Acquisitions thread

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Got a pretty big mail call today:

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A package sent by a friend in the US:

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A closer look at the Plexis.

Shavemac Plexiglass Silvertip 2-Band Bulb

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Thäter 49125/2 Silvertip 2-Band Bulb

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that shavemac really is quite a beautiful brush, enjoy
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Big Swifty wrote:that shavemac really is quite a beautiful brush, enjoy
Thank you! It's getting its debut tomorrow... I'm very curious to see how it'll behave.
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I just got some vintage Gillette 'Swedes.' I'm not sure just why I bought them, because I already had plenty of Wilkinson Light Brigades. Oh, well.
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David a beautiful brush is a joy forever.

Oh c'mon John, one never turns down a shot at good blades. The only time that could accurately be said of me is the day after my obituary.
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I just got a Hempel bead-blasted stainless Wide Spiral razor handle.
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I just got these adjustable doll display stands, which I think will work well for hanging my larger brushes after use. Less than $9 for the two stands.
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Now that's an idea.
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churchilllafemme wrote:I just got a Hempel bead-blasted stainless Wide Spiral razor handle.
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Use in good health...looks so good I might need to buy one LOL
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Today I got some African Black Shave Butter Crème, which I'm curious to try.
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Finally received my package from Manuel AKA Jabonman:

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churchilllafemme wrote:Today I got some African Black Shave Butter Crème, which I'm curious to try.
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Well, this stuff is worthless. I hand lathered some and was unable to produce any lather at all. So I tried lathering on my face, with the same result. And when I just applied it by hand, it provided no cushion whatsoever and very little glide for the razor.
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I just got a custom blue marble Shavemac in 2-band Silvertip.
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churchilllafemme wrote:I just got a custom blue marble Shavemac in 2-band Silvertip.
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Nice brush. I just received a similar one, but in coral, through participating in the TSR 2015 Xmas LE. I was a bit sceptical about the brush due to the size of the knot (26mm) and low loft (50mm), but after using it for the first time this morning I'm astounded by how good it feels and performs. I don't think I've come across a knot quite like the shavemac 2-band silvertip; in a word, it's sublime.
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A couple more Shavemac 2-bands arrived today.
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I just got a Tortoise Shavemac 2-Band Silvertip.
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And I got a vintage bottle of Penhaligon's Castile splash aftershave today.
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And later today I got some Aramis Havana EdT, which I am going to dilute/convert into a splash aftershave, and a jar of Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet shaving cream.
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These two arrived a few days ago:

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