I posted this on SRP so sorry for the spam if you've already seen it!
The courier guy rang my doorbell this morning just as I was finishing shaving the 2nd pass with my 8/8 Weyersberg, so I ran to the door still covered in Tabac lather and signed for a much awaited package from Italy.
And here it is, probably the last high end razor I will buy for a long time. A 7/8 Maestro Takeda AS Damascus with olive wood scales.
I had wanted to get one with mammoth ivory scales like Lynn's, but the price is just too steep for me at the moment with possible job changes in the New Year. So I went for a really good blade, on basic yet lovely scales. I guess I could get it re-scaled sometime in 2007 if circumstances improve with my job.
Anyway here are a couple of photo's, sorry they aren't the greatest of quality but you get the idea.
Big thanks to Maestro Livi.