it. The Weber Bulldog...
  9. I'm a puck latherer and my pucks last forever....

    I'm a puck latherer and my pucks last forever. Don't sweat it.
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    You can have one pass, or you can have...

    You can have one pass, or you can have perfection, but you can't have both. Fact of life.
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    I wouldn't rush to blame the blade. I've gotten...

    I wouldn't rush to blame the blade. I've gotten many a good shave with Treets. (YMMV, of course. ) Sounds like the lather was the main problem. If you're used to using "goo" you may be using too...
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    It's a way of getting to use your accumulated...

    It's a way of getting to use your accumulated hardware and software on a regular basis. In other words, just fun. One of each will get the job done just as well, but variety is one of the big...
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    Denim Original.

    Denim Original.
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    I often drink my single malts over ice. To be...

    I often drink my single malts over ice. To be sure, the best way to get to know a scotch is to sniff, sip straight, then open it up with little bit of water. Once I'm on familiar terms with a scotch,...
  15. Neck is a delicate area. Definitely stick to WTG...

    Neck is a delicate area. Definitely stick to WTG for the indefinite future -- until you consistently come away with no irritation. Only then should you experiment with XTG or ATG, and bear in mind...
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    Good show. Ain't it nice? HP has been on...

    Good show. Ain't it nice?



    HP has been on my to-try list for quite a while. Let us know what you think.

    I would also second the suggestion of Talisker 10. One of my all-time favorites; I...
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    Peat and smoke. Maybe it's my bias, but I find...

    Peat and smoke. Maybe it's my bias, but I find peaty, smoky (and spicy) scotches more complex and challenging than those that deliver tamer flavors like sherry, fruit, vanilla, etc. Not that I always...
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    In that price range you might want to try...

    In that price range you might want to try Aberfeldy, Dewar's mass-market single malt offering. Nice, everday-drinking whisky, IMHO. A little further up the scale is Cragganmore 12, a great point of...
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    I revisited my Williams puck a few months back....

    I revisited my Williams puck a few months back. The lather sucked, and so did the shaves. It makes a very nice bath soap, though.
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    Super job! :thumbup:

    Super job! :thumbup:
  21. I knew from Day One that I wasn't in this to save...

    I knew from Day One that I wasn't in this to save money. I was in it to get better shaves -- which, of course, I do. :thumbup:
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    Thanks, DEGuy!

    Thanks, DEGuy!
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    I posted initial impressions here...

    I posted initial impressions here and in subsequent posts in that thread. I ended up gifting it to a friend, who says it's become his all-time favorite razor.
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    +1. It's my daily driver.

    +1. It's my daily driver.
  25. +1,000,000. I used to stretch out one cart for a...

    +1,000,000. I used to stretch out one cart for a month or two, but my face hurt a lot and I often had to skip shaving a day because of the discomfort. Now I spend a few bucks a month on DE blades and...
  26. ATT Kronos H2 and Fatips with Weber or UFO...

    ATT Kronos H2 and Fatips with Weber or UFO handles (UFO Kaiser Short left in photo)

    http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=47188
  27. +1 :thumbsup:

    +1 :thumbsup:
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    For most of my shaving life my only AS was witch...

    For most of my shaving life my only AS was witch hazel, and I wouldn't be surprised if most men in the world did the same -- or used no AS at all. It seems crazy now that I've discovered the joys of...
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    Add Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Lime to the...

    Add Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Lime to the list. Excellent scent, lather, and performance. It's the only C&E soap I've tried, but based on this one I'd surely likely to try others in the line.
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    Well whaddyaknow. I had no idea there's a blue...

    Well whaddyaknow. I had no idea there's a blue version. Must try that.
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    You are lucky indeed. Arko is one of those...

    You are lucky indeed. Arko is one of those shaving products that I will never be without. :thumbsup:
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    To quantify it for you, I go through a bottle of...

    To quantify it for you, I go through a bottle of The Veg every 6 months or so, while my almost-empty bottle of Iceland Breeze is 3 years old. So I guess that makes IB about 6 times weirder for me....
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    Nice deal. Always good to hear about a reliable...

    Nice deal. Always good to hear about a reliable seller. And kudos to them for recognizing "the virtually unknown but brilliant MASTER's ICELANDIC BREEZE". (Well, actually, it's Iceland Breeze, but no...
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    A 14-oz bottle is 4 bucks and change at Appleton...

    A 14-oz bottle is 4 bucks and change at Appleton Barber Supply.

    Appleton is my go-to site for old-fashioned-barber-shop-style aftershaves. They have a wide selection and great customer service....
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    Arko

    Arko
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    I found it "grippy" enough, even with wet, soapy...

    I found it "grippy" enough, even with wet, soapy hands. It's a high-quality, interesting razor, for sure. But mine will probably end up on B/S/T, only because it's not as simpatico -- or as effective...
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    I've now had two more shaves with the Standard,...

    I've now had two more shaves with the Standard, for a total of three. For my first shave I had less than a full day's growth, and I had no trouble getting a BBS. The last two shaves were with two...
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    I'm in the "salt and pepper" stage, and I find...

    I'm in the "salt and pepper" stage, and I find that a tiny dab of Master Well Comb Hairdressing, applied just before or after combing in the morning, tones down the gray without in any way attempting...
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    True, and they graciously say they'll live with...

    True, and they graciously say they'll live with any variations as "nicknames". Also, the issue, such as it is, appears to be a temporary one, because:



    Such minor details aside, I'm looking...
  40. Cool use of ... tags! :thumbsup:

    Cool use of ... tags! :thumbsup:
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