April 2018 Acquisitions

Discussion in 'General Shaving' started by Dr Watson, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. Dr Watson

    Dr Watson Forum GOD!

    Location:
    West Sussex, UK
    I've been on the lookout for a nice condition Mappin & Webb straight razor for over 15 months now, they so rarely come up and when they do its either rusty as a boat anchor or hugely overpriced...

    Well, I got lucky today... A NOS twin set in box. I'm one happy chappy :)

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  2. ChopOff

    ChopOff Über Member

    Location:
    Switzerland
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  3. Wayne

    Wayne Forum Sod

    Location:
    Yorkshire
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    Bought from the BST a Karve with C plate. Used today and it is a good shaver. I found it a tad aggressive similar to the Rocca or Blackbird.
     
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  4. Wayne

    Wayne Forum Sod

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    B6CC8426-FC2C-4F69-A597-A92E5A0717DA.jpeg I’ve just been sent a video of my new brush handle on the lathe. It’s been made by Vladimir Ferdman who is on Etsy and is wonderful to work with. Two days start to finish. Resins are from Woodturningz Crushed yellow with Abyss rings. I’ve got a Maggards 26mm two band to go in it.
     
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  5. Dr Watson

    Dr Watson Forum GOD!

    Location:
    West Sussex, UK
    Reminds me of the yellow peril :laugh:

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  6. Wayne

    Wayne Forum Sod

    Location:
    Yorkshire
  7. Dr Watson

    Dr Watson Forum GOD!

    Location:
    West Sussex, UK
    Wasn't a dig mate, it looks nice, just a bit bright for delicate flowers such as myself :okay:
     
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  8. Wayne

    Wayne Forum Sod

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I know mate. I saw a similar M&F for sale recently but getting one would be almost impossible so I had one similar made up. I like a bit of colour. I have one Ivory, one's enough.
     
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  9. Optometrist

    Optometrist Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Surrey
    Two parcels from Canada have arrived.

    My fourth (and probably final) Wolfman, another polished SS OC, this time with a 0.80 gap and WRH2 handle.

    And two Midnight & Two shaving soaps.

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  10. Wayne

    Wayne Forum Sod

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Wow! Now that’s a mail call. How did you get on with customs?
     
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  11. Acer89

    Acer89 James

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    It's been a good morning for deliveries
    A nice selection of Extra Dense Finest knots from MS plus a Shavemac D01 2-band via BST
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  12. Wayne

    Wayne Forum Sod

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    A better pic of my new handle
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  13. Acer89

    Acer89 James

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Lovely handle that Wayne... Decided on a knot yet?
     
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  14. Optometrist

    Optometrist Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Surrey
    Got stung on both, Wayne. £64 for the Wolfman and £18 for the soaps. Only my first Wolfman arrived unhindered, but the parcel arrived inside a Canada Post bag saying sorry for the damage. The outer box and inner Wolfman box looked totally normal, though. Strange, but it avoided the fees so who cares.
     
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  15. Wayne

    Wayne Forum Sod

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Have you got any spares James Lol? I have a 26mm 2 band Maggards inbound for a change from Maseto as recommended by @Rowlers. I'll set it in Silicone until I get the height right. I don't like scrubby brushes so I'll set it at 52mm at first and take it from there.
     
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