Discussion in 'General Shaving' started by Darkbulb, Jul 15, 2016.
Now I know what really happened to the Stone of Destiny. 11 by 2 5/8th inches Charnley Forest stone, a shade off the same size as my synthetics. A belated Christmas gift from Lady Fatboy, according to the vendor the other bidders were from the USA and Russia ("where most of them seem to go"), but her Ladyship kept it in Britain. @Godfather - lapping again, locked knees and eating my lunch at the sink...
very nice catch and an understanding lady!
Ah! I've been totally stalking their site considering one. I know they are really big. DO post your thoughts on it!
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Beautiful. Is it 5/8ths..?
6/8ths half hollow I believe, one of the razor yoda's will know better than me. I just love the Red scales (don't own a Red one) and covered tang, the latter of which I've developed a bit of a liking for.
Colonial General Black shipped yesterday.
Mike's Natural Lily of The Valley
Colonial The General (Black)
I now need to sell to make room/funds...
Ordered a simple display case for my straights.
I have some Coates Almond shaving cream coming. At $1.70 per 50ml tube, the price can't be beat. I'll save it as a backup for when I run out of vintage C&E Sweet Almond Oil cream.
Pretty excited as I await my first hobo coin.
Decided to go with a coin by James Boudreau who makes the changes through hand carving on the original coins and is a very well regarded artist.
It was hard to pick the one I wanted from his site but this Susan Anthony dollar called out for me;
I also like the traditional buffalo coin;
I think its rather neat that that an art form that started in the 17th century has been kept alive into our days.
It's also interesting that as these alterations to coins are actually not illegal (I thought they were myself) - as they alterations are not made "with a fraudulent intent". It's the same wording that makes those 'penny smashing machines' sold at tourist spots legal as well
Btw, if anyone's curious about the handcarving process of these hobo coins here's some video's by James (JB) himself showing how he does it;
(Makes me wish I has some skill in that area....)
My friend showed me a YouTube video or Vimeo of a guy carving a Hobo coin at dinner the other night.
I had never heard of it.
It's neat and all, but I know that if I had one I'd either lose it, spend it, or dump it in a coin star or car wash accidentally.
Neat. Not sure if I'd buy one.
The video of one being made is mesmerizing!
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Two originals by Billy Childish / William Hamper (or as some of you may have seen him used as an avatar on numerous shave forums "Moustache guy"). We cannot afford them, but that's sortof the point of art. Pics do not do them justice.
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