And with this purchase I must admit I broke the 100 number (and to make things worse; I've got three Vulfix's on their way )
Yeah, I've noticed some of those vintage Semogues in his SOTD pictures. Wouldn't mind adding one or two of them to my 4 Semogues.
"That's just weak songwriting. You wrote a bad song, Petey!" - Franklin Bean
This isn't the ONLY acquisition I made this month, but it is the highlight of everything that came in the mail.
Its a Bakelite Slant, German made. Best guess is that it dates from the 1920s or early 1930s. Think about the movie "Cabaret" ... its from that era.
I've only had one shave with it so far, using a Red IP blade. It performed greatly. Smooth on the skin and easy to maneuver. There was no learning curve as far as getting used to the new shape. For a bakelite razor, its heavier than you'd think it is. It feels solid and well balanced no matter where I hold it or what kind of stroke I'm doing.
This is my second slant. (My first was a 39C.) But now that I have this little baby in rotation, I don't think the SledgeHammer is going to be getting much playtime from now on.
PS: I got a bakelite case with it, too, although it appears to be mis-matched, since the embossed design on the inside of the case shows an OC razor, not a slant.
I Came. I Shaved. I Conquered.
Good lord, man, don't open that package! There are a million razors just like that floating around if you want to use one.
There are only a few NOS examples left, leave it for a collector who wants it.
Just call me Chris.
A few tubs of Al's "Bomb" shaving creams found their way to my den. I received Tangiver, Jubilee and Palermo...all smell wonderful. Al threw in a couple of samples as well. I just used the Tangiver cream....very nice lather. Highly recommended shave cream.
Steward in the Shaving Cream Forum
"Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it."
An antique version of the Semogue 2000:
What a big brush... a little bigger than the current model. The handle is thicker and with a brighter varnish.
From Spain, a very nice pack: Agua de Coimbra by Myrurgia!
Cologne and ASB - and a spanish Canoe cologne. Muchas gracias, Andrés!
And later, I went to to another Another flea market, and look what I found this time:
A beautiful GEM Micromatic Bullet-tip set, bought for a song:
With instructions (in Portuguese! Yeeeaah! ):
And a Schick Injector Ajustable (M2?, am I right?), needing some urgent cleaning...
...but it is already cleaning out well
Looking forward to try them, as I never tried a single edge/injector before!
That's incredible. I hope to hear the report if you aim to post about the experience of shaving with 80+ year old soap. (!).
I wonder if it retains any original scent. My mind is blown. Nice acquisition.
No scent to speak of. It smells something like play-do or crayons, just like my 40s-60s Williams sticks or any other older soap that I have used. So it is probably tallow, and I expect it to shave well despite the lack of scent.
Proud Member of BOTOC and B.O.S.S.: Fatip + UFO Goliath, R41, and 39C
It was a good month, birthday and fathers day and all.
Floid Blue and Vigoroso, New Poraso, 444, some blades...From the antique stores, Old Spice mug, cased gold Gem and a small Gillette travel razor.
And a cabinet to hold my stuff. I spent several days and covered a lot of N TX to find a cabinet, and after all else failed, I went 5 miles from my house to an antique store that I didn't think would have one...cost me 3 times the price in gas