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  1. 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...
  4. 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
  6. Thread: Feather pkg

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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...
  9. Thread: Neck question

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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...
  14. "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....
  15. 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...
  18. Probably stuck on old gunk. Try the gentlest...

    Probably stuck on old gunk. Try the gentlest treatment first: soak with dishsoap and hot water overnight. If there is gunk in the water in the morning, repeat.
  19. Some gents say Tabac smells like White Shoulders....

    Some gents say Tabac smells like White Shoulders. I am not so sure, but looking at http://www.basenotes.net/ID26121551.html and http://www.basenotes.net/ID10211332.html they have a few notes in...
  20. Thread: Arko Commando

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    Welcome to B&B or to posting, anyway. ...

    Welcome to B&B or to posting, anyway.

    http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/148872-Erasmic-cream-scent?p=2096405#post2096405 might interest you, but of course Erasmic has changed in recent...
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    Thanks, and I have added that to the wiki.

    Thanks, and I have added that to the wiki.
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    Indeed. I capped the range at 1979 but for...

    Indeed. I capped the range at 1979 but for dubious reasons: that was when the USA factory closed. That does not tell us anything about Sheffield. Do you know when that factory stopped making razor...
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    Very nice, thanks for posting. Can we use the...

    Very nice, thanks for posting.

    Can we use the Petre Street address to place it ca. 1967-79? Until then I think they were on Arundel Street. Maybe the move had something to do with the sale of the...
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    I think McKibben is worth reading, but it is more...

    I think McKibben is worth reading, but it is more of a popular history than academic. He avoids criticizing Gillette directly, but it is there if you read between the lines. My main complaint with...
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    Sort of, except for the "prevent others" bit. The...

    Sort of, except for the "prevent others" bit. The patent application that became US3071856 was made late in 1959. In these days patent applications were not public, so other blade makers did not know...
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    Just FYI, that is not the official Pinaud...

    Just FYI, that is not the official Pinaud website: http://www.clubmanonline.com/about-clubman-online/


    Clubman Online- a division of Corrado Cutlery - is the premier online source for the full...
  27. I think there is some truth to both points of...

    I think there is some truth to both points of view. An article in Consumers' Research Bulletin May 1936 gives some near-contemporary perspective on this business.


    One unusually candid...
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    Good stuff, especially on the Schick patent and...

    Good stuff, especially on the Schick patent and applying coatings in a non-oxidizing environment.

    Even back in 1959 the Fischbein patent US3071856 mentions using PTFE with either carbon steel or...
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    That looks defective. Better send it to me for...

    That looks defective. Better send it to me for proper disposal.

    I mean: congrats! Should be a great brush.
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    Sticky: That would be interesting to see: Achim has a few...

    That would be interesting to see: Achim has a few examples stamped "INDUSTRIA ARGENTINA". But I see various things marked "Made in Japan", "Made in Germany", etc. sometimes even when they were for...
  31. A dip in an onsen (hot springs) would be a good...

    A dip in an onsen (hot springs) would be a good start.

    But monks may not have been allowed luxuries like that. A few years back I saw an exhibition of Japanese prints: views of Mount Fuji and so...
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    Specific to feathers,...

    Specific to feathers, http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/381710-The-Feather-blades-blind-test may be relevant. The conclusion I drew was that Feathers can vary quite a bit from one...
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    http://mr-razor.com/Rasierklingen/Rasierklingen.ht...

    http://mr-razor.com/Rasierklingen/Rasierklingen.htm is a good resource for blade identification. I think these are probably 1986: I see a G in your first photo, and they resemble these 1985 F-4...
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    Sticky: Not necessarily. Gillette would have placed that...

    Not necessarily. Gillette would have placed that stamp on anything that might possibly end up in a Spanish-speaking or Portuguese-speaking market. It simply means that registered trademarks appear on...
  35. That seems to rule out coconut derivatives. Most...

    That seems to rule out coconut derivatives. Most skin reactions come from scent components. Have you tried any unscented products?
  36. It may have been a simple accident. I would go to...

    It may have been a simple accident. I would go to the first post in the thread that was closed, and use the little triangle to "report this post". The moderators will see your explanation of the...
  37. Most badger brushes are probably made from Meles...

    Most badger brushes are probably made from Meles leucurus from China. That is considered a distinct species from the European badger Meles meles. Some European brushmakers may still use M. meles when...
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    What Porter wrote in the other thread makes...

    What Porter wrote in the other thread makes sense: "Gillette stopped making razors under the Otto Roth brand at some point while the NEW was still being sold, and repurposed heads that had already...
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    Luc, I brought my Boots stick off the bench for 5...

    Luc, I brought my Boots stick off the bench for 5 shaves this week. I still prefer Palmolive but that may be a combination of personal taste and local water. I used 4 grams of soap in all, and the...
  40. Ordinary soaps and detergents do not clean by...

    Ordinary soaps and detergents do not clean by killing. They clean by breaking up oily stuff so that it rinses away. That also rinses away bacteria and other pathogens. Antibacterial soaps do this...
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