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It's like Christmas without the trees

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:19 pm
by Iacchus
Today I received my package from Vintage Blades.
The first thing I want to mention is that Jim is a great guy to deal with. Everything made the trip without a scratch. I thought that the shipping time was a bit long, but it turns out that my post office branch had lost my package for two weeks. If they had not screwed up, I would have received my parcel two days after the completion of my order.
I will not hesitate to order from him again.

So, what was in the package you wonder?
I got a wooden bowl of Truefitt & Hill luxury shaving soap (oh man, does that stuff smell nice!).
I also got a style 2, small Rooney super badger brush in faux horn. It might be the coolest thing I now own. That brush is absolutely beautiful.

Tonight I shall shave like a king! With these two items, along with my Merkur slant, I think I shall finally get to shave properly. and here I had just gotten used to hand lathering Proraso with some skill and confidence.

Thanks to all you folks who helped me pick a nice brush.
Now I just have to convince SWMBO that I am in dire need of a Moss scuttle.

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:44 pm
by Leisureguy
The T&H soap is great, and I *love* the Rooney Style 2 in Super. Great choice, IMHO. Enjoy, and report. :)

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:52 pm
by CMur12
Congratulations on the patience (!) and on the great shaving supplies.

I'm rather partial to T&H Luxury shaving soap and Rooney brushes, myself.

Have a great shave, tonight and hereafter :D

- Murray

Re: It's like Christmas without the trees

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:41 pm
by rtaylor61
Iacchus wrote:Today I received my package from Vintage Blades.
The first thing I want to mention is that Jim is a great guy to deal with. Everything made the trip without a scratch. I thought that the shipping time was a bit long, but it turns out that my post office branch had lost my package for two weeks. If they had not screwed up, I would have received my parcel two days after the completion of my order.
I will not hesitate to order from him again.

So, what was in the package you wonder?
I got a wooden bowl of Truefitt & Hill luxury shaving soap (oh man, does that stuff smell nice!).
I also got a style 2, small Rooney super badger brush in faux horn. It might be the coolest thing I now own. That brush is absolutely beautiful.

Tonight I shall shave like a king! With these two items, along with my Merkur slant, I think I shall finally get to shave properly. and here I had just gotten used to hand lathering Proraso with some skill and confidence.

Thanks to all you folks who helped me pick a nice brush.
Now I just have to convince SWMBO that I am in dire need of a Moss scuttle.
The scuttle? That's easy. Just leave a big mess behind every time you shave. And after a week or two, casually mention that if you had a place to park your brush between passes, you wouldn't make such a mess. Nothing to it!

Nice set up! I love my Rooney style 2, and the soap is excellent!

Randy

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:48 am
by Iacchus
It won't work, Randy. We have seperate bathrooms, and I get to keep mine as clean or demolished as I please. She wouldn't bat an eye at the mess.

All the hype over the brush is true. It is a fine tool. I'll work up a post about my experience with it when I get home. I might even include some pictures.
:P

Re: It's like Christmas without the trees

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:11 am
by ead
Iacchus wrote:Today I received my package from Vintage Blades.
The first thing I want to mention is that Jim is a great guy to deal with. Everything made the trip without a scratch. I thought that the shipping time was a bit long, but it turns out that my post office branch had lost my package for two weeks. If they had not screwed up, I would have received my parcel two days after the completion of my order.
I will not hesitate to order from him again.

So, what was in the package you wonder?
I got a wooden bowl of Truefitt & Hill luxury shaving soap (oh man, does that stuff smell nice!).
I also got a style 2, small Rooney super badger brush in faux horn. It might be the coolest thing I now own. That brush is absolutely beautiful.

Tonight I shall shave like a king! With these two items, along with my Merkur slant, I think I shall finally get to shave properly. and here I had just gotten used to hand lathering Proraso with some skill and confidence.

Thanks to all you folks who helped me pick a nice brush.
Now I just have to convince SWMBO that I am in dire need of a Moss scuttle.
Cool , I really hope you will enjoy your shave :D