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by KAV
Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Hot wit da yoof - DE razor beats all-comers
Replies: 9
Views: 1379

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This is an Irish screwdriver
by KAV
Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Photos of rare items ...
Replies: 9
Views: 2336

One thing I've learned in my avocation. We know as much, if not more about what happened 300 years ago than our own parent and grandparent's lifetimes. I'm sure excavating a mid 20th century trash dump in the UK could produce a Royal Yachtsman bottle easilly enough :lol:
by KAV
Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: A real ivory Kent brush.
Replies: 49
Views: 13880

It isn't politically correct to admire objects made from plants and animals now in danger of being lost. But the truth is they ARE beautifull and can be admired with the caveat of knowing the present precipice we all teeter on. I imagine someday people will look at old plastic stuff and wonder how w...
by KAV
Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Photos of rare items ...
Replies: 9
Views: 2336

Joe, TOBS #74 became my signature ( but not only) scent after my magical encounter with the H.M.S. Romney vet's widow. I dropped by my mechanic friend David today. He was being swallowed Jaws like under the bonnet of a http://s7.postimage.org/m24w79xon/jaguar_mark_vii.jpg and said'OY mate, that you ...
by KAV
Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Heavenly scent?
Replies: 18
Views: 2511

Pete
'Catholic' actually encompasses the roman,eastern( orthodox) coptic, high church anglican and several small middle eastern sects.
What we share is a CATHOLIC sense that comic is seperated by cosmic by one letter.
by KAV
Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: $24,000 bottle of Floris
Replies: 8
Views: 1044

Bad form 'blood diamonds'used to finance various terrorist and militia groups have put that industry under close observation.
by KAV
Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Favorite War Movies
Replies: 51
Views: 3358

HELP?
There was a brit T.V. comedy about soldiers in WW1. I've only seen bits and pieces, but they ended the series with them all going off to slaughter in the first battle of the Somme.
I've always thought it was a well measured end to a comedy about a rather
grim period of history.
by KAV
Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Hot wit da yoof - DE razor beats all-comers
Replies: 9
Views: 1379

I am sitting here with my thinning hair neatly groomed courtesy KENT comb and TOBS #74. My face- well general De Gaulle said 'Old age is a shipwreck' but I feel 'shipshape and Bristol fashion' after MWF and more TOBS #74. I walked down to my mechanic friend David's place and found him being swallowe...
by KAV
Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fidelity? Is that you?
Replies: 54
Views: 10875

"How many orthodox priests does it take to change a lightbulb?" Answer-"CHANGE?" I have settled into a few favourites with the caveat of known substitute standards should reformulation or end of production occur. This has wormed itself into other aspects of my life. I love Lagavulin scotch but will ...
by KAV
Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Favorite War Movies
Replies: 51
Views: 3358

A young male family member came to me( I'm the only vet in my family) about enlisting with all the innosense and enthusiasm every generation goes through.
I had him watch two movies:
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN
by KAV
Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Favorite War Movies
Replies: 51
Views: 3358

THE MOUSE THAT ROARED
by KAV
Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Quarter hollow or full hollow?
Replies: 21
Views: 18555

Sometimes people think blade profiles are all about performance when in fact it's ease of manufacture. Hollowgrounds were first made en mass in Sheffield ( think of all those civil war daquerrotypes sporting fierce bowies) with grinding wheels. They produced a very fine edge but very prone to warpin...
by KAV
Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: I'm still mixed up...
Replies: 15
Views: 1929

I'm still mixed up...

About scuttles. I was looking at Julie's online video for Dirtybird scuttles. WIKIPEDIA states scuttles originally came with drain holes for SOAP. My observance of scuttles on EBAY confirms this. But past conversation and convention has soap going into a mug or cup? I use soap. I want a scuttle.I wa...
by KAV
Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: BullGoose Shaving February and March Updates
Replies: 2
Views: 753

Brace yourself. I have the winning ticket. [-o<
by KAV
Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Haslinger Ringelblumen
Replies: 11
Views: 1920

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M00lUXnAs-U

I splashed on a generous amount of Alt Innsbruk and sang along.
Phil, you plan on stocking this soap?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOP_m7SZ ... re=related
by KAV
Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Haslinger Ringelblumen
Replies: 11
Views: 1920

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One of my motivations to groom well at dawn. Valkyries are still out there!
by KAV
Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Haslinger Ringelblumen
Replies: 11
Views: 1920

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If you can't pronounce it just send this image with any inquiries.
by KAV
Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: UFOS, Watership Down and Dittmar Soap
Replies: 14
Views: 1713

As Teist explained to me, Golddachs aka Rivivage IS the 'mother' soap. Dr Dittmarr removed the allergens and pressed the soap more. there is no present busines or production connection.
by KAV
Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: MI legislature and barbers
Replies: 2
Views: 1005

Finally some legislstion men of all political bent can ralley to.
by KAV
Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Just a little Sunday Norman Rockwell
Replies: 8
Views: 1811

Don Draper received a badger brush for his birthday and America his wife Megan. I need a cold shower.