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by freebird
Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: **** Post Positive Member Trade Feedback Here ****
Replies: 1089
Views: 224824

Bought some c&e nomad and proraso creme from BB6, he threw in some other soaps and cremes. Pleasure to deal with,. A+ all the way.
by freebird
Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: fs 1956 diplomat *SOLD*
Replies: 1
Views: 415

fs 1956 diplomat *SOLD*

Needing cash or I wouldn't sell. This is one honey of a razor. Everything is tight, very little wear in the finish. Date code B-1, first quarter of 56. . $50.00 shipped. *SOLD* http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q69/okfreebird/DSC00036.jpg http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q69/okfreebird/DSC00039.j...
by freebird
Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: fs or ft Gillette Tech SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 330

fs or ft Gillette Tech SOLD

The first one is a near mint Travel Tech. that comes in a gold vinyl pouch, with a box of 1 blade, unopened. the date code on this one is j-4, last quarter of 64 if I'm not mistaken. Asking 15.00 or will accept trade offers.SOLD
by freebird
Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 21 thru April 27
Replies: 245
Views: 27632

Hot bath, olive oil shampoo (yes, for my beard) lol. pre-shave strop with a black bear brand strop soap and brush: cavendish black and a oooold B. Altman & Co. best badger that I've used since the early 80's azor, Geo. Wostenholm & Son IXL 6/8 straight first pass with the grain, then re-appllied cav...
by freebird
Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Are straight razors better for heavy beards?
Replies: 13
Views: 3493

Buying used is a good recommendation. Many used razors can be found on the Straight Razor Place site. However, buy a round point initially as square point can easily lead to injury until you have learned how to use a straight. Look for a razor that is honed and shave ready. Avoid ebay for you first...
by freebird
Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 14 thru April 20
Replies: 268
Views: 32532

Soap Cavendish Black from the Gentlemens Quarter
Strop: bearskin with linen from Tony Miller
Brush: Pure Badger
Razor: Robeson Shur-Edge 5/8

no a/s or shave balm, like the aroma of the cavendish black too well :wink:

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by freebird
Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Aha! That's why I get a lousy shave!
Replies: 18
Views: 2479

Trumperman wrote:Great story! Just throw a "scary looking" DE in the shower and it should cure her.

Keep us posted.

Regards,

Bill
or switch to a straight :shock: :lol:
by freebird
Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Spring Cleaning (and possible newbie kit)
Replies: 15
Views: 2574

sending pm for proraso , kiss my face and wilkonson sword black soap bowl and c&e
by freebird
Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Blast from the past
Replies: 66
Views: 7483

barbers that offered straight razor shaves and used Lucky Tiger hair tonic after the hair cut.
by freebird
Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:22 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Soaps to try
Replies: 34
Views: 3667

Cavendish Black from The Gentlemens Quarter
by freebird
Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: New acronym: SCABLE
Replies: 23
Views: 4832

I'm just starting out, so I've not got too much of a stash. Soap wise I've got: 3 mug brand shaving soaps, 1/2 cake of Burma Shave (the new stuff), 3/4 cake of a sample from St Charles Shave. Other stuff: 6 or 7 mugs, 2 good brushes, several (not sure how many as most are packed away) DE razors, 1 g...
by freebird
Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: help identifying a Gillette DE
Replies: 9
Views: 1386

yeah, it really is, I wish it were mine. That silver one is nice. The one I have is the fat handled tech except it's gold. I used it the other evening, shaves great, but I have really sensitive skin and wound up with a good razor burn. I'm not totally convinced it was the razor though.
by freebird
Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Razor dating questions
Replies: 15
Views: 2762

could that be a Zed instead of 2? It looks that way to me, but I am half blind lol.
by freebird
Sun Feb 04, 2007 4:52 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: help identifying a Gillette DE
Replies: 9
Views: 1386

I asked Dad where he had picked this one up, he said a yard sale a month or two back,said he gave fifty cents for it. I think I'll start following him around from now on. Is there anyplace that I can find information on the date codes? I'm certain this one doesn't have one, but when I find my other ...
by freebird
Sun Feb 04, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: help identifying a Gillette DE
Replies: 9
Views: 1386

I appreciate the help. I'm a newbie when identifying DE's although I've used them of and on for years. The ones I collected were for the enjoyment and the usefulness. As soon as I can unpack my collection I'll post some pics. When I moved I had a broken leg so others packed for me and my razor colle...
by freebird
Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: help identifying a Gillette DE
Replies: 9
Views: 1386

help identifying a Gillette DE

Hey Guys, My dad gave me a Gillette razor this morning, have been trying to identify it. I found some pictures of one similar in the collectors corner sticky, and also this one over on ebay. Mine is the gold razor, the stamping on it says Reg. US Pat Off. Made in USA. On the inside of the blade hold...
by freebird
Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Other uses for DE Blades
Replies: 22
Views: 3973

My former employer had a homemade machine that used DE blades to put the slit in the back of decals. I think I have a pic of it somewhere, basically you shoved the decals into a roller mechanism that pulled the decal under the blade. I think you could do up to 6 cuts at once.
by freebird
Fri Feb 02, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Old Fashioned Shave at ART OF SHAVING
Replies: 33
Views: 5683

Actually a beautician / cosmetologist can shave heads (I did one or two while in school with the instructor watching) but they don't offer shaves. For shaving the head the school used bic disposable. They did and do trim beards, mustaches etc in beauty shops. I'm not sure why the line is drawn at sh...
by freebird
Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Old Fashioned Shave at ART OF SHAVING
Replies: 33
Views: 5683

the only straight razor training I had in Beauty school was for hair cuts, and that razor had the comb attachment on it. If I remember correctly the trainer model we used had replaceable blades. I'll have to dig it out, that's the only thing I kept from school.
by freebird
Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Old Fashioned Shave at ART OF SHAVING
Replies: 33
Views: 5683

I believe that straight razors will soon follow. While going through beauty college there was something said about having to use disposables due to the risk of infectious diseases such as AIDS. It's been too long for me to remember everything, and too I've tried to forget everything that I ever kne...