Acquisitions thread

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Some time ago, I commisioned a re-knotting job to Lee Sabini. Yes, my second Rubberset 400-3. I started the restoration, my friend Mac did the handle polishing, and Lee has re-knotted it. I know it has been a nightmare for Lee doing this special custom order. Did take 5 tries to get it right. I have been waiting 6 months, but he has been so kind to send also the 1XL brush.

Here a pic from Lee, when it was finished at his workshop.

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Here some pics at home.

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That brush looks absolutely beautiful, congrats Juan!
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Just arrived from Brazil:

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TheMonk wrote:That brush looks absolutely beautiful, congrats Juan!
Thank you, David
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A few days ago I was cooking with some essential oils from Manuel, of that soap which I loved. For the shaving mafia here.
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And today Manuel and I have meet to lunch at a fancy restaurant of a beach club on the coast of Barcelona, facing the sea. And I've came at home with this, and something more, essential oils of Honeysuckle, Roses, and Floral, for cooking more shea butter for the shaving mafia here.
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Note that we have the Honeysuckle soap thanks to the suggestion of a member of the mafia, the great Bender, before summer we asked to Manuel, and Manuel has surprised us with it now in the fall.
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Druida CHUBBIC DARK NIGHT, my latest custom brush, made for me, by El Druida, in Spain. You can see more pics here viewtopic.php?f=5&t=54041
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I really do like Manuel's vetiver soaps: :D

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I've been curious about this cream for a while now, and just got it as a gift:

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Blades for a couple of weeks.
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Soap and creams for three weeks.
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I'm curious to try those Triton R3 blades, Juan. Have you used them yet? Could you share some thoughts on them?
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I know it doesn't have anything to do with the quality of the blades, but the packaging is extremely attractive!
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Not the most sharpened blades i have tried, but are nice, and smooth. send me your address and I will kindly send a couple boxes, friends
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Dr Dulcamara wrote:Not the most sharpened blades i have tried, but are nice, and smooth. send me your address and I will kindly send a couple boxes, friends
You are too kind, Juan! I accept your generous offer, but perhaps we'll take care of it when the other item comes through? :wink:
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A couple of Jabonman soaps I should have bought earlier, but didn't:

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Being Portuguese, I had to have the pair:

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Here's what came in today's mail ---

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I had gotten down to my last 2 pucks of soap (except for my stash of Arko which I use exclusively in my travel kit)... Well last month I had a 2 week business trip to Germany and came back with a good supply of Speick and Palmolive sticks, a tube a Speick cream and a puck of Tabac in the matching dish. Paid drug store prices. Of course shipping (via United Airlines baggage) was outrageous, but the company covered that cost..
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Very nice mail call! This reminds me I really need to get my Harris Sandalwood...
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The UFO Goliath SS handle I had been looking for, to be used with the upcoming Mongoose:

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A beauty. Enjoy it.
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