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  1. Thread: No guard DE?

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    Still with this? Like Gytis, I'm hardly ever...

    Still with this? Like Gytis, I'm hardly ever using anything else. No other razor has given me a shave that is so close, yet so irritation-free. It's amazing. It takes a few weeks' practice to get...
  2. Thread: No guard DE?

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    Waaah!

    I'm disappointed that no one has responded to my thread about BBX-style base plates. I know that many of you who are into devette shaving have made your own by cannibalizing base plates from razors...
  3. Thread: Fatip or R41?

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    $31.50 will get you a decent burger with...

    $31.50 will get you a decent burger with trimmings. :wink:
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    Fatip devette (BBX base plate) / Kai (1)

    Fatip devette (BBX base plate) / Kai (1)
  5. Thread: Fatip or R41?

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    I have the 2011 R41 and several Fatips. For me...

    I have the 2011 R41 and several Fatips. For me the Fatip is much smoother than, but as effective as, the R41. Here's a pair of 'em, with UFO handles:
    ...
  6. Thread: No guard DE?

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    Welcome to B&B, and let us know how the BBX shave...

    Welcome to B&B, and let us know how the BBX shave went! :badger:
  7. Thread: No guard DE?

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    Yet another franken-devette

    This time a Fatip with Weber Bulldog handle and BBX base plate -- expertly finished in Black Cerakote, along with its companion Fatip-Weber (with normal base plate) in Cerakote Flat Dark Earth....
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    Welcome to B&B! :badger: Also check out the...

    Welcome to B&B! :badger:

    Also check out the Shaving Soaps forum.

    And PS: Don't give up on MWF until you read up a bit on how to lather it.
    ...
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    Trumper's Rose

    Trumper's Rose
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    I see him! :biggrin:

    I see him! :biggrin:
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    +10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
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    There's nothing quite like TOBS Avocado. At...

    There's nothing quite like TOBS Avocado. At least, I haven't found anything.

    I would also highly recommend T&H Limes and C&E West Indian Lime -- great for warm weather or any other time of year!
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    Sounds like you're doing great! And remember.......

    Sounds like you're doing great! And remember....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQlImg2bm28
  14. I've noticed recently that the baristas (a/k/a...

    I've noticed recently that the baristas (a/k/a people who do the grunt work) at Starbucks now respond normally to a request for a "small" or "medium" coffee, whereas they used to translate it for you...
  15. Thread: Arko - Wow.

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    If you have a stick or 12 of Arko that's not...

    If you have a stick or 12 of Arko that's not doing it for you scent-wise, just let them lie around for 2-3 years. (Think of it as an investment. :wink:) The scent mellows nicely to a more generic,...
  16. 1) You may find that the extra heft and size of...

    1) You may find that the extra heft and size of the MR8 handle makes you more careful and deliberate in your shaving technique. That was my experience, anyway. It builds muscles you didn't know you...
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    Fatip/Premax/Joris heads are all the same design,...

    Fatip/Premax/Joris heads are all the same design, as far as I'm aware. I've owned at least half a dozen Fatip and Premax over the years, and the all shave basically the same, sometimes with slight...
  18. I love my MR8 and regularly use it with ATT H1...

    I love my MR8 and regularly use it with ATT H1 and H2 heads and with the NY Shaving Co. Mariner, pictured below. YMMV, of course, but it's not clown equipment, that's for sure.
    ...
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    Too much of a good thing for me. I like the...

    Too much of a good thing for me. I like the scent, but it's too overpowering and outlasts its welcome. I have a similar reaction to the original Clubman.

    The Veg and VIBR are my Pinaud mainstays.
  20. Thread: Arko - Wow.

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    :thumbup:...

    :thumbup:
    http://www.badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=46633
  21. Thread: No guard DE?

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    Same experience here. My mainstay safety razors...

    Same experience here. My mainstay safety razors -- ATT H1 and H2, Fatip -- feel like marshmallows now. Shaving with them is wonderfully effortless. However, I am becoming addicted to the immediate,...
  22. There's no one "perfect" handle. A lot depends on...

    There's no one "perfect" handle. A lot depends on the razor-handle combination. Here are some of the combinations that work best for me:

    ATT H2 with Matador S5 stainless handle:...
  23. Thread: No guard DE?

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    2 Franken-devettes using BBX base plates

    Top: Fatip with UFO Kaiser Short stainless handle
    Bottom: Merkur 45 Bakelite with Elite Razor Bloody Basin Jasper handle

    Fatip is quite a handful due to the weight of the UFO handle.
    Merkur is...
  24. Thread: No guard DE?

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    Bold, indeed, but very arguably true. There may...

    Bold, indeed, but very arguably true. There may be shaves that equal it, but I don't know of any that surpasses it.
  25. Thread: No guard DE?

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    Yeah!!!!! :thumbup::w00t::w00t::thumbup: This...

    Yeah!!!!! :thumbup::w00t::w00t::thumbup:

    This thread deserves 5 stars -- c'mon guys! :a34::a24::a54::a13::a44::a33::syn::a22::a53::a12::a43::a32::a21:
  26. Thread: No guard DE?

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    Holy Guardless Razor, Batman! That's amazing! :c9:

    Holy Guardless Razor, Batman! That's amazing! :c9:
  27. Thread: No guard DE?

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    Yes, well, one thing the BBX or any DEvette...

    Yes, well, one thing the BBX or any DEvette requires is care in the handling -- before, during, and after the shave. I'm finally recovering from a gash in my left index finger that I inflicted on...
  28. Thread: No guard DE?

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    Interesting-looking razor. What is it, may I ask?

    Interesting-looking razor. What is it, may I ask?
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    Welcome, Steve, and enjoy the new experience!...

    Welcome, Steve, and enjoy the new experience! Your Lord, new brush and Arko should get you off to a rollicking good start. Although the Arko scent can be controversial, one thing is beyond dispute:...
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    More pressure is a recipe for razor burn with the...

    More pressure is a recipe for razor burn with the R41 (and just about any other razor). You've got to perfect the angle; it takes time to become second nature. Also, although it sounds paradoxical, I...
  31. Yes, and I certainly meant no disrespect for the...

    Yes, and I certainly meant no disrespect for the creature. I hope he wandered in from his natural habitat. If so, I think he's fine, because he escaped from the hotel, and instinct would have kicked...
  32. Crazy, stressed-out badger terrorizes Stockholm hotel

    You can't make this stuff up. :lol:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/crazy-badger-terrorizes-stockholm-radisson-blu-hotel-article-1.2139992
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    And now I can say that I'm still not surprised!...

    And now I can say that I'm still not surprised! :lol:
  34. On the upside, the smell doesn't last for long....

    On the upside, the smell doesn't last for long. (Personally, I don't associate eucalyptus with "senior", but that's me.)
  35. Big fan of The Rub here. Also, Pinaud VIBR....

    Big fan of The Rub here. Also, Pinaud VIBR. :thumbup:
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    Bay rum + citrus is a classic combo, so it's not...

    Bay rum + citrus is a classic combo, so it's not really surprising that it works, but I'm not sure I've ever heard of an orange bay rum before. Interesting idea. :thumbsup:
  37. Thread: No guard DE?

    by Viseguy
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    I've got 5 or 6 BBX shaves out of a Gillette...

    I've got 5 or 6 BBX shaves out of a Gillette Silver Blue and 4 or 5 with several other blades, even though the BBX requires a steep angle. So I also am beginning to question the theory that...
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    I prefer the look of OCs to SBs, but have never...

    I prefer the look of OCs to SBs, but have never found a dramatic difference in the way they shave. There are mild, medium, and aggressive examples of both. My advice (not that you asked for it...
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    Welcome to B&B! :badger:

    Welcome to B&B! :badger:
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