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FS: Merkur Progress +

For Sale:
Got a short Merkur Progress that I purchased as a back-up to my Gold Progress.
I now realize that I don't really need it.
Price is $50 which includes a 10/pack of Merkur & 5/pack of Astra SP blades.
Free shipping alongwith an USPS tracking number for CONUS only.
Please note, this razor does not have a retainer ring. I found it
is so mucheasier to assemble without it. Much like a Merkur HD model.
Also the removal of the retainer ring does not effect the quality of the shave.
I used this razor for about a month or two. It is in excellent condition.
Pay-Pal please.
Thanks for looking.

2013-05-04 12:39:35

New Shaving Brushes at Chicagoshaving.com

Hello Gents,
We have added the following Semogue Shaving Brushes to the website.
Semogue 1250 Pure Bristle Shaving Brush
Semogue 1305 Pure Boar Bristle Shaving Brush
Semogue 1438 Premium Boar Bristle Shaving Brush
Semogue 1460 Premium Boar Bristle Shaving Brush
Semogue 1470 Pure Bristle Shaving Brush
Semogue 1520 Premium Boar Bristle Shaving Brush
Semogue 1800 Premium Boar Bristle Shaving Brush
Semogue 2000 Premium Boar Bristle Shaving Brush
Semogue 830 Premium Boar Bristle Shaving Brush
Semogue Owners Club Boar Bristle Shaving Brush Ash Wood
Semogue Owners Club Boar Bristle Shaving Brush Cherry Wood
Semogue Owners Club Super Badger Ash Handle
Semogue Owners Club Super Badger Cherry Handle
Use Coupon Code shaving5 to save 5% off your next purchase (certain products are excluded from the co

2013-05-04 09:17:26

24mm silvertip what is your loft of choice?

since im curious now. i got a 22mm set to 46mm and i have always bought higher loft brushes, this one is very different though and in a way i kind of like it. just takes a lot of soap to get it to lather great, and def a face lather brush
so now i want to go back to my choice of 24mm (the 22mm was really to see the difference) and im curious what your choice of loft is on a 24mm and why? also my other 24mm is a 50mm loft.

2013-05-04 09:01:19

WTS: FaTip Piccolo Like New With Box

For sale a
FaTip Piccolo
used only ONCE
. In
like new
oo aggressive for my skin.
Same day CONUS shipping. PayPal. Will add
some blades. Thank you.

2013-05-04 07:39:24

Tabac hat trick

One of my first shave soaps was Tabac. Enjoying the hunt and variety of soaps available I later purchased Proraso red and then later Dr. Harris Marlborough. I now have three soaps with a very similar scent. My question is what other soaps/ creams smell like Tabac? I would like to try other scents on my next purchase.

2013-05-03 13:01:58

Help a newbie pick a horse hair brush

I'm in the process of making up my mind about which shaving brush I should buy, so if you can suggest any good horse hair brushes(I've decided on these on moral grounds), then please do so.
I'm currently split between vie-long 13061M, 12705 and Vie-Long J.L. Petree Edition Premium Horse Hair Brush and I can't make up my mind based on the limited number of reviews that I've seen.
Here is my rationale for picking these 3. The 12705 has nice reviews both here and on various sites online. The only complaint that I've read is that the handle is bad. The 13061M supposedly has the same or very similar knot as the 12705, but a better handle according to reviews. However, the 12705 is $18, while 13061M is $32. Is the handle really worth the extra $? The Petree Edition is currently on sale for $30 a

2013-05-02 07:00:26

DE Safety Razor or Straight Razor?

I have been using a cartridge razor for 16 years and I want to upgrade to a straight razor (cut throat razor). I was told I should start out with a Double Edge Safety Razor. I can see why but now I was wondering which way was the best way of securing the blade? 2 piece, 3 piece or a twist to open safety razor? What angle do I need to hold the blade at with a safety razor?
I have watched a lot of videos at shave nation and you tube. Although I find these topics to be interesting I would like to know more. Also are these questions legitimate or am I being overly cautious?
Comments are greatly appreciated, positive or negative, throw them my way!

2013-05-01 06:04:19

Soap WTT: EJ Aloe Vera soap Soap WTT: EJ Aloe Vera soap

I've only used this soap twice. Because it gives me a nasty headache from the scent (although I like the smell). Looking to trade for another soap.

2013-05-01 05:48:54

Want to Buy Tradere SB Razor

My apologies for anyone who has responded to me in the past on this one, but I would like to buy a Tradere Solid Bar razor, new or gently used. Please let me know what you have. Thank you and have a great day!

2013-04-30 14:36:04

Brush M&F 2XL Tortoise - Finest

For sale:
Morris & Forndran, 2XL with Finest Badger hair.
, shipped CONUS.
Knot width is approximately 28.5mm, with loft of ~48mm.
I am the original owner and I have used this just three times (two palm test lathers and for one face lather). The hair is very nice, but I have three other nearly identical brushes (two Rooney 2XLs and another M&F). The brush did not come with a box.
CONUS only, please. Payment by PayPal.
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2013-04-30 13:36:45

Signature Soaps

Hi all ,
Have just found this uk company on the net , i love glycerin shaving soaps so have ordered one of there shaving soaps and looking forward to trying it out , will report back once received
http://signaturesoaps.co.uk/index.ph...i ewCat&catId=9

2013-04-30 10:45:24

New products for April at WCS - Feather AS-D2, Chicago Comb and more

I've got a bit of travel out of the way and back on new product additions. Most of these have been sitting on the shelves for months. You'd know that already if you stopped in the store. :wink2: Now that we have two new writers, the rest of the 200 or so new products will finally make it to the site. Those product descriptions always slow me down.
Chicago Combs Model 1, Mirror Finish
Chicago Combs Model 1, Matte Finish
Semogue Owners Club 2012 Special Edition
Taylor of Old Bond Street Shaving Cream Bowl, Grapefruit
Feather AS-D2 Stainless Safety Razor
American Mountain 3" Strop with D Rings, Black Latigo Leather
American Mountain 3ʺ Strop with D Rings, Mahogany Latigo Leather
Edwin Jagger 99.9% Natural Shaving Cream 100ml, Limes & Pomegranate
Edwin Jagger 99.9% Natural Shaving Cream 75ml T

2013-04-26 06:59:17

Help me choose a razor head for my UFO handle

With my Christmas money I bought a beautiful UFO razor handle. It was custom-made just for me. I've been using it with a Stahly live blade razor head. That makes a great razor but I need more aggression.
I have also use it with a Fa tip head but that is slightly too aggressive for daily use.
So I need your help. I'm looking for a razor head that is more aggressive than the Stahly but milder than the FaTip.
Any ideas? Ikon, Tradere, Weber? Others?
Any and all thoughts are appreciated.

2013-04-26 05:27:50

15% off at Decantshop!

They are running a 3-day 15% off promo. Use code "DS15" at checkout.
This promo will end Sunday the 28th at 11:59pm CST.
FREE SHIPPING on orders $50 or over for USA & CANADA!
FREE SHIPPING on orders $75 or over worldwide!

2013-04-26 02:45:31

Yet another great Rudy Vey creation!

I just received my new brush from Rudy yesterday and all I can say is wow! This brush looks better then the picture can do justice. The color changes and swirl pattern are excellent. Like many others have have said, Rudy was nothing but wonderful to work with. He did a great job at answering all of my questions and helping guide me in the right direction. I was looking for a good all around performer as I do both mug and face lathering, and I think we nailed it. The knot is a TGN 24mm set at 52 mm. I can wait to to try it out and break it in as I think this may be the only brush I could ever need. Although it won't be the only brush I get. I'm already thinking of my next brush to have Rudy create.
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2013-04-26 00:33:49

Ikon and the New Feather AS-D2

Has anyone figured out if the new Feather AS-D2 handle and top cap work with the iKon base plates?

2013-04-25 15:49:23

FS Sonnal Nicplata

I would like to sell my slant. German made Sonnal in case with some blades left. A brush, don't really know if the brush came with that case but it's a "new" brush, never used. The razor I tried once, don't think it was used before me. Some minor scratches on the case bottom but as you know, mobilepictures don't make our razors justice.
I think $50 plus $10 for shipping. PM me if interested and if you think my price's completely off the wall, let me know what you concider a good price.
I also have a UFO handle I would like to trade, I prefer cased British Gillettes, but anything cased can be of interest as long as it's a DE razor.
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2013-04-25 12:38:02

Zippo lighter and my favorite aftershave

I had an idea last week and it worked. I love the scent of Clubman and dislike the smell of my Zippo lighter I decided to mix it up. I found that 1 part Clubman to 3 parts Zippo fluid works great perfect burn and no more nasty Zippo fluid smell just a light Clubman scent when I use the lighter.

2013-04-25 06:27:20

Feather AS-D2 Review - Packaging Through Usage

The title shows I used to be a product manager. This review is going to cover ordering, packaging, disassembly, assembly, and the first shaves. I am limited to five pictures per posting. This posting covers ordering and packaging. The next post will cover disassembly and assembly. Tomorrow's post will cover the first shave. I want my forest to have 48 hours of growth for the first Feather AS-D2 experience.
West Coast Shaving had them up for ordering on Sunday, April 21, 2013. I ordered and it was delivered right on time this afternoon by USPS Priority Mail. West Coast Shaving packed the Feather's box extremely well. It arrived in perfect condition.
Figuring out how to open the Feather's outer box was an experience. It was Origami time.
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2013-04-25 03:44:20

High End Brush Sale; Simpson 2 band, Manchurian Best; D01 2/3 Band

I’ve tried everything I wanted to when first getting into this hobby, and I’ve decided to downsize to only the essentials. All the gear below is what I consider “best of the best” of what I’ve tried, and has survived head to head comparisons with others that have already been sold.
All gear will be sent by International Registered mail with tracking
Simpson Classic 1 Manchurian w/Travel Tube
- The ultimate travel brush. It was used approximately 5-10 times. I won’t go into describing Simpson Manchurian, because enough has been said on these forums. Not a single hair shed.
$185 shipped by international airmail with tracking
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Simpson Chubby 2 Best- (
28.5x52) The best example of Simpsons Best hair that I have tried with very light colored and soft tips. I’m only selling it

2013-04-25 03:09:39

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