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by mattbramanti
Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Sales figures?
Replies: 7
Views: 1573

95% wrote:I wonder about other parts of the world. Has Gillette conquered it as well with the multiblades?
I often use Flying Eagle DE blades, which are made in China for the Chinese market. On the last pack I bought, the inside of each wrapper had an ad for a twin-blade disposable.
by mattbramanti
Fri May 28, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: A triple-edge (not triple blade) razor!
Replies: 7
Views: 1444

A triple-edge (not triple blade) razor!

Take a look at the "Tri-Plex" razor in the top left of this photo:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Large-lot-safety-ra ... 500wt_1154

And we think razor gimmickry is a new phenomenon.
by mattbramanti
Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTT: Blades
Replies: 8
Views: 1208

How many Feathers or Kais do you want for the whole lot?
by mattbramanti
Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Just bought my first sample pack!
Replies: 6
Views: 1050

Re: Just bought my first sample pack!

GarrettD wrote:- some of notable quality, others of dubious origin
What brands?
by mattbramanti
Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Vintage Feathers
Replies: 1
Views: 661

Vintage Feathers

Look what I found on eBay: http://s3.postimage.org/TywAJ.jpg http://s2.postimage.org/bOhj0.jpg I'm not sure when they were manufactured. Assuming the price of DE blades tracks the Consumer Price Index, these would have been 10 cents each in about the early 70s or so, but that's a very rough guess. T...
by mattbramanti
Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: SuperMax Blue Diamond razor blades
Replies: 11
Views: 6095

Ecosse wrote:The seller also has Rapira blades, never heard of those before.
I asked about those and was quickly informed that they're Russian in origin and Soviet in quality.
by mattbramanti
Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Waxing instead of shaving?
Replies: 83
Views: 8907

uoficowboy wrote:I would suggest that a lot of the people at SMF are here because we are interested in finding better ways to get rid of facial hair.
No, we are interested in finding better ways to shave. It's not WaxMyFace, PluckMyFace, Nair(tm)MyFace, ThreadMyFace or DepilateMyFace.
by mattbramanti
Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: For Those Who Shave Twice A Day
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

Re: For Those Who Shave Twice A Day

When I do a second shave, it's generally shortly after getting home in the evening.
by mattbramanti
Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: And it all came crashing down...
Replies: 8
Views: 1758

And it all came crashing down...

I woke up with a start last night to a loud crash emanating from my bathroom. I went in there, turned the light on and found... ...that my shave cabinet had fallen off the wall and on to the top of my toilet. At first I thought the screws must have pulled out of the Sheetrock. Nope. Those were ancho...
by mattbramanti
Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Impact of the 60s on shaving?
Replies: 21
Views: 2693

KAV wrote:Prostate under a desert night sky
Standing on your head, I suppose?
by mattbramanti
Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: New, more expensive Fusion released
Replies: 68
Views: 9018

I think that safety is the real improvement that cartridges have brought. The average guy is not expert, and he's in a hurry. For someone who's not being careful, I'll grant the cartridges offer a safety improvement over the DE. But is a Fusion safer than a Quattro safer than a Mach 3 safer than a ...
by mattbramanti
Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: New Feather Razor
Replies: 34
Views: 5079

Platinum is a VERY hard metal which is one of the attractions in jewelry making. Platinum isn't very hard. It's a 4, 4.5 on the Mohs scale (meaning you can scratch it with an ordinary knife). It's used in jewelry for the same reasons that gold (which is also soft) is used: it's scarce and pretty. T...
by mattbramanti
Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Rasofin mustache razor
Replies: 0
Views: 369

Rasofin mustache razor

I bought this little guy on eBay. I guess I didn't look at the seller's pictures carefully, because I thought I was buying a normal DE razor. Instead, I got this neat little mustache razor: http://s1.postimage.org/3Q5vS.jpg http://s1.postimage.org/3Qav9.jpg http://s3.postimage.org/L3Uz0.jpg Does any...
by mattbramanti
Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Rasofin mustache razor
Replies: 0
Views: 413

Rasofin mustache razor

I bought this little guy on eBay. I guess I didn't look at the seller's pictures carefully, because I thought I was buying a normal DE razor. Instead, I got this neat little mustache razor: http://s1.postimage.org/3Q5vS.jpg http://s1.postimage.org/3Qav9.jpg http://s3.postimage.org/L3Uz0.jpg Does any...
by mattbramanti
Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Rasofin mustache razor
Replies: 0
Views: 418

Rasofin mustache razor

I bought this little guy on eBay. I guess I didn't look at the seller's pictures carefully, because I thought I was buying a normal DE razor. Instead, I got this neat little mustache razor: http://s1.postimage.org/3Q5vS.jpg http://s1.postimage.org/3Qav9.jpg http://s3.postimage.org/L3Uz0.jpg Does any...
by mattbramanti
Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Swanky blade disposal
Replies: 12
Views: 2243

Re: Swanky blade disposal

Reverend Jim wrote:I have some in the works made from different types of wood. This one is mahogany and maple.
Would you part with one for a fair price?
by mattbramanti
Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Our white scuttle
Replies: 60
Views: 8212

"more resistant against the hits" is gonna be my new motto.
by mattbramanti
Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Default Razor Blade
Replies: 26
Views: 2905

Batmang wrote:The Gillette Sharpedge (7 O'Clock Yellow) is the benchmark for me.
Me too. And I always try a Feather in a new razor. That's the one blade that gives me dramatically different results from razor to razor.
by mattbramanti
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Blade Disposal
Replies: 42
Views: 5548

Yep. That's all you can ask of anyone -- do a job as well as you can before it moves to the next guy.
by mattbramanti
Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Blade Disposal
Replies: 42
Views: 5548

Hopefully, the recycle process recognizes them and they do get recycled. I do have another at the ready to take its place in the medicene cabinet where it fits nicely on the shelf. It'd be nice, but I strongly doubt they're going to open up a blade bank and separate it from its contents. I'd guess ...