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Picked up a few things while I was in Canada, and my Dorko 5/8 straight razor was waitng for me when I got home.
Dorko 5/8 straight razor
Noir De Feu shaving soap in ceramic bowl
Brylcreem in a tub
Just won a lot on e-bay that included the following straights:
7/8 Thiers Issard Sheffield silver steel with wooden scales;
6/8 Dovo Swedish steel classic;
7/8 Wacker Bartman with what appear to be rosewood scales;
According to the description, the Thiers, Wacker and Henckels were all professionally sharpened within the last month.
The lot also included:
A Dovo linen/leather strop;
A Thiers padle strop;
White and yellow Dovo pastes (linen and leather dressing);
Syringes of 1 and .5 micron diamond abrasive paste
Norton 4k/8k hone.
Here's the link to the auction so you can see the pictures:
In talking to the company that sold the items, it appears that someone decided to try out straight shaving, spent a lot of dough on top quality stuff and then decided it wasnt' for them.
I can't wait for this stuff to arrive!
FOUR packages in the mail today - two from the States, one from the UK and one from Germany:
-from Saint-charles, Missouri: cool limes soap, coconut cream and a soap that smells like glühwein to me (a gift from Sue, a very fine lady)
-Simpson PJ2 best
-TOBS Mr Taylor cream
-TOBS sandalwood cream (trying to forget Scotto's vivid description of the scent )
-barber saloon rose soap (gift from TomH, a very fine gentleman)
-Nomad cream (thanks again to Rik, who worked things out).
A great day for me, and once again a moment to gratefully contemplate my luck in being a B&B member.
Thanks DJ. I was pretty pleased - I've never spent that much on an e-bay lot before, but I couldn't pass it up.Originally Posted by Dinder1
I've got hanging and padle strops, so will likely be looking to sell the ones in the lot.
from some family members in Israel.....
a HUGE tube of MEM Olive shave cream, (I love that cream)
3 bags of Bic disposables (good for the garbage)
My girlfriend picked these up for me in Boulder, CO (though they are from Bonny Doon Farm in Santa Cruz, CA):
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Brief Description of "Uplands":
Uplands Soap A complex but complementary blend of 10 pure botanical oils, including Oak Moss, Cedar Leaf, Rosemary, Spruce.
AOS Lavender shaving cream
Just got my first DE and some blades:
Weishi DE w/ Dorco blades
So it begins....
Last edited by jpweston; 11-07-2006 at 07:37 PM.
That is beautiful Jim!Originally Posted by Goosemeplease
Exceptionally nice DJ.Originally Posted by Dinder1
Id imperfectum manet dum confectum erit
"They bought me a box of tin soldiers,/I threw all the Generals away,/I smashed up the Sergeants and Majors,/Now I play with my Privates all day." Archibald Leach
1. 5/8 Schumate Straight from Joe Chandler shave ready
2. 5/8 Kobar Straight w/Solingen blade also shave ready
3. 5/8 Boker Straight off Ebay
4. hanging leather strop from HandAmerican
Straight shaving here I come!!!!
[I]"A well lathered face is half a good shave"[/I]
A new bowl bought at Wal-Mart, and a tie and belt rack that works PERFECTLY for razors (ClosetMaid, bought at Target).
[FONT="Trebuchet MS"]I do not belong to the school which holds that aggression is to be met by concession. Mine is the opposite creed, which teaches that encroachments must be met at the beginning, and that those who act on the opposite principle are prepared to become slaves. In this case, in particular, I hold concession or compromise to be fatal.[i]--John C. Calhoun of South Carolina[/i][/font]
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By the way- if your Shumate says Shumate Cutlery Co., it was made between 1920 and 1932. If it says Shumate Razor Co., St. Louis, it was made between 1904 and 1919. If it says Austin, Texas, then it's from 1900-1904.
Last edited by ouch; 11-07-2006 at 05:24 AM.
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