Acquisitions thread

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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by TheMonk » Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:28 am

Got a pretty big mail call today:

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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by TheMonk » Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:30 pm

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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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by Big Swifty » Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:57 pm

that shavemac really is quite a beautiful brush, enjoy
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by TheMonk » Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:04 pm

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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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by churchilllafemme » Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:38 am

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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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by Squire » Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:07 pm

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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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by churchilllafemme » Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:53 am

I just got a Hempel bead-blasted stainless Wide Spiral razor handle.
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by churchilllafemme » Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:51 pm

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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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by Squire » Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:15 pm

Now that's an idea.
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by fallingwickets » Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:06 pm

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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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by churchilllafemme » Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:28 pm

Today I got some African Black Shave Butter Crème, which I'm curious to try.
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by TheMonk » Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:42 am

Finally received my package from Manuel AKA Jabonman:

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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by churchilllafemme » Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:47 am

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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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by churchilllafemme » Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:13 pm

I just got a custom blue marble Shavemac in 2-band Silvertip.
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by Rufus » Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:25 pm

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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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by churchilllafemme » Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:47 pm

A couple more Shavemac 2-bands arrived today.
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by churchilllafemme » Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:00 am

I just got a Tortoise Shavemac 2-Band Silvertip.
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by churchilllafemme » Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:28 pm

And I got a vintage bottle of Penhaligon's Castile splash aftershave today.
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by churchilllafemme » Sat Dec 26, 2015 6:46 pm

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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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by TheMonk » Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:14 pm

These two arrived a few days ago:

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