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    The ones from the UK were probably made in...

    The ones from the UK were probably made in Scotland, near Glasgow. ASR/Personna opened a blade factory in Hillington ca. 1946, according to http://books.google.com/books?id=cS1BAAAAIAAJ&q=personna....
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    Out of curiosity can you find out the ppm? Most...

    Out of curiosity can you find out the ppm? Most water authorities publish a quality report online.
  3. Good all-purpose brush. I use mine to...

    Good all-purpose brush. I use mine to face-lather, but the handle would work in a bowl too.
  4. Most water savings will come from letting your...

    Most water savings will come from letting your lawn go brown, more efficient laundry, and shorter showers.

    That said I am filling the sink, as usual. I have also taken to rinsing my brush in a cup...
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    You might be looking for the wiki, linked right...

    You might be looking for the wiki, linked right at the top of every page. Or http://mr-razor.com

    Tastes vary. I prefer the NEW to the Fatboy. The next gent will probably differ.
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    Not too rare, but not not common either. The...

    Not too rare, but not not common either. The Whiz-Pak dispensers are a bit rarer than the wrapped blades.

    I figured out how to disassemble the Whiz-Pak. Simply use a putty knife or table knife to...
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    It will be fine. The replater will also start by...

    It will be fine. The replater will also start by stripping the existing plating, so do not worry too much about how pristine it is.
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    Try locking your wrist, so you move the razor...

    Try locking your wrist, so you move the razor with your elbow and shoulder. This makes it easier to hold a consistent angle.

    Try bullfrogging. For me that seems to make the angle easier. In some...
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    It was not designed to be disassembled. If you...

    It was not designed to be disassembled. If you take it apart you might not be able to reassemble it.

    Repeated soaks in hot water and dishsoap will clean out the inside.
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    This is just another way of saying "body...

    This is just another way of saying "body chemistry", but I suspect it has to do with the bacteria and other organisms that make themselves at home on your skin. No matter how often you wash, they are...
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    Steam can easily damage the knot. The epoxy...

    Steam can easily damage the knot. The epoxy holding the knot into the handle is often stronger than the glue holding the hair together.
    ...
  12. Great kit. That "W" shave stick does not look...

    Great kit. That "W" shave stick does not look like Williams. As far as I know they never used a crown in their logo. But the holder and the soap both resemble a certain era of Erasmic. Erasmic was a...
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    The color may come from UV exposure. Here is my...

    The color may come from UV exposure. Here is my 60s or 70s Kent: I should use it more.

    http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=37022
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    So this is what uncoated stainless feels like? ...

    So this is what uncoated stainless feels like?

    My first shave with a Silver Star Duridium was a little strange. To give the blade every advantage I face-lathered with a vintage Williams stick for...
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    This is an old thread, but it seems to have the...

    This is an old thread, but it seems to have the best info on the Silver Star Duridium and I think it is worth reviving. Tomorrow I plan to shave with one of these blades. It feels stiffer than a...
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    Brasso is pretty good at removing plating. Or...

    Brasso is pretty good at removing plating. Or just send it out for replating.
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    As mentioned some ingredients can come from...

    As mentioned some ingredients can come from animal or plant sources. For the wiki category page http://wiki.badgerandblade.com/Category:Vegan_Shaving_Cream I made an executive decision to include...
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    Yes, that one is Finest. I also have one in...

    Yes, that one is Finest. I also have one in super, and an identical handle with a TGN knot. I am kind of partial to the 3/1 handle shape.
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    WTB This may not be the advice you want, but I see...

    This may not be the advice you want, but I see turnback designs as solution looking for a problem. Why not just put a brush you like into a travel tube? That can be as simple as a large prescription...
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    My luck has been better, I guess. ...

    My luck has been better, I guess.

    http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=45386
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    There are some nearby options listed at...

    There are some nearby options listed at USA_Virginia - mostly in Alexandria.
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    For what it might be worth,...

    For what it might be worth, https://opencorporates.com/companies/gb/06615558 now shows "dissolved" as of 2014-07-15. As I write that date is in the future, which seems odd. From reading...
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    SOC logo modification

    The SOC is a great brush, but I always thought the logo looked a little too plain. So I took an oil pastel crayon to it.

    http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=48430

    I like...
  24. Indeed, thank you. If anyone has trouble...

    Indeed, thank you.

    If anyone has trouble adding information to the wiki, the Wiki_Team is here to help.
  25. Thread: Shave Sticks

    by mblakele
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    Personally I never pre-wet sticks, nor soak any...

    Personally I never pre-wet sticks, nor soak any soaps. Might be worth trying if you have trouble loading enough soap for a good lather, but the simpler approach works just as well for me. Wet face,...
  26. Thread: Nancy Boy.

    by mblakele
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    Per...

    Per http://www.nancyboy.com/productcart/pc/Shave-Cream-c3.htm all three scents work "with a brush or without". That matches my experience.
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    I see the Fatip logo on the guard plate, which...

    I see the Fatip logo on the guard plate, which probably means it is old stock. The newer ones seem to be unmarked, or at least mine is.
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    There seems to be a technical problem with this...

    There seems to be a technical problem with this post: the photos are not showing up.
  29. Thread: Schick Krona

    by mblakele
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    According to Schick_Krona the short-knob version...

    According to Schick_Krona the short-knob version is about 5 grams heavier.
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    Nothing wrong with trying more blades, but prep...

    Nothing wrong with trying more blades, but prep and technique generally trump equipment. Those trouble spots are probably the areas that need the most prep, so review that.

    When tempted to use...
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    Welcome to B&B!

    Welcome to B&B!
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    Sticky: The trio are probably the color-tip super speeds:...

    The trio are probably the color-tip super speeds: red, plain, and blue. Also known as heavy, regular, and light. They preceded the first adjustables, which this document talks about as state of the...
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    Welcome to B&B! If no TI experts happen by...

    Welcome to B&B!

    If no TI experts happen by here, you might try http://badgerandblade.com/vb/forumdisplay.php/32-General-Straight-Razor-Talk or one of the subforums.
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    Try face-lathering on your day off. Free up some...

    Try face-lathering on your day off. Free up some trapped hairs.
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    I think we agree? I meant "pre-1921 pre-New...

    I think we agree? I meant "pre-1921 pre-New Improved" together, not as independent characteristics. The "Old Type" means those razors made with the original 1904-ish Nickerson design, without any...
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    In my opinion that note was poorly phrased and...

    In my opinion that note was poorly phrased and should not have been placed where it was. I have removed it in favor of a note for 1921.

    "O" was not used as a serial number prefix. Original 1904...
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    With the New Improved Gillette started over at...

    With the New Improved Gillette started over at 1A, putting the letter last. The New Improved guard plate is also visibly different, with its channel and wider corner teeth.

    Whether your set is...
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    The last photo you posted is certainly an Old...

    The last photo you posted is certainly an Old Type. That is a generic term for any Gillette in the pre-1921 pre-"New Improved" style. Not sure if that really answers your question, though. You might...
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    You can delay delivery of an Amazon subscription....

    You can delay delivery of an Amazon subscription. Or cancel it entirely.
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    The New Improved came out in May 1921, so there...

    The New Improved came out in May 1921, so there is room for overlap. All those serial number ranges are approximations anyhow.
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