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Your best/worst wetshaving purchase of 2016

Discussion in 'General Shaving' started by Darkbulb, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. dowsing

    dowsing Legendary Member

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  2. Chief Brody

    Chief Brody Veteran

    Amity Island
    Been a lean year for purchases. However, the Schick G8 I picked up as my first injector was a revalation!
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  3. chris.hale

    chris.hale Legendary Member

    Cumbria, England

    Timeless OC. I wish it had the shorter handle, but it pairs well with my Bulldog II. I've never had a bad shave with it, it just seems to agree with me.

    Wolf Whiskers black wolf synthetic brush with DWW handle in shadows of stonehenge. The handle is absolutely beautiful and the black wolf knot feels closer to a badger than any synth I've tried.

    Fitjar Fjellheim soap. Love the scent, love the performance, love the jar it comes in. Honestly I can say nothing bad about it, it's top stuff. This is the one I would rescue if aliens abducted the rest.

    I don't really have a worst.
  4. pj3r

    pj3r Legendary Member

    Rijeka, Croatia
    Best... Hmmm... definitely The General! And vintage Gibbs No15. Two suprime shavers! Still waiting for Supply SingleEdge v2. I hope it will go with this two.
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  5. p.b

    p.b Forum GOD!

    Best - Blackland Black Bird. An outstanding DE razor that one can actually buy!

    Worst - I honestly can't think of any stuff I've been disappointed with this year.
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  6. zealshaver

    zealshaver Forum GOD!

    N. Greece
    Best: Muhle Rocca razor, Wolf Whiskers tuxedo brush
    Worst: Sweyn Forkbeard shave cream.
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  7. Uncle Bertie

    Uncle Bertie Legendary Member

    I'd really appreciate some guidance on how you trim the blades for the 15?
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  8. pj3r

    pj3r Legendary Member

    Rijeka, Croatia
    I find it easiest for me to use - hole punch! Fast and easy.

    Of course, you must align the blade by hand.

    I hope that i help. For any other information - just ask!
  9. Bizzyberry

    Bizzyberry Forum GOD!

    Near Edinburgh
    I have a new worst purchase for 2016, earlier I said it was the ToBS Pre Shave Oil, well at least the oil functions, if somewhat messily. My worst purchase by far is Geo F Trumper Almond Soap, it is completely useless as a shaving soap and it does not even have any scent to speak of.
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  10. flobberdob

    flobberdob Legendary Member

    Best: Two shavemac's courtesy of the group buy here and in the other place. Amazing what a difference a high end brush can make to the experience.

    Honourable mention: jabonman Eufros soap (tobacco) can't get enough of this stuff.

    Worse: Fine Santal Absolut aftershave, big fan of the Fine range but their take on sandalwood was disappointing.
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  11. Sausage

    Sausage Veteran

    Worst: Arko soap (the smell....)

    Best: Rockwell 6s
  12. OJ82

    OJ82 Legendary Member

    2016 Buy:
    Software - CRSW/B&M
    Hardware - Blackbird OC/Timeless OC .68
    Hardware - No complaints.
    Software - No complaints.
  13. DevonStan

    DevonStan Guru

    West Country UK
    Of course :)

    Prompted by this I had a look. How in the world do you start to choose from the thousands of products available, or is there a hardcore of favourites? I don't mind taking a chance here and there but don't really want to chuck too much dosh down the drain.

    If there's an Encre Noir look alike in there then I'll have it please.
  14. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Retro Razor Junkie

    My best purchase of 2016, without a doubt, was a Wolf Whiskers brush with a repurposed ShaveMac D01 knot.

    My worst purchase was an impulse buy of what I thought was an adjustable injector, but turned out to be a Gillette band razor. I attempted to use it once and immediately binned it.
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  15. Rowlers

    Rowlers Massive Member Staff Member

    I know what you mean... I simply ordered some that I knew I'd like, Acqua Di Gio, Terre de Hermes, then randomly put a load in my basket and went for it. The Tobacco Oud, Oud Wood and Tobacco Rose are superb...
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