Acquisitions thread

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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by Dr Dulcamara » Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:02 am

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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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by TheMonk » Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:42 am

That brush looks absolutely beautiful, congrats Juan!
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by TheMonk » Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:20 am

Just arrived from Brazil:

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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by Dr Dulcamara » Sat Sep 27, 2014 12:13 pm

TheMonk wrote:That brush looks absolutely beautiful, congrats Juan!
Thank you, David
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by Dr Dulcamara » Sat Sep 27, 2014 12:14 pm

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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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by Dr Dulcamara » Sun Sep 28, 2014 3:51 am

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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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by TheMonk » Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:38 am

I really do like Manuel's vetiver soaps: :D

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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by TheMonk » Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:14 am

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

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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by Dr Dulcamara » Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:43 am

Blades for a couple of weeks.
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Soap and creams for three weeks.
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by TheMonk » Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:19 am

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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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by brothers » Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:02 pm

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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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by Dr Dulcamara » Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:42 pm

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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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by TheMonk » Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:23 am

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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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by TheMonk » Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:16 am

A couple of Jabonman soaps I should have bought earlier, but didn't:

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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by TheMonk » Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:20 am

Being Portuguese, I had to have the pair:

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

Post by brothers » Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:34 pm

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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by Tinman » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:35 am

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

Post by TheMonk » Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:14 pm

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Very nice mail call! This reminds me I really need to get my Harris Sandalwood...
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by TheMonk » Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:39 am

The UFO Goliath SS handle I had been looking for, to be used with the upcoming Mongoose:

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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by Dr Dulcamara » Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:53 pm

A beauty. Enjoy it.
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