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What are you waiting on to arrive?

Discussion in 'General Shaving' started by Darkbulb, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Member #10

    Pretty excited about this one - a BRW handle.

    Some info from the ad/seller:

    "The handle

    "one of a kind custom safety razor handle made by Robert 'Cooncatbob' Smith of Bob's Razor Works aka BRW.
    I commissioned Bob to make me a modified version of his 'improved' handle.
    The result is a handle that is approximately 3 1/4 inch long and 7/16th in diameter.
    It is made from brass and is nickel plated.

    The handle was complete by Bob on 12/19/2011 and has been a safe queen ever since.
    After Bob's passing, I never had the heart to use it and have only admired it ever since. I am hoping it finds the home of someone who can truly appreciate Cooncatbob's work.


    The head
    I am including an unused open comb head from a Merkur 1904 which is also plated in nickel to match the handle.
    I purchased the 1904 Merkur when I bought the cooncatbob handle.
    At the time, Merkur was plating them in nickel to match the 1904 theme. Once Merkur came out with the closed comb 1904, they changed the plating to chrome so they could take the chrome closed comb heads off the factory line instead of making separate batches of nickel plated heads. "


    You may see some (a lot) similarity to the Goodfella razor.
    "I was wanting to purchase a Goodfella razor but didn't like the diminutive size.
    I found Bob's work and noticed his 'improved' handle was extremely similar to the Goodfella. I contacted him in 2011 and asked him if he would make me an improved handle with less notches because I wanted a Goodfella that was larger and heavier. He agreed to do it. That's also why I paired it with the 1904 head, to give it the aesthetics of the Goodfella, which I really liked. That's what makes this particular handle so rare. no other handle made by Bob is exactly the same as this one. the original Goodfella is about 3 inches long and 3/8ths in diameter and this handle is 3 1/4 inches long and 7/16ths in diameter - and of course made out of brass (nickel plated).


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  2. Rowlers

    Rowlers Massive Member Staff Member

    Campingaz Xcelerate camping stove...:thumbsup:
     
  3. Gordy

    Gordy Veteran

    Location:
    Here, obviously
    Old Spice
    Floid Mentolado Vigoroso
    Pinaud Clubman
    Wickham's 1912
    The Deal Maker Soap
     
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  4. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Member #10

    Waiting on a 'prototype shaving soap' to provide feedback on.
    New vendor and all very hush-hush. Will be great fun to see how it is..and what becomes of it.
     
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  5. Rowlers

    Rowlers Massive Member Staff Member

    That sounds exciting... new handle material? New knot material?
     
  6. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Member #10

    Just a soap :)
     
  7. Rowlers

    Rowlers Massive Member Staff Member

    Haha, for some reason I read brush!:eek:
     
  8. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Member #10

    You're such a @Nishy
     
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  9. Purbeck

    Purbeck Veteran

    Location:
    Bournemouth
    Lacoste Red
    Versace Eros


    Long term - Rockwell Model T, Zaffiro sapphire blade
     
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  10. Dipesh

    Dipesh Forum GOD! Staff Member

    Gecko lid for an old spice mug I've had for years.
     
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  11. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Retro Razor Junkie

    I'm waiting on a box of razors. :)
     
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  12. Looney12345

    Looney12345 Forum GOD!

    GEM OCMM, GEM Clog-Pruf, Rocnel SE and PAL Injecto-matic... who said anything about RAD :whistling:
     
  13. flobberdob

    flobberdob Legendary Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    Big box? Small box? Surely your not after competing with the bucket of razors thread?
     
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  14. Wayne

    Wayne Bestest forum member.

    Location:
    God's own county
    My new ATT S2 plate has arrived. Thanks for all the help Stan at ATT. Someone is gonna be smoooooth tonight.
     
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  15. Gairdner

    Gairdner Legendary Member

    Location:
    Great Britain