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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...
  10. 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.
  11. 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,...
  12. 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.
  15. 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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    Good advice to give it more time. You might even...

    Good advice to give it more time. You might even try a softening conditioner.

    What is the handle made out of? If it is modern acrylic resin and you decide to reknot, steam might be an option.
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    Welcome to B&B! Arko is a better bet if the...

    Welcome to B&B!

    Arko is a better bet if the water will be hard. Palmolive is better in soft water. You might also consider Creating A Shave Stick.
  29. Thread: Face Mapping?

    by mblakele
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    All you need is a mirror. Look at the direction...

    All you need is a mirror. Look at the direction of hair growth. Chances are you have a patch at the bottom of the throat that shifts direction. Next time you shave, follow it.
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    Welcome to B&B! You may be shaving too close,...

    Welcome to B&B!

    You may be shaving too close, or using too much pressure. What kind of soap are you using? Which razor?
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    Vinegar is an acid, which is bad for metal. So is...

    Vinegar is an acid, which is bad for metal. So is lemon juice. Avoid abrasives too. You may be able to get away with these things in small doses, but prolonged exposure or repeated exposure will...
  32. Welcome to B&B! Silver if you want to restore...

    Welcome to B&B!

    Silver if you want to restore the original finish, but I think nickel has best material characteristics for an everyday razor.
  33. Just to underline that... brasso is great at...

    Just to underline that... brasso is great at removing plating.
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    In some knots some or all of the hairs have...

    In some knots some or all of the hairs have hooked tips, like this:

    http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=39403

    The hooks tend to grab each other when dry, creating the...
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    The one on the right probably has hooked tips.

    The one on the right probably has hooked tips.
  36. I think we can place the booklet no earlier than...

    I think we can place the booklet no earlier than 1919.

    The booklet mentions "Petrograd", so according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petrograd the text must have been written 1914 or later....
  37. Looks great. I would leave it as it is: boar...

    Looks great. I would leave it as it is: boar brushes are cheap, and it might have a decent value to the right collector.

    As far as I know Gillette always outsourced brushmaking. My guess is this...
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    Agree about the case: it looks very nice, but I...

    Agree about the case: it looks very nice, but I would expect a single ring in it. Are the case and razor both marked for Canada, like the blade is?

    Speaking of that blade, I am more confused than...
  39. I tried the Cloud blades in red packaging last...

    I tried the Cloud blades in red packaging last year: http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/326938-Cloud-quot-nanosized-nitrogen-alloy-quot-blades. Mine were not terrible blades at the price I...
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    That sounds normal: no need to adjust your set....

    That sounds normal: no need to adjust your set. But it is frustrating, and I would also like to see a list of unread subscribed threads in the mobile theme.

    Or another way to do it would be to...
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