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    Not in, but congrats to the new grandfather!...

    Not in, but congrats to the new grandfather! :thumbup:
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    Sad to say, I've already gone down the same path....

    Sad to say, I've already gone down the same path. The Fat is a great soap, but there are too many others that edge it out in terms of both performance and scent.

    However, if you still want to have...
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    Naw, more like 2 minutes -- actually less. With...

    Naw, more like 2 minutes -- actually less. With the right soap and brush, and assuming that you've drenched the puck in the shower... If you search here for "lather bomb", you'll come up with a...
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    Same here, and I bought my Fatips and Weber...

    Same here, and I bought my Fatips and Weber handles a few years ago. And yes, it's not a particularly loud combination, though you might be able to turn up the volume by having the head finished in...
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    Sticky: Nice going! :thumbsup: PS: More fun with...

    Nice going! :thumbsup:

    PS: More fun with orange and black...
  6. Thread: No guard DE?

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    Got a BBXB on sale!

    I picked up a Barbe Bleue Model XB on sale -- black matte finish; devette on one side, straight-bar on the other; and the handle is heavier and thicker than the BBX handle (does not fit in the BBX...
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    I know. :frown2:

    I know. :frown2:
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    Fatip = effective + smooth :thumbup: PS: Get a...

    Fatip = effective + smooth :thumbup:

    PS: Get a better handle for it, like the Weber Bulldog.

    http://www.badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=36147
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    The BBX does work better with a "grippier"...

    The BBX does work better with a "grippier" handle. Here it is with a UFO Kaiser in aircraft aluminum -- feather-light and Feather-sharp! :wink:
    ...
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    Once you get used to it, it's not "scary" at all....

    Once you get used to it, it's not "scary" at all. In fact, some of us think it's the best, if not the only, way to shave. (YMMV, of course.)
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    Sticky: Nice! :thumbup: If this post...

    Nice! :thumbup: If this post is accurate, not all Parnises are created equal and the dealer you get it from makes all the difference.
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    Sticky: Fun with orange and black ...

    Fun with orange and black

    http://www.badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=51734
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    Barbe Bleue Model X a/k/ BBX -- guardless DE, so...

    Barbe Bleue Model X a/k/ BBX -- guardless DE, so blade is totally exposed. :scared:

    http://www.badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=51097
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    Yup. "New" Classic:...

    Yup.

    "New" Classic:
    http://www.badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=40511

    "Old" Classic:
    http://www.badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=38925

    Bulldog:...
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    Handle has a matte finish -- like the Matador S5,...

    Handle has a matte finish -- like the Matador S5, but not as classy.

    http://www.badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=50701
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    Either one. Toss the handle and pair it with a...

    Either one. Toss the handle and pair it with a Weber.

    http://www.badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=36148
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    Fatip-BBX-Weber Bulldog devette/Russian...

    Fatip-BBX-Weber Bulldog devette/Russian Perma-Sharp (7 and toss)
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    Have you ever dropped your Razor?

    Yes.

    http://www.badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=50440
  19. Thread: No guard DE?

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    Words that should be inscribed on a building --...

    Words that should be inscribed on a building -- or a bathroom mirror. :laugh:
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    Ditto the ATT H1 and H2, but the devette can't be...

    Ditto the ATT H1 and H2, but the devette can't be beaten for ultimate closeness with the least effort.

    I have a vacation coming up, and obviously I'm going to be taking a devette, but the harder...
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    Since you're comfortable with a straight, you...

    Since you're comfortable with a straight, you might be happy using a devette.
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    Keep browsing B&B and you'll have no trouble...

    Keep browsing B&B and you'll have no trouble keeping busy in the shaving world. :thumbup:
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    I've never used a straight, but based on my...

    I've never used a straight, but based on my limited experience with a shavette I have to agree with Gytis. The devette may be the greatest method of shaving ever.

    In any event, congrats to Venkat...
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    What a great find, Venkat! :thumbup: I'm eager to...

    What a great find, Venkat! :thumbup: I'm eager to hear how your first shave with this rare razor went.

    PS: Whoever removed the combs from the base plate of your razor did an excellent job. The...
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    I have a GSB literally stuck in a devette like...

    I have a GSB literally stuck in a devette like the one below -- I can't pry the base plate and the blade apart from the top cap without risking a serious cut to my fingers -- so I'm going to...
  26. Nothing sharper than a Feather, for sure. My...

    Nothing sharper than a Feather, for sure. My experience, though, is that a small compromise on sharpness can be more than outweighed in smoothness, and in the overall subjective experience: witness...
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    Interesting. My shaves get very rough after 4 or...

    Interesting. My shaves get very rough after 4 or 5 shaves. Should I tough it out and see if it gets better? :tongue_sm



    Wow, awesome! :a14:
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    So ... how are those devette shaves going, guys?...

    So ... how are those devette shaves going, guys? Still at it? Or has the novelty worn off? Or...?

    It's pretty quiet in these here parts lately, pardners. :kyle1:

    I'm still using my BBX base...
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    Sticky: Osage Rub

    Osage Rub
  30. Thread: Just. Soap.

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    +1. Great stuff.

    +1. Great stuff.
  31. It's true. I couldn't go ATG on the neck until I...

    It's true. I couldn't go ATG on the neck until I started using an unguarded DE razor (devette). If you can control it, a bare blade produces the least irritation.

    To the OP: You might try going...
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    GSBs are in my top three, for sure. (Along with...

    GSBs are in my top three, for sure. (Along with Indian Greens and Personna Labs.)
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    We're all newbies here, 'cause we're all...

    We're all newbies here, 'cause we're all discovering new things all the time. How 'bout that? :welcoming:
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    Basically no performance difference. I did find...

    Basically no performance difference. I did find that my Fatip with Weber Bulldog handle did become much louder after it was Cerakoted.
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    And ATG on the rebound, of course! :lol:

    And ATG on the rebound, of course! :lol:
  36. Thread: New Fatip

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    I'd put it in the middle: a bit more effective...

    I'd put it in the middle: a bit more effective than the NEW, smoother than the Old.
  37. My attitude to palm-stropping is: can't hurt,...

    My attitude to palm-stropping is: can't hurt, might help. I do it when I think of it. It does seem to have a marginal smoothing effect, especially with a devette.
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  38. Thread: New Fatip

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    Fatip represents an ideal balance of...

    Fatip represents an ideal balance of effectiveness and smoothness, IMO. The head works very well with the Weber Bulldog handle. Enjoy your new Fatip! :thumbsup:
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    Sticky: Tabac. First use in a couple of years, only...

    Tabac.

    First use in a couple of years, only because I don't like shaving sticks. But I just finished a container of TOBS Mr. Taylor shaving cream, so I cut up the Tabac and kneaded it into that....
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    Sticky: Trumper's Rose.

    Trumper's Rose.
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