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  1. In that period I think so: citronella might be...

    In that period I think so: citronella might be more precise. Earlier there were some rose-scented versions.
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    Try this link: Creating A Shave Stick

    Try this link: Creating A Shave Stick
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    That sounds like the 50 post / 45 day rule: you...

    That sounds like the 50 post / 45 day rule: you qualify on posts but lack 10 days. Or if you do not want to wait, I believe you should be able to comment on the page.
  4. Welcome to B&B!

    Welcome to B&B!
  5. Thread: Lather Help?

    by mblakele
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    Not enough water. You might try making some...

    Not enough water. You might try making some practice lathers: soap is cheaper than a bad shave.
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    The Omega 10066 is a great value for boar. Basic...

    The Omega 10066 is a great value for boar. Basic plastic handle, but it is a good knot and a good size for both bowl and face lathering.
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    Can you paste in a link to where are you looking...

    Can you paste in a link to where are you looking and the company number, please? I know of these companies, all inactive:


    06615558 ROBERT ALEXANDER ROONEY & SONS LTD dissolved 2014-07-15.
    ...
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    This is the outfit in South Africa, yes? I...

    This is the outfit in South Africa, yes?

    I have been curious about their brushes myself, but not quite enough to risk an order. Some of their models look remarkably like modern brushes from other...
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    Look closely at the tips. The tiny hooks and...

    Look closely at the tips. The tiny hooks and curls clump together, sort of like velcro.

    http://www.badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=40788

    Badger hairs are normally straight,...
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    The Schick injector model A might qualify, ca....

    The Schick injector model A might qualify, ca. 1926. I believe those blades were always intended to be disposable, and it counts as an SE razor in my book.

    For GEM-style specifically I think there...
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    At least one person prefers the FB to the RFB....

    At least one person prefers the FB to the RFB. Yes, me.

    EDIT: I should have mentioned that I use my FB with a BRW Bull Mastiff handle, which adds quite a bit of weight. My only RFB is a two-piece...
  12. Thread: Arko Stick

    by mblakele
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    Not much, but try...

    Not much, but try http://www.evyap.com.tr/en/kurumsal/tarihce.asp. That history says that Evyap started soap production in 1927. My guess is that Arko came along later. The first television...
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    The Milady set also appeared with the 15 plate:...

    The Milady set also appeared with the 15 plate: http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/305281-NEW-Deluxe-guard-plate-variations presents one example that I used to own. It seems the three-piece...
  14. That sounds normal. A brush holds lather much...

    That sounds normal. A brush holds lather much like a sponge holds water: mostly capillary action and surface tension, I think. Squeeze away. If you notice that the core lather feels different than...
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    Coatings, in my opinion. The warnings first...

    Coatings, in my opinion. The warnings first appeared in the early 1960s, around the same time as coated blades. Before then gents used to wipe off their uncoated carbon steel blades, to prevent rust....
  16. Thread: Arko Stick

    by mblakele
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    If Arko dries out your skin, try adding even more...

    If Arko dries out your skin, try adding even more water. I find that Arko lather looks ready when it is still a bit dry.
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    Sticky: Yes, the 1918 Gillette Blade is a useful source....

    Yes, the 1918 Gillette Blade is a useful source. The wiki page Gillette_Timeline references it frequently, as do earlier posts in this thread.
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    We can always celebrate both, but I also prefer...

    We can always celebrate both, but I also prefer 1930-03-06 for the NEW. We are a little inconsistent because we celebrate the 1904 patent date for the Old Type and the announcement date for the New...
  19. The gallery tag still seems to work. Like this: ...

    The gallery tag still seems to work. Like this:




    Baili_Blue
    Baili_Blue_2
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    Sticky: Probably not, based on my experience with other...

    Probably not, based on my experience with other vintage soaps. Once the scent is gone, it is gone.

    But you could try re-scenting it:...
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    I see it on amazon.ca — not sure about physical...

    I see it on amazon.ca — not sure about physical retailers.
  22. Thanks for pointing that out. The instructions...

    Thanks for pointing that out. The instructions need updating, and anyway it seems to be broken. I will add it to our little list.
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    But if you read those objections to the foil and...

    But if you read those objections to the foil and soda method, it seems clear that they do not apply. The foil is disposable and used only once, so it is always clean. I have never seen a problem with...
  24. Yes, but there is the risk of overdoing that...

    Yes, but there is the risk of overdoing that pre-shave exfoliation. Then even a normal shave can end up in irritation. Different people have different skin and hair, so the right prep has some YMMV...
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    Sensitivities like that are most often...

    Sensitivities like that are most often scent-related: one of those essential oils or fragrance oils.
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    I took care of the wiki page, Luc. It looks to...

    I took care of the wiki page, Luc.

    It looks to me like the principal ingredients for bowl and stick are about the same, but in a different order. I am not sure how significant that is: in theory...
  27. http://wiki.badgerandblade.com/Shopping%20by%20Cou...

    http://wiki.badgerandblade.com/Shopping%20by%20Country is always a good place to start: USA_SFBay_CA.

    Sadly, as far as I know there is nothing like Pasteurs, nor the various shops in the LA area.
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    Probably Joyce:...

    Probably Joyce: https://books.google.com/books?id=AoIpAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA414
  29. Thread: Feather pkg

    by mblakele
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    Post a photo. There are different labels in...

    Post a photo. There are different labels in different markets, and for 10 packs vs 5 packs.
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    The point is to break up years of soap scum and...

    The point is to break up years of soap scum and other crud. That is basically a job for a bathroom cleaning product, so anything that is safe on metal bathroom fixtures should be fine. Like razors,...
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    Yes and no. Mostly your technique gets better and...

    Yes and no. Mostly your technique gets better and you make fewer mistakes, giving your skin a better chance to heal up in between shaves. But there is some scientific evidence that shaving promotes...
  32. Thread: Neck question

    by mblakele
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    Better to miss some hair than risk irritation....

    Better to miss some hair than risk irritation. Resist the temptation to overshave.
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    Also try the mobile theme...

    Also try the mobile theme (same link is at the bottom of every page).
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    Arko is another soap that works well in hard...

    Arko is another soap that works well in hard water.

    Or you can use more soap. Hard water acts sort of like anti-soap: you need enough soap to counteract the hardness, then more soap to lather with.
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    As you already know, any B&B member in good...

    As you already know, any B&B member in good standing can edit wiki pages. For joining the team... maybe Luc has already contacted you? If not you can PM him.
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    According to...

    According to http://books.google.com/books?id=E6NZd17WtWoC&pg=PA151#v=onepage&q&f=false the Ulster Knife Company had a Kingston Cutlery trademark. But I am not sure if they made straight razors under...
  37. "Force to cut" (FTC) is the what most scientific...

    "Force to cut" (FTC) is the what most scientific sharpness studies seem to concentrate on. It is the amount of force required for a given blade to cut through a test material mounted in a test rig....
  38. They are all just alcohol and scent. You might be...

    They are all just alcohol and scent. You might be sensitive to the clove oil in the bay rum, or to another scent component.
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    You already have some excellent advice here. I...

    You already have some excellent advice here. I will just underline that the problems seem to start around 48 hours after a shave. Right?

    What about doing something in between the shave and 48...
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    I like the label. Maybe ca. 1942? Williams with...

    I like the label. Maybe ca. 1942? Williams with soothing lanolin was advertised in LIFE around that time. Product development probably went on hold during the war, and then in the 1950s there was an...
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